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    In what will likely not go down as the shock of the summer, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt wants Larry Fitzgerald to stick around for a while. “Our goal is to have him retire as a Cardinal one day many years from now,” the coach told ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio Wednesday. “And I think we’ve made a […]
  • Sun Devils to don new digs

    What has always been sage advice for folks trying to climb the corporate ladder, has now become the credo for ASU Athletics: “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” Let’s translate that time-tested saying: ASU wants to be a player. Period. Effectively immediately in the Pac-12 and beyond. But, to […]
  • Suns’ GM Blanks addresses breakdown against Bulls

    The Phoenix Suns may have little left to fight for but with 13.1 seconds left in regulation Tuesday, they had a chance to force the NBA East-leading Chicago Bulls into overtime. And that’s when things broke down. Down 97-94 after Kyle Korver missed his first of two free throws, the Suns had the ball and […]
  • Inside the Box: Suns claw back, have questionable last possession

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  • ASU’s Bolden, Simpson out with ACL tears

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  • Inside the Box: Missed opportunities cost Diamondbacks versus Cubs

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  • Hemond to throw out Opening Night first pitch

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  • NAU coach ranks Ohio St. over UConn

    UConn won the 2011 NCAA Tournament championship Monday with a 53-41 victory over Butler. Given the sloppiness and poor shooting featured in the game, one could argue nobody left Reliant Stadium a winner that evening. Tuesday, when the final USA Today/ESPN poll was released the recently-crowned Huskies garnered 30 of 31 first place votes. The […]
  • Steve Nash may have post NBA career

    Is Steve Nash getting ready for a career after basketball? Probably not, but if you read his Twitter account you might come to the conclusion that he has the chops to start a career in stand up comedy. Guys, I’m feeling better this morning. I should feel great by the playoffs!!less than a minute ago […]
  • Suns’ Dudley says he has had ‘a successful’ season

    Jared Dudley started his season on a high note. The Phoenix Suns forward signed a five-year, $21.5 million contract with the Suns during the opening week of the season. Five months later, with less than 10 games to go in the season, Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug & Wolf asked Dudley to give an evaluation of […]
  • Coyotes persevere, head towards postseason

    The Phoenix Coyotes are gearing up for a second straight playoff appearance, and yet again talk about the team’s potential sale/move is what’s dominating the headlines. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Tuesday, said that, rather than be a distraction, his team has been galvanized by the controversy. “We have […]
  • Diamondbacks open season in the cold

    The Diamondbacks opened their 2011 season with a three game series in Colorado against the Rockies. They played two of them. Sunday’s game was postponed due to snow, and upon leaving the cold of Colorado the team headed even further north to Chicago for a series with the Cubs. Uhh, what? “I don’t know if […]
  • Arizona State signs 20th player to 2011 football class

    The 2011 football class for Dennis Erickson’s Arizona State Sun Devils continues to grow. On Tuesday the school announced the signing of Stanley Absanon from Lakeland, Florida. Absanon is listed as an “athlete” as he is expected to be either a wide receiver or defensive back. “It was amazing, I loved it so much,” Absanon […]
  • Dudley: Steve Nash is more valuable than Kobe Bryant

    Anyone who thinks the Phoenix Suns don’t need Steve Nash has obviously watched the last two games, and a majority of the season, with their eyes closed. For most people the question isn’t if they need him but just how important he is to the franchise. If you ask team president Lon Babby he’ll tell […]
  • Green: D-backs will stink but that’s OK

    I’m often told that, when it comes to my views on sports, I’m a negative person. People say I refuse to see the glimmers of hope, that I see most situations in a “glass half empty” kind of way. From my saying the Suns had a bad offseason and would be mediocre at best in […]
  • Sun Devils crippled by early spring injuries

    The Sun Devils are riding a wave of optimism this spring, returning 19 starters and appearing in several preseason polls ranked in the 20s. However, some hope crashed this week after potentially serious injuries to team leaders T.J. Simpson and Omar Bolden. Simpson, the team’s leading receiver in 2010, was carted off the field Thursday […]
  • First base unsettled for Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks attempted to do away with their strikeout problem over the offseason by making significant changes to their corner spots. The team sent third baseman Mark Reynolds to Baltimore and declined an option on first baseman Adam LaRoche, getting rid of 383 combined strike outs in the process. However, if the 2011 revolving door […]
  • Inside the Box: Diamondbacks stranded against Cubs

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for April 4, 2011: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 1 There may be more zeros in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ box score from Monday than there were in my limo at prom, but that […]
  • Dowdell aims to be more than just a memorable story

    During a season that both the players and fans of the Phoenix Suns are looking to forget, Zabian Dowdell offers a memorable story looking to live on past the team’s last game on April 13. As a player who isn’t used to being given minutes outside of NBA Summer League games though, the challenge for […]
  • D-backs feature lowest Fan Cost Index for 2011 season

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that their organization features the lowest Fan Cost Index in the MLB for the fifth consecutive season. The D-backs’ Fan Cost Index for this season is $120.96, more than $70 below the industry average of $197.35. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the cost of a family […]