News archive from 5 April 2016

Boivin: Phoenix Final Four ticket process has some irked

Boivin: Phoenix Final Four ticket process has some irked

HOUSTON - The NCAA is accepting ticket applications for next year’s Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the process includes requirements that already have some fans complaining. Patrons are required to purchase an application for $25...

AZCentral, 19:02 in Sport
 
Armour: No matter score of title game, Villanova makes Big East the winner

Armour: No matter score of title game, Villanova makes Big East the winner

HOUSTON — The winner of the NCAA tournament is … the Big East. If not left for dead then certainly considered to be on life support in this era where football reigns supreme, the Big East got some much-needed affirmation these last few weeks that...

Usa Today, 19:13 in Sport
 
Olympic champions will receive more than a gold medal in Rio

Olympic champions will receive more than a gold medal in Rio

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — When golf returns to the Olympics in Rio, the winners will receive more than a gold medal. They'll also get a free pass to all the major championships. The governing bodies for men's and women's golf announced the exemptions Monday...

Usa Today, 19:13 in Sport
 

Sporting stays close to Benfica in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Islam Slimani and Teo Gutierrez scored a pair of goals each as Sporting Lisbon defeated Belenenses 5-2 Monday to stay close to Portuguese leader Benfica, while Porto fell further behind after a shock 1-0 home loss to last-place...

Usa Today, 19:13 in Sport
 

The Latest: New England spots break April 4 snowfall records

BOSTON — The Latest on the springtime storm sweeping through the Northeast (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Forecasters say parts of southern New England have broken records for snowfall for the day. The National Weather Service said Monday evening that...

 
Erik Bauersfeld, voice of 'Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar, dies

Erik Bauersfeld, voice of 'Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar, dies

Erik Bauersfeld, the actor who gave the voice to famed Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar, has died at aged 93, his management office confirmed Monday. A statement from Coolwaters Productions says Bauersfeld died on Sunday in his Berkley, CA home....

 
Ronnie Wood says Rolling Stones to release new album, maybe this year

Ronnie Wood says Rolling Stones to release new album, maybe this year

LONDON — The Rolling Stones keep on rolling: They're planning to release a new album, possibly this year, Ronnie Wood said Monday. Fresh from their historic free concert in Cuba on March 25, the "world's greatest rock band" is in London for...

 
Obama says NATO alliance remains key to collective security

Obama says NATO alliance remains key to collective security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday called NATO "the linchpin" of U.S. security policy and a critical ally in the fight against terrorism, indirectly countering Republican Donald Trump's recent claims that the 67-year-old...

Chron, 19:31 in Politics
 
Hamels, Rangers win with 1 hit, beat Hernandez, Mariners

Hamels, Rangers win with 1 hit, beat Hernandez, Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels handed Felix Hernandez his first opening day loss and the Texas Rangers managed to win with just one hit, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Monday. Prince Fielder blooped an RBI single off Hernandez during a...

Usa Today, 19:32 in Sport
 
Cozart has 3 hits, Reds rally for 6-2 win over Phillies

Cozart has 3 hits, Reds rally for 6-2 win over Phillies

CINCINNATI (AP) — Zack Cozart had three hits and drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and Joey Votto followed with a bases-loaded single that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a...

Usa Today, 19:32 in Sport
 

5 killed when tourist helicopter crashes in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Five people were killed when a tourist helicopter crashed in the mountains of eastern Tennessee Monday afternoon. The Bell 260 sightseeing helicopter was flying in Sevier County on Monday afternoon when it crashed around 3:30 p.m., WVLT reported. The...

 
Chaparral football coach Conrad Hamilton to take ASU job

Chaparral football coach Conrad Hamilton to take ASU job

Scottsdale Chaparral football coach Conrad Hamilton resigned Monday to join Todd Graham's staff at Arizona State. Chaparral Athletic Director Tommy Eubanks said that Hamilton informed him that he will become senior defensive analyst at ASU. Hamilton...

AZCentral, 19:46 in Sport
 
Trying to make sense of Damarious Randall's ASU rant

Trying to make sense of Damarious Randall's ASU rant

After Monday's spring football practice, I asked Arizona State coach Todd Graham for his reaction to Damarious Randall’s recent social-media rant against the university. Graham initially declined comment, saying it was unfortunate but that it was...

AZCentral, 19:46 in Sport
 
Brewers get to Bumgarner, but still fall to Giants in opener

Brewers get to Bumgarner, but still fall to Giants in opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The first full season of the Milwaukee Brewers' rebuilding era began with a blowout loss. Outfielder Ryan Braun thinks this is a perfect time for the younger members of the team to learn a valuable lesson. Scooter Gennett and Jonathan...

Usa Today, 19:47 in Sport
 
MLB's new Utley Rule costs Braves a baserunner against Nats

MLB's new Utley Rule costs Braves a baserunner against Nats

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball's new "Chase Utley Rule" has cost the Atlanta Braves a baserunner in their opening game against the Washington Nationals. Max Scherzer walked Nick Markakis to lead off the seventh inning Monday. On Hector...

Usa Today, 19:47 in Sport
 

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