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  • ASU plans to keep facing difficult non-conference competition

    PHOENIX – The Arizona State Sun Devils are primed for their school’s biggest non-conference game in quite some time on Friday when they face the Missouri Tigers in front of a nationally televised audience. ASU Athletic Director Lisa Love plans to have ASU playing in these kind of high profile games in the future as […]
  • Chester Taylor could have minimal impact

    The Arizona Cardinals added a veteran presence at running back when they signed free agent Chester Taylor. According to Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo, they may not have gotten much else. “I’m not going to lie to you, I’m just not a fan of this move,” Dave Burns said. “I just don’t think there’s […]
  • Pair of Cardinals signed to practice squad

    The Arizona Cardinals waived both Quan Sturdivant and Ronald Talley Monday to make room for new signings. Tuesday both were brought back, re-signed to the team’s practice squad. A sixth round pick out of North Carolina, the linebacker Sturdivant tallied six tackles in preseason play. Talley, a defensive end, was also credited with six stops. […]
  • Kyle Turris should be given a shot

    An article on ESPN’s Cross Checks Blog, asked if Phoenix Coyotes prospect Kyle Turris will get his shot this season. He has underperformed and is asking for a large contract, possibly reflecting a major ego issue. I can’t deny that Turris’ play hasn’t been up to par. His 19 goals in 131 games as a […]
  • ESPN insider questions D-backs 1-2 starting punch

    PHOENIX – After taking the series against the Giants over the weekend and pushing their lead in the division to seven games, the Arizona Diamondbacks are most likely heading to the playoffs next month. Now the question becomes how will they stack up against other teams battling for a World Series title. Starting pitchers Ian […]
  • ASU coach Erickson: ‘I don’t think one game shapes anything’

    Arizona State’s game against No. 19 Missouri is big, of that there is little doubt. After all, it represents a chance for the Sun Devils to show the entire nation they are for real, helping to further validate the preseason expectations placed on them. Still, that doesn’t mean the result will shape the season in […]
  • Sun Devil fans have a chance to step up against Missouri

    Rarely does an opportunity like this come along for a Valley team. Arizona State, ranked in the top 25 in some polls, hosts Missouri, ranked in the top 25 in all polls, in a Friday night matchup that will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. The game is a “blackout” for the Sun Devils, as they […]
  • Patrick Peterson listed as a starter for Arizona Cardinals

    Whether by merit or necessity, Patrick Peterson is now listed as a starting cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals. A rookie, Peterson has been moved ahead of veteran Richard Marshall and will start opposite A.J. Jefferson, provided nothing else changes before Sunday’s opener. Selected by the Cardinals with the number five overall pick in the draft […]
  • Sun Devils ranked in USA Today top 25

    It didn’t take long for the Sun Devils to climb into the top 25. The USA Today Coaches Poll was released Tuesday and it has ASU ranked 23rd in the country following the team’s 48-14 home win over UC Davis. Friday’s opponent, Missouri, is just ahead at No. 19, making the matchup all the more […]
  • Dockett doesn’t want to forget dismal 2010 season

    Usually athletes stand in front of their lockers at the start of a new season and focus on the future not on the past. Not Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. Several times already during training camp he’s recounted what he felt during their 5-11 record during the 2010 season. “Like I said, I’m just […]
  • Osweiler: ‘We would like to go faster’

    Arizona State offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone wants his guys to play fast - take the snap and go, much like a fast break in basketball.
  • Ken Whisenhunt unsure of Taylor’s exact role

    Former Chicago Bears running back Chester Taylor should be starting practice Tuesday, but Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he has yet to decide how he will use the veteran running back. “We’ll get him in here and figure out what his role will be, but I know as far as, whether he’s a […]
  • ASU goes dark Friday night

    Except for a couple of hours on a Tuesday afternoon back in April, ASU has kept its brand new black football uniforms in the closet. The closet doors open this week. ASU will wear the black Nike uniforms and helmets Friday when they play nationally ranked Missouri in what is being called a “Black Out” […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs start series on right foot

    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 September 5, 2011: Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 7 The Good: We don’t know if it was the thin mountain air or just a great day, but the Diamondbacks hitters certainly did […]
  • Osweiler drinking on the job – to avoid cramping

    Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler brought a friend with him Monday to his weekly press conference: a gallon of Cytomax sports performance drink, already half empty. “I definitely thought I was hydrated,” he said looking back at Thursday’s game against UC Davis in which he twice cramped up on the field in the third quarter. […]
  • ESPN NFC West blog knocks Chester Taylor

    It may have been a short blog post, but it could deflate a lot of Arizona Cardinals’ fans hopes. ESPN’s NFC West Blog rained on new Cardinal running back Chester Taylor’s parade with a few stats about Taylor’s recent running struggles. According to the blog, Taylor’s average run last year was only for 2.38 yards, […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ roster was a team effort

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks likely claiming the NL West title this month, people are starting to ask who deserves the credit for the roster that’s turned a team around in less than a season. The answer, it turns out, is that due to several changes in the D-backs’ front office, that there are quite a […]
  • Breakdown of a busy weekend for the Arizona Cardinals

    The Arizona Cardinals’ front office, like many of those in the NFL, was humming over the weekend as they made cuts and looked to pick up available players. After getting down to their original 53-man roster, the Cardinals took advantage of both cuts and waivers to patch up a few holes caused by injury. Here […]
  • Justin Upton’s ejection was a good move with bad timing

    Strike three. That's all that Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton needed to hear before blowing up at the umpire, arguing what was a questionable call. Upton was quickly ejected and had to be restrained by two coaches as he was forced off of the field, leaving the D-backs without their all-star outfielder in the fourth inning of a crucial game against their NL West rival San Francisco Giants.
  • Inside the Box: Diamondbacks go seven clear of Giants

    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 September 4, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Giants 1 The Good: Daniel Hudson threw a great game and deserved his win on Sunday. In seven innings, he only gave up three hits […]