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  • Steve Nash is not Dwight Howard: Suns lucky to have point guard

    The Dwight Howard saga took another turn in Orlando Thursday, with Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy telling media members his star center has asked he be fired. Of course, Howard denies the claim, but when the coach is saying it… At any rate, it’s just another episode in a long line of awkward moments […]
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  • Cardinals sign free agent safety James Sanders

    The Arizona Cardinals added depth to their defensive secondary Thursday by agreeing to terms on a contract with free agent safety James Sanders. Sanders was a member of the Atlanta Falcons in 2011, starting 5 games and registering 48 total tackles. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Sanders was a fourth round draft pick in 2005 out of […]
  • Wooing Steve Nash? Trail Blazers giving it a shot

    Steve Nash is a wanted man. The free agent-to-be figures to have his share of suitors when his contract expires this summer, and it appears the Portland Trail Blazers are already getting in line to acquire the point guard’s services. According to The Oregonian, team president Larry Miller said the plan is to add some […]
  • Coyotes’ Smith relishes high-pressured situations

    Netminder Mike Smith has been a stone wall for the Phoenix Coyotes, posting record numbers in his team’s quest for a playoff berth in the hotly contested Western Conference. Smith made an astonishing 54 saves en route to his third consecutive shutout against the Blue Jackets Tuesday. His eighth blanking of the year also tied […]
  • D-backs end spring with rout of Brewers

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ bats came alive Wednesday as they pounded out 17 hits on their way to a 14-3 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. It was a nice way to end the spring, and trust me, the Diamondbacks are glad that the exhibition portion of their schedule is behind them. “We’re all […]
  • ESPN MLB insider: D-backs must keep Montero

    Miguel Montero has emerged as one of baseball’s better catchers, an All-Star who hits in the middle of of the Diamondbacks’ lineup. At 28-years-old, the free agent-to-be is on the precipice of a nice payday, one that could take him out of Arizona. And, as ESPN baseball insider Tim Kurkjian said, that would not be […]
  • Patterson elaborates on Sun Devil Stadium plan

    Painting a picture of a rosy future is one of the cornerstones of recruiting. Tell prospective players and families what they want to hear, and a lot of times, you’ll land their services. But sharing plans about the future can have a downside too. Namely, that recruits and their families talk. And sometimes they talk […]
  • Cardinals 2012 preseason schedule announced

    The 2012 Arizona Cardinals preseason schedule has been announced, with the team set to play five exhibition games this summer. The Cardinals will open their preseason slate against the New Orleans Saints in Canton, Ohio in the NFL’s Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, August 5. From there the Cardinals will head to Kansas City […]
  • Cardinals re-sign punter Dave Zastudil

    The Cardinals kicking game is set. The team announced Wednesday it has agreed to a two-year contract with Dave Zastudil, though terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zastudil had a solid debut season with the Cardinals in 2011, averaging 45.2 yards per kick on 87 punts. The 33-year-old pinned 24 punts inside the 20 […]
  • What Sun Devils are saying about stadium upgrades

    “For the most part, I think the new stadium renovations will bring a lot more excitement to ASU as a whole. It’s going to help us in recruiting and definitely help bring up the excitement in Sun Devil Stadium again.” -Rudy Burgess, former Sun Devil letterwinner “I think it’s a big thing for our program […]
  • Diamondbacks Opening Day roster set

    As per the Diamondbacks: The Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, seven infielders, four outfielders and two catchers. Pitchers (12): Craig Breslow, Trevor Cahill, Josh Collmenter, David Hernandez, Daniel Hudson, Ian Kennedy, Wade Miley, Joe Paterson, J.J. Putz, Joe Saunders, Bryan Shaw and Brad Ziegler. Infielders (7): Willie Bloomquist, Geoff Blum, Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, […]
  • Mike Smith is saving everything, but can he save the Coyotes?

    A non-local news station was at the Coyotes game Tuesday night, looking to do a story about the team’s ownership situation and the chances of relocation in the near future. Unfortunately for them (and their presumed angle), the only place the Coyotes moved was farther up the Western Conference Standings, as Phoenix beat the Columbus […]
  • Nine D-backs questions that need answers

    These days you’ll have a hard time finding anyone who has bad things to say about the Arizona Diamondbacks. From winning the NL West, to getting to the World Series, to Justin Upton winning the MVP, the Diamondbacks are that movie that all the critics are raving about. And that’s what scares me. Half the […]
  • Collmenter finishes spring on high note

    About the only thing bigger than Josh Collmenter’s spring training ERA had been the amount of speculation on his spot in manager Kirk Gibson’s starting rotation. The right-hander, whom Gibson penciled into the third spot, had struggled throughout his five Cactus League outings and had an 0-4 record with a robust ERA of 11.18 to […]
  • The Better Half – April 4, 2012

    Katy Hartley and Kyndra de St. Aubin discuss the latest happenings in sports news this week: -Should NBA commentators commentate the NCAA championship game?-Jimenez hit on Tulowiski… is 5 games enough?-Grant Hill’s surgery… how much does this hurt the team? -Is a it a good move/bad move for Jets to do Hard Knocks? Follow @AZSports
  • ASU’s Patterson gets ball rolling on facility upgrades

    Steve Patterson has only been on the job for a week as the new athletic director at Arizona State University, but already he’s proving that the lofty discussion at his introductory press conference wasn’t just talk. Patterson joined Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 620 for their weekly chat Tuesday and spoke about major upgrades […]
  • Report: Steve Nash wants a three-year contract

    If the Suns are to re-sign Steve Nash for next season, they’ll also be adding him for the following campaign. And the one after that, too. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Nash wants to “sign for three more years this summer.” Even though he’s 38-years-old, Nash feels like he can keep playing at a high […]
  • Gibson won’t sacrifice aggression to lower outs on bases

    Last season, the Diamondbacks made a huge jump in their amount of stolen bases, which also led them to get caught stealing more often. Manager Kirk Gibson spent the spring teaching players to be smarter on the bases, but he still wants to keep the same mindset as last season. “I think in general, we […]
  • Do we really need to know Wonderlic scores?

    Question: A boy is 17 years old and his sister is twice as old. When the boy is 23 years old, what will be the age of his sister? Answer: 40. Does that qualify me to play in the NFL? Morris Claiborne is a terrific football player. The 22-year-old cornerback from LSU was a consensus […]