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  • • Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams interviewed with Suns
    The Suns met with Sixers assistant Monty Williams on Friday, but didn’t make a job offer, reports Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic. The meeting was described as “very positive,” Rankin adds, and Williams remains a top contender for the position. He was the first candidate the Suns have interviewed since firing first-year coach Igor Kokoskov on ...
  • • Suns GM: Firing Igor Kokoskov was 'my decision alone'
    Speaking on Wednesday to reporters, new permanent Suns general manager James Jones took responsibility for the dismissal of head coach Igor Kokoskov, as Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic writes. Owner Robert Sarver has taken the brunt of the criticism — perhaps deservedly so — for the revolving door of coaches in Phoenix, but Jones said that fir...
  • • Report: Star Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson upset with organization
    Tuesday has been a major news day around the football world in the lead-up to this week’s NFL Draft. One of the big stories surrounds the future of Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson with the Arizona Cardinals. Reports surfaced that the veteran could be on the trading block. According to this note from Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic, Peterso...
  • • Josh Rosen opens up about his future with the Cardinals
    Amid a deluge of trade speculation concerning second-year QB Josh Rosen, the Cardinals opted against making him available to the media last week. However, Rosen did speak to SI.TV about his uncertain status with the club, and while he did not disparage Arizona, he certainly sounded frustrated.  “I definitely understand the situation," Rosen said. "...
  • • Diamondbacks Place Alex Avila On Injured List
    The Diamondbacks will place catcher Alex Avila on the 10-day IL with a strained left quad, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic. In a corresponding move, the team will recall utilityman Tim Locastro from Triple-A to take Avila’s place on the 25-man roster. More to come....
  • • Diamondbacks place catcher Alex Avila on injured list
    The Diamondbacks will place catcher Alex Avila on the 10-day IL with a strained left quad, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. In a corresponding move, Arizona will recall utilityman Tim Locastro from Triple A to take Avila’s place on the 25-man roster. Avila, 32, has made four starts for the Diamondbacks in 2019 and has performed we...
  • • Adam Jones had fan ejected from stadium for using profanity while heckling him
    A San Diego Padres fan took aim at Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Adam Jones on Wednesday, and the star wasn’t having the language spewed in his direction. Jones had the fan ejected from Petco Field after speaking with ballpark security, citing vulgar language. “These fans in sports, man, they’re starting to get a little more brazen,” Jones sai...
  • • Report: Rosen might miss Cardinals' offseason workouts
    It’s been a roller-coaster of an offseason for Josh Rosen. His first head coach was fired, and his new coach Kliff Kingsbury initially recommitted to him. But ever since then, momentum has shifted toward the Cardinals using the first pick of the NFL draft on Kyler Murray, and looking to trade Rosen. Arizona hasn’t done much to tamp down speculation...
  • • Devin Booker plans to be involved in Suns' offseason
    Devin Booker‘s new five-year, maximum-salary extension with the Suns will begin on July 1, and as the team considers its other offseason moves, the standout guard hopes to have some say in those decisions, writes Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic. “It’s probably the summer I’ll be most involved in my career,” Booker said this week. Assuming they...
  • • Padres Claim Socrates Brito
    The Padres have claimed outfielder Socrates Brito off waivers from the Diamondbacks, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (Twitter link). Brito will join an already crowed outfield mix with the San Diego organization. More to come …...
  • • Diamondbacks Place Socrates Brito On Outright Waivers
    The Diamondbacks have placed outfielder Socrates Brito on outright waivers, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (via Twitter). He can be traded or claimed off waivers; if he clears, he could be assigned to Triple-A and remain with the Arizona organization. That news is of particular interest given that fellow D-Backs outfielder Steven Souza...
  • • Diamondbacks place Socrates Brito on outright waivers
    The Diamondbacks have placed outfielder Socrates Brito on outright waivers, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (via Twitter). He can be traded or claimed off waivers; if he clears, he could be assigned to Triple-A and remain with the Arizona organization. That news is of particular interest because fellow D-Backs outfielder Steven Souza Jr. j...
  • • NL West Notes: Holland, Kratz, Giants, Garcia, Shaw
    The latest from the NL West… The Diamondbacks will use Greg Holland as their closer, Torey Lovullo told reporters (including the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro) today.  The veteran reliever didn’t exactly impress during Spring Training, posting a 12.27 ERA over 3 2/3 IP, yet Lovullo said the D’Backs made their decision base...
  • • Rangers' Mendez experienced tightness in pitching elbow
    Rangers southpaw Yohander Mendez left today’s Cactus League start due to tightness in his throwing elbow (MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan was among whose to report the news). “Anytime a pitcher comes out saying it’s their elbow, it’s never a good sign. We’ll find out as soon as we can,” manager Chris Woodward said, adding that Mendez would undergo tests on...
  • • More teams are bowing out of the Antonio Brown sweepstakes
    The Steelers’ options may be narrowing. More teams are either bowing out of the Antonio Brown sweepstakes or not too serious about a push to acquire the All-Pro wide receiver. After reports indicated the Broncos and Eagles were not going to make proposals, the Cardinals, too, will not enter the mix, per Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic (Twitter ...

