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Nicholson, Magic send Suns to 7th straight loss

Nicholson, Magic send Suns to 7th straight loss

ESPN.com valleyofthesun.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
Rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic pulled away to hand the Phoenix Suns their seventh loss in a row, 98-90 on Sunday night.
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  • Seattle's 58-0 victory and its fallout in West

    Seattle's 58-0 victory and its fallout in West

    SEATTLE -- When the CenturyLink Field scoreboard finally topped out at 58-0 in the Seattle Seahawks' favor Sunday, a reporter with no NFL playing experience asked Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt which quarterback would start for him next week. Wh…
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  • Larry Fitzgerald’s father says “pathetic” Cardinals have quit

    Larry Fitzgerald’s father says “pathetic” Cardinals have quit

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The father of Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has seen enough. Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a sportswriter who occasionally opines about his son’s athletic endeavors, took to Twitter on Sunday and ripped the Cardinals as they went through a dismal 58-0 los
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  • Vince Young asks Larry Fitzgerald for a job on Twitter

    Vince Young asks Larry Fitzgerald for a job on Twitter

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    This is painful to read. Not painful as in "watching the Cardinals get shut out and surrender half a hundred" painful, but "dude, have some pride" painful. Vince Young, once and (he hopes) future NFL quarterback, took to Twitter on S…
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  • Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be coming

    Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be coming

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    As the Cardinals close in on an epic defeat at Seattle, in which the team allowed a franchise record 38 points in the first half, it’s time to revisit a report that first surfaced last Monday. According to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix, the Cardin
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  • Cardinals can’t get out of own way, trail 38-0 at half

    Cardinals can’t get out of own way, trail 38-0 at half

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    It’s a pretty simple formula, really. If you can force your opponent to turn the ball over six times, your chances  of winning improve dramatically. That’s what the Seahawks have done, and why they’re beating the Cardinals 38-0. John Skelton has th
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  • Seahawks up 17-0 early on Cardinals

    Seahawks up 17-0 early on Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Some things, you can see coming a mile away. The Cardinals are getting less-than-stellar quarterback play and the Seahawks are running well, pointing to a 17-0 Seattle lead. Cards quarterback John Skelton already has an interception, and Marshawn Lynch …
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  • Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Last week’s Jets-Cardinals game set offensive football back about 60 years. This week’s Jets-Jaguars matchup isn’t quite that bad, but it isn’t going to be the subject of any glowing documentaries on the NFL Network either. The Jaguars lead 3-0 af
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  • Cardinals, Seahawks draw 49ers-Rams ref

    Cardinals, Seahawks draw 49ers-Rams ref

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    SEATTLE -- Carl Cheffers, the referee assigned to work the Arizona-Seattle game Sunday, was the same one presiding over two controversial scoring plays earlier this season. Cheffers' crew incorrectly allowed a Carolina touchdown to stand during the Pant…
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  • D-backs, infielder Chavez finalize one-year deal

    D-backs, infielder Chavez finalize one-year deal

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Arizona Diamondbacks and infielder Eric Chavez finalized a $3 million, one-year contract Saturday.
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  • Los Angeles Clippers 117, Phoenix Suns 99 - Fourth-quarter melt…

    Los Angeles Clippers 117, Phoenix Suns 99 - Fourth-quarter meltdown

    valleyofthesun.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Phoenix Suns played three solid quarters, but still finished with the same result as their previous six games in their 117-99 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. After never trailing by more than...
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  • 710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton Show

    710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton Show

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Good morning/evening and welcome to Week 14 on the NFC West blog. I'll be heading to CenturyLink Field early Sunday for the Seattle Seahawks' game against the Arizona Cardinals. The plan is to watch the St. Louis Rams-Buffalo Bills broadcast from there,…
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  • Video - Nicholson Leads Magic Past Suns 00:58

    Nicholson Leads Magic Past Suns

    Dec 9
    Rookie Andrew Nicholson scores 19 points in Magic's 98-90 win over Suns.
  • Video - Ken Whisenhunt Apologizes To The Fans 00:32

    Ken Whisenhunt Apologizes To The Fans

    Dec 9
    Ken Whisenhunt after Cardinals embarrassing 58-0 loss to Seahawks.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Seahawks Recap 03:20

    Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Seahawks Recap

    Dec 9
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Seahawks' 58-0 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Seahawks Blank Cardinals, 58-0 00:38

    Seahawks Blank Cardinals, 58-0

    Dec 9
    Seahawks capitalize on eight turnovers, handing the Cardinals their ninth straight loss.

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    Dec 9
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    Dec 10
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