Author Archives: Kayla Mortellaro

Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner earns Defensive Player of the Year

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX--- Brittney Griner and her Phoenix Mercury squad start their playoff march to a possible second consecutive WNBA title Thursday night against the Tulsa Shock. Griner and the Mercury have a good omen on their side. In 2014, Griner earned WNBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. And hours before game one of the Western Conference semi-finals, she ... Read More »

Mercury Pull Past Sparks 70-65

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX--- A game that had no baring on the outcome of the Mercury's 2015 playoff seeding, ended up meaning a lot for the franchise. The Mercury pulled past the Sparks 70-65 Friday night and evened the series 2-2 with LA on the season. With the win, the Mercury notched their second consecutive 20-win season and the fifth time ... Read More »

Dbacks Unable to Avoid the Sweep; Fall 5-3 Thursday

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX--- The Arizona Diamondbacks came to the diamond with a fresh attitude and mindset for the fourth and final game of the series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase Field. Unfortunately for the Dbacks, a common trend for the team continued with the starting pitchers struggling from the start. Rubby De La Rosa was able to limit the ... Read More »

Cards Camp Spotlight Featuring Tony Jefferson

By: Kayla Mortellaro TEMPE, Ariz. ---- Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson is the subject of this edition of the Cards Camp Spotlight on The Blitz with Rich Gray heard weekdays at 2:15 p.m. Tony Jefferson is in his third season with the Arizona Cardinals as a safety after he made the team as a rookie free agent. In 2013, Jefferson played in ... Read More »

Cards Camp Spotlight Featuring Phillip Sims

By: Kayla Mortellaro  TEMPE, Ariz.---- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Phillip Sims is the subject of this edition of the Cards Camp Spotlight on The Blitz with Rich Gray heard weekdays at 2:15 p.m. Phillip Sims joined the Cardinals in 2015 after impressing the coaching staff on a try out basis at rookie mini-camp. Sims played his college football at Alabama, Virginia, and Winston-Salem State. Sims backed up ... Read More »

Dbacks Pitcher Evan Marshall Back in Good Health; Motivated to Return to the Diamond

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX--- Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Evan Marshall, with his wife Allie by his side, was all smiles as he returned to Chase Field Tuesday evening. Marshall realizes just how lucky he is to be able to stand, walk, talk, and have the ability to remember; let alone to entertain the thought of playing baseball again. Marshall's life changed in an ... Read More »

Cards Camp Spotlight Featuring Deone Bucannon

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX--- Arizona Cardinals second year safety Deone Bucannon is the subject of this edition of the Cards Camp Spotlight on The Blitz with Rich Gray heard weekdays at 2:15 p.m. Deone Bucannon is in his second year with the Arizona Cardinals after he was drafted in the first round with the 27th overall selection in 2014. Bucannon played his college football at ... Read More »

Mercury Cruise Past Lynx 79-67

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX--- The Phoenix Mercury started off the afternoon against the Minnesota Lynx with energy, passion, and an aggressive mentality. Getting off to a fast start was something that the Mercury have not done often this season, but Sunday afternoon Phoenix had a three point lead after the first quarter and built it to a 15 point lead by ... Read More »

Mercury Fall to Sparks 78-68; On 3-Game Skid

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX--- A feeling unfamiliar to the Phoenix Mercury encompassed US Airways Center Friday night as the Los Angeles Sparks left the court winners, 78-68. The Mercury are now on a three-game losing streak, and have dropped two-straight at home for the first time since July 10 and 14, 2013. Right from the start of the game, the Mercury ... Read More »

Cards Camp Spotlight Featuring Rodney Gunter

By: Kayla Mortellaro TEMPE, Ariz.--- Arizona Cardinals rookie defensive end Rodney Gunter is the subject of this edition of the Cards Camp Spotlight on The Blitz with Rich Gray heard weekdays at 2:15 p.m. Rodney Gunter is a rookie defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals caught everyone by surprise by trading their 123rd overall NFL draft pick for the 116th draft pick to select ... Read More »