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  • ASU adds two new recruits to 2011 class

    ASU added two players to their 2011 signing class Wednesday, bringing the total to 18 players. Safety Kevin Ayers from West Los Angeles College and cornerback Joe Eason from Pahokee High School in Florida will join the Sun Devils’ secondary next season. Ayers is the brother of former UCLA All-American linebacker Akeem Ayers and comes […]
  • Diamondbacks sell out first home spring training game

    Tickets for the first Diamondbacks spring training game at their new facility in Scottsdale sold out Wednesday in a home game scheduled against the Rockies on April 1. The D-backs have reportedly sold 120,000 tickets so far for their 17 home games at Salt River Fields, surpassing their home attendance total of 99,778 tickets at […]
  • Franchise face Upton ready for new season

    After weathering trade rumors, injuries and an underachieving 2010 season, Justin Upton has emerged as the face of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Upton, 23, joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash show Wednesday to discuss his role as one of the now longest tenured D-backs in the clubhouse. Many of his former teammates fell victim to […]
  • Wildcats showing the country they are back

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Wildcat basketball is back. Arizona (23-4, 12-2), now ranked tenth, put the nation on notice at McKale Center this past Saturday with a thrilling 87-86 win over Washington, propelled by Derrick Williams’ walk-off block. “It was a heck of a play by Derrick Williams,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. The Wildcats, winners […]
  • ASU QB Threet retires over concussion issues

    TEMPE – Former Sun Devils starting quarterback Steven Threet has decided to give up playing football after suffering from post-concussion syndrome. ASU confirmed the signal caller’s decision on Wednesday. Threet, who would have been a senior this year, has suffered four concussions, three from last season, and is still experiencing headaches from the after effects. […]
  • Sun Devils looking to parlay victory into winning streak

    TEMPE – Arizona State will be looking to build some momentum heading out on a California road trip after snapping their nine-game losing streak. The Sun Devils broke their 11-game Pac-10 losing streak when they defeated Washington St. 71-69 on Saturday. “These guys have been battling and battling and some hard work finally paid off. […]
  • Shane Doan to tie Numminen’s franchise games played mark

    GLENDALE – Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan will tie the franchise’s all-time games played mark tonight when he plays in his 1,098th career NHL game versus the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Doan will tie former Coyotes captain Teppo Numminen for the games played lead and will become the all-time franchise games played leader […]
  • Russell Branyan ready for new start

    Russell Branyan has spent the majority of his career as a journeyman, playing for eight teams in 12 seasons and never finding a true home. However, the now 35-year-old Branyan hopes his ninth stop in Arizona will be more permanent as a veteran presence on a young Diamondbacks team. He joined the Sports 620 KTAR’s […]
  • Green: Frye’s game evolves, improves

    Six years into his NBA career, Channing Frye has remade himself as a basketball player. Of course, he did the same in his fifth year, and for a guy whose career was heading south it could not have come at a better time, for him and his team. The Suns, middling along at 27-27, have […]
  • NAU’s Jones shares Player of the Week honors

    OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona’s Cameron Jones and Northern Colorado’s Devon Beitzel have been named the Co-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball players of the Week, the conference office announced. Both seniors led their teams to road non-conference victories on Sears BracketBusters Saturday. Jones also led Northern Arizona to a conference win over Eastern Washington. Jones, […]
  • Young and Johnson bring determined mindset into spring training

    While spring training signals the end of the offseason for all players, Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young and second baseman Kelly Johnson acknowledge that a determined mindset is the most important thing to bring with them to Salt River Fields. “I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter what kind of year you had last year,” […]
  • Desert Dog Blog: A look at the week ahead

    GLENDALE – Happy Monday. Here’s a look at the week ahead for the red-hot Coyotes: Phoenix will try to extend its winning streak to a season-high eight games on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be a challenge; the Flyers are the best team in the Eastern Conference with […]
  • Burns: D-backs need to stay relevant

    D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall remains bullish on the future of the Arizona Diamondbacks. “Do I think we can contend?” Hall responded “Yeah, I do.” A wonderful and ambitious thought for certain. One that is roughly similar to the dieter who thinks they’re going to shed 20 pounds in seven days. Or the guy […]
  • Diamondbacks trying to capture a winning attitude

    PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks leadership wants to cultivate a winning attitude on the team for the 2011 season. Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall says that it’s important for the team to find its swagger in spring training because he expects the team to be in the race for the NL West crown at the end of […]
  • D-backs manager Gibson on line-up, team chemistry

    The Arizona Diamondbacks position players reported to spring training Friday in preparation for their first full squad workout scheduled for Saturday. It will be the team’s first workout since undergoing a roster overhaul in the offseason. The workouts this spring will help manager Kirk Gibson determine both his batting order and pitching rotation. He said […]
  • Whisenhunt, Graves discuss Cards off-season matters

    Despite the looming uncertainty of the NFL labor situation, Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves said they are proceeding as usual with the off-season. Both joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Friday to discuss the team’s quarterback situation, evaluation of the draft, free agent prospects and expectations for next […]
  • Burns: Sampling the Phoenix Coyotes

    It’s not that I don’t like Mexican food. It’s just that every time The Decision-Maker asks where we should eat out, it never really comes up. It’s always the pizza place down the street, the sushi restaurant at the mall, or the burger joint across the way. We rarely pick Mexican and when we do […]
  • Scott Brown named defensive line coach at ASU

    TEMPE – Scott Brown, known in college football circles as a master game planner, a dynamic teacher of young men and a relentless recruiter, has been named as Defensive Line coach at Arizona State University, Head Coach Dennis Erickson announced Thursday. Brown replaces former Defensive Line coach Grady Stretz, who left to take the same […]
  • D-backs playing at Kino Stadium for charitable cause

    TUCSON – The Arizona Diamondbacks are returning to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, formerly Tucson Electric Park, in Tucson, with proceeds going to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox are playing Monday, March 7th, at 1:05 p.m. with gates opening at 11:00 a.m. Pima County, the Chicago White Sox and […]
  • D-backs sign infielder Russel Branyan

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and General Manager Kevin Towers announced Thursday that the club agreed to a minor contract with infielder Russel Branyan and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. Branyan, 36, hit .237 with 47 runs, 25 home runs and 57 RBI in 109 games for the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners […]