Sports

Sunday 06/23/2019
Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch to claim fourth win of the season
Posted: June 23, 2019

Martin Truex Jr. gave Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota their 10th win in 16 races this season after dominating the final stage of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. The final 50 laps were a battle for the lead between teammates, Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. Busch was able to cut an eight-second lead down to under a second, but he did not have enough to contend for a pass due to the tires being overworked and losing traction. This was Truex Jr.’s fourth win of the 2019 season. He is now even with Busch for the most wins so far this season. Ryan Blaney picked up his first top-five finish of the season since Bristol.

Friday 06/21/2019
The Tragedy of the Phoenix Suns
Posted: June 21, 2019

The warning signs were there. Greta Rogers told us all and we took her rant to the Phoenix City Council as a joke. The Phoenix Suns are an absolute disaster and the franchise is nearing a complete loss following last night’s NBA Draft. When a 90-year old has the best outlook on an entertainment enterprise that has not been entertaining for nearly a decade, that is a serious problem. Going into the draft, the Suns were in position to land a guard such as Coby White or a wing such as Jarrett Culver to help take some of the burdens off of Devin Booker, who must have a sore back from keeping Phoenix basketball relevant. Instead of getting help for Booker, Phoenix traded one of their best scorers in TJ Warren to the Indiana Pacers to clear up cap space and they traded the number six pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 11th pick and Dario Saric. Minnesota ends up selecting Jarrett Culver at six, thus meaning the Suns traded Jarrett Culver. I can’t tell you the route that Phoenix wants to go in. They are wasting away Booker’s prime by not making the necessary moves to be in a rebuilding process. The franchise has stagnated. Even the people of Phoenix hate seeing this franchise and they, for sure, do not want to finance a new arena for subpar entertainment. However, it may not be all doom and gloom yet for the Suns.

Sunday 06/16/2019
Lakers Throw Future of Franchise Away for Short-Term Prayer
Posted: June 16, 2019

David Griffin, you are a genius. The Los Angeles Lakers handed the New Orleans Pelicans three talented, young players and the fourth pick in this year’s draft in exchange for an injury-prone center in Anthony Davis. Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Zion Williamson, and trade value for a top-five draft pick are headed to the “Big Easy” and will be playing for the Pelicans this October. All three of these players that the Lakers sent to New Orleans have high ceilings and were contributing when the Lakers looked like a playoff contender early last season. Injuries came about that shut down Ingram and Lonzo for the season but when they are healthy, both of these men are franchise-altering talents. The additions of Zion Williamson and trade value for the fourth pick add another piece to the puzzle to rebuild the Pelican franchise. Julius Randle and Jrue Holiday become the leaders of this very young team that have set themselves up to be a better playoff contender than the Lakers, barring injuries or poor performance. If the talent on this New Orleans’ franchise can overcome the inexperience and develop chemistry where they all live up to their potential, then the Pelicans win the trade and have a better chance of making the postseason than their trade counterparts.

Thursday 06/13/2019
From David to Goliath, the St. Louis Blues Hoist Their First-Ever Stanley Cup
Posted: June 13, 2019

An electric atmosphere set the tone for Game 7 following a rousing rendition of the national anthem from Todd Angilly and the Boston Bruins matched that energy to start this one. The Bruins came out firing on all cylinders early in the first period. They were getting pucks on net and even got an early power play that sent Colton Parayko to the box. Shot after shot, nothing was getting by rookie goaltender, Jordan Binnington. Binnington held down the fort for the St. Louis Blues the entire period and were able to get a huge penalty kill, which turned into two late goals from Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo. O’Reilly’s goal came from a great fore-check and led to shot on the point from Jay Bowumeester that deflected off of O’Reilly’s stick and past Tuukka Rask. With seconds left in the opening period, Jaden Schwartz was able to get by poor defending from Brad Marchand, leading to a great pass to Alex Pietrangelo and a back-handed wrist shot by Rask to make it 2-0 Blues right before intermission. Boston outshot St. Louis 12 to 4 in the first period with nothing to show for it.

Raptors Win First Title, End Warrior Dynasty & Launch New Era for NBA
Posted: June 13, 2019

No. The headline you are reading is not from an NBA 2K video game. The Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions. After multiple playoff runs only to come up short against LeBron James, Kyle Lowry gets to call himself an NBA Champion. Toronto knew that when they signed Kawhi Leonard, it would only be for a single season. Through all the turmoil and the ugly breakup that Kawhi had with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi was able to turn a franchise, notorious for failing, into the team that ends the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty.

