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  • D-backs looking for series sweep of Giants

    Easter Sunday should be interesting. With a win, the Diamondbacks will have done something that was virtually unthinkable a season ago — beat the division rival San Francisco Giants eight times in a row, dating back to last season. In their last seven meetings, which all took place at Chase Field, the D- backs have […]
  • Opening Day a step toward everyday for D-backs’ Roberts

    “Breathe.” That’s what Ryan Roberts was telling himself during Friday’s Opening Day pre-game ceremony at Chase Field. It has been a long time coming for the Diamondbacks’ third baseman. Drafted by the Blue Jays in the 18th round of the 2003 Draft, the 31-year- old Roberts spent the majority of his first seven years of […]
  • Rattlers overcome turnovers in win over Spokane

    It wasn’t pretty. In fact, at times it was downright ugly. But the Arizona Rattlers will take it. Quarterback Nick Davila found Kerry Reed on a 6-yard touchdown pass with just :05 left and the Rattlers stole a 57-53 win away from the Spokane Shock at US Airways Center. Spokane had a late lead and […]
  • D-backs begin 2012 looking like 2011 version

    A crowd of 49,130 saw the 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day in Phoenix, Arizona. A crowd of 49,130 saw the 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks unveil their 2011 NL West championship banner, as well as receive a plethora of awards for what happened last season. A crowd of 49,130 saw the […]
  • D-backs’ Kendrick: Kirk Gibson means everything

    Impassioned Diamondbacks skipper Kirk Gibson has redefined his players’ clubhouse culture. He’s transformed his troops’ mentality, work ethic and on the field approach to the game to a more hard-nosed yet disciplined style of baseball. And, his impact has left an indelible impression. “He means everything,” Diamondbacks’ Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick told Arizona Sports […]
  • ASU coach Todd Graham delivers ceremonial first pitch strike

    He promised he was going to throw a fastball. ASU head coach Todd Graham delivered, as promised. “I smoked one in there. I was pretty exicted,” he said following his ceremonial first pitch prior to the Diamondbacks 2012 Opening Day. Follow @CraigAZSports
  • D-backs’ Kendrick willing to spend to ensure team’s success

    The Diamondbacks’ Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick has shown he’s more than willing to open his checkbook to ensure the long-term success of his club. This offseason, the D-backs went over budget to sign a couple of key players in their quest to defend the NL West crown. Kendrick told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and […]
  • Sun Devil football releases season ticket prices

    Sun Devil Athletics announced the sale of season tickets and renewal dates for current season ticket holders for the 2012 football season in a press release Friday. Prices for current season ticket holders range from $120 to $1770 and prospective season ticket holders will look at a cost of $120 to $1850. Last year, new […]
  • Arizona Sports 620’s MLB Predictions

    The 2012 MLB season is here! Well, technically it was here last week when the A’s and Mariners opened up America’s Favorite Pastime in Tokyo, but we, as steadfast traditionalists and unabashed patriots, chose not to acknowledge that. Members of Arizona Sports 620’s staff (and a few outside the staff) were asked to give their […]
  • Deuce Lutui now a former Arizona Cardinal

    We thought guard Deuce Lutui had left the Arizona Cardinals via free agency last summer. This offseason it has happened again, as the free agent has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahaws, according to the team’s official Twitter account. After the NFL lockout came to a close in July of 2011, Lutui had agreed […]
  • Grialou’s D-backs notebook: Opening Day, ceremonial first pitch

    It is the first of 162 and the first of 81 at Chase Field. “It is another game but it is special,” said manager Kirk Gibson about Opening Day. “We want to pick up where we left off last year,” he continued. “We want to finish what we started last year.” The start to this […]
  • D-backs’ Putz has no worries with relievers’ roles, strength

    The Diamondbacks had the luxury of mixing up the strong starting rotation this offseason, and were even more fortunate to obtain players to strengthen the bullpen. Closer J.J. Putz is confident the pitching staff, specifically the relievers, is ready to do their jobs. “I think we’ll be just fine out there. Guys have their roles […]
  • A rejuvenated Redd is coming up big for Suns

    It appears yet another star has been reborn in the desert. Michael Redd, who missed giant chunks of the last few seasons due to knee issues, has come alive of late for the Suns in a pair of big road wins. “You can see that now he’s kind of rounded into form,” Suns coach Alvin […]
  • Coyotes clinch third consecutive playoff berth

    The Phoenix Coyotes may have been idle on Thursday night, but they still locked up their third playoff berth in as many seasons. When the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0, the Texas side was eliminated from playoff contention and guaranteed the Coyotes a spot in the playoffs. The Coyotes still have two games […]
  • Ian Kennedy to join exclusive Diamondbacks club

    Randy Johnson did it six times. Brandon Webb four times. Ian Kennedy is about to do for a second time. The Diamondbacks right-hander will become only the third pitcher in franchise history to make multiple Opening Day starts. That happens when he steps up on the mound Friday and delivers the baseball to officially start […]
  • Tim Lincecum has had his struggles against D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are about embark on a new season with the goal to defend the National League West title, and they’ll do so by facing off against division rival San Francisco. Ace Tim Lincecum is scheduled to start for the Giants on Friday, coming off an excelling year. Last year, Lincecum had a 2.74 […]
  • DDB: Idle Coyotes can clinch Thursday

    GLENDALE — The Coyotes headed to St. Louis this afternoon on a regular season-ending two-game trip that starts with a match against the Blues on Friday night and concludes with a game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Despite being idle tonight, Phoenix could clinch its third consecutive berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs […]
  • D-backs GM: Only title belongs to Cardinals

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won the NL West in 2011, and that’s all well and good. But now it’s 2012, and what happened last year will have zero impact on the team’s chances to repeat as division champs and advance in the playoffs. “The only title, really, that anybody owns is really the Cardinals,” D-backs GM […]
  • Rumor: Trent Lockett to Marquette or Iowa State?

    Last month, Arizona State senior-to-be Trent Lockett was granted a release from his scholarship enabling, him to look into transferring closer to home to be near his ailing mother. Thursday, according to, some possible landing spots for Lockett’s services have surfaced. Hearing the most likely destinations for Trent Lockett are Iowa State and Marquette. […]
  • NBA players say pair of Suns would make good coaches

    It’s as if the Suns have one head coach on the bench, and two more on the floor. As if. Both Steve Nash and Grant Hill would make good coaches, according to a Sports Illustrated poll of 130 NBA players, with the point guard ranking third and the veteran forward ninth. This shouldn’t really be […]