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MLB approves expanded replay starting this season

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

January 16, 2014 7:09 pm

Knuckler Dickey says WBC role a great privilege

PHOENIX | Many big-name pitchers found reason to say no to the World Baseball Classic. R.A. Dickey was an automatic yes.

March 07, 2013 6:19 pm

MLB to expand blood testing for HGH

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone, a decision the NFL used to pressure its players.

January 10, 2013 5:16 pm
Bears beat Arizona 28-13, keep playoff hopes alive

Bears beat Arizona 28-13, keep playoff hopes alive

GLENDALE, Ariz. | Of course the defense made the plays that mattered most for Chicago. These are, after all, the Bears.

December 23, 2012 8:19 pm Photos


Bears versus Cardinals could decide fate of both head coaches

Bears versus Cardinals could decide fate of both head coaches

TEMPE, Ariz. | They are two teams that got off to fine starts only to see the situations disintegrate.

December 22, 2012 5:30 pm

With QB out, Illinois falls at Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. | Illinois missed starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, to be sure. But he doesn't play defense, and that was the area where the Illini struggled mightily against Arizona State.

September 09, 2012 2:39 am
Selig's contract extended through the 2014 season

Selig's contract extended through the 2014 season

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he couldn't resist the pleas of team owners for him to stay on the job. His wife Sue has said all along there was no way her husband would walk away from the game.

January 12, 2012 6:15 pm
Original Diamondback recalls franchise evolution

Original Diamondback recalls franchise evolution

PHOENIX | Jay Bell looked around Chase Field before the All-Star game Tuesday night and recalled how the Arizona franchise had developed after it signed him to a then-stunning five-year, $34 million contract before the Diamondbacks' inaugural 1998 season.

July 12, 2011 10:15 pm

BCS puts pressure on scandalized Fiesta Bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | Fiesta Bowl officials have been quiet in the aftermath of a scolding from the head of the BCS who wondered if Arizona's scandal-ridden event is worthy of its status as one of the nation's four elite postseason games.

March 31, 2011 10:00 pm
Ramirez homers twice as Cubs top Diamondbacks

Ramirez homers twice as Cubs top Diamondbacks

PHOENIX | Aramis Ramirez homered twice, Carlos Silva earned his first victory in five starts and the Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night to clinch their first road series in 1½ months.

July 07, 2010 12:30 am

NHL says Ice Edge back in picture in Coyotes sale, no comment on Reinsdorf deal

PHOENIX | The Ice Edge group is back in the picture as a potential buyer for the Phoenix Coyotes.

May 07, 2010 1:04 pm

Pondexter, Taurasi lead Mercury to WNBA title

PHOENIX | The Phoenix Mercury are WNBA champions for the second time in three seasons, leaning on their 'big three' to pull out a 94-86 victory over the tenacious Indiana Fever in the deciding Game 5 Friday night.

October 09, 2009 10:20 pm

Manning carves up Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. | Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner have thrown for miles and miles in their NFL careers, yet their paths crossed for only the second time on Sunday night.

September 28, 2009 12:00 am

Manning carves up Cardinals, Colts win 31-10

GLENDALE, Ariz. | Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner have thrown for miles and miles in their NFL careers, yet their paths crossed for only the second time on Sunday night.

September 27, 2009 11:00 pm

Manning, Warner face off for only second time

GLENDALE, Ariz. | Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner took vastly different routes to become two of the most prolific passers the NFL has known, and their paths have almost never crossed.

September 27, 2009 12:00 am

Davis leads Arizona to 10-0 rout of wild Cubs

PHOENIX | Doug Davis had his second masterful performance in three starts. This one came against the big bats of the Cubs.

April 30, 2009 12:00 am

Petit went from spot start to almost spotless

PHOENIX | Yusmeiro Petit didn't find out until Monday that he'd be Arizona's starting pitcher on Tuesday night.

July 24, 2008 12:00 am

Arizona's Johnson beats Cubs again, 2-0

PHOENIX | Randy Johnson improved to 13-0 in 14 career starts against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night, outdueling Rich Harden in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 2-0 victory.

July 21, 2008 12:00 am

Nine-year-old interviews players

PHOENIX | The kid reporter got his story on media day at University of Phoenix Stadium. Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress made sure of that.

January 30, 2008 12:00 am

Hawks extend win streak

GLENDALE, Ariz. | Patrick Lalime had 38 saves, then blocked all three attempts in a shootout to lead the Blackhawks to their fourth consecutive victory, 2-1 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.

January 20, 2008 12:00 am

Bulls' struggles continue in desert

PHOENIX | First he faced New York, then he appeared on Oprah, then he flew home to play the Bulls.

