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  • Fan says ‘no way’ to giving up gold ball at Home Run Derby

    For the first time Major League Baseball implemented gold baseballs for the final out of each contestants round during the Home Run Derby. These balls featured a panel with actual 24-karat gold leather crafted by Rawlings and Gold Sport Collectibles. Boston Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez was the first one to put one in the […]
  • All-Stars tweet during Home Run Derby

    The MLB All-Star Home Run Derby is Monday, July 11 at Chase Field in Phoenix. Many of the participants and other All-Stars will be tweeting during the event and ArizonaSports.com is your source for their tweets. What a night for the AL! Congrats to @RobinsonCano and thanks to A-Gon @Joeybats19 @MLB and @StateFarm raised a […]
  • Justin Upton diary of Home Run Derby

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton may not be participating in the 2011 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby, but he will be tweeting during the event. ArizonaSports.com will post Upton’s tweets. Are they gonna have web gems during the all star break? That kid needs to be on it! #hrderbyless than a minute ago via TweetDeck […]
  • Phoenix Suns hire Elston Turner as defensive coordinator

    The Phoenix Suns have signed Elston Turner to a two-year contract to fill their newly created defensive coordinator position according to Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro. There is no doubt the Suns need defensive help as they allowed 105.9 points per game last season and allowed opponents to shoot 47.2 percent. Turner, who has spent […]
  • Don’t believe everything you read about Hulsizer and the Phoenix Coyotes

    A few things have become clear over the years when it comes to the Phoenix Coyotes ownership saga. Like being engaged, nothing is official until the contract is signed, and you can’t trust much of what is coming from the Canadian media. Today’s source of misinformation comes courtesy of a usual suspect, David Shoalts of […]
  • Cards eyeing Kolb when they should be looking at Orton

    When the NFL lockout ends the Cardinals will officially begin the search for their next QB. Where will it lead them? Well, if Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly has his way, it would be straight to Kyle Orton. Truth be told, Orton has been lost in the shuffle for whatever reasons much of his […]
  • Kurt Warner says he didn’t retire due to cheap Cardinals

    Kurt Warner retired from the NFL less than two weeks after he and the Cardinals were eliminated by the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 NFL Playoffs. It was largely believed he hung up his cleats because, after 12 NFL seasons, the 38-year-old wanted to spend more time with his family. At least, those were […]
  • Miguel Montero cancels vacation for All-Star game

    Disneyland and southern California may sound like a perfect midsummer vacation, however the Monteros had to cancel their trip last minute when Miguel was informed Sunday he made the All-Star team. “He called me yesterday and I was ready with my bathing suit and everything for the beach,” Vanessa Montero said. “He said don’t pack […]
  • Markieff Morris: 13th pick, rookie of the year candidate?

    When the Phoenix Suns selected Markieff Morris with the 13th pick in the draft it was thought they were getting a tough, hard-nosed player who would understand and fulfill his role on the court. Did they also get a rookie of the year contender? Kevin Pelton of ESPN.com says they may have. Morris faces more […]
  • Matt Leinart still believes he can play

    Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart still believes he can contribute in the National Football League. The current free-agent has been called a bust, a title that seems fair at this point, plenty of times. In his six-year career the QB has thrown just 14 touchdowns while being picked off 20 times. Still, the former […]
  • Ilya Bryzgalov says he was tired during playoffs

    Ilya Bryzgalov is saying all the right things about joining the Philadelphia Flyers. Yet, what he is saying about his effort as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes may not be what Valley fans had hoped to hear. “I want to be the guy who can carry this team,” Bryzgalov said on a conference call […]
  • Larry Fitzgerald wants to be an Arizona Cardinal

    Ask any fan of the Arizona Cardinals about their team’s most pressing need and you will almost always get the same answer, quarterback. While signal caller may be the team’s most obvious hole right now, others argue that resigning wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald may be of bigger concern for the future. The Pro-Bowler is not […]
  • Ken Kendrick: ‘The Diamondbacks will be a National League team’

    Diamondbacks Managing Partner Ken Kendrick said there has been talk around the MLB league office of balancing the leagues. With 16 teams in the National League and just 14 in the American League, one team is going to have to pick up a designated hitter and switch. It just won’t be the Diamondbacks. “I think […]
  • Heath Bell is a good fit for the Arizona Diamondbacks

    The All-Star break marks the unofficial midway point in the MLB season. The trade deadline may not be until July 31, but it is clear the Diamondbacks will be buyers while the San Diego Padres will likely be sellers. At 49-43, the D-backs are three games out of the division lead and will be trying […]
  • Road to NL West crown goes through Padres and Dodgers

    The Arizona Diamondbacks enter the All-Star break with a 49-43 record, just three games back of the first place Giants. With eyes on their first division crown since 2007, Arizona’s schedule lines up pretty well in the second half of the season. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, 39 of the team’s final 70 games […]
  • Former Sun Devil hits HR in Futures Game, D-backs’ Goldschmidt struggles

    The XM All-Star Futures Game was represented with players from across the globe at Chase Field on Sunday afternoon as the All-Star Game festivities got started but it was local Arizona ties that really got things going. Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Tyler Skaggs started the game for the U.S. Team and pitched one inning, giving up […]
  • Miguel Montero named to All-Star roster

    Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was named to the All-Star Game roster in place of Placido Polanco of the Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball announced in a press release.
  • Inside the Box: Duke struggles early again

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for July 10, 2011: Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: Ryan Roberts was the offensive spark for the D-backs. His two-run homer in the second was the only scoring the D-backs […]
  • Cinderella skipping his ball at All-Star Game

    Cinderella has decided she'd rather get some rest. Derek Jeter would have been the star of the show. The belle of the ball. A major chunk of Tuesday's All Star Game broadcast would have been devoted to him and his latest accomplishment: Membership in the 3,000 hit club.
  • Could Cardinals trade a running back for Kolb?

    PHOENIX – The talk surrounding the Arizona Cardinals pursuit of Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb has centered around what players such as Daryl Washington or Dominique Rodgers Cromartie or draft picks it would require to pry the Philly signal-caller to the desert. However, a new possibility has emerged that could make more sense for both teams […]