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Video: Vinnie’s View: After Suns comeback wins, one thing is clear: Phoenix has prime-Kevin Durant

After consecutive comeback victories for the Phoenix Suns led by Kevin Durant, Vince Marotta breaks down why other teams should never feel like they have a comfortable lead. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports Photos: Michael Reaves, Chris Coduto/Getty Images
6 months ago
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Video: Vinnie’s View: For the Phoenix Suns, a lot of questions still need to be answered

Vinnie’s View: For the Phoenix Suns, a lot of questions still need to be answered. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports  
7 months ago
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Video: Arizona Diamondbacks’ playoff road record isn’t promising

In case you were wondering about Arizona’s odds opening the MLB postseason on the road, Vince Marotta breaks down the numbers.
10 months ago
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Video: What does Aaron Rodgers achilles injury mean for the veteran QB?

Arizona Sports’ Bickley & Marotta ponder what Aaron Rodgers injury means for the veteran quarterback and the New York Jets. Video: Felisa Cárdenas/Arizona Sports
11 months ago
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Video: Grading the Arizona Cardinals’ first-round draft history of the past decade

They say hindsight is 20/20 and after the Arizona Cardinals traded Isaiah Simmons to the New York Giants for a 2024 seventh round pick, Bickley and Marotta host Vince Marotta had guest host Tim Ring grade the Cardinals’ first-round draft picks of the last decade under former general manager Steve Keim. Video: Felisa Cárdenas/Arizona Sports
11 months ago
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Video: Breaking NFL news: Arizona Cardinals trade Isaiah Simmons to NY Giants

Isaiah Simmons, the Arizona Cardinals’ first-round pick from the 2020 draft, is being traded to the New York Giants for a 2024 seventh-round draft pick. The safety was in his final year of his rookie contract following Arizona’s decision not to pick up his fifth-year option. Bickley & Marotta host Vince Marotta and guest host […]
11 months ago
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Video: Arizona State Sun Devils’ new starting quarterback and the state of college football

Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Kenny Dillingham named Jaden Rashada to start in the season opener against Southern Utah. Arizona Sports’ Vince Marotta and guest host Tim Ring discuss what the start for the freshman quarterback means amid the current state of college athletics. Video: Felisa Cárdenas/Arizona Sports Photo: Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports
11 months ago
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Video: Arizona Sports Teddy Bear Express | Phoenix Children’s Give-A-Thon 2023

KTAR News and Arizona Sports show hosts delivered teddy bears around Phoenix Children’s for the 2023 Teddy Bear Express as a part of Give-A-Thon week presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community. Video: Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports
11 months ago
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Kingsbury, Murray look like deer in headlights in 1st playoff game

What happened in L.A. Monday night wasn't a game. A game requires two teams to show up. Only one did. And that team wasn't the Cardinals.
3 years ago
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Cardinals’ performance in Detroit leads to more questions than answers

All factors considered, I believe the Cardinals played the worst first half of football since they moved to the Valley 33 years ago.
3 years ago
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Revisit history: Valley teams would look better in uniforms of the past

The four big league sports franchises in the Valley would be well-served in reliving their pasts when it comes to fashion.
4 years ago
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Ranking all 53 of Steve Keim’s Arizona Cardinals draft picks

Steve Keim has engineered seven different NFL Drafts for the Arizona Cardinals. Here's a ranking of all 53 players he has selected during his tenure.
4 years ago
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Here are some underrated sports movies to enjoy during quarantine

With everyone having extra time on their hands, here's a recommendation of some sports movies you may enjoy while staying at home.
4 years ago
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Fourth-down decisions, execution continue to haunt Kingsbury, Cardinals

For at least the second time in the 2019 season, a failed fourth-down play call cost the Arizona Cardinals dearly in a game they'd go on to lose.
5 years ago
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Cardinals’ ugly showing makes it hard to remember ‘it’s only preseason’

It wasn't easy watching the Arizona Cardinals' sloppy preseason effort Thursday, but repeat after me, "it's only preseason...it's only preseason."
5 years ago
The Arizona Cardinals first round picks the past two seasons. Josh Rosen, left, and Kyler Murray, r...
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The Kyler Murray era begins, now what about that other guy?

It's easy to see what the Cardinals are trying to do in drafting Kyler Murray, but the handling of last year's first-round pick could hurt them.
5 years ago
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The consensus says Kyler Murray, so why do I still have trepidation?

All the mocks say Kyler Murray for the Cardinals, but something about the potential of that happening Thursday night just doesn't feel right.
5 years ago
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Suns hit it out of the park and other winners from 2018 NBA Draft

With the number-one overall pick, the Phoenix Suns were bound to be on many lists of winners in the 2018 NBA Draft, but it was their second maneuver of the night that cemented their status.
6 years ago
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Popular Crowd: Arizona Sports staff ranks favorite Valley athletes

Who are the most popular current pro athletes in the Valley? An on-air discussion has turned into a (less than scientific) ranking on the subject.
6 years ago
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Branded: The story of Arizona’s original football team, the 1983 Wranglers

An oral history of the 1983 Arizona Wranglers of the United States Football League -- the first pro football team to call the Grand Canyon State home.
6 years ago
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Vikings’ loss was like a cruel déjà vu for Cardinals fans

Watching the Minnesota Vikings get taken apart by the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday might have conjured up some painful memories for Cardinals fans.
7 years ago
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One man’s look back at the year 2017 in Arizona Sports

It was a crazy year in Arizona Sports to say the least. Here's one man's look back at the 365 days that made up the sports world in the Grand Canyon State.
7 years ago
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Sun Devils win, but fail to inspire optimism in season-opener

The Sun Devils' 2017 season got underway with a win, but there are likely reasons to be skeptical than optimistic moving forward.
7 years ago
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2017 NBA Finals: Things sure looked easy for Golden State Warriors

This year's NBA Finals were, at times, entertaining, but the conclusion was more than a little anti-climactic, writes Vince Marotta.
7 years ago