Dragic brings Suns back up to speed – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comPHOENIX — Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, who encourages his team to engage its schedule in three-game chunks, also knows the importance of an even narrower approach. “It’s always one game…

Dragic scores 40 to lead Suns past Pelicans – Reuters

ReutersDragic scores 40 to lead Suns past Pelicans. PHOENIX — It was a night of firsts for Phoenix guard Goran Dragic: His first 40-point night in the NBA and the…

Gluck: Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a lock for NASCAR Hall of Fame – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHOENIX — Even if he never wins again, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His second Daytona 500 victory Sunday sealed his spot. Those wins…

Josh Donaldson likely No. 2 hitter in Oakland A’s lineup – San Jose Mercury News

Josh Donaldson likely No. 2 hitter in Oakland A’s lineupSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — Look for Josh Donaldson to bat second for the A’s to start the season. It’s where…

Josh Donaldson likely to hit second in Oakland A’s batting order – San Jose Mercury News

Josh Donaldson likely to hit second in Oakland A’s batting orderSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — As Thursday’s Cactus League lineup suggested, Josh Donaldson is looking at a new role for…

Oakland A’s acquire additional infield depth – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland A’s acquire additional infield depthSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — The A’s made a tweak in their infield depth Thursday morning when they designated Andy Parrino for assignment in order…

A’s Jaso to catch spring opener (w/video) – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press DemocratPHOENIX — Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso will take his place behind home plate in a game for the first time since suffering a concussion when he…

Dodgers have crowded outfield, but there could be room for everyone – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPHOENIX — With a long-awaited conflict again coming into view, Dodgers outfielders have taken a variety of approaches to what could be an uncomfortable situation. Matt Kemp was…

SB1062: Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee opposed to controversial … – ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) (blog)

ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) (blog)PHOENIX – The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has come out against controversial SB1062, saying the bill would deal a significant blow to our state’s economic growth. This…

Oakland A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson already thinking about October – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson already thinking about OctoberSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — Friday was the second day of full team workouts for the A’s, but third baseman Josh…

Panel OKs funding help for Glendale Super Bowl costs – Arizona Daily Star

Panel OKs funding help for Glendale Super Bowl costsArizona Daily StarPHOENIX — A House panel agreed Wednesday to help Glendale with some of its 2015 Super Bowl costs, but with…

A View from Studio 3: Overlooked A’s have attitude – MLB.com

A View from Studio 3: Overlooked A’s have attitudeMLB.comPHOENIX — I’m stepping away from Studio 3 for a while. This week’s view is from the sun-splashed baseball fields in Phoenix,…

In year 2, Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig aims to refine image – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHOENIX — Some of the liveliest competition in the early part of spring training for the Los Angeles Dodgers has taken place at the clubhouse ping pong table, which…

Oakland A’s pitchers Sean Doolittle and Drew Pomeranz improving – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland A’s pitchers Sean Doolittle and Drew Pomeranz improvingSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — The A’s got some good news on the pitching injury front Sunday with Sean Doolittle and Drew…

Oakland’s Sonny Gray ready for a full season – Sacramento Bee

Oakland’s Sonny Gray ready for a full seasonSacramento BeePHOENIX — Sonny Gray was a non-roster invitee to the Oakland Athletics spring training camp last year, overshadowed by older and more…

Oakland’s Sonny Gray ready for a full season – Washington Post

Washington PostBy Associated Press,. PHOENIX — Sonny Gray was a non-roster invitee to the Oakland Athletics spring training camp last year, overshadowed by older and more proven players. This spring,…

Oakland’s Sonny Gray ready for a full season – USA TODAY

Oakland’s Sonny Gray ready for a full seasonUSA TODAYPHOENIX (AP) — Sonny Gray was a non-roster invitee to the Oakland Athletics spring training camp last year, overshadowed by older and…

Oakland A’s relievers Cook, Doolittle already hurting – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — The A’s bullpen took a bit of a hit Friday with the news that Sean Doolittle and Ryan Cook, the lefty-righty setup punch for the…

Oakland A’s relievers Cook, Doolittle injured – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland A’s relievers Cook, Doolittle injuredSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — Relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Cook will take the start to spring training slowly. Doolittle, who injured his right calf…

Diamondbacks sign free agent Arroyo – The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta ChroniclePHOENIX, Ariz. — The Arizona Diamondbacks and Bronson Arroyo have agreed on a two-year, $23.5 million contract with a club option for a third. Photos. Former Cincinnati Reds…

The Stern-Silver handoff is a distinct shift in style for NBA commissioner – News & Observer

News & ObserverPHOENIX — There are two kinds of bosses: The ones you work for and the ones you work with. Outgoing NBA commissioner David Stern made sure underlings knew…

Documentary to make world premiere at Amazing Arizona Comic Con – KTAR.com

KTAR.comPHOENIX — You’ll see something different at this year’s Amazing Arizona Comic Con convention going on this weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center. In addition to a lot of comic…

Suns hold off Lakers in chippy affair – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHOENIX — The Los Angeles Lakers’ defense came to Phoenix like a magic carpet that figured to sweep up the Suns’ offense amid its five-game freefall. But even a…

Steven Seagal says he may run for Arizona governor – CBS News

CBS NewsActor Steven Seagal attends the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia S/S 2014 on October 28, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Andreas Rentz, Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Shares. Tweets;…

Grizzlies’ slow-down style stymies Suns – Reuters

ReutersGrizzlies’ slow-down style stymies Suns. PHOENIX — Most opponents cannot keep up with Phoenix Suns. The Memphis Grizzlies are an exception. Slowing the game at times to a wagon-train pace,…

Before the CBJ Puck Drops: Phoenix – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comGAME 40. PHOENIX COYOTES. 20-10-9. (4-2-4 in last 10 games). _____. CURRENT NHL RANKINGS. GOALS FOR. COLORADO RANK: 6. COLORADO GOALS/GAME: 2.97. COLUMBUS RANK: 13. COLUMBUS GOALS/GAME: 2.68. GOALS AGAINST.Nathan…

Flight diverted to Las Vegas due to alarm issue – Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas SunPHOENIX — A plane from Phoenix to Sacramento was diverted to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas when a bathroom smoke alarm activated without an apparent cause. The…

Suns dominate the paint to rout depleted Lakers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHOENIX — Like a lot of folks at this time of year, Los Angeles coach Mike D’Antoni sounded a little nostalgic Monday at US Airways Center before his short-handed…

Lakers get burned in Phoenix, and Coach Mike D’Antoni gets hot – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPHOENIX — The Lakers lost another game and generously gave another big man a career night, but Coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t want to hear that any Lakers fans…

Pau Gasol back in Lakers’ lineup – ESPN

ESPNPHOENIX — Pau Gasol will return to the starting lineup against the Phoenix Suns after missing the Los Angeles Lakers’ last game because of an upper respiratory infection, coach Mike…