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  • • D'backs prospect Christian Walker might finally have opening to first base
    Christian Walker has been the definition of a blocked prospect for his entire career, moving between four different organizations but always ending up stuck behind various high-profile first basemen (Chris Davis, Freddie Freeman, Joey Votto, Paul Goldschmidt). Now that Goldschmidt has been dealt to the Cardinals, however, Walker may finally have an...
  • • Mike Bibby under investigation for sexual abuse
    Former NBA player Mike Bibby is under police investigation after being accused of sexual abuse and harassment from a teacher at the high school where he works as a coach, according to The Arizona Republic....
  • • Former NBA star Mike Bibby being accused of sexual abuse
    Mike Bibby has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by a female teacher at Shadow Mountain High School in Arizona. The former NBA star is currently under investigation for allegedly forcefully rubbing his genitals on the teacher back in 2017, per the Arizona Republic. The teacher says Bibby grabbed her by the waist, pulled her into his car a...
  • • Zack Greinke reportedly has no desire to be traded
    The Diamondbacks have waved goodbye to cornerstones Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin in the past few months, leaving right-hander Zack Greinke as their best remaining player. In all, things haven’t gone according to plan for the Diamondbacks since they signed Greinke to a whopping six-year, $206.5 million contract heading into 2016...
  • • NL Notes: D-Backs, Wheeler, Wacha, Dunn
    The Diamondbacks’ interesting offseason reflects GM Mike Hazen’s self-described effort to “thread the needle,” Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic writes in an excellent look at the Arizona organization and its top baseball executive. Despite trading away franchise cornerstone Paul Goldschmidt could turn out to be a highly ...
  • • Diamondbacks still looking to contend despite Paul Goldschmidt trade
    The Diamondbacks’ interesting offseason reflects general manager Mike Hazen’s self-described effort to “thread the needle,” Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic writes in an excellent look at the Arizona organization and its top baseball executive. Despite dealing away franchise cornerstone Paul Goldschmidt in what could turn out to be a highly con...
  • • Arizona Republic: Phoenix could be landing spot for Lonzo Ball
    The Suns could benefit from Anthony Davis‘ trade request, Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic explains. If Davis gets his way and lands in Los Angeles, Lonzo Ball could be shipped elsewhere, and chatter out of Ball’s camp is that he prefers to go somewhere without an established point guard. Phoenix is one of the few teams in immediate need of a s...
  • • Phoenix public unhappy about the $150 million in public funds to be used to renovate Suns arena
    A $230M renovation deal for Talking Stick Resort Arena was approved by Phoenix City Council this week, with the city committing to $150M of that figure, while the Suns will contribute $80M. However, as Abe Kwok of The Arizona Republic details, a number of Phoenix residents aren’t thrilled about that decision, and have launched an effort to force a ...
  • • City of Phoenix strikes deal with Suns over arena improvements
    The Phoenix City Council approved a $230M deal tonight for improvements to Talking Stick Resort Arena that will ensure the Suns remain in the downtown facility through 2037, writes Jessica Boehm of The Arizona Republic. Under the agreement, the city will cover $150M in renovations, while the team will be responsible for $80M, plus any overruns. Cou...
  • • Report: Cardinals, Browns interested in Chuck Pagano for defensive coordinator
    Both the Cardinals and Browns are interested in hiring former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. Pagano may indeed be the favorite for the Arizona job, Somers notes. Pagano, 58, didn’t coach last season after being fired by Indianapolis, but he’s generated plenty of interest dur...
  • • Arizona Republic: Hiring Kingsbury is a reach for Cardinals
    The Cardinals reached by hiring Kliff Kingsbury, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic opines. Kingsbury satisfies Arizona's desire for a young and innovative offensively minded coach, but his lack of NFL experience is cause for alarm in Somers’ view. Steve Spurrier, for example, fell on his face as an NFL coach, and Chip Kelly‘s luck ran out after h...
  • • Steve Wilks gets another endorsement from key Cardinals veteran
    With the Arizona Cardinals 3-12 heading into Week 17, the expectation is that head coach Steve Wilks will be fired after his first season on the job. If some of the team’s most respected veterans are given a say, however, Wilks may get another shot. Patrick Peterson, who has been with the Cardinals for all eight of his NFL seasons, was asked this w...
  • • Steve Wilks' podium suspiciously missing for Friday's presser
    It’s been reported for a couple of weeks now that the Arizona Cardinals plan on making  Steve Wilks a one-and-done head coach. On Friday, the team may have been sending him a not-so-subtle message confirming all the rumors. As he walked up for his weekly press conference ahead of the final game this year, his podium was conspicuously missing. At th...
  • • Kelly Oubre already having fun being a rising Sun
    Kelly Oubre has no regrets about the three-plus years he spent with the Wizards, telling Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic, “I gave everybody my all, man.” Oubre was traded to the Suns last week, but with the team on a road trip, he still hasn’t been to Phoenix. He made his return to Washington tonight and sounds like he’s not fully sold on the ...
  • • Report: Trevor Ariza 'checked out mentally' with Suns
    Suns guard Devin Booker referred to Trevor Ariza as a player who was “loved in the locker room” in Phoenix, but the club’s slow start to the season took a toll on the veteran forward — sources tell Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic that Ariza “checked out mentally” early in the 2018-19 campaign. The decision to trade him was a mutual one made by...