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  • • Robert Sarver: Suns won't move out of Phoenix
    Suns owner Robert Sarver delivered an important message to fans on Thursday, denying that he’ll move his team out of Phoenix if Talking Stick Resort Arena doesn’t undergo a $230M upgrade. “The Phoenix Suns are not leaving Phoenix,” Sarver said. “I am 100 percent committed, and have been for the last four years, to find a solution to keep them in do...
  • • City of Phoenix shouldn't take Suns owners' threat to move seriously
    Phoenix city council members should take Suns owner Robert Sarver’s threat to move the team with a grain of salt, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic opines. Sarver has dropped hints he’d consider moving the team to Las Vegas or Seattle if the team’s current arena isn’t upgraded. Sarver and his partners should pay more for those renovations, accord...
  • • Suns owner reportedly threatening to move team to Seattle, Las Vegas
    The Phoenix Suns’ owner is reportedly threatening to move the team in order to get his way with a publicly-funded arena renovation. Suns owner Robert Sarver is pushing for the city to join him in paying for a renovation of Talking Stick Resort Arena, which is where the Suns play their home games. Sarver reportedly has a deal in place with the curre...
  • Robert Sarver Threatens to Take Suns to Seattle or Las Vegas
    Suns owner Robert Sarver has reportedly threatened to move his team to Seattle or Las Vegas if members of the Phoenix City Council don’t approve a new arena deal, per Lauri Roberts of the Arizona Republic: UPDATE: City official tells me Suns owner Robert Sarver is threatening to take Suns to Seattle or Las Vegas. […] The post Robert Sa...
  • • Report: Suns owner threatened to move team if Phoenix doesn't approve arena renovations
    In the midst of a battle with the city of Phoenix over funding for arena renovations, Suns owner Robert Sarver told some city council members that he’ll take the franchise to Seattle or Las Vegas if he can’t reach a deal in Phoenix, reports Laurie Roberts of The Arizona Republic. As Jessica Boehm of The Arizona Republic outlines, the Phoenix City C...
  • • Report: D-backs not looking at teardown after Paul Goldschmidt trade
    Although the Diamondbacks traded first baseman Paul Goldschmidt last week, his departure isn’t necessarily a sign that a full-scale teardown is coming, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic hears. While Piecoro doesn’t rule out other deals involving notable D-backs veterans (e.g., Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray), he writes that they “seem comfortable s...
  • • West Rumors: D-backs, Ray, Rox, M’s, Santana, Rangers, Leclerc
    Although the Diamondbacks traded first baseman Paul Goldschmidt last week, his departure isn’t necessarily a sign that a full-scale teardown is coming, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic hears. While Piecoro doesn’t rule out other deals involving notable D-backs veterans (e.g., Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray), he writes that they “...
  • • Miguel Montero: I'm 'pretty much retired'
    Catcher Miguel Montero last took a major league field on April 5, which is likely to go down as his final MLB game. After sitting out nearly all of last season, Montero tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he’s “pretty much retired,” and he has turned his attention to a budding career as an agent. Montero is the CEO of ZT Sports, an agen...
  • • Miguel Montero “Pretty Much Retired”
    Catcher Miguel Montero last took a major league field on April 5, which is likely to go down as his final MLB game. After sitting out nearly all of last season, Montero tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he’s “pretty much retired,” and has turned his attention to a budding career as an…...
  • • Suns head coach explains why team is high on Richaun Holmes
    Richaun Holmes has settled in as the Suns’ backup center since Tyson Chandler‘s contract was bought out, as Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic notes. Holmes has averaged 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 15.9 minutes during the month of November.  Coach Igor Kokoskov cites Holmes’ biggest asset as something that goes beyond box s...
  • • Suns and Tyson Chandler agree to buyout; Chandler waived
    The Phoenix Suns and Tyson Chandler have reached an agreement to buy out the veteran center’s contract. Chandler has now been officially waived. According to the Arizona Republic, “Chandler is in the final year of a four-year deal in which he is guaranteed to make $13.6 million.” “We want to thank Tyson for his contributions to the [......
  • • Warriors ordered to pay $40M in prior renovations to Oracle Arena
    The Warriors have been ordered to pay approximately $40M for prior renovations at Oracle Arena, according to an Associated Press report. The dispute stemmed from renovations to the arena back in 1996. The government agency that manages the arena took out a $150M bond for basketball renovations and the team agreed to help finance with annual payment...
  • • Ingram on suspension: 'Well, it was better than we expected'
    Lakers forward Brandon Ingram felt he got off easy after receiving a four-game suspension for instigating a fight between his team and the Rockets on Saturday night, he told ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Dave McMenamin and other media members. Ingram received the longest suspension doled out by the league, but he thought it could be worse. Teammate Raj...
  • • Diamondbacks agree to new deal with Eduardo Escobar
    The Diamondbacks have announced a new contract with infielder Eduardo Escobar, as Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic first reported (Twitter links). It’s said to be a three-year, $21M pact. Escobar is a client of DJ Rengifo Y Associates LLC. This news represents a fascinating turn of events just before the official onset of free agency. The 29-ye...
  • • D-Backs Agree To New Deal With Eduardo Escobar
    The Diamondbacks have worked out a new contract with infielder Eduardo Escobar, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (Twitter links). It’s said to be a three-year, $21MM pact. This news represents a fascinating turn of events just before the official onset of free agency. More to come …  ...

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