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It was a good day in Arizona Sports yesterday, the Suns and Coyotes won last night, and the Suns have a rematch against the Lakers tonight. After that, College games and the Cardinals wear the black jerseys on Halloween for their game against the Bucs.

Link time.

Hits keep coming for Cards QB Max Hall - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Max Hall has yet to play one NFL game from start to finish, but some have already seen enough. - ESPN analyst rips Cardinals' Hall, says Fitzgerald likely to leave
ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski didn't pull any punches when it came to the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. - Linebackers coming back for Cardinals
The Cardinals defense, coming off two solid efforts, finally seems to be rounding into the unit people envisioned after a few offseason changes.

Arizona Cardinals' Russ Grimm ready for a reunion of sorts
Some might call it a fairy tale, but the family Grimm doesn't see Sunday's game between the Cardinals and Buccaneers quite that way.

Back in black
In case you are living under a rock – or at least, not reading the stuff on this site, in which case you probably wouldn’t be reading this either – the Cardinals will be breaking out the black alternate jerseys Sunday for the Halloween game against the Buccaneers.

With a heavy heart, Arizona Cardinals' Greg Toler making his presence felt
Greg Toler won't be a pioneer. His life story won't be pursued by Hollywood agents. His journey from store clerk to NFL starter has been done before.

Arizona Cardinals' Steve Breaston ready to return
When Steve Breaston returns to the Cardinals' starting lineup Sunday against visiting Tampa Bay, it will have been a full month since the wide receiver last played in a game.

Haggans doubtful for Halloween
The Cardinals are expected to have one linebacker back and be missing another Sunday against the Bucs. Linebacker Clark Haggans is doubtful for Sunday because of his bad groin (Will Davis will start in his place). Meanwhile, it looks like Gerald Hayes will be back, although coach Ken Whisenhunt still wouldn’t 100 percent commit to it quite yet (Hayes has to be placed on the active roster, necessitating someone else being released).

A Grimm Reunion On Halloween
Cards coach Russ Grimm helped by son Chad, faces Buccaneer son Cody

Quarterback struggles put Fitzgerald's future into focus |
The Cardinals quarterback issues threatens to infect every part of their team this season. ESPN's Ron Jaworski doesn't believe Max Hall can get it done, and he thinks the effort level of the Cardinals wide receivers could be affected. - When it comes to Hall, do you trust Jaworski or Warner?
If you see the Max Hall bandwagon driving towards Glendale this Sunday, you might notice that there is a lot more seating available than there was a few weeks ago.

Darnell Dockett incurs $15,000 fine - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Playing the Seattle Seahawks is turning into a costly enterprise for Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett.

Ilya Bryzgalov, Lauri Korpikoski lead Phoenix Coyotes past Detroit Red Wings
The Phoenix Coyotes got off to a fast start, then let Ilya Bryzgalov take care of the rest.

Phoenix Suns run and gun, stifle Utah Jazz for first win
The fun-and-gun. The pick-and-roll. The up-and-down. It is all still alive with the Suns.

Madden 11 Roster Update #10 Details |
Continue on for the full list of changes in the roster update for Madden 11 and leave your thoughts in the comments!

The Big Red Rage with Wilson and Branch
DL Alan Branch joins the Big Red Rage with Adrian Wilson, Paul Calvisi, and Ron Wolfley.

Whisenhunt On Comparison To Buccaneers

A Big Serving of Bounceback: Predictions For Arizona's Football Weekend - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Well last weekend certainly wasn't too fun - that is, unless you're a Wildcats fan. Watching the Cardinals and the Sun Devils struggle through two extraordinarily depressing games surely left a bitter taste in the mouths of football fans throughout the Valley.

Ken Whisenhunt: 'No doubt' Steve Breaston plays Sunday - NFL -
Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt says there is no doubt wide receiver Steve Breaston will play Sunday when the Cardinals are home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

‘Jaws' sinks his teeth into Cards QB Max Hall - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
Perhaps Jaws should go back and review his first professional season with the Los Angeles Rams in 1974 - in five games, he completed 10 passes in 24 attempts for just 144 yards and a pick. He rebounded to play in a Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl later in his estimable career. It's common among rookie quarterbacks, no matter where they're drafted or what their standing may be, to struggle early on. blogs - Kent Somers - Haggans listed as doubtful
Outside linebacker Clark Haggans (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game, and Will Davis will start. No surprise there. It looks like Alex Hall will be the backup at outside linebacker, unless coaches decide to activate O'Brien Schofield. blogs - Kent Somers - Notes on a Thursday
Sunday's game against the Buccaneers is officially sold out, the 48th consecutive one at University of Phoenix Stadium. And yes, the Cardinals will wear their new black jerseys. They will also wear them against the 49ers on Nov. 29, Monday Night.

Where there’s a Will …
Will Davis was a defensive end in college at Illinois. He’s been a linebacker since the Cards took him in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. His days as a D-end are long over. Kind of.

Week Eight Friday 10-pack |
Here are the 10 story lines to ponder as we prepare for the weekend that will make all of us realize that the 2010 NFL season will be gone as quickly as it came.

JaMarcus Russell will not be indicted |
Well, JaMarcus Russell finally got some good news.

Brett Favre returns to Vikings practice - NFL -
Brett Favre has returned to practice with the Minnesota Vikings.

Childress leaning toward Jackson
While Brett Favre seems to have his sights set on starting on Sunday at New England, the decision may be taken out of his hands.

Roger Goodell supports NFL expansion into Europe - NFL -
Football is in the land of futbol to stay - and with an even bigger presence if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has his way.