News archive from 3 April 2018

Taylor Ruck goes into Commonwealth Games as 2018 world swimming leader in 200 backstroke

When it finally dawned on Taylor Ruck last week that she is fastest in the world this year in the 200-meter backstroke, the 17-year-old from Scottsdale needed a moment to process the information. "I don't know how to comprehend that," Ruck...

AZCentral, 19:11 in Sport

Cardinals sign former Cowboys receiver Brice Butler to two-year deal

The Cardinals addressed a need via free agency on Monday, announcing they signed receiver Brice Butler to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not immediately available. Butler, 6-feet-3-inches and 220 pounds, spent the past three seasons with...

AZCentral, 20:27 in Sport

Suns' Marquese Chriss doing better job of controlling his emotions

Marquese Chriss has had a hard time forgetting in his short, two-year NBA career. Whether it's the officials, missing shots or becoming frustrated with teammates, he has tended to let his frustration linger and affect his game. But that may be...

AZCentral, 20:56 in Sport

Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed working to shed 'light-hitting' label

For as long as he's been on the radar of professional baseball, Nick Ahmed has worn the label of the light-hitting shortstop. He has never liked it nor has he been able to shake it. “It's not who I want to be,” Ahmed said. “I don't think anybody wants...

AZCentral, 21:48 in Sport

The Latest: Colorado Senate votes against expelling lawmaker

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a vote to expel a Colorado state senator accused of sexual misconduct (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Colorado's Republican-led Senate has voted against expelling a GOP senator accused of inappropriately touching a former...

Chron, 23:14 in Politics

Ted Cruz ramps up campaign against well-funded Beto O’Rourke

Ted Cruz is girding for a fight like no other he has ever faced. While the Houston area Republican went toe-to-toe for the presidency with Republican heavyweights like Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio two years ago and had to overcome being...

Chron, 23:14 in Politics

After another title, could Suns lure Jay Wright away from Villanova?

SAN ANTONIO - As he subbed out his starters in the final minute, Jay Wright embraced each one, putting a hand atop their heads, talking into their ears. The Villanova coach then walked down to shake hands with his counterpart, clapping hands as he did...

AZCentral, 00:11 in Sport

US raises prospect of Trump-Putin meeting at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president's first Washington visit in more than a decade...

Chron, 00:56 in Politics

What is the right height for homes in Houston's floodplains?

Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking the city council to require all new construction in Houston's floodplains to be built two feet above the projected water level in a 500-year storm, which is deemed to have a 0.2 percent chance of happening in any given...

Chron, 07:27 in Politics

Trump to discuss tax cuts at West Virginia round-table

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will promote recent tax cuts during a round-table discussion in West Virginia this week. The White House says Trump is hosting Thursday's discussion at the Sulphur Springs Civic Center in White Sulphur...

Chron, 09:26 in Politics

Will Rick Pitino come to Churchill Downs? Only if Grissom and 'the pizza guy' step down

Buy Photo Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says he'll come back to Churchill Downs - but he has some terms and conditions first. Coach Rocks, a horse co-owned by Pitino, won the Gulfstream Park Oaks on Saturday, earning 100...

Usa Today, 10:29 in Sport

Midlife 'wealth shock' may lead to death, study suggests

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't. The heightened danger of death after a...

Chron, 11:12 in Health

Diamondbacks top Dodgers on Jeff Mathis’ hit in 15th inning in longest game at Chase Field

When he was sent up as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 15th inning, Jeff Mathis controlled his own destiny. He knew if he got a hit, the Diamondbacks would dance on the infield at Chase Field. If he didn't, a different fate would befall him. He...

AZCentral, 11:26 in Sport

Titans new uniforms: NFL investigating apparent leaked photo

CLOSE A photo surfaced on Twitter showing an image of a Titans Jersey that fans are questioning if it is real or fake. The NFL is investigating the source of a photograph making the rounds on social media that purports to show the Titans' new home...

Usa Today, 11:49 in Sport

Game Day: Limited TV broadcast for Coyotes game in Calgary

Tuesday's gameCoyotes at Flames When: 6 p.m. Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta. TV/radio:FSAZ-Coyotes*/KTAR-FM (92.3). * Cox Communications will not air the game. Cox will not create an extra channel, but the game will be available on a...

AZCentral, 12:05 in Sport

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