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  • Justin Upton has ‘Bieber Fever’

    PHOENIX – Justin Upton is getting some celebrity help in his attempt to make it to the All-Star game in Phoenix. Justin Bieber recently tweeted “shoutout to my boys @bjupton2 and @realjustinupton – make sure to vote for them as starters in the MLB Allstar game.” “It was brought to my attention,” said Upton before […]
  • Sporting News says Bulger an intriguing option for Cards

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback and during the lockout the speculation has run rampant who would be the right fit for the team. The Sporting News in a recent evaluation of potential quarterbacks on the move rated Marc Bulger as a great fit for the Cardinals. “For teams like Arizona, Tennessee, Minnesota […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: Boogaard made impact on ice

    GLENDALE – Less than a week has passed since NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard passed away suddenly and I still am shocked by the news. Boogaard spent the first five years of his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild before signing a free-agent deal with the New York Rangers last summer. He was 28 years old […]
  • Sun Devils, BCS championship sleeper?

    Too bad they don’t give out awards for preseason expectations, because if so Arizona State would need to find a bigger trophy case. A preseason darling, the Sun Devils are receiving praise from all over, the latest coming courtesy of SI Writer Stewart Mandel. When asked in his mailbag to identify a sleeper team, one […]
  • Sean Burroughs back in Majors after almost four years

    Sean Burroughs will never be confused for Robert Redford, but he might get mistaken for Roy Hobbs some day. After an almost four year layoff from baseball, the former Padres prospect has returned to the majors with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like Hobbs, Burroughs disappeared in the prime of his career after showing promise only to […]
  • Gibson talks roster moves, Galarraga replacement

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are in need of a new fifth starter after designating Armando Galarraga for assignment. “We’re thinking about some external and internal options. We’ve had a lot of discussion about that,” said Kirk Gibson on the Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash show on Wednesday. The D-backs manager was quick to […]
  • D-backs activate Bloomquist from DL, add Burroughs

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have reinstated infielder Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list and selected infielder Sean Burroughs from Triple-A Reno, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers. In corresponding moves, the D-backs designated right-handed pitcher Armando Galarraga for assignment and placed infielder Melvin Mora on […]
  • Reid says the Philadelphia Eagles may not trade Kevin Kolb

    The NFL lockout may be in full swing but that hasn’t kept Philadelphia Eagles general manager and head coach Andy Reid from consistently changing the market for quarterback Kevin Kolb. On Tuesday a Philadelphia television station caught up with Reid and asked if the Eagles would still look to deal Kolb when the labor dispute […]
  • Derrick Williams wants to replace LeBron in Cleveland

    Arizona Wildcat forward Derrick Williams isn’t lacking confidence. As a matter of fact, it appears he has an overabundance of it. In a statement after finding out Tuesday night that the Cleveland Cavaliers would have the first pick in the NBA Draft, Williams shared why he’d be the best option with the first pick. “I […]
  • Diamondbacks designate Galarraga for assignment

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks designated right-hander Armando Galarraga for assignment Tuesday night after the team’s 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. Galarraga, acquired by the Diamondbacks from Detroit in January for a pair of prospects, was 3-4 with a 5.91 ERA in eight starts for Arizona. He had lost four straight games, including […]
  • Inside the Box: Hudson shuts down Padres

    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 17, 2011: Diamondbacks 6, Padres 1 The Arizona Diamondbacks rebounded to split their two-game series against San Diego with a 6-1 win over the Padres on Tuesday. Daniel Hudson […]
  • Melvin re-joins D-backs after painful exit

    PHOENIX – Bob Melvin has agreed to return to the Arizona Diamondbacks organization and serve as an adviser to the front office. For Melvin in his third stint with the Diamondbacks franchise, it marks a return to where he feels most comfortable. “I’ve always felt at home here,” said Melvin on the Sports 620 KTAR’s […]
  • Suns get 13th pick in 2011 NBA Draft

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns ended up exactly where it was expected when they were awarded the 13th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft during the draft lottery that took place on Tuesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers were the big winners moving up and getting the 1st and 4th picks. The Suns will have to rely […]
  • Analyst says Carson Palmer should be Cardinals QB

    Guess what? It’s another day and there is another NFL analyst weighing in on who he thinks the Arizona Cardinals should get to play quarterback in 2011. We know, who would have guessed. Tuesday’s participant is the NFL Network’s Senior Analyst — that means he’s either important or been there the longest — Pat Kirwan, […]
  • Bieber wants to make Upton brothers All-Stars

    Like most good baseball fans we here at fill out our MLB All-Star ballots based on the advice of celebrities. That’s why we were more than pleasantly surprised when one of the world’s biggest celebrities threw his support behind one of our home town Arizona Diamondbacks. That celebrity? None other than star of music […]
  • Barkley: “Every player’s played with gay guys”

    Former Phoenix Suns great Charles Barkley would like you to know something. He’s had gay teammates and so has everyone else. At least that’s what he told Washington Post columnist Mike Wise on his radio show Monday. “Every player’s played with gay guys,” Barkley said. “I didn’t think it, they were gay! “I say on […]
  • Kirk Gibson selected to help coach All-Stars

    PHOENIX — Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was selected to help San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy coach in the MLB All-Star game, which is to take place later this summer in Arizona. Gibson is the only Most Valuable Player in baseball history who did not play in the game during his career. Gibson will be joined […]
  • Bob Melvin returns to D-backs as advisor

    PHOENIX — Bob Melvin, who managed the Diamondbacks from 2005-2009, has returned in an advisory role, the team announced. Melvin will help the Baseball Operations Department as well as other business divisions in his new role, which will include working with managers in the minor league system, scouting, helping with youth initiatives and making appearances […]
  • UA’s Waldrop to enter College Football Hall of Fame

    A member of Arizona’s “Desert Swarm” defense, Rob Waldrop was a winner of the Bednarik, Nakurski and Outland trophies during his final year in school. Now, nearly 20 years later, he will be known for another accomplishment: being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Waldrop, a consensus All-America in 1992, claimed unanimous All-America […]
  • Eagles official website setting the price for Kolb?

    If there was ever any doubt about the Philadelphia Eagles willingness to trade Kevin Kolb it looks like you can lay those to rest. That’s because the team’s website is now trying to drive up the price of the young quarterback. At least it looks that way. Over the weekend ran a piece that […]