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  • Cardinals Greg Toler ‘taking it one day at a time’

    Greg Toler puts himself at about 85-percent. Not bad considering he’s nine months removed from tearing the ACL in his left knee and there are still two months before the start of training camp. Toler, who suffered the season-ending injury in the Cardinals third preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, was on the field […]
  • Kevin Kolb sporting new helmet at OTAs

    By now, we all know that Kevin Kolb’s first year with the Arizona Cardinals was a frustrating one — not only for the quarterback himself, but also for fans and the entire organization. Kolb dealt with a turf toe injury that held him out of four games from late October until early December. Then, in […]
  • Cardinals DT Williams confident returning from injury

    Just when it seemed as if Cardinals defensive tackle Dan Williams was starting to emerge, he was lost for the season. A first round pick out of Tennessee in 2010, Williams broke his left arm in a November loss to the 49ers. Williams is back on the field for OTAs now, and says he’s feeling […]
  • Rattlers retain top ranking in AFL Power Poll

    It looks as though the Arizona Rattlers have hit their stride. The defending National Conference champions won their third straight game Saturday night, knocking off the New Orleans VooDoo 69-45 in Louisiana. The win pushed the Rattlers’ record to 8-3 on the season and by virtue of that victory, Arizona held on to the top […]
  • Take note, Suns: Spurs know how it’s done

    Two years ago the Phoenix Suns swept the San Antonio Spurs right out of the playoffs, giving the impression that not only had Planet Orange finally beaten their nemesis, but likely officially ended their reign atop the Western Conference, too. So much for that idea. All that’s happened since is the Spurs have been the […]
  • Former Rattler Johnie Kirton dies at 26

    Johnie Kirton scored the game-winning touchdown for the San Jose Sabercats in an 84-77 overtime win over the Chicago Rush Saturday night. Tuesday morning, news broke of his passing. Kirton died Monday at the age of 26. The former Washington Husky was traded from the Arizona Rattlers to San Jose May 10, and Kirton had […]
  • Touch ‘Em All: D-backs take two of three from Brewers

    I would like to take a moment, before I start talking about baseball, to thank all the men and women who have served our country past or present. The moment of silence we took before each game this weekend to honor the fallen troops is one that should happen every day. I can’t thank you […]
  • One-on-one with Wade Miley

    I caught up with Wade Miley earlier this week, during the Diamondbacks’ series with the Dodgers. We talked pressure pitching, Braves baseball, throwing strikes, college football, and Twitter. Where is Wade’s World? What is it? “The best I can figure, they think I’m in my own world. I think Gibby called it ‘Wade’s World’ one […]
  • From the deer stand to the pitcher’s mound: Wade Miley’s path to spotlight

    Wade Miley wears a lot of camouflage in the offseason. It keeps him covert up in the deer stand. But as hunting season came to a close this spring, when it was time for Miley to shed the camouflage uniform and don a Sedona red one, he remained hidden — not by a deer stand […]
  • Diamondbacks make Montero signing official

    After failed negotiations over the off-season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have re-signed catcher Miguel Montero to a five-year, 60 million dollar contract extension. “We’re thrilled for Miggy, we’re thrilled for the organization and we’re thrilled for the fans,” said Diamondbacks president Derek Hall. At 28-years-old Montero is hitting .255 with two home runs and 21 RBI […]
  • Report: Diamondbacks, Miguel Montero agree to contract extension

    It looks like any fears the D-backs would lose catcher Miguel Montero as a free agent can be put to bed. According to MLB writer Jon Morosi, the team and its catcher have agreed to a five-year extension. Source: #DBacks and Miguel Montero agree on five-year, $60 million extension. Press conference expected Saturday. — […]
  • Cross the Knicks off Steve Nash’s list?

    Steve Nash will have a variety of potential suitors this offseason, as the free agent will draw considerable interest from around the NBA. Of the teams thought to be interested, the Knicks, Mavericks, Trail Blazers, Raptors and Heat seem to the ones most often linked with the two-time MVP, though it seems at least one […]
  • Coyotes goalie Smith wants ownership resolution before new contract

    The Phoenix Coyotes would like to sign goalie Mike Smith to a contract extension, and with good reason. Smith, who signed a two-year deal prior to the 2011-12 season, was nothing short of a revelation for a team seeking a replacement for the departed Ilya Bryzgalov. Because Smith was not simply a replacement; he was […]
  • NHL looking into Coyotes’ Game 5 comments

    There’s no denying that the Phoenix Coyotes were beaten soundly in the Western Conference Finals by the Los Angeles Kings. There’s also no denying that following Tuesday night’s Game 5 overtime loss which ended their season, the Coyotes, to a man, were steamed about what they perceived to be horrible officiating. Dustin Brown’s knee-on-knee hit […]
  • Cardinals sign Quentin Groves

    The Arizona Cardinals added linebacker Quentin Groves Thursday. Groves, a former second round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, comes to the Cardinals after playing the past two seasons in Oakland. He comes to Arizona having played in 63 NFL games — including 22 starts — while tallying 95 tackles, 2.5 […]
  • Postseason run over; focus turns to ownership

    The excitement that built up in the Valley over the Phoenix Coyotes’ march to the Western Conference Finals has now come to a halt. Of course, the ‘Yotes were eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings in five games, ending the best single season in team history. And now, for the fourth straight offseason, the Coyotes […]
  • The Better Half – May 24, 2012

    Kyndra de St. Aubin and Katy Hartley discuss the latest happenings in sports this week: -Phoenix Coyotes – Where to from here? -Calais Campbell – team over spending at dinner? -Tebowing – Inappropriate for Graduation? -Donald Driver – Dancing with the Stars Winner Follow @AZSports
  • Skelton and Kolb battle on the field, are friends off it

    John Skelton knows his competition with Kevin Kolb leads to an interesting dynamic. Sure, he wants the starting QB job, but part of his audition for the role involves trying to help Kolb, too. Where else does a job applicant do his best to help his competition? “You might be training your replacement in another […]
  • Off the Ice: 2011-2012 season the renaissance of Coyotes hockey

    It’s over. The Phoenix Coyotes’ NHL season and incredible playoff run came to a devastating end on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Kings netted an overtime winner to book their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final since 1993. And I couldn’t be more proud of the Coyotes. Here’s a short list of accomplishments from […]
  • First week of OTAs proved useful for Cardinals

    The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their first week of OTAs Thursday, completing what head coach Ken Whisenhunt said was a good few days. The quarterbacks looked improved, the rookies looked talented and the veterans, even, were happy to be back on the field. After all, they didn’t have this opportunity last year. “I think people […]