Desert Dirt: Takes, opinions and columns

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The Defense Isn't The Problem, This Week

One of the most telling signs of a bad team is that they do not have one glaring weakness. Through the course of a season, game-by-game, there are new ways to lose and more fundamental flaws revealed.

The Defense Isn't The Problem, This Week

One of the most telling signs of a bad team is that they do not have one glaring weakness. Through the course of a season, game-by-game, there are new ways to lose and more fundamental flaws revealed.

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Is There An Answer For The Suns Woes At The Four?

It takes more than being just an athlete, big, or a good shooter to be a consistently good player in the paint and the team is learning that the hard way after having eight years of glory with an All-Star.

Is There An Answer For The Suns Woes At The Four?

It takes more than being just an athlete, big, or a good shooter to be a consistently good player in the paint and the team is learning that the hard way after having eight years of glory with an All-Star.

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The Suns turned the ball, and the game over

A few things on the basketball court are indefensible and when they are the only part of your game executed consistently a team is doomed.

The Suns turned the ball, and the game over

A few things on the basketball court are indefensible and when they are the only part of your game executed consistently a team is doomed.

It Is No Longer Be Easy For Michael Beasley

With more questions than answers the fate of the teams prized off-season acquisition is up in the air, not in terms of a potential trade, but on more of a game-to-game basis.

Keim's interview is not the end of the world

It is just the process called due diligence...or leverage.

Overall, a good showing by NFC West teams in 2012

Two playoff teams and strong defenses made the NFC West a very good division in 2012.

Loss to Niners mirrors 2012 season for Cards

Promising start, terrible falling apart, meaningless bright spot and bad finish.

Cain Velasquez Wins UFC Heavyweight Title

Cain Velasquez defeated Junior Dos Santos by unanimous decision to win back the UFC heavyweight title. It was Dos Santos' first loss inside the Octagon.

Checkout our Week 17 ATS picks!

We handicap all 16 games on the schedule

Snyder didn't call for Smith in AZ, not exactly

But it is clear that he wouldn't mind it, which is totally OK.

The Suns Are Inventing New Ways To Lose Late

As of late the Phoenix Suns have been able to keep in games and play more competitive games, but when it comes down to winning time there is a disconnect in the gameplan, the execution, and in the win/loss column.

Reflecting on Arizona's perfect start to the year

For the first time since 1987, the Wildcats have started the season with a 12-0 record.

Which Cardinals deserve to be in the Pro Bowl?

We look at the top candidates and whether they will make the team

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All the AZ sports fans want for Christmas is...

What sports fans wish they could have under their metaphorical Christmas tree of local sports

Seahawks in position to steal division crown

Seattle will need help to get it done, but the Seahawks are in the playoffs and could be the most feared team in the NFL at present.

How can Arizona beat the Bears?

It looks to be a very tall task, but this is what the Cardinals must do to win in their home finale.

Yet another strange move by the D-backs

First Heath Bell, then Didi Gregorius, now Cody Ross.

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