Category: KTAR in Phoenix

Barry Zito has Embraced the Struggles During His Career, Believes Fighting Through Adversity Helped Him Pitch Well in World Series

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Barry Zito went 7-0 in his last 11 starts last year and 9-0 over 14 starts including the postseason. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner came up huge for the Giants last season in the first game of the World Series. Zito is looking to pick up where he left ...

Kirk Gibson on DH Dispute With Dusty Baker: “It Felt Good to Get the Juices Flowing With That. This Should be Over.”

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Let's just say Kirk Gibson and Dusty Baker won't be hanging out anytime soon. The two managers had what was described as a "testy" meeting at home plate over whether to use the DH in the Diamondbacks-Reds' Cactus League game on Monday. The Diamondbacks were the home team and had ...

Joe Torre on Managing Team USA: “The Players are Pumped for this. That to Me is What Makes Everything Worthwhile.”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Joe Torre is back and putting his manager's uniform on to lead Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The former Yankees manager is tasked with the daunting challenge of getting Team USA to take this competition very seriously. The U.S. has not won, or even made it to the championship ...

Kerry Rhodes Describes Laying The Lumber On Michael Vick, Believes Cardinals Defense Isn’t Great Just Yet

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

After upsetting the New England Patriots on the road last week, the Arizona Cardinals wanted to prove to the world that their defense was worthy of what their record shows. Somehow, I don't think anyone is doubting the Cardinals now after a 27-6 thrashing of the Philadelphia Eagles. Arizona came ...

Ken Whisenhunt Believes The Cardinals Starting Quarterback Dilemma Is Similar To 2008 When Kurt Warner Was Named Starter

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Ken Whisenhunt seems to be concerned with getting out of the final preseason game without injuries against the Denver Broncos. The Arizona Cardinals head coach is in no man's land when it comes to naming a starting quarterback for Week 1 based on the inconsistent performances from Kevin Kolb and ...

Grant Hill Doesn’t Harbor Any Ill Will Towards Phoenix Suns, ‘Excited’ To Be A Los Angeles Clipper

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Grant Hill enjoyed his time with the Phoenix Suns, but after looking at the landscape of the organization this offseason he decided his best move was to look elsewhere. The small forward signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers worth $4 million dollars, and he is excited to ...

Alvin Gentry on Steve Nash: “He’s playing in a lot of pain. The normal guy I don’t think would be playing.”

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Steve Nash has been at the center of attention in Phoenix this week, as the Suns point guard set the franchise record for all-time assists with 6,522 surpassing Kevin Johnson’s mark (6,518). Nash has always had an uncanny ability to put his teammates in position to score. Alvin Gentry sings ...

Steve Nash on staying with the Suns: “I want to stay with my team. My heart has always been here.”

Monday, December 19th, 2011

It's beginning to become a game of waiting for the next shoe to drop in this year's unique and wild NBA free agency period. Chris Paul has gone to the Clippers. Where is Dwight Howard going? How about Steve Nash? Nash has become a hot topic out in the desert regarding ...

Ken Whisenhunt: “Players are getting excited about the opportunity to make some plays and erase the 5-11 season from our mindset.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

It's out with the old and in with the new for Ken Whisenhunt and the Arizona Cardinals as Arizona tries to erase the memory of their dismal 5-11 season in the putrid NFC West last season. It sure didn't help that the Cardinals had some real poor play at the ...

Larry Fitzgerald on Signing Eight-Year Mega Extension with Cardinals: “Signing Kevin [Kolb], I knew that the organization was doing everything it could.”

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Larry Fitzgerald became the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history on Saturday evening when he inked a new eight-year, $120 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals, almost $50 million of which is guaranteed. The Cardinals locked up the player that they couldn't afford to let go and ensured a drama-free off-season ...