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Toss script: Gutty Cardinals keep playoff hopes alive

SEATTLE — If the Cardinals had fallen Sunday, it would have been all over for Arizona. That’s what most of NFL world thought was going to happen.

December 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer completed 26 of 37 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 40-11 win over the Colts.

November 25, 2013 5:22 pm

Cardinals: Feely, coach becoming good friends

Cardinals kicker Jay Feely has made 28 of his last 29 field-goal attempts.

November 07, 2013 3:54 pm

Cardinals lineman has midnight train — well, scooter — named 'Gladys Knight'

If you thought Jonathan Cooper was fast before, you should see him on his little red scooter as he navigates his way around the Cardinals’ training facility.

November 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Diamondbacks: Good news, bad news from the first half

Arizona Diamondbacks: Good news, bad news from the first half

PHOENIX - He probably did not mean for it to come out or sound the way it did, but Kirk Gibson seemed almost apologetic when describing how the Diamondbacks played in the first half of the season.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 3: Miley gets win, saves Arizona's bullpen

Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 3: Miley gets win, saves Arizona's bullpen

PHOENIX - When it finally was over, after the Los Angeles Dodgers had pulled off a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 7-5 victory in 14 innings late Wednesday night, Kirk Gibson made a promise.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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D-backs 10, Cardinals 9, 16 innings: Big win in wee hours ends on note of caution

D-backs 10, Cardinals 9, 16 innings: Big win in wee hours ends on note of caution

PHOENIX - When it was finally over, after they sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" twice and ran the Legends Race twice and the clock stood at 12 minutes after midnight, Cliff Pennington did the safest thing he could do.

April 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
D-backs 10, Cardinals 9, 16 innings: Managers look to keep catchers fresh, too

D-backs 10, Cardinals 9, 16 innings: Managers look to keep catchers fresh, too

Three games into the season might seem like a premature time to start talking about resting a player.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona Diamondbacks notebook: Goldschmidt's deal: 5 years, $32M

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks officially locked up their latest poster boy, and general manager Kevin Towers said he wishes he could "mold 24 more" just like him.

March 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks: Still not starting, Parra happy to 'wait my turn'

Diamondbacks: Still not starting, Parra happy to 'wait my turn'

SURPRISE - Gerardo Parra will never forget how he felt when he was presented with his first Rawlings Gold Glove award.

February 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
NFL: No pink slip for Whisenhunt - so far

NFL: No pink slip for Whisenhunt - so far

Every December, usually right before Christmas, Ken Whisenhunt passes out boxes of frosted gourmet cookies to members of the news media that regularly cover the Arizona Cardinals.

December 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Cardinals: 49ers game a big challenge

As if they already haven't been pushed to the brink considering how depleted they are on offense and the fact they've lost three consecutive games, a new challenge awaits the Cardinals.

October 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Cardinals: Kolb's X-rays negative; coach not sure of starter

TEMPE - If you're looking for an answer as to who will be the starting quarterback when the Cardinals play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, don't ask head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

October 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Cardinals: Power of belief turns Cardinals into true believers

Arizona Cardinals: Power of belief turns Cardinals into true believers

It isn't anywhere near-deserving of that famous Al Michaels "Do you believe in miracles?" line from some 30-plus years ago in Lake Placid, N.Y.

October 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Cardinals: Defense is dandy, but offense must keep improving

Arizona Cardinals: Defense is dandy, but offense must keep improving

Don't pretend you haven't heard it. After three games, the Cardinals' defense is drawing so much praise - locally and nationally - you'd think it was in company with the 1985 Chicago Bears defense.

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Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1: Miley handcuffs Cubs as D-backs finish sweep

Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1: Miley handcuffs Cubs as D-backs finish sweep

PHOENIX - The press box was abuzz all afternoon at Chase Field upon word that pitching phenom Trevor Bauer likely will make his major-league debut for the Diamondbacks later this week.

June 25, 2012 12:00 am

Diamondbacks 8, Athletics 3: Offense, defense click as D-backs win 4th straight

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks can't tell for sure if they've truly turned the tide, but they'll gladly keep riding the wave they've caught lately.

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Diamondbacks 2, Royals 0: Miley pitches D-backs to series win over KC

Diamondbacks 2, Royals 0: Miley pitches D-backs to series win over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Justin Upton wasn't particularly fond of home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza's strike zone on Sunday. Two pitches after telling Carapazza just how he felt about it in the eighth inning, it didn't matter.

