There’s no place like home. You don’t have to tell the Phoenix Suns, whose happy homecoming included a 125-107 pasting of the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers Monday night at U.S. Airways Center. Portland was without the services of LaMarcus Aldridge, Raymond Felton and Nicolas Batum who did not play due to injuries.
It was déjà vu all over again on Saturday night in the final seconds of game two as the Coyotes gave up a game-tying goal with just 5.5 seconds remaining. They eventually lost the game 4-3 in overtime, evening the series at one game a piece.
Back in December after Rich Rodriguez was assessing his roster for the first time, he called his quarterback situation “scary.” With only one quarterback on the roster that has any game experience in senior Matt Scott, Rodriguez did not shy away from the fact that progress at the position was going to be a steep uphill climb.
For most lady sprinters, if you want to be a Division I collegiate runner in the 400 meters, you have to at least break one minute. North Canyon’s Jasmine Gray has accomplished that, and then some as a freshman.
This was not your ordinary trip to the neighborhood barber.
These days when you think about players leaving a program, Arizona State is the first to come to mind. While Arizona has a long way to go to catch up to the number of players who have left Tempe, they too have quietly lost three players now since the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
If you were out at the first day of spring practice outside the Dickey Dome in Tempe, you would have noticed that the offense appeared to have a long way to go to get where they ultimately would like to be by fall.
Growing up in Phoenix and playing baseball for Apollo High School in the late 1970s, current Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach Rick Kranitz has had a remarkable career in the Major Leagues.
For the third straight season, the Phoenix Coyotes defied all odds and critics and have made the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Brandon Wechsler, Pinnacle basketball’s team manager, has had to deal with more adversity in his life than any person should. But in meeting Brandon, you would never know it.