News archive from 2 April 2018

The NCAA promises changes to college basketball, but will it matter?

SAN ANTONIO - Monday night's national championship will end one of the better NCAA Tournaments in recent memory, but the drama won't end at the final buzzer. College basketball is broken. An FBI investigation into the sport's recruiting practices...

AZCentral, 19:02 in Sport

NCAA national championship: If anyone can slow Villanova, it might be Michigan

CLOSE SportsPulse: Trysta Krick and USA TODAY Sports' Scott Gleeson look ahead to Monday's national championship game and discuss if Michigan can take down red-hot Villanova. SAN ANTONIO - Thirty or so minutes after advancing to the national title...

AZCentral, 19:26 in Sport

IndyCar struggling to make new generation of drivers household names like the icons of old

This roars of the anonymity under which IndyCar drivers mostly compete: Mario Andretti, being celebrated at ISM Raceway before Saturday evening's Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix, remains far better known than any current series...

AZCentral, 19:57 in Sport

Game Day: Diamondbacks hosting rival Dodgers

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their opening homestand by hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers. Follow this page for updates, news and analysis throughout the series. RELATED: Yet again, Diamondbacks' season goals go through Dodgers MORE: D-Backs lose,...

AZCentral, 21:03 in Sport

Victor Oladipo puts together absurd statline as Pacers get fifth straight win

CLOSE The Pacers won their fifth straight thanks to Oladipo's huge game. LOS ANGELES - Anything the Los Angeles Clippers did Sunday afternoon, the Indiana Pacers did better. So many Pacers made huge shots for the Pacers with the outcome of an intense...

Usa Today, 21:37 in Sport

Predators strike Lightning, create separation atop NHL standings

CLOSE Predators Eeli Tolvanen gets to adjusted to being with new team in Nashville. TAMPA, Fla. - As the final week of the regular season begins, we know that the Predators will open the playoffs at home next week. That's it. The Central Division,...

Usa Today, 21:51 in Sport

Kellenberger: After national title game loss, Mississippi State has to wonder 'What if?'

CLOSE Mississippi State forward Victoria Vivians said the team watched Friday's second Final Four game between Notre Dame and UConn not caring which team won. Buy Photo COLUMBUS, Ohio - What if? What if the official calls a foul as Morgan William...

Usa Today, 22:54 in Sport

Nuggets 128, Bucks 125 (OT): The final comeback belongs to Denver

DENVER - This April Fool's Day game was all about huge, inexplicable comebacks, with the margin of each quarter between 12 points or more one way or the other. And just when it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks had the game in hand, the joke was on us....

Usa Today, 23:55 in Sport

Nearly 30,000 expected at annual White House Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is opening the gates for its biggest social event of the year, the annual Easter Egg Roll. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are hosting Monday's festivities on the South Lawn for a crowd of nearly 30,000...

Chron, 00:51 in Politics

Trump says deal for young immigrants is 'NO MORE'

Now Playing: President Donald Trump responded to tweets about the DACA migrant program before attending Easter Mass on Sunday. He called out Mexico for not helping the U.S. secure the border. (April 1) Media: Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) —...

Chron, 01:09 in Politics

The Latest: Trump demanding 'nuclear option' for border bill

Now Playing: President Donald Trump responded to tweets about the DACA migrant program before attending Easter Mass on Sunday. He called out Mexico for not helping the U.S. secure the border. (April 1) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Chron, 08:46 in Politics

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as...

Chron, 11:37 in Health

Andrew White to unveil plan to create 1M jobs

AUSTIN -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White on Tuesday will unveil a plan to create a million new jobs in Texas in coming years, campaign officials confirmed on Monday. On a theme of "Texas is too big for small thinking," White...

Chron, 12:28 in Politics

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta picks up NHL's second star of the week

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: Arizona Coyotes 2017 season FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) celebrates with Dylan Strome (20) after shutting out the St. Louis Blues 5-0...

AZCentral, 13:34 in Sport

East Tennessee State puts Randy Sanders on paid suspension

CLOSE For 12 long years, there were no fall ETSU football games. Then in 2015, the Bucs made a comeback. East Tennessee State coach Randy Sanders has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation of a potential...

Usa Today, 13:43 in Sport

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