November 17, 2007 12:00 am

NASCAR chief predicts Gordon will move up in Chase

AVONDALE, Ariz. | The man who invented the Chase for the championship is expecting Jeff Gordon to at least gain ground on Jimmie Johnson this week.

November 10, 2007 12:00 am

3 Indy 500 champs qualify for NASCAR race


November 10, 2007 12:00 am

Rockies continue surge, win Game 1

PHOENIX | Jeff Francis and the Colorado Rockies rolled right past the Arizona Diamondbacks -- and their rowdy fans.

October 12, 2007 12:00 am

Sudden turnaround has Wood on road to recovery

MESA, Ariz. | Seven pitches, seven strikes. A fastball that hit 95 mph.

July 20, 2007 12:00 am

Suns look for more heart in critical Game 2

PHOENIX | The Phoenix Suns have better players. San Antonio has a better team, at least for now.

May 08, 2007 12:00 am

Stoudemire vs. Duncan a matchup of 2 of NBA's best

PHOENIX | The last time the Phoenix Suns met the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs, Amare Stoudemire was muscular mass of raw talent relying on his natural ability against the wily ways of Tim Duncan.

May 06, 2007 12:00 am

Defense, believe it or not, helps Phoenix to 3-1 series lead

PHOENIX | Contrary to popular belief, the Phoenix Suns do play defense. No one will confuse them with the Pistons or Spurs, but they are getting better.

May 01, 2007 12:00 am

NFL DRAFT: Thomas seems obvious choice if he's available for Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. | Early draft picks are as common as sunshine in the desert for the Arizona Cardinals.

April 27, 2007 12:00 am

Sluggish Suns look to regain energy in final 21 games

PHOENIX | Slim as the chance might be, the Phoenix Suns aren't giving up on catching Dallas for the best record in the NBA. Of bigger concern, though, is their sluggish, uninspired play of late.

March 09, 2007 12:00 am

Three and out


February 12, 2007 12:00 am

Arizona hires Steelers assistant Whisenhunt as new coach

PHOENIX | Ken Whisenhunt helped the Pittsburgh Steelers and their young quarterback win a Super Bowl.

January 15, 2007 12:00 am

Coach depicted in 'We Are Marshall' says right message comes through

PHOENIX | Thirty-six years later, Jack Lengyel vividly recalls the overwhelming sadness that surrounded him when he arrived at Marshall.

December 22, 2006 12:00 am

Erickson introduced as new Sun Devils coach


December 12, 2006 12:00 am

Comeback kids

GLENDALE, Ariz. | Even on a very bad night, the Bears found a way to stay unbeaten.

October 17, 2006 12:00 am

Unbeaten Bears could make Leinert's Monday night a long one


October 15, 2006 12:00 am

In latest chapter of a twisted saga, Jones is free to run

Marion Jones' career of triumph and suspicion is back on track. Though she probably won't run again this year, the strongest doping allegations against her are now defunct, and her sights are firmly set on next year's world championships -- and the 2008 Olympics.

September 08, 2006 12:00 am

Legat becomes first U.S. runner to complete 1,500-5,000 double

INDIANAPOLIS | Two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Legat became the first runner in the history of the U.S. track and field championships to sweep the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, winning the shorter race Sunday night.

June 26, 2006 12:00 am

Jones, Gatlin triumphant in Indy


June 24, 2006 12:00 am

Carter rivals Owens with four-event NCAA triumph


June 11, 2006 12:00 am

Powell breaks collegiate record for second time in three days


June 10, 2006 12:00 am

Powell breaks collegiate record; team favorites in trouble


June 08, 2006 12:00 am

Suns take care of business, Mavs

PHOENIX | Raja Bell supplied the grit, and his Phoenix teammates took care of the offense.

May 31, 2006 12:00 am

Timing mistake costs Gatlin his 9.76 world record

The most intense rivalry in sprinting gathered steam Wednesday when the world's fastest man turned out to be the world's fastest men.

May 18, 2006 12:00 am

U.S. pitchers kept on short leash


March 05, 2006 12:00 am

Ohio State, Notre Dame prepare for rare matchup of big-time programs


January 02, 2006 12:00 am

Quinn looks at Fiesta as springboard to big senior season

TEMPE, Ariz. | Fourth-ranked Ohio State's roster is loaded with homegrown talent.

January 01, 2006 12:00 am

'Great One' ready to win from bench


October 05, 2005 12:00 am

Cardinals move camp to Prescott after virus outbreak


July 27, 2005 12:00 am
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