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  • Phoenix Suns' Alex Len, left, Devin Booker, center, and Jared Dudley watch their teammates play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in New York. The Nets won 126-98. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Suns’ Dudley: Right now, it’s about developing the younger players

    Jared Dudley went from starter to reserve last season, and going forward he sees his role as being a mentor for the team's younger players.
  • Get used to images like this every June for the next few years. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    2017 NBA Finals: Things sure looked easy for Golden State Warriors

    This year's NBA Finals were, at times, entertaining, but the conclusion was more than a little anti-climactic, writes Vince Marotta.
  • Arizona Cardinals NFL football quarterback Carson Palmer (3) runs drills during a voluntary team workout, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. The Arizona Cardinals have five quarterbacks on their roster. One big reason is a concerted effort to prevent Carson Palmer from doing much of anything in the offseason to preserve the arm strength of the 37-year-old quarterback. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Cardinals QB Palmer excited about what he’s seen on field thus far

    The No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft out of USC, Carson Palmer is entering his fifth season with the Cardinals and 15th in the NFL.
  • Cornerback Justin Bethel tries to run past Jumal Rolle during an OTA practice May 16. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)

    Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel is betting on himself in 2017

    Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel knows his 2016 season was not a good one, save for the last couple of weeks.
  • Arizona Cardinals tackle D.J. Humphries participates in the first day of team OTAs in Tempe, Ariz. on May 16, 2017. (Photo: Adam Green/Arizona Sports)

    Cardinals’ D.J. Humphries comfortable, hungry as he moves to left tackle

    The Arizona Cardinals' offensive line will look different in 2017, with D.J. Humphries and Jared Veldheer flip-flopping at the tackle positions.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller (26) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Diamondbacks’ Miller talks differences from this season to last

    Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller may be on the path to winning fan support in his second season in the desert.
  • Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis (84) cuts away from Ball State cornerback David Moore (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Muncie, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Larry Fitzgerald wouldn’t mind Cardinals taking WR Corey Davis in NFL Draft

    While some see the Cardinals drafting a quarterback with their first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Larry Fitzgerald could see them taking Western Michigan WR Corey Davis.
  • Alabama's Reuben Foster tackles Clemson's Hunter Renfrow (13) during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Fox, NFL Network analyst Davis: Cardinals should take Reuben Foster at No. 13

    The 2017 NFL Draft is just under two weeks away, and at this point there's no concrete idea of who the Arizona Cardinals will take at No. 13.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Today’s entitled NBA stars complain about scheduling, but they’ve got it pretty good

    Players sitting out and schedule complaints are common in today's NBA. But current stars still have it pretty good compared to their predecessors.
  • Grand Canyon coach Dan Majerle yells on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    GCU head coach Dan Majerle: ‘I would be crazy to leave GCU right now’

    Grand Canyon head coach Dan Majerle is not leaving anytime soon, despite what you may hear on the rumor mill.
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    Warner: Former Sun Devil QB Osweiler wasn’t ready, needs time to grow

    Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner joined Bickley and Marotta and said Brock Osweiler didn't live up to expectations last year because he wasn't ready.
  • Arizona's Parker Jackson-Cartwright (0) and Allonzo Trier celebrate after Arizona defeated Southern California 90-77 during an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Analyst Jacobsen: Not fourth-best team, but Arizona Wildcats are fine

    Arizona's hopes of winning the Pac-12 title outright and perhaps earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament were dealt a serious blow Saturday.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker throws during spring training baseball workouts, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    D-backs pitcher Taijuan Walker searching for a mean streak

    D-backs pitcher Taijuan Walker admitted he's looking for an improved attitude on the mound. In an odd kind of way, it's about letting emotion get to him.
  • FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Barkley calls it friendly fire, the criticism a rich black gets for talking about race from fellow blacks who believe he can't understand their struggles. But the basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst says he can handle it, and hopes he can create conversation that makes a difference beyond the things he's already doing when his show "The Race Card" debuts in 2017.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Barkley on LeBron: I will never take shot at a guy’s personal life

    Appearing on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM's Bickley and Marotta, former Suns forward and current NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley discussed his feud with Cavaliers' forward LeBron James.
  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (13) prepares to throw the ball during an NFL football divisional playoff game in New Orleans against the New Orleans Saints, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    ESPN’s Schlereth, Jaworski back Warner for Hall of Fame

    Count ESPN NFL analysts and former players Ron Jaworski and Mark Schlereth among the people who think former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is a lock for the Hall of Fame.