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Valley neurologist to serve as consultant on sidelines for Super Bowl

PHOENIX -- How do you alter a long-standing culture where toughness and team are sometimes emphasized to the detriment of the individual? When it comes to the NFL and concussions, Dr. Javier Cardenas believes that change is achieved through immersion, understanding, education, support and the formation of new habits.   Cardenas is the director of Barrow Neurological Institute...
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Puppets, flip-flops and Beast Mode: Best of Super Bowl XLIX Media Day

Well, that was fun. The annual clown show otherwise known as Super Bowl XLIX Media Day is now behind us, but not before giving us some tasty morsels of fun to carry us over before the actual game goes down on Sunday. This year's edition had the usual cast of oddly dressed characters, funny quotes and interesting questions. So, let's relive some of better moments. The New England...
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10 things that make Arizona a mighty fine Super Bowl site

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Arizona man loses Super Bowl credential after Facebook post

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- An Arizona man who had a chance to be on the field at the Super Bowl will have to watch it on TV -- all because of Facebook. Russ Knight, a former DJ who lives in Glendale, was hired by the NFL as an assistant frequency coordinator. Knight told KPHO-TV that, in his excitement, he posted a picture on Facebook earlier this month of him wearing his credential. But...
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Super Bowl preview: Steps Patriots can take to bottle up Wilson

In the fourth of our four-part series, FOX Sports NFL and college football analyst Coy Wire breaks down matchups essential to determining the outcome of the Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how the Patriots can keep Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from dominating them with his legs. Russell Wilson is one of the new breed of dual-threat quarterbacks we've seen pop up in the NFL...
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Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson is chasing Lidstrom's All-Star example

Oliver Ekman-Larsson idolized Detroit Red Wings defenseman and fellow countryman Nicklas Lidstrom from the time he was 5 years old. "I had posters and hockey cards," Ekman-Larsson said sheepishly. "We didn't get a lot of the NHL games on TV, but I read about him all the time in the newspapers and obviously, everybody knew who he was in Sweden." As Ekman-Larsson gets set to play in...
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Ray Whitney's legacy: Leadership, humor, underappreciated skill

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Examples of individual greatness are easy to spot on the ice. An electrifying goal, a game-saving stop, a momentum altering hit or a how-did-he-do-that pass. Great leadership is much harder to define. While there is plenty of hyperbole devoted to the term, rarely does a moment jump out, smack you in the face and proclaim. 'This is leadership.' It did on April...
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2015 Waste Management Open Pro-Am includes Randy Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald

Diamondbacks and Cardinals fans who want to see their favorite players hit the golf course will have their chance on Jan. 28. The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am will include several athletes from the Valley, including former D-Backs pitcher Randy Johnson, current pitcher Josh Collmenter, and the Cardinals duo of receiver Larry Fitzgerald and cornerback Patrick...
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2015 Pro Bowl: Michael Irvin, Cris Carter hope to steal the show

PHOENIX -- A grand ballroom in the Arizona Biltmore looked more like a television studio set. An array of lights, a boom camera and plenty of NFL personnel made for an showy opening Pro Bowl press conference on Tuesday. Pro Bowl alumni captains, former NFL stars Cris Carter and Michael Irvin, introduced their co-captains and drafted their player captains in front of a small media...
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Intense McConnell makes his case as Arizona's Mr. Indispensable

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller has signed 11 top 50 recruits in the past four years. They can all take a backseat to the unassuming transfer point guard from Duquesne. Arizona coach Sean Miller, after senior T.J. McConnell had a brilliant first half to kick-start a 69-51 rollover against eighth-ranked Utah on Saturday, said he could make the case that "no player...
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Super Bowl preview: Will Marshawn Lynch be able to dominate Patriots defense?

In the first of our four-part series, FOX Sports NFL and college football analyst Coy Wire breaks down one of the matchups essential to determining the outcome of the Super Bowl. Today, he looks at whether Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will be able to dominate against the Patriots the way he did against the Packers -- and what New England may do to corral him. The Baltimore...
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The Starting Five: Atlanta fans slow to warm to hot Hawks

While Joel Embiid continues his alleged quest to identify the best purveyor of cheese steak in Philly, let's investigate some issues around the NBA. THE OPENING TIP: Red-Hot-lanta The obvious feel-good story of this season's opening half has been authored by the Atlanta Hawks. Second-year coach Mike Budenholzer's team -- winners of 13 games in a row, 27 of their last 29 and 15 of...
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Arizona auctions top $100 million, and the weekend is just beginning

