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  • Marcin Gortat won’t be punk’d by anyone

    The knock on the Seven Seconds or Less versions of the Phoenix Suns was always that they lacked an edge. They lacked the defense, rebounding and mental toughness that it took to be successful when it counted. The team may be transitioning into a rebuilding — or is it retooling? — mode but they certainly […]
  • If the Suns traded Hill and Nash…

    Editor’s Note: Kristofer Habbas is a writer for NBADraftInsider.com and this is a special piece for ArizonaSports.com Imagine for a second the Suns management personnel had a Suits Convention to decide what direction this team should go in. They debate whether or not to trade key players away, sign others and which way is up. […]
  • Reds come into Chase Field on hot start

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener on Friday night brings the 5-1 Cincinnati Reds to Chase Field, where they’ve won eight in a row against the home club. The visiting team’s hot start shouldn’t surprise many, though, after their decision to stand pat for the most part over the offseason. Not wanting to upset the chemistry […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Notes & Quotes After Thursday’s Practice

    GLENDALE — With back-to-back games vs. San Jose looming on Friday and Saturday nights, the Coyotes on Thursday assembled for their final practice of the regular season. After a team meeting, about half of the players took the ice at the Ice Den in Scottsdale for drills while the other half worked out in the […]
  • Robin Lopez’s fate uncertain according to Alvin Gentry

    Whether or not Robin Lopez will be a part of the 2011-12 Phoenix Suns is the question that has been on the fans and medias mind’s over the last few days. Apparently it’s been on the mind of head coach Alvin Gentry as well. “I think that’s something we’ll have to sit down at the […]
  • Matt Williams says young talent is on the way

    Matt Williams wants to be a manager. “I’d love to manage a ballclub,” he told Rantsports.com in Chicago. “At some point I’d like to get the opportunity to manage a club and see what we can do.” As of now, that opportunity will not come anytime soon with the Diamondbacks. Kirk Gibson is in his […]
  • Is Marcin Gortat the answer to the 1969 question?

    This time last year the Phoenix Suns and their fans thought they found the franchise center that has eluded them since the infamous ‘coin toss’ in 1969. A year later the team and fans still feel the same way, just about a different player. During the 2009-2010 season Robin Lopez sparked the imaginations of Suns […]
  • Don’t believe what Ken Whisenhunt has to say

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt wants you to know that you shouldn’t believe anything he or anyone else involved in the NFL says. At least when it comes to the NFL draft. The head coach made it clear that this time of year the NFL has more people bluffing than the World Series of […]
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  • Conventional wisdom with the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL Draft

    Some things in life are so simple you hardly need to think about them. Instinct takes over. When you’re tired, you sleep. Thirsty, you drink. When you’re driving cross country and need something mellow to listen to, you pick Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love. When you’re hung-over, you eat In-N-Out Burger. Want to turn off your […]
  • Robin Lopez is worth keeping around

    The Phoenix Suns are on the verge of making a huge mistake. A 7 foot, 255 pound mistake, to be exact. The Suns, it would seem, are ready to part ways with center Robin Lopez, which wouldn’t seem like such a bad thing given the year the Stanford alum has had. Averaging just 6.7 points […]
  • Inside the Box: Gortat with monster game for Phoenix Suns

    After every Phoenix Suns game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for April 6, 2011: Suns 108, Timberwolves 98 Coming off a tough loss in Chicago, the Phoenix Suns bounced back with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday evening. The […]
  • D-backs pitching decent in first week of season

    The Diamondbacks came into this season without an ace pitcher, instead relying on a collection of solid options to get the job done on the mound. Arizona’s rotation personifies quantity over quality after one cycle through the five-man rotation ended with a win at the Cubs Wednesday and a 2-3 record. None of the starters […]
  • Manager provides insight on plans for Bloomquist after Drew returns

    When news broke that shortstop Stephen Drew would be missing an extended period of time to begin the season, fans were left wondering how the team would perform in his absence. With his replacement, Willie Bloomquist, emerging as a threat at the plate and on the basepaths it’s left many people asking ‘Stephen who?’. With […]
  • Derrick Williams on others going pro: NoSirNotMe

    Arizona Wildcats fans, anxious over Derrick Williams’ potential departure, have found themselves hanging on his every word…and tweet. In the latest installment of “As Derrick Williams’ Draft Status Turns,” the sophomore responded to the news of Duke star Kyrie Irving entering the draft with, well, an interesting choice of words. Damn.. Everybody leaving today..?! #NoSirNotMeless […]
  • Whisenhunt’s draft philosophy includes looking at need and value

    With the 2011 NFL Draft only 22 days away, Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is determined to take both need and value into account when it comes to selecting the team’s picks. “You have to stay true to your process of how you evaluate players,” Whisenhunt said in an interview with Mike Florio on Pro […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs solid in beating sloppy 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 6, 2011: Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 The Arizona Diamondbacks had not won a game since the season opener on April 1. Having dropped the first two games of a […]
  • Whisenhunt provides clues to Cards offseason

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt may not be able to talk to his players due to the NFL lockout but that doesn’t mean he can’t talk to the media. On Tuesday he was a guest of Mike Florio’s on Pro Football Talk Live and talked about his team’s future. During the interview Whisenhunt didn’t […]
  • ASU set to participate in Old Spice Classic

    Arizona State men’s basketball will be participating in the sixth annual Old Spice Classic at the HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Thanksgiving weekend. The Sun Devils will square off against Dayton, DePaul, Fairfield, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Indiana State and Wake Forrest in the eight-team, bracket-format tournament. The Old Spice […]