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  • Cardinals ill-prepared for quick off-season

    The Arizona Cardinals have plenty of holes to fill, but the lockout is likely to leave them — as well as every other team in the league — little time to work on filling them. The problem for the Cardinals, according to Sports 620 KTAR’s Mark Asher, is that they may not have the capabilities […]
  • Dennis Erickson under fire and deservedly so

    Is this the beginning of the end for Dennis Erickson at Arizona State? No, it’s not. The groundwork was laid when the coach followed up a 10-3 debut with seasons of five, four and six wins. That is not the way to get the job done, and if it weren’t for a bad economy there […]
  • Gibson: ‘We have to develop a bullpen’

    The Diamondbacks bullpen, a rock earlier in the season, has faltered as of late. After blowing a lead Sunday in Detroit, manager Kirk Gibson talked about how the team can’t keep relying on David Hernandez and J.J. Putz. Putz, especially, was unavailable to pitch Sunday. “It’s important that everybody can play in August and September,” […]
  • One potential owner drops out of Phoenix Coyotes race

    And then there were two. Just hours after news emerged that there were three groups interested in purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes (Matthew Hulsizer, Jerry Reinsdorf and a mystery group), one of those interested parties has taken their name out of consideration. Hulsizer has decided to end his pursuit of the Coyotes according to the Phoenix […]
  • Would Ike Taylor be a better fit than DRC?

    If the Cardinals decide to trade Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Kevin Kolb they would be filling one hole by creating another. Rodgers-Cromartie’s spot in the defensive secondary, though, could be filled by veteran Ike Taylor, a Pittsburgh Steelers free agent. “If he is truly wide open to any scenario, and you look at the fact that […]
  • All downhill from here for D-backs ‘pen

    For a while it seemed as though the disgrace better known as the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen was a thing of the past. Joe Paterson, Micah Owings, David Heranndez and J.J. Putz were rolling, stifling hitters and locking down late leads. The month of June has brought a few hiccups, though, the most recent of which […]
  • Oddsmakers think Suns drafted the lesser Morris brother

    When the team selected Markieff Morris one pick before his brother Marcus went to the Houston Rockets, many fans had visions of Robin Lopez and Taylor Griffin dancing in their heads. Is the power forward destined to follow in their footsteps? Did the Suns once again draft the ‘lesser’ brother? According to Las Vegas oddsmakers, […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Post-Draft Thoughts

    GLENDALE – Below are some thoughts and observations about the Coyotes and the moves they made at this weekend’s 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Saint Paul, Minn. • The Coyotes made eight picks over two days at the draft. They chose six forwards and two defensemen. You may notice a trend with their picks; competitive […]
  • Nash honored for role in community

    As a two-time NBA MVP and seven-time All-Star, Steve Nash has received plenty of accolades on the court and now he has a few off the court as well. Street Soccer USA, a national organization that teaches job and life skills to homeless,
  • Cardinals weighing free agent options

    While most roster talk involving the Arizona Cardinals centers around the quarterback position, they will need to figure a few things out once free agency begins. According to profootballweekly.com the Cardinals may try to re-sign nose tackle Gabe Watson, while letting Alan Branch go. On the Arizona free-agent front, we hear it’s a lot more […]
  • Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt may be relocating

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is going to be relocating soon. Don’t worry, he’s not being relieved of his duties with the team after a 5-11 season. He’s not quitting either (although we wouldn’t blame him after having to deal with Derek Anderson all year). With that said, he’ll still be packing his bags […]
  • Kings may be interested in Aaron Brooks

    The Phoenix Suns made Aaron Brooks a qualifying offer last Thursday, however they are not the only team interested in the point guard. According to the New York Daily News, the Sacramento Kings are interested in signing the restricted free agent. With Jimmer Fredette’s addition to a backcourt featuring Tyreke Evans, Sacramento doesn’t have a […]
  • Diamondbacks in the middle of arms race

    Kevin Towers knows the Diamondbacks bullpen needs a little help, and he’s constantly searching for extra arms. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com the Diamondbacks GM would love to acquire one of his old relievers from San Diego. In a perfect world, Towers would trade for one of his old Padres’ relievers, right-hander Mike Adams, […]
  • Arizona Cardinals could be interested in Ike Taylor

    The phrase ‘I like Ike’ isn’t just for 1952 Presidential campaigns anymore. It may be what the Arizona Cardinals are saying this offseason in reference to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor. “Let’s say they deal [Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie] and bring in Kevin Kolb as their quarterback,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Ron Wolfley said on Doug and Wolf. […]
  • Hold on, Marc Bulger still wants to start

    The Cardinals QB search seemed to eliminate Marc Bulger, as the former Rams starter and Ravens backup seemed to have little interest in being a starting quarterback. However, a report by Len Pasquarelli seems to disagree with that assessment. But people close to the 34-year-old Bulger, whose father was an old high school classmate of […]
  • Former WR speaks out against Erickson

    Dennis Erickson’s job security has been questioned time and time again. Although the school seems to back the coach, it appears his former players do not. Former ASU wide receiver Kerry Taylor was recently interviewed by Channel 3, where he decided to spout off his feelings about his former coach. Just did an interview about […]
  • Gibson continues to gain recognition

    As the Diamondbacks continue to challenge for the National League West crown, the recognition for Kirk Gibson continues to come. Gibson has been mentioned as a Manager of the Year candidate by several media outlets and Yahoo Sports can now be added to the list. Kirk Gibson didn’t have the Arizona Diamondbacks on the cusp […]
  • Arizona teams offering politicians free tickets

    Getting free tickets to a sporting event is always a nice thing. A lot of times someone will give you a few complimentary seats they can’t use in hopes that you’ll return the favor in the future. This quid pro quo relationship is usually beneficial to all parties involved. The Arizona Cardinals have apparently partaken […]
  • Hoping D-backs get their moment and don’t get trumped by NFL

    I don’t want to be picky here. I don’t want to be that guy who is dating a super model only to complain that she has man-hands. I don’t want to be that guy who gets a free fancy steak dinner, only to complain his baked potato wasn’t twice baked. Desperate to shed the NFL […]
  • Three interested in buying Coyotes

    The city of Phoenix and the National Hockey League are now talking to three groups about purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes. Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer, Chicago Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and an unnamed group are all in contention to buy the team. The team is currently owned by the NHL, who bought them […]