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Top news - Arizona Republic

  • • Suns still figuring out plan at point guard
    When training camp opened for the Suns earlier this week, multiple reports – including ones from Bob Baum of The Associated Press and Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic – noted that the most pressing issue facing the franchise in the short term was its hole at the point guard spot.That hasn’t changed within the last few days, with Duane Rankin of ...
  • • Diamondbacks face tough choices this upcoming offseason
    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic breaks down the tough choices facing the Diamondbacks this winter. Taking another crack at contention would mean filling several needs. It’d also come with some clear risks. As Piecoro well explains: “For years, the Diamondbacks have had just enough talent to want to keep pushing forward, but not enough to serio...
  • • NL West Rumors: D-Backs, Pence, CarGo, Galvis
    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic breaks down the tough choices facing the Diamondbacks this winter. Taking another crack at contention would mean filling several needs. It’d also come with some clear risks. As Piecoro well explains: “For years, the Diamondbacks have had just enough talent to want to keep pushing forward, but not eno...
  • • Diamondbacks announce signing of Shumpei Yoshikawa
    In a press release Sunday, the Diamondbacks confirmed the rumored agreement between the club and 23-year-old Japanese amateur Shumpei Yoshikawa. The right-hander will report to Salt River Fields for instructional league play.Per reports from Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic back in August, Yoshikawa will receive a signing bonus of $650K in an a...
  • • Diamondbacks Announce Signing Of Shumpei Yoshikawa
    In a press release today, the Diamondbacks confirmed the rumored agreement between the club and 23-year-old Japanese amateur Shumpei Yoshikawa.  The right-hander will report to Salt River Fields for instructional league play. Per reports from Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic back in August, Yoshikawa will receive a signing bonus of $650K in an ...
  • • Steve Wilks: Josh Rosen will play 'when the time is right'
    With the Cardinals‘ prospects for a playoff berth looking as bleak as they have in a September since before Carson Palmer arrived, noise around the team beginning the Josh Rosen era has obviously increased. Arizona’s Sam Bradford-led attack did not cross midfield until the fourth quarter against the Rams, and the Cards have just six points this sea...
  • • Will Paul Goldschmidt stay in Arizona beyond the 2019 season?
    The Diamondbacks’ recent plummet out of contention in the NL West should force the team and fans alike to ask the uncomfortable question of how long Paul Goldschmidt will remain with the team, writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Arizona holds a no-brainer $14.5M option over Goldschmidt for the 2019 season, but he’s slated to hit free agenc...
  • • NL West Notes: Goldschmidt, Blanco, Floro
    The Diamondbacks’ recent plummet out of contention in the NL West should force the team and fans alike to ask the uncomfortable question of how long Paul Goldschmidt will remain with the team, writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Arizona holds a no-brainer $14.5MM option over Goldschmidt for the 2019 season, but he’s slated̷...
  • • NL West Notes: Boxberger, D-backs, Padres, Giants
    The Diamondbacks have elected to not only remove Brad Boxberger from the closer’s role but also to do away with set bullpen roles entirely for the remainder of the season, manager Torey Lovullo explained to reporters this week (link via Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic). Rather than deploy a set closer (Boxberger) and setup…...
  • • Booker's surgery could spell doom for Suns
    The Suns have had a tough go of it over the course of the past three seasons. Now that they finally boast an intriguing young core, however, things may have hit a minor snag. Greg Moore of the Arizona Republic wonders if Devin Booker‘s hand injury could spoil Phoenix’s season.While there’s no guarantee that Booker even misses regular season time re...
  • • Devin Booker reportedly needs hand surgery
    The Suns signed young star scoring guard Devin Booker to a big extension this summer. But he reportedly has something important to take care of before starting the 2018-19 NBA season. Here’s the Arizona Republic reporting: The Phoenix Suns will likely start training camp without Devin Booker, whose injured hand is inflamed and may require [....
  • • Cardinals holding press conference for 'major' announcement
    As per Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic, The Arizona Cardinals have announced a press conference for Tuesday Sept. 4 to unveil a “major” announcement. The conference is set for 11 a.m. local time.“The Arizona Cardinals just announced they will hold a 'major' news conference tomorrow at 11 a.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium. New deal for RB ...
  • • Diamondbacks To Promote Yoan Lopez
    The Diamondbacks will promote right-hander Yoan Lopez from Double-A Jackson, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Lopez is not on the D-backs’ 40-man roster, which is currently full, so they’ll need to make a corresponding move. More to come....
  • • Cardinals GM Steve Keim's five-week suspension over
    The Cardinals‘ five-week suspension of GM Steve Keim ended on Wednesday, but he was nowhere to be found during Arizona’s morning practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic tweets. Keim is almost always in attendance for practices, so this may be a sign that he has not been fully reinstated just yet.Here’s more from the NFC West: The Seahawks are...
  • • Tom Chambers reportedly charged with assault
    Here’s the Deseret Morning News reporting on long-retired NBA star Tom Chambers: Former Utah Jazz and Utah Utes power forward Tom Chambers was charged with assault stemming from an incident that happened in April of this year, the Arizona Republic reported. Police said the incident happened on April 15 in a Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant, ac...

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