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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.

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

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.

Cardinals/Bears game preview and prediction

A look at the Cardinals' final home game of the 2012 season.

Week 16 ATS picks!

Our Week 16 picks against the spread

It's ok to root for spoiling

Cheering for a spoiling win is better than hoping for losses.

NBA Scout Feels Marshall Could Get Someone Fired

The transition has been tougher for one lottery pick this year more than any other and he is still working to get better, despite his critics. Some of those critics are in high places with opinions that matter more than others.

Suns win, but still need to finish the job

Charlotte almost gets back in the game after being down 30 with a fourth quarter rally.

D-backs owner happy with work of his GM

Ken Kendrick recently released a statement in support of his general manager, Kevin Towers.

Scottsdale native looks forward to Phoenix FC

Brad Keller is one of Phoenix FC's first signed players.

Phoenix Suns Vs. Charlotte Bobcats Preview

Phoenix is looking for a fourth straight win against the improved Bobcats.

Phoenix Suns Podcast Episode Four

Led by a strong defense the Phoenix Suns have won three games in a row and might have found their rhythm, pace, and style in order win games on a consistent basis. Can they maintain this?

NHL Lockout: Couples counseling needed

What do you do when you hear a rumor? You launch a preemptive strike in the courts, of course!

The Phoenix Suns Are Back To Situational Scoring

Over the course of the three game winning streak there has been a dynamic to the offense that was not there during the seven game slide. One is the reality and the other is the anomaly, which one has consistency is up to the team.

NFL Power Rankings: Broncos burst into the top-2

The Niners may still reign supreme but the Broncos are now the finest the AFC has to offer after they extended their NFL-best win streak to nine Sunday.

Jets seek third straight win, Titans in the way

The New York Jets are winning. They have a chance to continue that in Nashville on Monday.

49ers in the dance, Seahawks closing in, Cards win

It looks more and more likely that two NFC playoff teams will come from the NFC West.

Beanie Wells ran well, but it may be too late

Wells had a fine day against the Detroit Lions, but that offers fans no insight as to his future with the Arizona Cardinals.

Thoughts on Cards/Lions on the morning after

A look at the Cardinals and the rest of he NFL on "the morning after"

Cards happy to get back on the winning side

After their worst loss in team history, they bounce back and fight for a win over the Lions.