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Williams Goes To Cardinals

Posted by GameSetMatch on 23rd April 2010

The Arizona Cardinals chose defensive tackle Dan Williams of Tennessee with the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL
draft.


The team needed defensive help at several positions, and nose tackle was certainly one of them. Last year’s starter, Bryan Robinson, was not re-signed and Alan Branch was shifted to defensive end. That left Gabe Watson the only nose tackle on the roster.
The 6-foot-3, 327-pound Williams started all 13 games for the Volunteers last season with 70 tackles, 36 solos.
Williams could start alongside Pro Bowler Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell on the Cardinals’ defensive line.

Click here to read the full article – By Dave Staley of http://www.newschannel9.com



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Nash gets Suns running as big third quarter buries Blazers

Posted by GameSetMatch on 21st April 2010

The Phoenix Suns finally broke away from the methodical style of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Boy, did they break away.

Jason Richardson scored 29 points, Grant Hill made 10-of-11 shots for 20, and the Suns routed the Blazers 119-90 Tuesday night to emphatically tie the first-round playoff series 1-1.

“The game just went by fast,” Portland’s Andre Miller said. “They hit us with the transition game. That’s what they’ve been doing all year.”
When the mercurial Richardson has a night like this, his team almost always wins. Phoenix is 27-4 this season when he scores at least 20.

Click here to read the full article – By Associated Press of ESPN.com



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Bryzgalov thwarts Red Wings’ attack as Coyotes take 2-1 series lead

Posted by GameSetMatch on 19th April 2010

The Phoenix Coyotes have thrived in the face of adversity all season.

They did it again Sunday in Game 3 against the Detroit Red Wings.

Overcoming the loss of captain Shane Doan and another key player, Petr Prucha and Radim Vrbata scored midway through the third period to lift the Coyotes to a 4-2 victory and a 2-1 series lead.

“From where we’ve come from, a couple injuries are not going to deter us,” Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. “Shane is a great player, he’s our leader, but we recognized we had a game to play.”

Phoenix scratched forward Vernon Fiddler, who got hit in the lip by a stick in Game 2, and lost Doan on his first shift of the second period when he appeared to have an upper-body injury after running into the endboards.

Click here to read the full article – By Associated Press of ESPN.com



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Suns clinch No. 3 seed, face Portland in playoffs

Posted by GameSetMatch on 15th April 2010

Once considered long shots to even make the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns are entering the postseason as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

The Suns looked much more like a contender than the “overachiever” label they’ve carried throughout the season in a 100-86 win at Utah on Wednesday, locking up the third seed in the West while sending the Jazz tumbling to fifth.

Phoenix will host No. 6 seed Portland on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.

“It was a great way to finish the regular season — for a team that was picked by many to be on the outside looking into the playoffs or at the bottom of the playoff list,” said Steve Nash, who had 11 assists in just three quarters. “To finish third in the West is rewarding. And most importantly we’re playing well and heading into the playoffs fairly good.”

Click here to read the full article – By Associated Press of http://www.eastvalleytribune.com



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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Stephen Drew hits inside-the-park home run

Posted by GameSetMatch on 6th April 2010

Dan Haren was so winded running the bases in front of Stephen Drew during the shortstop’s inside-the-park home run Monday on Opening Day that the Diamondbacks pitcher said it took him nearly two full innings to recover.

Drew’s fourth-inning shot off Jon Garland, the sixth by a Diamondbacks player, took a lot of people’s breath away.

“Probably the most exciting play in baseball,” manager A.J. Hinch said.

“Man,” right fielder Justin Upton said, “that was fun to watch.”

Drew has hit for the cycle, turned a triple play and now hit an inside-the-park homer. Where does the latter rank in his career?

“It’s up there,” Drew said. “I was telling (first baseman Adam) LaRoche, ‘I’ve seen it on TV, but I’ve never been a part of it on the field.’ To actually do it, it was exciting.

“With the roof open, the wind was kind of swirling all around and the ball just kept carrying and going left. . . . It hit (off the wall) and I got a good bounce. It was unexpected. You don’t think about it. You’re just running hard and you see the ball do that and nobody’s near the ball, you get a chance to score so, it’s pretty neat.”

Click here to read the full article – By Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic



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