It's bad enough the city has run amok with dastardly brown people crawling up and down the streets. So what's ol' Joe gonna do when El Caballero de la Noche swoops into town this weekend? The conservative pricks that run the proverbial show in Arizona have been targeting the Valley's Latino communit ... More >>
For Arizona State, it's a chance at redemption after a lost season with just ten wins (but one of those was last Sunday's stunner over Arizona). For the Wildcats, it's desperation time, as they have to win at least two games and probably three at the Pac-12 basketball tournament ... More >>
Lots of sports action in Tempe this weekend, which for our purposes starts tonight at the Wells Fargo Arena, where the ASU Sun Devils should be in a close, if not so artistic, battle against the equally lowly Utah Utes. the game, which will not be televised (it's on KTAR620), marks the return o ... More >>
The ASU Sun Devils play their first home game of the young Pac-12 season tonight in Tempe against the Oregon Ducks, a contest that will tell us a lot about what to expect for the rest of the season.The beleaguered Devils, who are 5-10 overall and 1-2 in the re-formed conference (Utah and Colorado ... More >>
We have been watching Arizona basketball since, well, we moved to Tucson in 1973 to attend that finer institution of occasional and usually random learning.Derrick Williams, one of the all-time great Arizona WildcatsWe actually were in attendance for the final game at ancient Bear Down Gym, seemi ... More >>
Benjamin Bratt as Che Rivera in his new film La Mission, which opens today in PhoenixAs I mentioned in my Bird column this week, actor Benjamin Bratt's in town with his brother director Peter Bratt to promote their new film La Mission, a "cinematic love letter" to lowrider culture and the San Franci ... More >>
ncaastrategies.comThe first domino fell when Nebraska decided to leave behind the Big 12 and move to the Big 10. The second came tumbling down this morning when Colorado announced it was also deserting the Big 12 and coming to the Pac-10. Now, it looks as all hell is about to break l ... More >>
We loved the story in Saturday's Arizona Republic about Robert Trombley, the volcano "expert" who runs a research center out of his Apache Junction trailer. Photo Credit: http://www.intlvrc.org/rbt-bio.htm Robert Trombley's credentials weren't questioned the first time the Arizona Republic pu ... More >>
Alfonso Soriano owned Arizona pitching, which really isn't that hard to do. This is getting silly. The Arizona Diamondbacks screwed the pooch over the weekend to the tune of three losses to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. After taking the first of four games on Thursday, AZ couldn't hang wi ... More >>
A loud cheer erupted a few minutes ago here at the Staples Center in sunny Los Angeles. It wasn't in response to news that Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Peyton Thomas (and his master, Sheriff Joe Arpaio) gave up on a lame-brained (and costly) RICO case against the near world, i.e. the n ... More >>
One thing was clear during halftime of the tightly contested Arizona State-California men's basketball game up in Berkeley on Saturday afternoon:The Sun Devils were up by one point, but it was about the shakiest lead one could imagine.ASU's three-point shooters, Derek Glasser, Ty Abbott and Rihar ... More >>
Diehard Arizona Wildcats men's basketball haters were sure just a few short weeks ago that this was the year that the Cats' incredible streak -- 25 straight seasons in the NCAA national tournament -- finally would end. After all, BYU beat the Wildcats by 30 points down in Tuc ... More >>
Image: www.jordanscott.comJordan Scott likes vampire novels "and of course Boys." A wanna-be writer and musician from California has sued the Valley's own dark mistress of vampire fiction, Stephenie Meyer in what looks like a half-baked cry for attention. The young woman, Jordan Scott, clai ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanThese peeps have got a serious case of Pac-Man Fever. See more pictures from the game in our slideshow.For us, the streets of downtown Phoenix are an urban death maze of scalding asphalt, never-ending construction, and anger-inducing bonehead drivers that we attempt to maneuver th ... More >>
What was most (maybe the only thing) memorable about last night's Pac-10 slugfest between ASU and Southern Cal happened with about a minute left. USC head coach Tim Floyd (the oddly gesticulating gent in the photo) took such umbrage with a pivotal call against his squad that he felt ... More >>
It was an unlikely coming-out party for Washington State freshman Klay Thompson at Wells Fargo Arena last night, as the rail-thin guard led the Cougars to a 65-55 upset over the Arizona State Sun Devils. The son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson hit shots from all over the ... More >>
Recent headline: "Clippers Crush Thunder." Let's hope it's "Suns Burn Thunder" (don't think about that too literally) after tonight's game. But we digress: In what mad otherworld does the NBA's perennial doormat, the L.A. Clippers, crush anybody? Well, on November 19, the mantle of NBA's worst wa ... More >>
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