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Royals 7, Diamondbacks 3: 'Terrible' Kennedy drops 4th straight

Royals 7, Diamondbacks 3: 'Terrible' Kennedy drops 4th straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals battered around a suddenly very beatable Ian Kennedy en route to a 7-3 victory on Saturday night.

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Suspending 2 stars may motivate Nashville

Suspending 2 stars may motivate Nashville

GLENDALE - The Nashville Predators are down 0-2 to the Coyotes in more ways than one.

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NHL playoffs: 2-0 lead 'huge,' but Coyotes won't look ahead

GLENDALE - Just two more hours or 120 minutes of hockey - minus any of that nerve-rattling overtime, of course - and the Phoenix Coyotes could find themselves playing for the right to go to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Diamondbacks 6, Braves 4: Parra's slam helps snap 5-game skid

PHOENIX - Somebody had to step up and deliver.

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Braves 3, Diamondbacks 2: D-backs' skid at 5; Hudson on DL

Braves 3, Diamondbacks 2: D-backs' skid at 5; Hudson on DL

PHOENIX - On Friday, Kirk Gibson vowed that the Diamondbacks' lifeless bats would awaken. On Saturday, despite news of yet another key injury, he promised it wouldn't sink his ballclub.

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Diamondbacks: Gibson wants unselfish lineup

PHOENIX - If Kirk Gibson has a set batting order he plans to roll out for Opening Day, he isn't telling anyone about it. The Diamondbacks manager plans to do it his way, on his time, and that will be the order of things every time he posts his starting lineup.

April 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Shortstop OK as club awaits Drew

GlenDALE - At some point in the next few days, the Diamondbacks will sit down with shortstop Stephen Drew, discuss the progress he's made on the right ankle he fractured last July, and then officially place him on the disabled list to start the season.

April 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Diamondbacks: Gold Glover Parra wants one for Young, too

SCOTTSDALE - Diamondbacks left fielder Gerardo Parra is so proud to have won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award, he plans to do something special with it when it is awarded to him sometime next month at Chase Field.

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angels 3, Diamondbacks 0: D-backs hope 'Goldy' sticks at 1B spot

angels 3, Diamondbacks 0: D-backs hope 'Goldy' sticks at 1B spot

SCOTTSDALE - The Diamondbacks are celebrating their crystal anniversary in 2012. That's 15 years, if you're keeping score at home. And one thing that's been crystal clear over that time is the franchise hasn't had a legitimate first baseman to call its own over the long haul.

March 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Cardinals: Likely QB Skelton aims for redemption

There's still a slim chance Kevin Kolb could return as the Cardinals' starting quarterback Sunday, but judging from John Skelton's comments on Friday, it seems much more likely Skelton will make his fourth consecutive start instead.

November 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
NFL Notebook: QB Kolb suffers turf toe as Cardinals try to fix OL

NFL Notebook: QB Kolb suffers turf toe as Cardinals try to fix OL

TEMPE - Kevin Kolb is probably lucky he's only in a walking boot and not a body cast. The Cardinals quarterback has been hit so many times this season, he should be in traction.

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Diamondbacks notebook: Gibson pushes right buttons

PHOENIX - Despite some fans calling for ace Ian Kennedy to pitch Wednesday night on short rest, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson stuck with lefty Joe Saunders, a decision he explained to his team's beat reporters before the start of Game 4.

October 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Long-shot D-backs: 'Anything is possible'

Long-shot D-backs: 'Anything is possible'

PHOENIX - David Wells has known Kirk Gibson for decades. The former major-league pitcher is such good friends with the Diamondbacks manager, they run a ranch together in Michigan.

October 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

MLB playoffs: Underdog role no problem for Gibson

David Wells has known Kirk Gibson for decades. The former major-league pitcher is such good friends with the Diamondbacks manager, they actually run a ranch together in Michigan.

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MLB playoffs chase: D-backs lose finale, focus on Milwaukee

MLB playoffs chase: D-backs lose finale, focus on Milwaukee

PHOENIX - They might have lost out on home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but the Diamondbacks swear they'll never lose their edge.

September 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

D-backs 7, Dodgers 6: Grand slam in 10th caps incredible comeback

PHOENIX - Yes, that was a Kirk Gibson-esque fist pump that Ryan Roberts broke out as he rounded the bases late Tuesday night at Chase Field.