Wednesday 06/12/2019
Joey Logano Conducts Train in Dominant Win at Michigan
Posted: June 12, 2019

I cannot recall a race ever running a Monday night, but it happened with the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The race was originally scheduled to run on Sunday afternoon until rain forced NASCAR to postpone the race to Monday evening due to Fox Sports' broadcast of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Due to cool temperatures outside and on the track surface, many fans and media members expected the race to be as thrilling and as closely contested as the Kansas and Charlotte night races. Unfortunately, while the race was closely contested in terms of distances between the leader and the rest of the field, nobody was able to pass the leader during the race and once Joey Logano was able to get back in the lead thanks to having the fastest car and pit strategy, he was able to hold the lead with the clean air advantage.

Saturday 05/25/2019
The Sunday Before Memorial Day is the Best Day in Sports
Posted: May 25, 2019

As Sunday grows closer, I have been giving a lot of thought to just how special the day before Memorial Day is. It is unlike anything in sports. It is an opportunity to give the spotlight to events that are almost always overlooked by Americans, and that is the day when the top three divisions in all of motorsports hold their crown jewel races. Formula One has the Monaco Grand Prix, IndyCar has the Indianapolis 500, and NASCAR has the Coca-Cola 600. They all take place on this special day. Nearly 15 hours of exciting racing from the morning until the evening and here are the reasons why each race is special and should be watched across the country.

Tuesday 05/14/2019
Kade's Takes - May 13th
Updated: May 14, 2019 - 9:36 am

The NBA Playoffs are live and well without LeBron; The Warriors have found their identity without Durant; Giannis is the best player on the planet and Kawhi is right behind him; Paul Pierce is the Clown of the Week; The Celtics two options this offseason. 

Monday 05/13/2019
Kade's Takes - May 8th
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 7:08 pm

Dak Prescott is worth $30 million a year and the Cowboys should pay him as soon as possible.

Sunday 05/05/2019
Kade's Takes - 5/03
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 7:09 pm

Which team won the NFL Draft? Do the Raptors need to consider a future without Kyle Lowry? Why is Cassidy active on Tinder if she enjoys bragging about her boyfriend? That's our kooky little manager.

Saturday 03/09/2019
The Rundown 3/5/2019
Posted: March 09, 2019

Have a seat and listen to John Steinmetz talk about the biggest weekend in sports and if you are a cardinals fan you might want to hear what he has to say about that #1 pick

Thursday 02/28/2019
NFL Mock Draft Podcast
Posted: February 28, 2019

John Steinmetz and Cooper Posz sit down and dive you their mock draft. Check to see what trades happen and who rises and falls.

Monday 02/25/2019
Yeah Yeah Baseball Podcast - Ep. 01
Posted: February 25, 2019

On the first edition of the Yeah Yeah Baseball Podcast, Tyler Magee covers college baseballs opening day and breaks down MLB’s Top 10 Players list.

The Champ Is Here - Ep. 06
Posted: February 25, 2019

David Church brings you another episode of the champ is here, where he tells you all you need to know about the UFC's newest star!

Tuesday 02/19/2019
The Champ Is Here - Ep. 05
Posted: February 19, 2019

Didn't get to watch the UFC action last weekend? Don't worry because David Church brings you his reactions and the fallout of UFC 234 on the 5th episode of The Champ Is Here.

The Rundown 2.12
Posted: February 19, 2019

John Steinmetz and Cooper Posz sit down and break the news about Antonio Brown wanting to get out of Steel City and the impact that Alliance of American Football will have on the sports schedule. And is Kareem Hunt the right fit for the Browns?

Monday 02/11/2019
Weekend Recap - February 9-10
Posted: February 11, 2019

Check out the Weekend Recap for February 9th and 10th!

The Rundown 2.7.19
Posted: February 11, 2019

Check out the newest episode of The Rundown with John Steinmetz!

The Champ Is Here Episode 4 (UFC 234 Preview)
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 3:36 pm

The Rundown
Posted: February 11, 2019

Thursday 02/07/2019
The Champ Is Here - Ep 03
Posted: February 07, 2019

The Champ is Here returns with episode three! Check it out!

The Champ Is Here Ep.02
Posted: February 07, 2019

The second episode of The Champ Is Here is now available! Check it out!

Thursday 01/24/2019
The Champ Is Here - Ep 01
Posted: January 24, 2019

The Champ is Here with David Church provides you with all of your UFC and MMA news!

The Rundown - January 22nd
Posted: January 24, 2019

The Rundown with John Steinmetz and Cooper Posz.

