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  • D-backs single game tickets to go on sale Saturday

    PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks fans wanting to purchase single-game tickets for all regular-season home games at Chase Field during the 2011 season, including Opening Night on April 8 against the Cincinnati Reds, can do so beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Chase Field Ticket Office, online at […]
  • NAU trio earn All-Conference honors

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior guard Cameron Jones was one three unanimous selections to the All-Big Sky first team and the only two-time first-team selection, the conference office announced. Sophomore Gabe Rogers was chosen to the second team and senior Shane Johannsen earned honorable mention honors. “It is a nice accomplishment for those guys,” said Head […]
  • Paulie Blog: Most miserable sports cities

    As always, Paulie Blog is on a need-to-know basis. Meaning, we need to know the following: at the NFL combine this year, loaded with no-huddle interview sessions and, of course, the Wonderlic test, did a certain question get asked? And, yes, we are talking about that question. Now, mentally prepare yourself, because Paulie Proverbial wants […]
  • NAU closes regular season with senior night win

    FLAGSTAFF – Senior Eric Platt highlighted senior night with a game-high 21 points to lead Northern Arizona to a 79-52 victory over Portland State to close out the regular season. The Lumberjacks host No. 5 seed Montana State in the Big Sky Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at the Rolle Activity Center. “I always worry about […]
  • Maloney solidifies Coyotes’ blue line with trade acquisition

    GLENDALE – Phoenix Coyotes’ General Manager Don Maloney believes he has improved the team’s defense for the immediate and long term with the trade deadline addition of Rostislav Klesla. Maloney acquired Klesla from the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Scottie Upshall and defenseman Sami Lepisto on Monday. “Klesla is a big mobile defenseman who in […]
  • Suns look to extend winning streak in Boston

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are riding high on their current four-game winning streak as they head into Boston to take on the Celtics Wednesday night. The Suns have won consecutive games in overtime that included thrilling last possession winning shots by Channing Frye. Phoenix started their winning streak with an impressive 105-97 win over […]
  • Coyotes sale on hold, Goldwater Inst. wants documents

    The City of Glendale’s bond sale to help Chicago investment executive Matthew Hulsizer has been put on hold as the Goldwater Institute said it wants to see additional documents related to the deal. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, an official with the request said the group wants more information before making a decision about […]
  • ASU adds pair of wide receivers to 2011 signing class

    TEMPE – Arizona State University has signed two additional student-athletes to national letters of intent to study and participate in football in 2011, head coach Dennis Erickson announced Tuesday. Pasadena (Calif.) Muir High School wide receiver Karl Holmes and Butte College (Calif.) wideout/return specialist Rashad Ross have been added to ASU’s 2011 recruiting class, bringing […]
  • NFL labor disputes past and present

    When the clock strikes 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time, 9:59 p.m. Arizona time, Thursday night it might as well be the speedometer of a DeLorean that reads 88 miles-an-hour. That’s because at that moment, if no new collective bargaining agreement has been reached, the National Football League will be transported back to somewhere it hasn’t […]
  • Green: Valley is desperate for its next star

    When I was 15 or so I made it a point to collect as much sports memorabilia as I could of the Valley’s upcoming star players. The late 90s, I decided to build my collection around Jason Kidd, Jake Plummer and Travis Lee. Fail. Clearly I bet on the wrong horses at that time, but […]
  • Tickets for 2011 MLB All-Star events to go on sale to the public

    PHOENIX- Tickets for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star events at Chase Field will go on sale Tuesday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. on AllStarGame.com and Dbacks.com/asg. Each ticket ‘strip’ includes entrance for one into Every All-Star Week even at the ballpark, two MLB All-Star FanFest tickets and one Official All-Star Game program. MLB All-Star […]
  • Bruins beat Wildcats in predictably unpredictable game

    LOS ANGELES, Calif – In a year where nothing in the Pac-10 is predictable, at least one thing remained constant Saturday afternoon. A contest between the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins late in the season at Pauley Pavillion would have a significant impact on the Pac-10 championship race. The Bruins and Wildcats have combined to […]
  • D-backs, Rockies celebrate new stadium in first game

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – What started in November 2009 came full circle on Saturday when the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies played the inaugural spring training game at Salt River Fields. It took longer than the normal nine innings to complete the game after D-back Paul Goldschmidt hit a deep three-run shot to left field to […]
  • Nash’s replacement shouldn’t be the focus yet

    “You don’t replace Steve Nash.” Fans of the Phoenix Suns can only hope that general manager Lance Blanks isn’t trying to tell everyone that once Nash retires, the team plans to completely exclude a point guard from the starting rotation and play four-on-five basketball. While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, acknowledging the […]
  • Green: Suns missed the point with trade

    I asked Lon Babby and Lance Blanks Thursday if they acquired Aaron Brooks to be the “heir apparent” to Steve Nash. They told me it was a good question (I agree), but that it was somewhat unfair. In fact, Babby’s exact quote was, “He’s here to backup Steve Nash now and into the future, and […]
  • USC upsets Arizona in storybook game

    The three that got away are back in Los Angeles. Kevin O’Neill faces an Arizona team he was supposed to inherit, a place he left under unpleasant circumstances. If those storylines weren’t enough, throw in an amazing game and it was a story not even Tinseltown could create. The USC Trojans pulled out the 65-57 […]
  • Suns will travel far on crucial 6-game road trip

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns will have to travel pretty far for their next stretch of games, but they hope they’ll find something special at the end of their trip. The Suns, who did not practice Thursday, are heading out on a season-long six-game road trip that players believe will define the season. They’ll travel […]
  • Phoenix Suns acquire Aaron Brooks for Goran Dragic

    PHOENIX – Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro reports the Phoenix Suns have acquired guard Aaron Brooks from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Goran Dragic and a lottery protected first round pick. A 6-foot, 161-pound guard out of Oregon, Brooks is averaging 11.6 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds this season. He is shooting […]
  • Top 10 questions D-backs need to answer this spring

    The Arizona Diamondbacks will have plenty of new faces when they take the field for Opening Day on April 1st in Colorado against the Rockies. Along with those faces come questions. With spring training games set to start Friday, we came up with the Top 10 things we want to learn about the Diamondbacks between […]
  • ASU adds two new recruits to 2011 class

    ASU added two players to their 2011 signing class Wednesday, bringing the total to 18 players. Safety Kevin Ayers from West Los Angeles College and cornerback Joe Eason from Pahokee High School in Florida will join the Sun Devils’ secondary next season. Ayers is the brother of former UCLA All-American linebacker Akeem Ayers and comes […]