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Go-to Grant hoping to be a go for Arizona this week

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona receiver Samajie Grant is the great-to-be-around guy, the funny guy, the hard worker, the high IQ football guy, the stop-on-a-dime player and so much more. So when those who talk about him say -- and they say it plenty -- that he's just Samajie being Samajie, it translates into so many things "He loves football and is excited to practice," Arizona...
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Giants rally past D-backs in ninth

PHOENIX -- Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy delivered a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants narrowed their gap in the NL West, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Thursday. The Giants pulled within two games of the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost at Colorado 16-2. The contenders each have 10 games left. Duffy's one-out hit came on a full...
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Owings: First priority, second base

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are field-testing the long-held theory that if you can play shortstop you can play second base and third base, too. Chris Owings is the latest under the microscope. Owings, who opened the season as the team's shortstop, has made all 13 starts at second base since being activated from two months on the disabled list on Sept. 2, with Didi Gregorius seeing...
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ASU safety Simone keeps disproving doubters

TEMPE, Ariz. -- During Arizona State's spring practice, safety Jordan Simone seemed to be just a placeholder -- a walk-on holding a No. 1 job until someone better came along. Even in preseason camp, observers doubted Simone would hold off competition, but three games into the season Simone has done that ... and then some. Now with a scholarship and seemingly entrenched as the...
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Report: Dwyer arrested following domestic incident

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested for domestic violence by Phoenix Police Wednesday afternoon, television station KTVK (Channel 3) first reported.  Dwyer, who is married and has a son, was in the Cardinals locker room Wednesday during media availability, but KTAR.com reported that he was pulled from practice to answer questions from police...
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Palmer exploring myriad treatment options for shoulder

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The bruised nerve in Carson Palmer's right shoulder has improved to the point where he is doing some throwing. But Palmer is still getting all sorts of treatment in hopes of playing Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. "All the classic things: stim(ulus) and ice, acupuncture, dry needling," he said. "I've...
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Heat intensifies as summer of Bledsoe nears end

PHOENIX -- With less than 14 restricted-free-agent shopping days left, Eric Bledsoe appears destined to settle for a contractual lump of coal. True, the one-year, $3.37 million Bledsoe would play for after choosing the Suns' qualifying offer may be extremely lucrative to most of us. But the potential diamond of restricted free agency -- although it's difficult for most NBA...
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Charles Barkley's Turrible First Pitch

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D-backs plan to give Chafin 2 starts

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks will let another rookie stake his claim for a spot in what appears to be a wide-open 2015 starting rotation in the final two weeks of the season. Left-hander Andrew Chafin will start against San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday afternoon, manager Kirk Gibson said, and the only surprise seemed to be in the timing of the announcement. Chafin...
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D-backs, Collmenter fall in pitchers' duel

PHOENIX -- Jake Peavy had another strong outing, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants gained a game in the NL West race with a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The victory, combined with the Dodgers' 10-4 loss at Colorado, left the Giants three games behind first-place Los Angeles with 11 to play. San Francisco snapped a three-game losing...
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ASU to open 2015 conference play against L.A. schools

The 2014 college football season is barely underway, but Arizona State fans already can begin making plans for the 2015 season. The Pac-12 revealed the 2015 conference schedule Tuesday night, and the Sun Devils jump right into the fire, opening with the L.A. schools, although they avoid Oregon on the road for a fourth straight year. The South division will again see decisive action...
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ASU expects linebacker Moeakiola to play against UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. -- After last Saturday's 38-24 win over Colorado, it appeared ASU had lost two captains to injuries for what could be a significant amount of time. Now, the dust has settled a bit. While starting quarterback Taylor Kelly's foot injury will keep him out at least one game and likely more, ASU expects spur linebacker Viliami "Laiu" Moeakiola to play against...
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D-backs interview Stewart for GM job

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' general manager search kicked into high gear Tuesday, when top candidate Dave Stewart interviewed with D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and president/CEO Derrick Hall, sources said. The three met for several hours at Chase Field as the D-backs worked to find a successor for Kevin Towers, a hire they would like to make before the end of...
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Bercovici ready to seize opportunity in Kelly's absence

TEMPE, Ariz. -- In his first game at Arizona State in 2011, quarterback Mike Bercovici had to step in for cramping starter Brock Osweiler late in the second half. In every game since, he's been waiting, prepared to take over at a moment's notice. Bercovici again took the reins last week when starter Taylor Kelly went down with a foot injury, and next week against No. 12 UCLA...
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Cardinals facing vulnerable 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it. Smith is just two games into his nine-game penalty from the NFL for violations of league substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. This unit realizes it must find ways to put more pressure on the quarterback without...
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Coyotes announce training camp schedule

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes veterans training camp is set to begin at 9 a.m. Friday at Gila River Arena. All training camp practices at Gila River Arena are free and open to the public. Fans should enter through Gate #3/Security entrance. Below is a complete schedule for the veterans training camp. The schedule is subject to change. The complete training camp roster will be...
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All about catching tonight on FOX Sports Arizona

Tonight's Diamondbacks-Giants telecast on FOX Sports Arizona is all about catchers. It's "The Catchers Show" and viewers will get to see how the game is played from the catcher's perspective. Two former big-league catchers will play a part in the telecast to offer their perspectives on the position and everything it entails, while the night will also focus on...
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Ross ready to fight for job in '15

PHOENIX -- Cody Ross was in the opposite dugout Monday night but the mention of his name still elicited thoughts of support, appreciation and jewelry from San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. "Cody is one of those players you would love to have on your team, He's one of the good ones" Bochy said before the Diamondbacks' 6-2 win over the Giants. "Certainly, I...
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Trumbo, D-backs pound Giants

PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night. Trumbo had five RBIs, and Wade Miley (8-11) bounced back from his shortest outing of the season by pitching seven innings of one-run ball. San Francisco's NL West chances took a hit with consecutive losses to the...
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Pereira: Cardinals' Peterson should have been ejected

The Arizona Cardinals had a nice day in New York on Sunday, taking down the host Giants 25-14. But star cornerback Patrick Peterson has seen better days, getting called for three penalties. After one, Peterson argued a little too passionately for the liking of FOX's guru of football officiating, Mike Pereira, making contact with the official. Like Austin, Peterson was not flagged...
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Bondurant works out of doghouse, onto field

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona safety Tra'Mayne Bondurant spent much of fall camp in coach Rich Rodriguez's doghouse after the senior came in out of shape and unprepared for the season. And for a day it appeared as though he was off the team But Bondurant, one of the Wildcats' more defensively opportunistic players, could start to see more playing time this week, Rodriguez...
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Graham, Anderson pledge $1 million to ASU stadium campaign

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If there were any doubt left about Arizona State coach Todd Graham's commitment to a long career in Tempe, it should have vanish now. And if concern existed that athletic director Ray Anderson, a former NFL vice president, might make a stepping stone of ASU as athletic directors have done before him, it too should be quelled. Graham and Anderson, along with their...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL cheerleaders: Week 2

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Palmer's availability in doubt for 49ers game

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday that there was no change in quarterback Carson Palmer's status and the team will take the normal approach this week as it waits to see whether the bruised nerve in Palmer's right shoulder will heal and start firing enough to allow him to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. "If he can go, he can go,"...
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D-backs call up Ahmed, Chafin, Wilson

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson from Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, the D-backs transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list. Ahmed, 24, finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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