DeAndre Hopkins came back to the line of scrimmage, only it wasn’t for the ball but with the ball. The All-Pro wide receiver made the catch but in one motion ran a couple of yards toward Kyler Murray, making the two defenders on either side of him crash into each other. Hopkins then plowed ahead to gain another six yards he […]
Kyler Murray was miserable through part of it. Kliff Kingsbury acknowledged much later that the play was bad enough he had concern he could be fired. The defense was patchwork after an offseason and training camp of turmoil. The debut of the Kliff and Kyler era of the Cardinals couldn’t have been rougher, in that long-ago season opener of 2019 […]
The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) is pleased to announce a partnership with FinalForms to provide an option for schools to save time, money, and headaches when it comes to registration, compliance, and communication. FinalForms currently provides the Arizona Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association (AIAAA) with a membership management platform. Now FinalForms provides AIA’s member schools an option to improve processes related […]
In the first two games of the season, Kyler Murray has juked his way to stardom, proving to be one of the NFL’s most headache-inducing matchups. While the second-year quarterback’s rushing ability gives the Cardinals’ offense a high floor, the group hasn’t yet neared its ceiling. The Cardinals are No. 22 in Football Outsiders’ offensive efficiency rankings and No. 19 […]
Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo announced today that Bill Armstrong has been named as the Coyotes’ new General Manager. Armstrong joins the Coyotes from the St. Louis Blues, where he served as the club’s Assistant General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting the past two years and was instrumental in building the Blues team that won the 2019 Stanley […]
The vast desert landscape of Phoenix Raceway and the lush greenery around Richmond International Raceway are 2,269 miles apart. Although each track has unique characteristics, NASCAR Cup Series playoff teams have had Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 in Virginia circled on their calendars since the 2020 schedule was released. When it was revealed at the end of 2019 that Phoenix […]
“Patience is a virtue.” The Phoenix Mercury’s roster features the greatest player of all-time and an electric four-time all-star. Yet with the season on the line, the ball found its way into the hands of perhaps the unlikeliest of heroes in the final second. Shey Peddy was a decorated collegiate athlete at Wright State University and Temple, becoming a two-time […]
Karma, upset wins, career bests, fighting spirits, capacity crowds, playoff magic, and more, ArizonaCoyotes.com breaks down 10 of the most memorable moments from the 2019-20 season: Breaking a Geographic Jinx The Coyotes were in Winnipeg on October 15 facing a winless streak dating back to 2011. Was it finally time? Arizona had never won a game in Winnipeg. Ever. The […]
Even the late-night talk show audience is ready to see what the Cardinals have on offense this season after DeAndre Hopkins made an appearance on “The Jimmy Fallon Show” Thursday night. “I know the Arizona Cardinals fans have been waiting to see this new offense,” Hopkins told the world. “They’ll see it soon, make sure y’all tune in on Sunday […]
Kliff Kingsbury and Sean Kugler seem like an odd couple. Kingsbury is among the new wave of NFL coaches who like to spread defenses out and throw the ball in any situation. Kugler, 13 years his senior, was coaching in the league when Kingsbury was still a college quarterback – back when fullbacks and smashmouth football were fashionable. Despite their […]
From a late start to the omnipresent COVID-19 safety requirements, the Cardinals faced some unprecedented challenges in training camp this year. The State Farm Stadium practices came to a close on Thursday, and as the operation prepares to shift back to the Dignity Health Training Center in Tempe, coach Kliff Kingsbury couldn’t be much happier with how everything went. The […]
Kliff Kingsbury said Kyler Murray was in “survival mode” at times last season as a young quarterback navigating dangerous NFL waters. Which begs the question: If Murray pulled an Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign out of simply surviving, what will it look like when he’s thriving? The answer could come soon, as Murray has gained high marks for his […]
Coyotes Director of Amateur Hockey Development Matt Shott is a nominee for the 2020 Best Buddies’ Champion of the Year. As a nominee, Shott will raise funds and awareness for “Best Buddies,” the world’s largest nonprofit focused on the social, physical, and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). “We are thrilled to announce Matt Shott from […]
