News archive from 2 March 2018

USC lineman Roy Hemsley to transfer to Arizona State for final 2 seasons

Roy Hemsley, a redshirt-junior offensive lineman at USC, has decided to transfer to Arizona State for his final two college seasons. If he graduates in May as expected, he'll be eligible to play this season. A back-up left guard, Hemsley (6-5, 315)...

AZCentral, 12:16 in Sport

ASU announces Camp Tontozona upgrades that include synthetic field

Arizona State on Friday announced Camp Tontozona -- the program's popular preseason practice site located northeast of Payson -- will undergo upgrades that include a new synthetic field replacing the natural grass. According to the school, the...

AZCentral, 12:38 in Sport

ASU running backs Kalen Ballage, Demario Richard try to make move at NFL Scouting Combine

CLOSE ASU football has not had many prospects make a splash at the NFL Combine in recent years, but Kalen Ballage and Demario Richard could change that. Kent Somers from azcentral sports updates the local prospects at the combine. INDIANAPOLIS - As...

AZCentral, 12:52 in Sport

Serena's latest Indian Wells return could also be her biggest challenge

CLOSE What to look for in this year's women's tournament at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. For a brief period in early 2009, it appeared that the dominance of Serena Williams had perhaps come to an end, as nagging injuries started to pile up as...

Usa Today, 12:58 in Sport

National Democratic Chairman Tom Perez questions DCCC actions in CD 7 race

AUSTIN -- The national Democratic Party chairman on Friday questioned the actions of the party's congressional campaign committee in Houston's hotly contested 7th Congressional District primary to criticize one of the party's seven candidates, Laura...

Chron, 13:32 in Politics

Houston recovery czar: City not likely to budge on tighter floodplain development proposal

Houston’s proposal to tighten development rules in flood-prone areas should be thoroughly discussed, but is not necessarily likely to change, the city’s Hurricane Harvey recovery czar said Friday. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s administration has proposed...

Chron, 13:43 in Politics

Timeline: Arizona basketball's crazy week with Trier, NCAA, ESPN and coach Sean Miller

CLOSE UA basketball fans are glad to have Sean Miller back on the sidelines after a whirlwind week. Few college basketball teams (and fans) have experienced the range of emotions that the Arizona Wildcats had in the past week. Here's a look at the...

AZCentral, 14:17 in Sport

John Kelly: I have 'nothing to even consider resigning over'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending himself weeks after the fact, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Friday insisted he had done "nothing to even consider resigning over" in his handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former top aide...

Chron, 14:23 in Politics

US makes Cuba staffing cuts permanent after 'health attacks'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing mysterious "health attacks" in Havana, the United States said Friday it was making permanent its withdrawal of 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba as investigations continue. Last October, the State Department...

Chron, 14:28 in Health

Justice Dept official defends leadership after Trump attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's No. 2 official is defending the institution's leadership as it is embroiled in politically charged criticism over the Russia probe. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is leading the probe, told an...

Chron, 14:36 in Politics

Turner says candidate doesn't have his endorsement despite photo on mailer

Mayor Sylvester Turner said Friday that a candidate for his former statehouse seat who used his photo on a campaign mailer did so without his permission. The mailer was sent by District 139 Democratic hopeful Randy Bates, who is challenging incumbent...

Chron, 15:17 in Politics

Sean Miller still coaching at Arizona, but huge questions remain for coach, Wildcats

CLOSE Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller met with the media Thursday to decry an ESPN report that linked him with potential payments to a recruit. Sean Miller's statement to the media and the University of Arizona's support of the basketball coach...

AZCentral, 15:28 in Sport

Suns Game Day: T.J. Warren returns for Phoenix vs. OKC, Chandler to miss Thunder game

The Suns will get one starter back in their lineup Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and they hope to finally have their entire starting lineup intact for the four-game road trip that begins Sunday in Atlanta. Interim coach Jay Triano said T.J....

AZCentral, 15:36 in Sport

Brandon Williams, the last commit for Arizona Wildcats in 2018, reopens his recruitment

CLOSE UA basketball fans are glad to have Sean Miller back on the sidelines after a whirlwind week. Los Angeles point guard Brandon Williams announced on Friday that he is reopening his recruitment and decommitting from the Arizona Wildcats due to the...

AZCentral, 15:36 in Sport

APNewsBreak: Questions surround Trump's 1st wall contract

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump is the offshoot of a construction firm that was sued repeatedly for failing to pay subcontractors and accused in a 2016...

Chron, 15:44 in Politics

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