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Roger Goodell has a secret defender — his wife

Posted by   /  October 12, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment, Sports  /  No Comments

When media outlets wrote about the NFL commissioner, an anonymous tweeter hit back By Andrew Beaton | The Wall Street Journal; When National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is under attack, as he so often is these days, @forargument is there to fight back. Wait, who? The Twitter account, under the name “Jones smith,” has […]

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One month to go before the greatest show on grass, the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships

Posted by   /  October 11, 2017  /  Featured News, Sports  /  No Comments

Skydivers.  Arm Wrestling Champion.  Church. Three More New Things With One Month To Go Before the Next Greatest Show on Grass So you thought we were done announcing exciting new elements for the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, now just one month away from today? That’s just not our style.  Nor is being conventional.  So in case […]

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Book Richardson’s legal trials begin with a brief hearing, a bond — and an embrace

Posted by   /  October 11, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jon Gold | Special to the Arizona Daily Star They stood and hugged, and this was not a short embrace. Book Richardson and Tony Bland, once two of the most prominent assistant coaches in Pac-12 men’s basketball, now in the throes of one of the biggest scandals in college basketball history, bonded together moments […]

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Battered by the Dodgers, Diamondbacks turn to Plan Z — Zack Greinke

Posted by   /  October 9, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Karen Crouse | The New York Times Zack Greinke sat at the far end of the visiting clubhouse at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night and used his shiny silver suitcase, which was not much bigger than the strike zone, as a footstool. While sipping water from a bottle, Greinke drank in the scene as […]

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Going for broke: Many pro athletes still struggling with finances

Posted by   /  October 8, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Short-time Diamondbacks manager Wally Backman declared bankruptcy despite a career in Major League Baseball. He did it, he said, to avoid paying over 20 creditors. /Photo courtesy Major League Baseball By Ryan Dorfman | Cronkite News  ike Tyson. Allen Iverson. Diego Maradona. Terrell Owens. Four major athletes, four major sports.  And an estimated $600 million […]

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Can the Diamondbacks derail the Dodgers’ World Series dreams?

Posted by   /  October 6, 2017  /  Featured News, Sports  /  No Comments

Yahoo Sports For the Los Angeles Dodgers, the postseason is a lot like a video game and their only goal is to win the whole dang thing. Three levels stand between L.A. and the ultimate prize. And the first one, well, it’s not what they’d have chosen. The Dodgers’ quest starts here with the Arizona […]

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Arizona officials’ statements ‘right out of the playbook,’ crisis experts say

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Bruce Pascoe | Arizona Daily Seven days after Arizona assistant coach Book Richardson was arrested on federal bribery and fraud charges, the statements flowed in, one by one. At 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, UA coach Sean Miller said in a statement from UA’s athletic department that he was “devastated” about the situation and that […]

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Archie Rivals: With heroes galore, D-Backs rock Colorado in thriller, move on to LA

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  Featured News, Sports  /  No Comments

By Nick Piecoro, azcentral sports After a game unlike any they could remember playing, the Diamondbacks danced, poured beer in each other’s mouths and looked ahead. They had survived a do-or-die affair. The Los Angles Dodgers are next. The Diamondbacks’ 11-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in the National League wild-card game earned them a […]

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County Stadium District approves contract for $3.75M in repairs for Chase Field

Posted by   /  October 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Scottsdale Independent Chase Field will undergo renovations this offseason as the Maricopa County Stadium District Board of Directors approved a contract that will allow $3.75 million of additional stadium improvements. The contract will cover steel and concrete repair work. These repairs, the stadium district said in a press release, fall under its approach of […]

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Will Lovullo’s boys be Cinderella?

Posted by   /  October 4, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Previewing the N.L. Wild Card Game By Craig Calcaterra | NBC Sports The Rockies and Diamondbacks have played each other 19 times this season. Tonight it’s number 20. The National League Wild Card game. The winner advances and the loser goes home. The storyline here is going to be all about the glass slipper. Both […]

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