This whole Jeremy "Linsanity" Lin thing is out of control, and the NBA is far better for it, a one-off feel-good, out-of-the-box, unexpected story that transcends the game itself. If Lin had arisen from nowhere in, say, Sacramento, Salt Lake City or right down the street ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns seemed in control of the Golden State Warriors for about the first 34 minutes of last night's game in San Francisco. The problem was, the pro game is 48 minutes long, and the Suns couldn't stop the Warriors for the duration, losing 102-96.Locals lose a tough one in Bay Area ... More >>
suns.com Steve Nash had a double/double against the Mavs. Alvin Gentry and Steve Nash complained about it in their post-game remarks. As usual, the coach and the veteran point guard were on the same page. The Suns didn't hustle as a team. Too many Suns played like old ladies. ... More >>
We hadn't used that headline even once during this men's college basketball season.But the improbable happened, and both the Arizona Wildcats and the ASU Sun Devils won their weekend games against the Oregon schools fairly easily to close out the regular season in fine fashion.Herb Sendek and his AS ... More >>
The University of Arizona Wildcats journeyed to Los Angeles last weekend knowing that one win, especially over the UCLA Bruins, practically would clinch the Pac-10 regular season title. Brutal weekend for Arizona head coach Sean Miller and his squadASU, riding a precious one-ga ... More >>
strotty.wordpress.com Gani LawalWithout a first-round pick in last night's 2010 NBA Draft, many wondered what direction the Suns would go. With forward Amar'e Stoudemire probably on his way out of town, the Suns made their choices clear by bulking up with two big men. Gani Lawal out of Ge ... More >>
ASU's men's basketball team went down in flames last night at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, losing to Jacksonville Dolphins 67-66 after a bizarre finish that confirms a time-tested Yogi Berra adage--it ain't over `til it's over.A Devils' season that once had been a pleasant surprise ended abrup ... More >>
If it wasn't a sure thing that the University of Arizona men's basketball team will have to win the Pac-10 conference championship next month to keep its streak of 25 consecutive years in the NCAA tournament intact -- it is now. That's because the Wildcats stunningly lost at home ... More >>
At the moment, most pundits are predicting that the once-powerful Pac-10 men's basketball conference will only win only one bid to next month's NCAA tournament--the automatic spot that goes to the winner of the postseason tourney in Los Angeles.That's because the league happens to be in one of th ... More >>
The Memphis Grizzlies should stick with talented cats like O.J. Mayo rather than jive turkeys such as Allen Iverson. The Memphis Grizzlies aren't good. Like, not good like the St. Louis Rams. Crappy like the Phoenix Coyotes. Sucky like your sister-in-law's Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. Thu ... More >>
Beats us why Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver would bend over frontwards to keep a point guard who's too old and slow to keep up defensively with practically any other starter at his position in the nba.com No way the two-time league MVP should be the Suns' top priority. National Baske ... More >>
ASU basketball player James Harden worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Harden, the PAC-10 Player of the Year, is expected to be among the top five picks in tonight's NBA draft...the Phoenix Suns traded Shaquille O'Neal to the Cleveland Cavaliers the day before the draft. In ... More >>
Time was that the Arizona Wildcats hated the Pac-10 postseason basketball tournament with a passion. That was when the `Cats routinely dominated league play, finishing first or second seemingly every year after now-retired Lute Olson revved up the program in the mid-1980s. Olson and his minions cons ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns nearly pulled it off in 1993. The 1996 Arizona State Sun Devils football squad totally had it until the final seconds. And now the Arizona Cardinals are a game away from sports immortality. (And, arguably, the biggest comeback in modern-day athletics.) So some words of advice to ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns longest road trip of the year was a disaster -- until the Big Three (no, not those Big Three) found a way to win against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. We're talking about Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Shaquille O'Neal. Nash played so brilliantly against the Hawks ... More >>
It was Shaquille O'Neal's night again -- and thank God for it! Without him, the Suns would've lost to the Atlanta Hawks, who led the game at US Airways Center late in the fourth quarter before a Suns spurt. O'Neal had 26 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes against the 22 ... More >>
It's the best of times and the worst of times for the Angeleno sports fan. There's still no NFL, and none on the near horizon, which seems to bother the NFL more than it does L.A. Jack Nicholson's once again grinning like a pre-lobotomy Randle Patrick McMurphy since his pet franchise, the Lakers ... More >>
Though they've been hauling the boat anchor in the Eastern Conference's Central Division all year, the Indiana Pacers -- including third-year superstar-in-the-making Danny Granger (pictured above) -- aren't your prototypical NBA doormat. Another year (two, max) and Indiana Coach Jim O'Bri ... More >>
Brandon Roy's scoring 22 points a game for the Blazers Tonight's Phoenix Suns versus Portland Trail Blazers game is not only an important matchup for the team's push toward Western Conference respectability, but it also marks the return of Suns Coach Terry Porter to the city where he starred.
Andrew Bogut and the Milwaukee Bucks come to town We're always trying to find trends with our hometown sports teams. For example, our genius minds figured out that the ASU Sun Devils football team sucked all season long. Same with the Phoenix Mercury and the Coyotes, thus far. So imagine our glee ... More >>
Devils get the NIT. Wildcats get the Dance. Insanity reigns.
Sun Devils look to steamroll Yale's smarty-pants pooches
The best baller in Phoenix doesn't play for the Suns. Can Diana Taurasi take the Mercury all the way?
Here's why the Cardinals have sucked forever, and why they might never suck again
A mediocre record and coddling thugs on his team didn't keep ASU football coach Dirk Koetter from getting a big raise
College Hoops 2K6 will bring out your inner Bobby Knight
Ike Diogu's the Pac-10's player of the year. Will he stay at ASU or go to the NBA for millions?
The Mercury gear up for the season
Jerry's gotten rich on our backs. Here's how the $400 million Phoenix Suns deal went down.
Devils go dancing for the first time in years
A high school hoops phenom comes home a pro
June 18 - 24, 1998
Don Newman lifted ASU's basketball program out of the trash heap by making his players believe in themselves. Despite 18 wins and an NIT berth, ASU boosters remain unconvinced.
HEY, WE'RE THE GRAND CANYON STATE. WE LIKE BIG SCHISMS.
THE MEN'S GYMNASTS WERE TRUE SCHOLAR-ATHLETES. THEY WON CHANPIONSHIPS, EARNED DEGREES AND STAYED OUT OF JAIL. NO WONDER ASU KILLED THE PROGRAM.
"SIGMUND FREUD WOULD JUMP OUT OF HIS GRAVE TO EXAMINE BARKLEY."