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Arians Proves He's No Child Shrink

Wayne Schutsky, Modern Times Magazine

5 MLB Teams Destined to Disappoint

Will Leitch, Sports on Earth

At Arizona, Spring Football Means Fun

Steven Godfrey, SB Nation

Bruce Arians must enjoy the taste of leather, because he loves putting his foot in his mouth. While the Arizona Cardinals head coach is a masterful tactician on the field, he is no...(full article)

The Arizona Diamondbacks opened their home season last night at Chase Field, one of the flagship venues of the modern stadium era, with its retractable roof and a swimming pool bey...(full article)

Here I was, all set to write about how hope was a good thing and on this day, every single Major League Baseball team and fanbase had a glorious amount of hope in front of the 2016...(full article)

This is the time for optimism, a time to believe your team is capable of having a season you will never forget. (Well, unless you're Atlanta, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Cincinnati or...(full article)

TUCSON, Ariz. - By and large, college football coaches hate spring games. "You start thinking about it, and if you can get 40 or 50,000 in attendance then maybe it’s worthwhile i...(full article)

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