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  • Burns: My top five Holy Days of the Sports year

    I hope you treated the day with the proper reverence and respect. Paid tribute to Jimmy V and Phi Slamma Jamma. Laughed at the memory of a timeout that didn’t exist. Messed up your grandpa’s perfect coifed white hair. I hope your pencils were sharpened, your pens filled with ink and your brackets at the […]
  • Huskies outlast Wildcats in thrilling Pac-10 title game

    LOS ANGELES – Both participants in the 2011 Pac-10 title game were looking to cut the nets down for a second time in a row. For the #15 Arizona Wildcats (27-7, 14-4) they were looking to add to their Pac-10 regular season title. For the Washington Huskies (23-10, 11-7) they were trying to repeat as […]
  • NAU to face Santa Clara in CIT on Tuesday

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s basketball team has accepted a bid to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) and will play on the road in the opening round on March 15 at Santa Clara in the Leavy Center at 7 p.m. Flagstaff time. The entire 2011 CIT field for the tournament will be announced […]
  • L.A. natives lead Wildcats past Trojans

    LOS ANGELES – If USC was to best Arizona in Los Angeles for the second time in a month, they would have to do so without their head coach. Athletic director Pat Haden suspended Southern California head coach Kevin O’Neill Friday morning for the remainder of the Pac-10 tournament after a verbal altercation with an […]
  • Ten D-back questions at Spring Training: Part 4

    Over the next four weeks, I will examine what the biggest question marks are surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks as they head into the regular season. Check out the questions that were asked last week. 9. Can anybody in the bullpen get people out? The Diamondbacks had one of the worst bullpens in the history of […]
  • Nash could be sidelined with groin injury

    Steve Nash said the nagging groin injury he suffered in November returned against the Nuggets Thursday night and could keep him out of action in the thick of the Suns race for the playoffs. Nash said he felt some pain before the game along with spasms in his back and hamstrings. He said it is […]
  • Doan enjoying tight Western Conference race

    Despite the drama surrounding the potential sale of the team, Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan acknowledges that the team’s confidence level is high as they climb the Western Conference standings and look forward to the playoffs. “We get so much confidence from our goaltender and it’s amazing how that works,” Doan said on Sports 620 […]
  • Ten D-back questions at Spring Training: Part 3

    Over the next four weeks, I will examine what the biggest question marks are surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks as they head into the regular season. Check out the questions that were asked last week. 6. Can Hudson and Enright handle a full season in the Major Leagues? Daniel Hudson and Barry Enright showed flashes of […]
  • Wildcats finally play well in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES – When the Arizona Wildcats rolled into Los Angeles two weeks ago with the opportunity to close out the Pac-10 they left their offense at home. The Wildcats averaged just 53 points in back-to-back losses at USC and at UCLA while Derrick Williams was held to eight and 15 points, respectively. The 15th […]
  • ASU football season ticket prices announced for 2011

    TEMPE – Arizona State University athletics announced pricing for its 2011 football season tickets today, highlighted by a loyalty plan that rewards continued support. The total cost will remain the same in 2011 for current season ticket holders who renew by the renewal deadline. The renewal period will begin today with a deadline of April […]
  • ASU football game against Missouri moved

    TEMPE – The Arizona State University football team will face Big 12 opponent Missouri on Friday, September 9 at Sun Devil Stadium in a nationally televised game on ESPN. The game was moved to Friday from the original date of Saturday, September 10 to accommodate the national television audience of ESPN. It is the first […]
  • Paulie Blog: A pre-emptive bracket busting

    As a kid, ya know what used to really bug Paulie Pubescence? (That is, besides Skip Bayless, who, even in grade school, I found more annoying than carrot sticks in my lunch box – dang) Besides that, what used to really turn me into Paulie Perturbed was when I’d flip on a big game (“Big […]
  • Life without Coyotes would lead to what could have been

    It’s time for a little story. Once upon a time there was a football team called the Arizona Cardinals. And they weren’t any good at all. The players were virtually unwatchable. The ownership was about as motivated as a teenager with homework. The stands were empty; a mixture of shiny gold colored metal and drab […]
  • Coyotes sale saga reaches boiling point

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Coyotes increasingly contentious sale saga has reached a boiling point and may see the team moved from Arizona if a solution is not reached soon. An $197 million deal to sell the team to Chicago based investment broker Matthew Hulsizer would reportedly keep the team in Arizona and save the Coyotes […]
  • Champs of regular season, Wildcats prep for tournament(s)

    The Arizona Wildcats mens basketball program is coming off their best [long] weekend in over a decade. On Saturday, the #15 Wildcats (25-6, 14-4) wrapped up the Pac-10 regular season title by defeating the Oregon Ducks 90-82 in front of a sold out McKale Center crowd. On Monday, Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams was honored […]
  • Third base coach Matt Williams sidelined after breaking foot

    Coaching from third base doesn’t seem to be keeping Arizona Diamondbacks’ Matt Williams any healthier than during the days he protected the base as a player. The third base coach sustained a broken right foot after being hit with a ball at batting practice on Monday and could miss two-to-three weeks, putting his coaching abilities […]
  • Warrick looks to replace Frye’s production

    PHOENIX – Many NBA analysts thought the loss of Channing Frye, who was averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, blocks, and three-pointers made per game, would be too much for the Suns to overcome in their desperate ascension to make it back into the playoff picture. Those “analysts” were obviously overlooking Frye’s backup, 6-foot-9 forward Hakim […]
  • Kelly Johnson is Brian Sweeney, Brian Sweeney is Kelly Johnson

    If most people forget something essential on their way to work they can just head back home and pick it up. That’s not exactly something a Major League Baseball player can do in spring training when the team bus is on the way to an opponents ballpark. That’s a lesson Diamondbacks second baseman Kelly Johnson […]
  • One last chance to save Coyotes may be in the works

    The sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer is in peril, and a last-ditch effort to save the team may be in the works. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, if the plan fails the team could ultimately be sold to a Canadian group who will move the team back to Winnipeg. […]
  • Green: Goldwater Institute risks hope, chance at joy

    Saturday night, at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, the hometown Avalanche trailed the Oilers 4-1 after two periods of play. Needless to say the crowd, rather depressed about how poorly their team was doing, was pretty quiet. In fact, the only thing worth smiling about was the off-ice entertainment, as funny skits and contests […]