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    Tempe Marcos de Niza cornerback Priest Willis is this year’s top high school football recruit in the state of Arizona, and the freakishly athletic cornerback is garnering interest from schools all over the country, including SEC powers LSU and Florida. Willis says he remembers back when he did not have one offer from any school […]
  • D-backs’ Hall: Bauer demotion was the right call

    Adversity can often breed success — and that’s exactly what the Arizona Diamondbacks hope will happen with their highly-touted prospect Trevor Bauer. Bauer ascended to the majors to much hype and fanfare but failed to meet up to the lofty expectations. In fact, it was evident Bauer was overmatched and needed more seasoning at the […]
  • Mistake with Goran Dragic works out well for Suns

    The Phoenix Suns introduced the newest member of their team Thursday, and it just so happens that the new guy is an old guy. So to speak. “Many of us, I think, that had Goran not left he would have never had the opportunity to spread his wings and grow in the way he has,” […]
  • A Sun again, Goran Dragic happy to come home

    Goran Dragic is proof you can go home again. “I am really happy to be back,” Dragic told reporters at a press conference Thursday. “Phoenix is my home.” Dragic, who was drafted in 2008 by the Phoenix Suns, maintained a close relationship with head coach Alvin Gentry and opted to return to the team and […]
  • D-backs president says it would be tough to trade Upton

    Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall did not say the team would not trade Justin Upton, only that it would be difficult to do so at this time. “We would have to just be completely shocked and blown over for us to to make a deal,” he told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Thursday. Upton’s struggles […]
  • A closer look: D-backs cough up big lead in loss

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a baseball game. So, we will give you a closer look, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the D-backs’ July 19 loss to the Reds. Final score:
  • Robert Sarver: It’s going to take time

    July 19, 2012: Suns a team in transition, part I Suns managing partner Robert Sarver has kept a low profile since the lockout ended last season. He’s granted only a handful of interviews either locally or nationally. Last night, however, he made an appearance on NBA TV at the start of the second half of […]
  • Stephen Drew receiving interest from handful of teams

    Stephen Drew’s days as an Arizona Diamondback may be numbered. According to FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, the shortstop is drawing interest from a handful of teams. The Pirates, Red Sox and Tigers are among the teams interested in Drew, according to major-league sources. However, ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted the Red Sox and Pirates […]
  • Marshall struggles with shot in summer league loss

    The Phoenix Suns drafted Kendall Marshall because of his playmaking ability, not his shooting. In Wednesday’s Summer League tilt with the Cleveland Cavaliers, we saw why. The Suns rookie made just one of his 10 shot attempts, scoring three points and handing out five assists as the Suns fell 78-61. “I just came out more […]
  • Kubel masterful in return from injury

    After leaving Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs with tightness in his hamstring, Jason Kubel returned to the lineup in perfect form Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Kubel went 2-for-4 hitting home runs in his first two at bats and had three RBI, batting third behind Stephen Drew and Aaron Hill. Kubel helped the Diamondbacks […]
  • The Better Half – July 18, 2012

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  • Arizona’s love affair with underdogs is costly

    Sports fans have a problem, and nowhere has it been more evident than right here in Arizona. We don’t like our best and most talented athletes. Going back as long as I can remember, we’ve always had a great appreciation for the less-talented, hard-working players. It’s why guys like Brian Henesey, Elliot Perry, Andy Fox, […]
  • So Bauer struggled, big deal!

    Trevor Bauer was sent down to the minor leagues by the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday. For those fans who think the sky is falling and Bauer’s career is in jeopardy because of a less-than-stellar 16.1 innings of big league work — calm down. I’m not here to say that Bauer was good in his first tastes […]
  • D-backs game continued despite floods, rain

    The Diamondbacks were set to square off against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. EST, the third game of a four game series. While it started on time, mother nature seemed to have other plans as rain and lightning covered Ohio in the hours leading up to first pitch. A flash flood warning was […]
  • Towers explains Trevor Bauer demotion

    It didn’t quite live up to the name “BauerMania”. Trevor Bauer, the Diamondbacks’ prized right-handed pitching prospect who reached the majors faster than anyone else in the 2011 draft class, was optioned to Triple-A Reno Wednesday after struggling in his first four starts with Arizona. General manager Kevin Towers joined Doug and Wolf on Arizona […]
  • D-backs option Trevor Bauer to Triple-A

    The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned pitcher Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Reno Wednesday afternoon, and recalled relief pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo to take Bauer’s roster spot. Bauer, the third overall pick in the 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft and the first member of that draft class to reach the majors, struggled in the big leagues since making […]
  • LB may be key position on Cardinals defense

    July 18, 2012: Q&A with linebackers coach Matt Raich The Cardinals hold their first practice of training camp in Flagstaff one week from today. And today, we conclude a two-day look at two of the team’s main positions—other than the obvious position of quarterback, heading into the 2012 season. Here now is a Q&A with […]
  • Marshall’s Summer League debut a rough one

    The Phoenix Suns got their first look at first round draft pick Kendall Marshall Tuesday night — and let’s just say the very early results were underwhelming. The former North Carolina Tar Heel handed out five assists and turned the ball over five times in 28:43 of playing time. Marshall took one shot — and […]
  • J.J. Putz next D-back to be on the trade block?

    Maybe every Diamondback on the roster is available in trade? While Justin Upton talk has dominated the rumor mill and it is assumed Stephen Drew and Ryan Roberts could be on their way out, one area that has not been mentioned much is the bullpen. That is, until now. According to FoxSports.com MLB writer Jon […]
  • A tribute song to Shane Doan, ‘Hey Nineteen’

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