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  • 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 […]
  • Coach wants Fitzgerald to stay in AZ, out of QB decision

    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

    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 5, 2011: Bulls 97, Suns 94 The Phoenix Suns found themselves down 13 at the half and at one point 22 before coming all the way back to down […]
  • ASU’s Bolden, Simpson out with ACL tears

    TEMPE – Sun Devil seniors Omar Bolden and TJ Simpson both tore their ACLs according to head coach Dennis Erickson on Tuesday. “It’s a tough blow in that those guys have been ever since I’ve been here,” said Erickson. “We’ve battled through a lot of things. They’ve worked their rear ends off, now they get […]
  • Inside the Box: Missed opportunities cost Diamondbacks versus 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 5, 2011: Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 5 The Arizona Diamondbacks may have gotten another L in the loss column but the box score reveals some interesting things the team did […]
  • Hemond to throw out Opening Night first pitch

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today Roland Hemond will throw out the ceremonial Opening Night first pitch prior to Friday’s 6:40 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds in recognition of him receiving the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year. Hemond, 81, begins his 61st year […]
  • 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 […]