Friday and Saturday are supposed to be the big sales days within the annual Arizona Auction Week, but that's changed this year. First, there was the sale Tuesday at Barrett-Jackson of cars from the Ron Pratte collection. Then, on Thursday, RM and Bonhams combined to sell 13 cars for $1 million or more, including a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione coupe that went for $9.405 million...
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Brandan Wright sticks to the pick-and-roll with Suns

PHOENIX -- Brandan Wright made an NBA career by accepting who he is. This isn't about Wright dealing with an existential crisis as a basketball player. It's about him succeeding with a basic economics lesson. Wright, acquired by the Suns this week in a trade from Boston, made himself into a commodity by focusing on what he does best. Screen, roll, maybe dunk. Sometimes use a short...
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No. 10 Wildcats bounce back, beat Buffaloes

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Stanley Johnson scored 22 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 10 Arizona pulled away for a 68-54 victory over short-handed Colorado on Thursday night. Arizona (15-2, 3-1 Pac-12) struggled offensively at times without injured guard Gabe York and had a hard time containing Askia Booker after losing to Oregon State in its last game. The Wildcats pulled out their...
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Coyotes' roster overhaul begins in earnest with trade of Dubnyk

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes' roster overhaul has begun in earnest. Arizona shipped backup goalie Devan Dubnyk to Minnesota on Wednesday for a third-round draft pick in 2015. Dubnyk will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He signed a one-year, $800,000 deal in the offseason, so the move made sense for the Coyotes. He wasn't going to be back anyway and the Coyotes...
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Suns recreate Trevor Booker's buzzer-beating tip shot

Trevor Booker owns the title for the coolest inconsequential shot of the NBA season. It's not even the All-Star break, but it feels safe to say that statement will stand. On Friday against the Thunder, the Jazz forward took a sideline inbound pass with 0.2 seconds left on the shot clock, and with his back to the basket, tipped the ball over his head and into the net. The level of...
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Why the early 2015 college football rankings like ASU, Arizona

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel's pick for the Arizona State Sun Devils to win the College Football Playoff on Monday was ludicrous. So here's FOX Sports football analyst Petros Papadakis being equally high on the Sun Devils while bringing us closer to reality. Papadakis included ASU as one of his four teams for next year's playoff. Bold, yes. Out of the realm of possibility? No. With...
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Benson Henderson was never told about fighting 'Cowboy' Cerrone

It's always disappointing news when a big fight gets cancelled due to injury.  Benson Henderson has avoided the dreaded opponent change for most of his UFC career, but just recently it happened and he didn't even know about it. Eddie Alvarez suffered an injury in training and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Henderson at this weekend's UFC Fight Night card in...
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Suns trade Celtics first-round pick to acquire Brandan Wright

PHOENIX -- To add depth to their thin frontcourt, the Phoenix Suns sent a first-round draft pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for forward Brandan Wright. The team confirmed the trade Friday afternoon. "We are excited to add Brandan to our roster," said general manager Ryan McDonough. "His length, athleticism and finishing ability make him a great fit for our style of play....
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Mike Smith rebounds with big saves against Jets

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes goalie Mike Smith still didn't feel like his old, more successful self two starts ago. But he felt a few things go his way in a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Then Smith and the Coyotes were pelted in a 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Somewhere in that embarrasing result, believe it or not, Smith's confidence grew. Coach Dave Tippett...
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Rob Gronkowski has a party bus with a great nickname

This really shouldn't come as a surprise, but fun loving, big kid, Rob Gronkowski has a party bus. The best thing about the Patriots and former Arizona Wildcats tight end owning the party bus is the nickname he gave it: "Sinners Bus." According to a new Sports Illustrated story, the bus seats eight, has blinking lights and a big-time sound system. Gronk is very practical about the...
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ASU football's young defense aims to build on year of growth

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Any preseason apprehension about how Arizona State football's program would fare in 2014 probably had to do with how little was known about its defensive unit. And so any surprise about how successful the Sun Devils became thereafter had everything to do with Todd Graham's youthful defensive players growing into roles vacated by a large senior class. Mike Norvell...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch live at 1:30 p.m.: Randy Johnson press conference

Join FOX Sports Arizona at 1:30 p.m. for live coverage from Chase Field as Randy Johnson discusses today's Hall of Fame election.
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Coyotes finding success with Gagner-Hanzal pairing

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Finding a home for Sam Gagner has been one of the biggest challenges Coyotes coach Dave Tippett has faced this season. In training camp and early in the year, Tippett tried Gagner at center, where Gagner had played in Edmonton and where he admitted he felt most comfortable. As the season approaches its midpoint, however, Tippett has come to the conclusion that...
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