The Cardinals got a little closer to their final 53-man roster Sunday when they released four players, all of whom were signed as undrafted rookies in April. Cut were: TE Ryan Becker OL Steven Gonzalez CB Zane Lewis DE Adam Shuler The Cardinals had already released veteran cornerback B.W. Webb last week, bringing the Cards’ current roster to 75. The […]
Glendale – Arizona Coyotes Interim General Manager Steve Sullivan announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Blake Speers to a one-year, two-way contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 23-year-old Speers recorded 4-5-9 with 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 32 games with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) this season. He also registered 0-1-1 with four […]
The play wasn’t particularly memorable for the Cardinals, when last season Pittsburgh’s Diontae Johnson took a wide receiver screen, reversed all the way across the field and nearly scored a touchdown in gaining 14 yards last season, but Steve Keim remembered. The General Manager loved how safety Budda Baker screamed across the field to finally make the tackle short of […]
D.J. Foster has been out of college for five years, but Arizona State reminders are everywhere at Cardinals’ training camp. On Tuesday afternoon, the veteran running back did a Zoom session with the media immediately after kicker Zane Gonzalez – a teammate of his at ASU from 2013 to 2015. During practice, Foster did positional drills alongside fellow Sun Devil […]
On Tuesday, August 25th at 3 pm, a brand new professional sports team will be holding a press conference at the Findlay Toyota Center to announce its arrival and new hometown. This new indoor football franchise is set to join a well-established sports league that has a great roster of in-state rivals and a passionate fan base. Please join us […]
Masks, not just facemasks, will be part of training camp this year, but at least the Cardinals are out at State Farm Stadium for their annual preparation for the regular season.
It’s later than usual. There won’t be any preseason games to break it up. But it’s camp.
“This is a get to, not a got to,” Head Coach Monty Williams continues to preach to his team.
The Phoenix Suns entered the Orlando bubble with nearly insurmountable odds to advance past the seeding games and into the postseason. Entering into play as the No. 13 seed in the Western Conference, the Suns had little room for error in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Dr. Kristina Wilson, a Pediatric Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and member of the AIA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, will take over as chairperson beginning with this new school year. She replaces Dr. Javier Cárdenas as chair, who has been a part of SMAC for 10 years and will continue to serve on the committee.
He’s studying the playbook twice a day every day, and DeAndre Hopkins is doing whatever he can to learn the Cardinals’ offense. That means leaning on coaches, or quarterback Kyler Murray. It’s picking the brain of future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald. And it means putting some plays on his phone’s lock screen – if there might be a moment […]
Rookies are going through hour-long walkthroughs and veterans began arriving Tuesday to begin their coronavirus testing to get cleared to work within the building. Training camp, as the Cardinals normally know it, is still a couple of weeks away, with the team unlikely to get out to State Farm Stadium until Aug. 9, coach Kliff Kingsbury said. There will be […]
With July here and training camp scheduled to start soon, azcardinals.com will take a look at the Cardinals’ individual position groups during this quiet time in the NFL, and give our opinions about where the groups stand prior to camp. The series wraps up with the offensive line. LOCKS: D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, Mason Cole, J.R. Sweezy, Josh Jones, Justin […]
Phoenix – The Arizona Diamondbacks have launched a series of interactive games within the MLB Ballpark app that will allow fans to stay connected from home during the 60-game season and beyond. Fans can download the Ballpark App for free and after navigating to the D-backs’ homepage, click on Interactive Games to earn points during daily competitions, with the opportunity […]
Spring training ended abruptly for the Diamondbacks in March, canceling the back half of planned preparation for the upcoming season and putting the teams’ players in limbo. But some starting pitchers stayed in Arizona and continued to work out at the team’s facility at Salt River Fields, something pitching coach Matt Herges said paid dividends as they now prepare for […]
PHOENIX – Playoff hockey is arguably the most electric postseason in all of sports, a grueling four rounds, and best-of-seven series that culminate with lifting the Stanley Cup. This NHL postseason, however, is going to be different for players who have been off the ice for two months. The regular season was cut short on March 12th due to COVID-19 […]