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  • Inside the Box: Montero, Johnson rock Rox

    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 27, 2011: Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 3 The Good: It sure was catcher Miguel Montero’s night. His three-run homer to right brought in three runs for the D-backs. Montero is […]
  • Perfect Putz credits Gibson for Diamondbacks’ success

    Things are coming together for the Arizona Diamondbacks. A 15-win month of May has seen them return to a .500 record, a feat that seemed impossible in recent memory (see last season). They have won five of a potential eight series this month, including consecutively sweeping both the Braves and Twins. Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz […]
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  • G&A: Coaching is nice, but bad defenders are bad defenders

    The Phoenix Suns want to improve on the defensive end of the court. A report came out Thursday saying the Suns will likely interview Lakers assistant Jim Cleamons to be the team’s defensive coordinator, giving credence to what has been said by Lance Blanks, Lon Babby and Alvin Gentry since the season ended. Unfortunately, it […]
  • Kevin Kolb breaks silence, talks trade

    Everyone has provided an opinion when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals and Kevin Kolb. Well, almost everyone. On Thursday the most important factor in those rumors, Kolb himself, spoke to the media for the first time since he and the Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs. He was back on the east coast to […]
  • Serious about defense, Suns to hire a coordinator?

    The Phoenix Suns talk about defense like politicians talk about fixing the budget: lip service is paid, but generally nothing gets done to actually address the problem. Neither is an easy fix, due to a multitude of reasons, but at least the Suns may be taking a step — albeit a small one — in […]
  • D-backs’ Gibson isn’t taking success for granted

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are over .500 in late May for the first time since 2008. That doesn’t mean manager Kirk Gibson is letting his team’s recent success go to his head, at least publicly. “The thing is you just can’t stop,” Gibson told reporters after Wednesday night’s game. “We don’t want to let our guard […]
  • Does Steve Nash have too much input with Suns?

    Does Steve Nash have a future in an NBA front office? We’re not sure, but he may have a pretty big presence in one right now. In an article about the Los Angeles Lakers hiring of coach Mike Brown, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped an interesting little tidbit about the Phoenix Suns point guard. The San […]
  • D-backs fans can come out of the bomb shelter now

    Is it safe for Arizona Diamondbacks fans to come out now? After spending the last three years in a metaphorical bomb shelter right out of the 1960’s Cold War, D-backs fans are starting to wonder if it’s safe to open the cellar door, breathe the air and drink the water. Walk up business during the […]
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy baffles Rockies

    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 May 25, 2011: Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 1 The Arizona Diamondbacks climbed above .500 and leapfrogged over Colorado in the NL West with a 2-1 win against the Rockies on Wednesday. […]
  • Gibson likes versatility, options at first base

    PHOENIX – First base was one of the biggest question marks for the Arizona Diamondbacks heading into Spring Training this season. The team hasn’t gotten anything eye-popping out of the position thus far, but a multitude of players are providing adequate results and options for manager Kirk Gibson. “It sets up pretty nice for us. […]
  • D-backs place Gutierrez on DL, recall Kroenke

    PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have recalled right-handed pitcher Zach Kroenke from Triple-A Reno and placed right-handed pitcher Juan Gutierrez on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers. Kroenke, 27, was 4-0 with a 5.64 ERA (28 ER […]
  • ‘The Professor’ educates Cards fans on Kolb

    Over the last few weeks it seems like there have been a million Kevin Kolb rumors involving the Arizona Cardinals (alright, maybe not a million, but a lot). Most of them provided little to no new information and even less reasoning on why the move would work. On Wednesday ‘The Professor’, ESPN NFL analyst John […]
  • The Seattle Coyotes? Let’s hope not

    The Phoenix Coyotes may not be moving to Winnipeg, but that doesn’t mean that our neighbors to the north — just slightly less north — aren’t still interested in relocating the franchise. In a report posted on MyNorthwest.com, a Seattle group is interested in bringing an NHL franchise to the Emerald City. The National Hockey […]
  • Former Phoenix Sun is getting a reality show

    The Matrix will soon be coming to a television screen near you. We’re not referring to the movie that you’ve watched on TNT more times than you’ve seen some members of your family. No, we’re talking former Phoenix Sun, and current Dallas Maverick, forward Shawn Marion. According to TMZ, the former Phoenix fan favorite is […]
  • Arizona State adds to 2011 recruiting class

    Demarkus Perkins, a defensive back out of Highland Community College in Kansas, has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Arizona State in 2011. The 6-2, 200 pound redshirt sophomore played both cornerback and safety while in junior college. Perkins is scheduled to arrive in time for fall practices and will have […]
  • Steve Nash open to leaving Phoenix?

    “Who knows what comes in the future? All options come into play.” Those are the words of Steve Nash, according to the Vancouver Sun, when asked about the possibility of finishing his career with former coach Mike D’Antoni and the New York Knicks or with the Toronto Raptors in his native Canada. Is Nash, who […]
  • Sun Devils second in Pac-10 in academic success

    Arizona State University’s Academic Progress Rates have been announced and the school’s average score of 976 tied the Sun Devils for second in the Pac-10 conference behind the Stanford Cardinal. For the third straight year all 21 of ASU’s athletic teams exceeded the NCAA’s minimum requirement of 925. The Sun Devils continue to improve as […]
  • Garth Gerhart named to Rimington watch list

    ASU senior center Garth Gerhart has been named to the Rimington Trophy watch list which is annually awarded to the top center in NCAA Division I-A college football. While Gerhart might be best known for being the younger brother of current Minnesota Viking running back Toby Gerhart, the history major has started 22 of 26 […]
  • Roberts bringing passion and intensity to D-backs

    PHOENIX – One of the most valuable players for the Arizona Diamondbacks almost wasn’t even on the team to start the season. Utility man Ryan Roberts was expected to be sent down to Triple-A, but an injury to Geoff Blum allowed Roberts to break camp with the big club. Roberts has made sure to make […]