Paul Goldschmidt's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday secured a series victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Diamondbacks took two of three in the series, including yesterday's 1-0 victory.
Jason Dubin, the Valley sports agent who attempted to get two girls under the age of 18 over to his place for sex, was sentenced today to two years of probation.Dubin worked for Gaylord Sports Management before that incident went down -- the joint that porn star/jersey-chaser Bibi Jones claimed hook ... More >>
The Arizona Diamondbacks lost all three games in a series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend. With the starting pitchers struggling defensively and a dismal offensive performance, the D'backs managed to put up a mere three runs the entire series. Fresh off the All-Star break the ... More >>
State Representative Ben Arredondo was charged by a grand jury today with bribery, fraud, attempted extortion and false statements -- all for a few thousand dollars worth of tickets to ballgames and charity events.According to the indictment, Arredondo -- a Republican-turned-Democrat who served on t ... More >>
The tender: Rich Heider IIThe bar: The Casablanca Lounge (7134 E. Stetson Dr., 480-970-7888) The pedigree: Heider was once a corporate bar trainer for Dave & Buster's, opening locations in Maple Grove, Minn., Times Square and Tempe. He helped open J&G Steakhouse, then became GM at a ... More >>
Prior to the Arizona Cardinals miraculous 2009 NFL playoff run -- and Super Bowl loss -- the team had only one playoff win in 60 years. However, the team's tradition of losing aside, the franchise is still worth some serious coin.According to Forbes' list of the 50 most valuable sports franchises ... More >>
Last night's Home Run Derby was surprisingly terrific entertainment, and we were fortunate (thanks to a pal) to be seated just a few feet from the owner's box near the third-base dugout.Jerry Colangelo with Mark Grace after the 2001 World Series winRobinson Cano's superman hitting show was one fo ... More >>
Daniel HernandezThe Congressional intern whom many credit with helping to save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will throw out the first pitch at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game tonight at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.While most interns spend their time filling Starbucks orde ... More >>
Harmon Killebrew: 1936-2011Legendary Minnesota Twins third baseman Harmon Killebrew, who hit more home runs than any other player during the 1960s, died in his Scottsdale home this morning, ending his battle with esophageal cancer.Killebrew played 22 seasons in the Majors with the ... More >>
Yahoo! SportsIan Kennedy matched baseball's best pitcher last night, but the bullpen couldn't keep up.Some baseball games are just fun to watch, no matter what team you follow or how seriously you enjoy the sport. San Francisco Giants' ace Tim Lincecum and Arizona Diamondbacks' number one st ... More >>
Yahoo! SportsDomination.Ian Kennedy kicked off a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies and their vaunted starting pitching staff with a terrific complete game performance against Cliff Lee, shutting out the Phillies 4-0. The Arizona Diamondbacks had their hands full with the da ... More >>
MoviefoneJuan Carlos Collado's story is stranger than fiction -- in this case, 2008 film "Sugar."Baseball America reported earlier this week on the strange story of former Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Juan Carlos Collado, a Dominican pitcher who signed with the D'Backs in May 2009 for $17,000. H ... More >>
We don't anticipate the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks doing too much to turn that frown upside down.Phoenix-area sports teams just can't win -- even in a contest where all they would need to do to win is lose consistently.Forbes Magazine released its list of the country's "Most Miserable Sports ... More >>
ESPN.comHome of the 2011 All-Star GameTicket strips to this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game and other All-Star Week events go on sale tomorrow for those of you who want to watch good baseball at Chase Field this summer. The strips include tickets to the All-Star Game on July 12, the S ... More >>
Ian Kennedy, one of three suitors of spring who may or may not be great someday.Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers wants to build the franchise on the backs of his young starting pitchers, something Ian Kennedy warned this weekend he should be cautious about. Kennedy understands w ... More >>
www.mlb.comKevin TowersThe Arizona Diamondbacks, on the heels of one of the worst seasons in recent memory, announced yesterday that Kevin Towers will be the teams' new general manager.Towers spent 14 seasons as the GM for the San Diego Padres. In that time, the team won four NL West titles and w ... More >>
The D-Backs' shutout loss to the scrappy San Francisco Giants should have come as little surprise to anyone even with half-an-eye on the last-place homeboys. The 3-0 defeat at Chase Field ended Arizona's three-game winning streak (which had come at the expense of the ... More >>
ssur.org Of the hundreds of sports franchises in the world, the Arizona Cardinals are worth quite the pretty penny. According to Forbes magazine, the Cards rank as the 30th most valuable sports team in the world. The value of the team, owned by William Bidwill, is a hefty $935 million and the C ... More >>
www.homeruncards.comLuis AyalaThe Arizona Diamondbacks currently have the worst bullpen in all of Major League Baseball and it's likely the team's latest addition won't do much to help that.The D-backs signed reliever Luis Ayala to a minor-league contract today, which is the team's latest move in ... More >>
www.thatswhatimsayingguy.com Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Luis GonzalezIn celebration of the beginning of baseball season, Senator John McCain announced today that he has the support of former Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Luis Gonzalez in his bid to fend off J.D. Hayworth, his Republican U ... More >>
www.ballparks.com Chase FieldThe regular season is about two weeks away, and ESPN has come up with a formula to give baseball stadiums "power rankings." Of the most hitter-friendly parks, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field ranks third.After last year, yeah, we're a little surprised ... More >>
www.deadspin.com Curt Schilling and his "bloody sock"Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling says professional baseball players, who have admitted to using steroids, should be barred from the Baseball Hall of Fame.New York Yankees fans would say: So should a dirty sock with some ... More >>
D-Backs ace Dan Haren will try to throw a minor monkeywrench into the Dodgers' postseason plans tonight. Way back on April 10, we reluctantly -- because it was a distasteful task -- called the National League West for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Of course, it's not a done deal ... More >>
Ace high: The Royals' Zack Greinke is third in the bigs in ERA.Unlike football (Arizona Cardinals) and basketball (Orlando Magic), Major League Baseball is stingy with its surprises. Sure, the perennial-doormat Tampa Bay Rays made it to the promised land last year, but that was the rare except ... More >>
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