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  • Interleague play should benefit D-backs

    Assuming Mesa native (and Kirk Gibson’s Dodger replacement in the 1988 World Series) Mickey Hatcher wasn’t the Angels’ hitters problem, it looks like the Diamondbacks got a darn good interleague draw this season. Besides having to play the Rangers in Arlington, the D- backs’ matchups versus the Royals, A’s, Angels, and Mariners are all relatively […]
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  • Chris Young hopes to give D-backs a lift

    Whaddya know? Things are starting to look up for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Thursday, the D-backs got a 9th-inning homer from Justin Upton in a 9-7 come-from-behind win over the Colorado Rockies. And Friday, they get center fielder Chris Young back from a shoulder injury that has had him on the disabled list since April 18. […]
  • Bad refs are a natural part of Arizona sports

    Phoenix teams and their fans are no strangers to poor officiating. Many a time has a game, series or season turned on some questionable calls, which consistently seem to go against Arizona’s teams. Are we complaining too much when, in reality, our teams are just not better? Perhaps. But that doesn’t change the frustration of […]
  • Chris Young is back with the D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks got a big boost Friday as the team reinstated outfielder Chris Young to the major league roster. Young, who was placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder contusion on April 18, hit .410 with five home runs and 13 RBI in the team’s first 11 games. He rejoins the D-backs […]
  • Calvisi vs. Kornheiser: Football Isn’t Boxing

    Football isn’t dying, it’s evolving. That’s because football isn’t boxing, it’s a sport. There – two thoughts that have been gnawing at us like roof rats in your attic. Ever since Tony Kornheiser appeared on AZ Sports 620 and forecast the future of the NFL as follows: “All you have to do is look at […]
  • For Coyotes, series is over when focus turns to refs

    “Ultimately, you know, they’re a pretty good team. They’re getting some breaks on some calls I think that eventually wore us down.” And with that quote from Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, you can officially put the 2011-12 season to bed for the Desert Dogs. Their magical postseason run, one that seemed like it could be […]
  • Touch ‘Em All: Another split in Denver

    Progress… The Diamondbacks, for about 14 innings in this series, played atrociously. They looked like they were going to be swept by the Rockies. And then, they showed a resiliency that I haven’t seen in quite some time. They battled back from a 4-1 deficit Thursday and hung on for a wild 9-7 win. Even […]
  • Coyotes with backs against the wall

    The road to the Stanley Cup just got even tougher for the Phoenix Coyotes with a 2-1 loss against the Los Angeles Kings, putting the team down 3-0 in the series. “None of us planned on being in it [down 3-0],” said captain Shane Doan. “I don’t think it’s disbelief, but I think it’s disappointed.” […]
  • Cardinals training camp start date announced

    The full Arizona Cardinals training camp schedule has not yet been released, but there is now a reported start date for camp. According
  • Give up on the D-backs? Five reasons you should

    So you say it’s too soon to give up on the Diamondbacks, that there is still time to turn things around. That sounds all well and good, but we don’t live in a world filled with unicorns and chocolate-paved roads. The truth is we overestimated just how good this team was, and while they may […]
  • Give up on the D-backs? Five reasons not to

    Life may not be good in Diamondbacks land these days, but things are going to get better. Don’t believe that? Your loss. About all that could go wrong for the team this year has, and they’re still not out of the race. Stick with them just a little longer and you’ll be rewarded with another […]
  • Seven Wildcats earn preseason Pac-12 team honors

    Though they are not one of the Pac-12’s best teams, the Arizona Wildcats do not exactly lack talent, either. Longtime college football expert Phil Steele released his preseason All-Pac-12 Team, and seven Wildcats can be found on the list. Four Wildcats made their respective second teams, with center Kyle Quinn earning the honor on offense […]
  • Five Sun Devils get preseason Pac-12 honors

    Longtime college football expert Phil Steele released his preseason All-Pac-12 Team, and five members of the Arizona State Sun Devils landed on the squads. Senior do-everything player Jamal Miles landed first team honors as a kick returner, second team honors as a punt returner and fourth team honors as a wide receiver. In 2011, Miles […]
  • Coach Whiz says there’s no early leader in Cardinals QB race

    As it pertains to the Cardinals QB competition, only one thing is certain: Neither Richard Bartel nor Ryan Lindley will open the season under center. Unless, of course, disaster strikes, in which case the team may as well fold up shop because they aren’t winning much this year anyway. Assuming disaster does not strike, one […]
  • Rehab assignment a ‘possibility’ for D-backs Stephen Drew this weekend

    The Diamondbacks plan to send injured shortstop Stephen Drew on a minor league rehab assignment this weekend. “That’s a possibility,” said Drew of heading to Triple-A Reno for games starting Sunday. Drew, however, wouldn’t fully commit to any future travel. He wants to wait and see how his ankle responds after playing 9 innings for […]
  • Another new look for ASU football?

    A little more than a year ago, the Arizona State athletic department made local and national headlines by unveiling their new brand that gave an aesthetic face lift to all sports programs on campus. For the football team, that meant new uniforms and helmets. The Sun Devils played the 2011 season with seemingly countless uniform […]
  • Cardinals sign 7th-round pick Nate Potter

    The Arizona Cardinals inked another member of their 2012 NFL Draft class Thursday, coming to terms with 7th-round pick Nate Potter. Potter, an offensive tackle from Boise State, started 34 straight games at left tackle for the Broncos, earning first-team All America and unanimous All-Mountain West Conference first-team honors. For his career, Potter played in […]
  • Trevor Bauer promoted to Triple-A Reno

    Well, that didn’t take long. Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitching prospect Trevor Bauer continued his ascent toward the Major Leagues, earning a promotion to Triple-A Reno, according to a tweet from Chris Harris, the manager of media relations for the Jackson Generals. Just got word that Mobile starter Trevor Bauer was promoted to AAA this morning. That […]
  • Four Cardinals listed among top 100 in the NFL

    The Arizona Cardinals have four of the NFL’s best 100 players. At least, according to CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco, they do. In a piece titled Top 100 NFL players: No influence here, other than scouts, film, Prisco ranks Larry Fitzgerald ninth, Calais Campbell 58th, Adrian Wilson 70th and Darnell Dockett 92nd. Here’s what he has to […]