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Peterson ready to prove he's NFL's best CB

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on Sunday tried to be diplomatic when the conversation turned to the seemingly endless debate over who is the NFL's best cornerback. He gave his competition credit and downplayed the topic at first but ultimately made it clear once again what he thinks. "Do I feel I'm the best cornerback? Absolutely," Peterson...
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Rookie TE Niklas 'way behind' after hand injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The start of Cardinals tight end Troy Niklas's professional career has been anything but smooth, and, with the season fast approaching, the former Notre Dame standout is behind the proverbial eight ball. Still recovering from a hand injury suffered in the spring, Niklas faces the task of playing catch up in his first training camp while competing for a position...
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Shoddy defense D-backs' demise in Philly

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. With the score 2-2 in the sixth, Howard walked with two outs against Vidal Nuno (0-2). Marlon Byrd popped up to short right field, where second baseman Didi...
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La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. La Russa, now the Diamondbacks chief baseball officer, was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown. La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division...
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10 ejected in D-backs, Dodgers Triple-A brawl

Ten players and coaches were ejected Saturday night after the Triple-A affiliates for the Diamondbacks (Reno Aces) and Dodgers (Albuquerque Isotopes) engaged in a bench-clearing brawl that delayed the game 30 minutes and was kept out of the stands by only the netting behind home plate. Tempers flared in the second inning when Aces pitcher Mike Bolsinger threw up and in to Isotopes...
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Predators upend Rattlers

ORLANDO -- The Orlando Predators (11-7) made a statement in the team's regular season finale, earning a spectacular 56-50 victory over the defending ArenaBowl Champion Arizona Rattlers (15-3) in front of a sold out crowd of 8,550 at CFE Arena on Saturday evening. The win marks just the second time in the last 11 seasons the Predators have finished the regular season with 11...
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Mercury extend winning streak to 15

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner scored 18 points and the Phoenix Mercury tied the second-longest winning streak in WNBA history with their 15th straight victory, beating the New York Liberty 78-63 on Saturday night. The Mercury (21-3) matched the 1998 Houston Comets with the victory and are three short of the league mark set by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001. Griner also had eight rebounds...
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D-backs roar back to beat Phillies in 10

PHILADELPHIA -- Martin Prado doubled, homered and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. Nick Evans' three-run homer capped Arizona's four-run 10th inning. Evan Marshall (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the victory. Marlon Byrd...
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Cardinals training camp gallery

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Cardinals open camp loaded with talent, expectations

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A very different feel filled University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday. A year ago, the Cardinals were settling into their new training camp home after relocating their preseason training from Flagstaff. More than that, though, expectations were low for a team with a first-year head coach, a new general manager and a turned-over roster. This year, coming off a...
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Palmer enjoying unfamiliar stability

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's been a while since Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer met the media on day one of training camp without big questions to answer, and the veteran understandably fely good about that Saturday. "It's awesome," Palmer said, provoking laughter. Palmer enters camp with job security and stability around him he hasn't experienced in quite some...
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Phillies get to Miley, take series opener

PHILADELPHIA -- Domonic Brown homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Grady Sizemore had three hits, including the 1,000th of his career, with a double and an RBI for Philadelphia, which had a rare offensive outburst. The Phillies, who entered 12th in the NL in runs, scored at least...
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NAU tight end Rickert named to preseason All-America team

Northern Arizona senior tight end R.J. Rickert was named to the USA College Football FCS first team Preseason All-America team. The Lumberjacks also had one second-team selection, two third-team choices and one honorable mention. Rickert caught 22 passes last season for 246 yards. Senior offensive lineman Roy Garcia was a second-team selection. He started all 12 games for NAU last...
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Cardinals sign WR Reggie Dunn

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals signed wide receiver Reggie Dunn, the team announced Friday afternoon. Dunn (5-9, 178) originally entered the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rookie free agent in 2013 out of Utah. Last season, he spent time on the practice squads of the Steelers, Packers, Browns, Dolphins and Patriots. Most recently, he was released by the Patriots on...
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La Russa's Hall of Fame mantra: Trust your gut

PHOENIX -- Tony La Russa was not very far into his managerial career when baseball innovator Paul Richards had some advice that helped jump start La Russa on the road to Cooperstown. "Trust your gut," Richards said. "Don't cover your butt." With three World Series rings and 2,728 career victories, La Russa made it through with guts, imagination and an ability...
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What to watch: D-backs at Phillies, 3:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Arizona

The Diamondbacks invade the City of Brotherly Love for a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies, starting tonight on FOX Sports Arizona.  Aaron Hill will look to continue his hot streak at the plate as the D-backs take on Chase Utley, Marlon Byrd and the rest of the Phillies. Here's what to watch for on FOX Sports Arizona tonight, when coverage begins with "Diamondbacks...
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Hollis-Jefferson ready to shoot into nation's elite

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Summer of Rondae features 3-point shots, two elite camps and one really juicy quote. "We have the best starting five in the country," Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said earlier this month of his Arizona Wildcats, a sentence that traveled at Internet speed to Kentucky fans everywhere. "I was checking out the reaction," said Hollis-Jefferson, a 6...
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Suns made 'small' strides in free agency

PHOENIX -- They entered the month thinking big. But the Suns must feel pretty small as the march through July comes to an end. In this predicament, however, "feeling" can be interpreted as "embracing." After making overtures aimed at landing LeBron James and another free-agent playmate of his choosing (thinking big in a philosophical sense), the Suns went all...
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Diamondbacks at Phillies on FOX Sports Arizona

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Mercury coast to 14th win in a row

LOS ANGELES -- DeWanna Bonner scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their 14th straight victory, 93-73 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night. Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner each had 18 points and Candice Dupree added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Mercury (20-3), four wins shy of the Sparks' WNBA record of 18 straight wins in 2001. Nneka...
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Suns waive guard Dionte Christmas

The Phoenix Suns, who appear well set in the backcourt, waived guard Dionte Christmas on Thursday. Christmas averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.4 minutes while appearing in 31 games last season as an NBA rookie. The Suns recently signed free agent guard Isaiah Thomas, who joins third-team All-NBA point guard Goran Dragic and, potentially, restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe...
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Graham defends his junior college recruiting philosophy

After losing high profile junior college recruits Darrius Caldwell and Dalvon Stuckey for academic reasons, Arizona State coach Todd Graham was sure to get some questions about the players and his junior college recruiting philosophy at Pac-12 Media Days in Hollywood. As much consternation as losing Caldwell and Stuckey has created over the past week, Graham seems to have already...
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Mora: It would be awful if Hundley gets black QB stereotype from NFL

HOLLYWOOD -- Much of the discussion here at Pac-12 Media Days this week has centered on the league's abundance of elite quarterbacks. On Thursday, UCLA coach Jim Mora did not hesitate to talk up the Bruins' star signal-caller, Brett Hundley, saying: "I can tell you unequivocally that Brett Hundley is a first-round draft pick. The guy's a future star in the NFL."...
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110 Sports Podcast: Derrick Hall

Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall joins Matt this week to discuss what he hopes the team can accomplish in the second half, possible moves that could be made before the trade deadline, the impact of Tony LaRussa, what the MLB needs for its next commissioner and how the fan experience needs to continue to improve.
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ASU's Graham confident as ever despite defensive rebuild

From the way Arizona State coach Todd Graham talked Thursday at Pac-12 Media Days in Los Angeles, you might have thought the Sun Devils had been picked to win the conference in its preseason media poll rather than third in the South division. Despite significant losses to graduation and more experienced competition in the Pac-12 South, Graham appeared abundantly confident that ASU...
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