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Fitzgerald “absolutely loves” Tyrann Mathieu

Fitzgerald “absolutely loves” Tyrann Mathieu

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 10, 2013
Cardinals rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu made a quick impact in his first NFL game, forcing Rams tight end Jared Cook to fumble when he was otherwise on his way to the end zone. Mathieu has also made an impact on one of the best receivers in the N…
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  • Football Cardinals helped preserve the power of baseball in St.…

    Football Cardinals helped preserve the power of baseball in St. Louis

    azcentral.com Sep 10, 2013
    Great baseball towns still exist. But the city of St. Louis is like finding a bank of payphones or a drive-in movie theater. It's the only place where baseball remains a monopoly, where the NFL doesn't merit a spot in the family car, much less the backs…
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  • Kicker Feely's job safe for now

    Kicker Feely's job safe for now

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jay Feely has already had to fend off competition once this season. He won't have to do it again just yet. A day after Feely missed a 50-yard field goal that would have given the Arizona Cardinals a three-point halftime lead in their eve…
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  • Paul Fanaika gets first start under belt

    Paul Fanaika gets first start under belt

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. --Right guard Paul Fanaika's first NFL start was monumental in itself, but add in the fact that it was his first game in 21 months and just his fourth ever, and Sunday was a reason to celebrate. And he did, by playing well in his Cardinals …
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  • MLB releases 2014 schedule with Dodgers and Diamondbacks openin…

    MLB releases 2014 schedule with Dodgers and Diamondbacks opening in Australia

    yahoo.com Sep 10, 2013
    Crikey, is this genuine about Major League Cricket Baseball opening the 2014 season Down Under in Australia? Yep, it's fair dinkum, mate. MLB released the '14 schedule Tuesday and, as reported in June, the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Arizona Diamo…
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  • Fines could be flying toward Rams defensive backs this week

    Fines could be flying toward Rams defensive backs this week

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    Two NFL games landed in the late afternoon window on Sunday: Packers-49ers and Cardinals-Rams. Both were compelling, close games. Only one got much attention. But the league office was paying close attention to all games. And several members of the Rams…
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  • Patrick Peterson has very limited offensive snaps in Cardinals …

    Patrick Peterson has very limited offensive snaps in Cardinals opener

    profootballtalk.com Sep 10, 2013
    Before the season, plenty of talk came from Arizona about the use of cornerback Patrick Peterson as a receiver. Peterson says he has 60 potential offensive plays this season. Coach Bruce Arians says Peterson could be a top-five receiver. G.M. Steve Keim…
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  • Which 0-1 NFL teams are in trouble?

    Which 0-1 NFL teams are in trouble?

    azcentral.com Sep 10, 2013
    An opening-week loss can't sink a season, but NFL history suggests it's hard to overcome. Since the 16-game season was implemented in 1978 (and excluding the '82 strike year), 23.7% of teams that started 0-1 made the playoffs. If 2013 follows suit, thre…
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  • Filipino Actor & Dancer Backflips Before Making A Free Throw

    Filipino Actor & Dancer Backflips Before Making A Free Throw

    dimemag.com Sep 10, 2013
    Jason Kidd‘s free throw routine was one of my favorites. He would blow a kiss to his wife before taking a shot – though now Joumana is his ex-wife. Former Jazz guard and new Suns coach Jeff Hornacek would wipe his cheek three times for each of his kids;…
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  • EuroBasket 2013: Marcin Gortat’s run ends, Goran Dragic’s begin…

    EuroBasket 2013: Marcin Gortat’s run ends, Goran Dragic’s begins

    valleyofthesun.com Sep 10, 2013
    The three Phoenix Suns taking part in the 2013 EuroBasket event have all had their ups and downs. So far, Marcin Gortat has had the most downs, but he did go out fighting on Monday as Poland played...
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  • Uribe hits 3 HRs as Dodgers rout D-backs

    Uribe hits 3 HRs as Dodgers rout D-backs

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    Juan Uribe homered in each of his first three trips to the plate, and the Los Angeles Dodgers connected six times Monday night in an 8-1 romp over the Arizona Diamondbacks that reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West title to eight.
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  • Cardinals see 3 areas of improvement

    Cardinals see 3 areas of improvement

    ESPN.com Sep 10, 2013
    When the Cardinals took an 11-point lead in St. Louis with 1 minute, 53 seconds left in the third quarter, the Bruce Arians Era looked like it was getting off to a good start. Then it all started to unravel. First, the Cardinals let Rams quarterback Sam…
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  • Video - Van Slyke, Dodgers Walk-Off 00:34

    Van Slyke, Dodgers Walk-Off

    Sep 10
    Scott Van Slyke hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to help the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 5-3.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag: Quarterbacks thriving in fourth quarter

    Sep 10
    Mailbag: We're seeing a rise in fourth-quarter heroics by quarterbacks, adding excitement to the game, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Concerns quickly mounting for Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger

    Sep 10
    With the NFL world fixated Monday night on the fascinating debut of Chip Kelly's fast-break football and the new-look Philadelphia Eagles, it was easy to overlook the juxtaposition of the sad saga that's unfolding for the proud, fabled franchise on the …
  • The Chip Kelly Era Takes Off

    Sep 10
    LeSean McCoy’s 100-plus yards at halftime and a run/pass ratio above 60/40 showed that while Kelly’s offense will play fast, it will do so primarily on the ground. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) - Note from the editor-in-chief: Each Tuesday during the se…
  • Dallas Mavericks invite Fab Melo to training camp, sources say

    Sep 10
    The Dallas Mavericks' ongoing search for a bargain big man has led them to invite the recently released Fab Melo to training camp, according to sources close to the situation.