January 22, 2013
New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Monday hired Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator, and Tom Moore as assistant head coach/offense. Bowles was a defensive back and team captain at Temple when Arians coached the Owls in the 1980s. The Eagles promoted Bowles from secondary coach to defensive coordinator on Oct. 16. He replaces Ray Horton, now the defensive coordinator for Cleveland. Moore spent 12 years as Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator with Indianapolis.
January 19, 2013 |
The Eagles released Todd Bowles from his contract to allow the defensive coordinator to interview with other teams, an NFL source said. Several reports Friday said that Bowles was expected to get the defensive coordinator job with the Cardinals. He would be joining his former Temple coach, Bruce Arians, who was named Arizona's head coach on Thursday. Bowles, who was promoted by the Eagles midseason after Juan Castillo was fired, will replace Ray Horton, who left for the Browns.
January 12, 2013 |
The Mariners search for an impact bat led them to Arizona Diamondbacks rightfielder Justin Upton this week, but the two-time all-star rejected a trade proposal by Seattle on Thursday, according to a report by MLB.com. Upton, 25, has four clubs on a no-trade clause in his contract and one of those teams is the Mariners. He apparently declined to waive that clause after the two teams reached an agreement. Seattle has some top pitching prospects, led by lefthanders Danny Hultzen and James Paxton and 20-year-old righthander Taijuan Walker, and the Mariners have been looking to add offense to a team that is building around a young core of position players.
January 3, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Indications are that former Eagles coach Andy Reid will interview for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job either Thursday or Friday. Reid spent more than 8 hours Wednesday conferring with officials from the Kansas City Chiefs, who flew to Philadelphia to speak with him. Neither Kansas City nor Arizona seems close to making a hire, despite reports Tuesday that Reid's hiring in Arizona was imminent. Chiefs president Mark Donovan, part of the group that came to Philadelphia for the interview, is a former Eagles executive who is close to Reid and to Tom Heckert, the former Eagles general manager who was fired Monday in Cleveland.
December 23, 2012 |
Outfielder Cody Ross and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed Saturday to a three-year, $26 million contract with a club option for 2016. Ross, who turns 32 on Sunday, batted .267 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs last season with the Boston Red Sox. The deal gives Arizona four veteran outfielders - Ross, Justin Upton, Gerardo Parra, and Jason Kubel. He was claimed off waivers by San Francisco in August 2010 and was the MVP of that year's NL Championship Series, when he hit .350 with three home runs and five RBIs against the Phillies.
December 16, 2012 |
Matt Scott threw two touchdown passes in the final 46 seconds, and the college bowl season started with a wild one when Arizona rallied to beat Nevada, 49-48, on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. Overcoming a slow start and three big turnovers, Arizona (8-5) recovered an onside kick in the last minute, setting up Scott's 2-yard toss to Tyler Slavin with 19 seconds left. Arizona trailed by 21-0 in the first quarter and was down by 45-28 entering the final period.
December 9, 2012 |
Righthander Brandon McCarthy reached agreement with the Diamondbacks on a $15.5 million, 2-year contract, according to a source. The deal is pending a physical, which will be especially important for McCarthy, who was Oakland's opening day starter last season. McCarthy was hit in the right side of the head by a line drive off the bat of the Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar on Sept. 5. The 29-year-old pitcher sustained an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture, then underwent a 2-hour surgery.
December 5, 2012 |
NASHVILLE , Tenn. - Ruben Amaro Jr. is about 2 weeks away from the 3-year anniversary of what's likely the defining move of his tenure as Phillies general manager. In December 2009, Amaro ended his long, calculated pursuit of Roy Halladay by trading for the longtime Toronto ace. But in doing so, he made a companion deal with Seattle that sent Cliff Lee out west. Despite Halladay's prowess, the trade wasn't very popular with a fan base that saw Lee beat the Yankees twice in the World Series just 2 months earlier.
November 14, 2012
The Soul announced their Arena Football League schedule Tuesday, and the season opener is March 23 in Arizona. The home opener at the Wells Fargo Center is April 20 against the Cleveland Gladiators. Home games, in capitals, will be played at the Wells Fargo Center. March 23 at Arizona Rattlers 9 p.m. BYE April 6 at Orlando Predators 7:30 13 at Iowa Barnstormers 8:05 20 CLEVELAND GLADIATORS 7:05 27 JACKSONVILLE SHARKS 7:05 May 4 at Chicago Rush 8 11 PITTSBURGH POWER 7:05 18 ORLANDO PREDATORS 7:05 25 at Tampa Bay Storm 7:30 June 1 ARIZONA RATTLERS 7:05 8 NEW ORLEANS VOODOO 7:05 15 at Pittsburgh Power 7 22 IOWA BARNSTORMERS 7:05 29 at Cleveland Gladiators 7 July 6 CHICAGO RUSH 7:05 12 UTAH BLAZE 7:35 20 at San Jose SaberCats 10:30 27 at San Antonio Talons 8:30 Times are subject to change
November 14, 2012 |
THE SOUL'S 2013 schedule isn't particularly friendly, but it is sprinkled with some early intrigue. Philadelphia opens the season on the road with a rematch against Arizona, the team that rolled the Soul in the most recent AFL Championship Game. The March 23 game in Phoenix is followed by a bye and then games in 17 consecutive weeks as the AFL again will play an 18-game schedule. "The task of making a return to the ArenaBowl is always a difficult one, but one that we will be prepared to tackle," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said in a release.