September 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks notebook: Fans relive emotions of title night

Diamondbacks notebook: Fans relive emotions of title night

The beer cans and champagne corks were picked up and the clubhouse carpet was cleaned. But outside in the stadium, the electricity and the appreciation was almost the same Saturday as it was the previous night when the Diamondbacks clinched their fifth division title.

September 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Cardinals: Wells nursing thigh injury

Cardinals: Wells nursing thigh injury

Judging from the way he sprinted out of the Cardinals' locker room on Friday, it's safe to assume Beanie Wells' hamstring is just fine.

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Diamondbacks 4, Padres 1: Kennedy keeps Padres in the dark, wins No. 19

Diamondbacks 4, Padres 1: Kennedy keeps Padres in the dark, wins No. 19

PHOENIX - The major electrical outage that blanketed most of San Diego on Thursday apparently followed the Padres to Chase Field for the start of a four-game series.

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Cards' 'new' Beanie a nice fit

Cards' 'new' Beanie a nice fit

TEMPE - He looks leaner. He looks meaner.

September 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
D-backs 4, Rockies 2: D-backs' win streak reaches 9 games

D-backs 4, Rockies 2: D-backs' win streak reaches 9 games

PHOENIX - Forget the brooms, break out the clippers.

September 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Kennedy adds to Cy Young talk

Kennedy adds to Cy Young talk

PHOENIX - The question was straightforward. Kirk Gibson couldn't help but laugh at it anyway. Where would the Diamondbacks be this season without Ian Kennedy?

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Cardinals: Staying healthy atop list for well-rounded new LB

Cardinals: Staying healthy atop list for well-rounded new LB

FLAGSTAFF - Upon first glance, you're not sure if you just met an NFL linebacker or an underwear model for Calvin Klein.

August 14, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Diamondbacks 4, Mets 3: Kennedy remains on fire

Diamondbacks 4, Mets 3: Kennedy remains on fire

PHOENIX - Ian Kennedy is in the middle of something special. Who knows how long it will last? Who knows how it will end?

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D-BACKS 6, ASTROS 3: D-backs recapture top spot in West with win

D-BACKS 6, ASTROS 3: D-backs recapture top spot in West with win

PHOENIX - Opportunity knocked for Josh Collmenter and the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

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D-backs 7, Rockies 0: Dropping like flies, playing like winners

D-backs 7, Rockies 0: Dropping like flies, playing like winners

PHOENIX - It's a good thing this homestand finally came to an end Sunday for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the past five days alone, they've lost four players to injuries - including one for the remainder of the season.

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DiamondBacks 4, Brewers 0: D-backs rise to occasion

DiamondBacks 4, Brewers 0: D-backs rise to occasion

PHOENIX - When the Diamondbacks took the field to start the fifth inning Wednesday night after having just lost shortstop Stephen Drew for the season because of a fractured right ankle, the dugout emptied.

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Brewers hop on D-backs with 3 home runs in first

Brewers hop on D-backs with 3 home runs in first

PHOENIX - Before he could establish a rhythm, balls were sailing past Diamondbacks starter Barry Enright - into the outfield and beyond - on Tuesday night. One home run, then another and another.

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Dodgers 6, D-backs 4: LA extends streak to five

Dodgers 6, D-backs 4: LA extends streak to five

PHOENIX - Every victory matters, but like most managers, Kirk Gibson puts a premium on wins against division foes. His Diamondbacks will have their hands full of National League West rivals the rest of this season.

July 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Special memory sure to be made

PHOENIX - Like your first love or your first car, a major-league baseball player never forgets his first All-Star Game.

July 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Home Run Derby: Cano: Let's play ball, Dad

Home Run Derby: Cano: Let's play ball, Dad

His selection into the Home Run Derby in Phoenix raised eyebrows. But Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano nipped Boston's Adrian Gonzalez by hitting a finals-record 12 home runs in front of a boisterous Chase Field crowd of 44,820 on Monday.

July 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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All-Star Home Run Derby: Big boppers look to shell Chase Field cheap seats

All-Star Home Run Derby: Big boppers look to shell Chase Field cheap seats

PHOENIX - It's become the most popular All-Star event in any sport other than the game itself, and tonight it will turn Chase Field into Cape Canaveral.

July 11, 2011 12:05 am Photos

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