Friday 11/30/2018
The Rich Report November 28th 2018
Posted: November 30, 2018

Tuesday 11/27/2018
Girls Volleyball BigSky Championship
Posted: November 27, 2018

Coming off an an impressive end to the regular season, the NAU girls volleyball team goes head to head against the best teams in the BigSky Conference in a tournament located in Greeley Colorado. The Lumberjack squad is ready compete after having won the last 10 games of the regular season, 7 of which were 3-0 victories.

NAU Girls Basketball Vs. California Baptist
Posted: November 27, 2018

Looking to advance on their so far successful season, the Lumberjacks girls basketball team goes head to head against California Baptist on their home court. With the season having just started both of the teams so into this match up with little knowledge on the opposing squad making for an even plating field.

3A Winslow Bulldogs kickoff title defense with 63-47 win at 4A Flagstaff High School
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Flagstaff, AZ- One of the toughest challenges in all of sports is to win a championship. One challenge however that is even greater is to win a championship the year after winning one. Winslow High School, who won the 3A state championship last season, is facing this extra-daunting challenge this year. After their first game, it appears they are ready to face this challenge.

Monday 11/19/2018
The Rich Report Nov 16-18
Posted: November 19, 2018

Thursday 11/15/2018
The Rich Report - Nov 15th
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Wednesday 11/14/2018
NAU Volleyball Vs. Northern Colorado
Posted: November 14, 2018

In attempts to keep their impressive winning streak alive, the NAU girls volleyball team matches up agains Northern Colorado for a Saturday night game. The Lumberjacks are without a doubt the favorite team heading into this match up strictly looking at the team records; however, no team can be taken for granted.

The Rich Report - Nov 14th
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 12:58 pm

Tuesday 11/13/2018
Weekly Sports Update Nov 6-12
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 12:57 pm

For the Week of Nov. 6-12, I tell the scores and stories for NAU basketball, volleyball, women's tennis, and football.

NAU Basketball Vs. Jacksonville 11/12
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Saturday November 10, the Lumberjack’s shoes are tightened up and ready to start off their regular season schedule versus Jacksonville on their home court. The fans file into Rolle Activity Center in hopes for a positive basketball season and an entertaining game. NAU gets a first look at the 2018/19 basketball team as they run out onto the court for warm ups fired up and ready to compete.

The Rich Report - Nov 13th
Posted: November 13, 2018

Monday 11/12/2018
The Rich Report - Veteran's Day Weekend Recap
Posted: November 12, 2018

Thursday 11/08/2018
Weekly Sports Update - October 29th to November 4th
Posted: November 08, 2018

For the week of Oct. 29-Nov.4, I cover Coconino football and Flagstaff High School volleyball I also tell the scores for NAU football, volleyball, women's tennis, women's swim and dive, and club hockey.

Wednesday 11/07/2018
Jordan Anderson Player of the Week
Posted: November 07, 2018

As the Northern Arizona Volleyball team continues on there winning season, achievements by their senior star Jordan Anderson start to lean toward the record books. Over her time playing for the Lumberjacks Anderson has racked up 1,315 digs moving her into the third all-time spot for the program.

Tuesday 11/06/2018
Jacks Ice Lopes
Posted: November 06, 2018

The D3 Ice Jacks hosted the D3 Grand Canyon Lopes this past weekend at Jay Lively Ice Rink and as usual the in-state rivalries were intense and physical.

The Rich Report Weekend Recap, November 2-4
Posted: November 06, 2018

Monday 11/05/2018
The Rich Report, November 1st
Posted: November 05, 2018

Thursday 11/01/2018
The Rich Report October 30th
Posted: November 01, 2018

Rivalry in War Memorial
Posted: November 01, 2018

This past week was the start of rivalry week and it started off with volleyball and the lady Flagstaff Eagles hosting the lady Coconino Panthers.

The Rich Report October 29th
Posted: November 01, 2018

Tuesday 10/30/2018
The Rich Report, October 28th Weekend Recap
Posted: October 30, 2018

Monday 10/29/2018
The Rich Report, October 25th
Posted: October 29, 2018

The Rich Report, October 24th
Posted: October 29, 2018

Wednesday 10/24/2018
Weekly Sports Update October 15-21
Posted: October 24, 2018

For the week of Oct. 15-21, I cover both Coconino and Flagstaff High School volleyball and football. I also tell the scores for NAU football, volleyball, soccer and women's golf.

The Rich Report, October 22nd
Posted: October 24, 2018