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  • Dennis Erickson’s seat is rather warm

    With expectations come, well, expectations, and the Arizona State football team is preparing for what could be a make or break year for their head coach. Entering his fifth season in Tempe, Dennis Erickson has seen his team go 15-21 since a 10-3 campaign in 2007. Bowl-less in three straight years, the time is now […]
  • D-backs’ Upton on hot streak since being given a day off

    In the middle of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ successful road trip, manager Kirk Gibson decided to give his right fielder a day off. Sometimes that’s all one needs. It has seemed to work out quite well for Justin Upton. He is 8-for-12 with two home runs and four RBI since being given that day off in […]
  • History says great May doesn’t mean prolonged success for D-backs

    Spanish philosopher George Santayana once said ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’. That is why, while the Arizona Diamondbacks’ May was great, fans should realize last month’s amazing run doesn’t guarantee future success. The D-backs’ May was the second best in franchise history, finishing the month with a .655 winning […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: NHL Combine Sets Table for Draft

    GLENDALE – Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney and Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving are in Toronto this week at the NHL Combine. Maloney and Treliving are there, among their peers, to observe the players who will be selected in this month’s NHL Entry Draft perform physical tests. Before they return to Phoenix, they will interview […]
  • Charles Woodson, Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson…Patrick Peterson?

    The fifth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson enters the league with high expectations. None, however, seem to be as high as the ones he is placing on himself. He told ESPN’s NFL Live that his goal is to be the best. Not the best corner, though, but the best […]
  • Coyotes sign Szwarz, Domingue

    The Phoenix Coyotes have signed two of their 2010 draft picks. Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney has announced the team signed right wing Jordan Szwarz and goalie Louis Domingue. Both have agreed to entry level contracts, but following club policy, the terms of the deals were not revealed. Szwarz, 20, was drafted by the Coyotes […]
  • Suns linked to Fredette, Thompson

    The NBA draft is just three weeks away and the first few picks are beginning to take shape. However, the Phoenix Suns, who have the thirteenth overall pick, have been very secretive in their draft process and have other teams and fans guessing as to what the Suns will do with their lone draft pick. […]
  • No respect for the Miami Heat

    Will the Miami Heat win the NBA Championship? Probably. But they’re definitely not going to win the respect of Paulie Roundball. Does that mean I’m a Heat Hater. Nope. And it certainly doesn’t mean that I trade emails with Mark Cuban. Hopefully, it simply means this: I’m a fan of building instead of buying. Construct […]
  • Arizona State adds 2012 recruit

    Arizona State has added a seventh signee to their 2012 recruiting class. Dejon Allen, an offensive lineman out of Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif. has committed to the Sun Devils. Allen, who was ranked the 33rd best offensive guard by scout.com, is 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds. The three-star recruit chose ASU over a few […]
  • Can the D-backs sustain their good play?

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have taken the baseball world by storm the last few weeks as they have won 15 of their last 17 games and vaulted all the way to first place in the NL West. However, the question still seems to remain, “Can the D-backs sustain their high level of play?” or […]
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy struggles in D-backs loss

    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 31, 2011: Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 2 The Arizona Diamondbacks’ seven-game winning streak came to an end in the team’s 5-2 defeat to the Florida Marlins on Tuesday. Probably most […]
  • Towers made shrewd trade shipping out Reynolds

    PHOENIX – When Kevin Towers took over as general manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks, one of his first moves was sending out fan favorite third baseman Mark Reynolds for relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio. The move wasn’t popular with the fans at the time considering Reynolds had been one of the team’s biggest run […]
  • Drew, Upton garnering votes for All-Star game

    PHOENIX – The 2011 MLB All-Star game will be played at Chase Field in July and it’s possible the local team could have some of its players in the game. In the first release of the fan voting, shortstop Stephen Drew is currently in fifth place with 303,811 votes. Drew trails leader Troy Tulowitzki of […]
  • People tuning in to watch D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are seeing renewed interest as they’ve climbed to first place in the NL West. Winners of seven in a row and 15 of their last 17, the Diamondbacks are being watched by more people now than they have been in a while. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the 5.1 rating the […]
  • Don’t teach the Suns how to ‘Jimmer’ just yet

    You may not need to get someone to teach you how to Jimmer anytime soon to be cool in Phoenix. That’s because the Suns interest in the BYU guard may not be as large as it was once believed to be. ESPN’s Chad Ford, who was the main perpetrator of Fredette to Phoenix rumors, has […]
  • D-backs legends weigh in on Doug, Wolf and Fun Katy

    When you make a bet and lose, you have to pay the price. That’s a lesson Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf have learned the hard way. Thanks to their annual March Madness bet with Gambo and Ash, and their subsequent annual loss, the hosts and Fun Katy have to dress up and participate in […]
  • Former Buckeye, current Cardinal defends Tressel

    Jim Tressel, seemingly under fire from every direction, has at least one supporter in one of his former players. Beanie Wells, now a running back for the Cardinals, has been outspoken in his defense for the former Ohio State coach. As Beanie explained on ESPN Tuesday, Tressel was just being a father protecting his kids. […]
  • Vegas is noticing the Diamondbacks

    If you are the type of person who places a bet on their favorite team to win its respective championship before the season regardless of how good they are supposed to be, you are in a good spot right now with regards to the Diamondbacks. Last week, Arizona was 100/1 to win World Series. After […]
  • D-backs Legends discuss KTAR’s Legends Race

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  • Diamondbacks: Anatomy of a seven game win streak

    It sure has been one hell of a ride. The Arizona Diamondbacks, who began the month of May 6.5 games out of first in the NL West, entered the month’s final day with a half game lead over the San Francisco Giants. Winning — a lot — will do that for you. Victorious in their […]