News archive from 5 April 2018

GCU coach Dan Majerle has staff opening after Todd Lee takes South Dakota job

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: GCU mens basketball 2017-18 season FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Mar 10, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Grand Canyon Antelopes forward Keonta Vernon (24) controls the ball as New Mexico...

AZCentral, 19:19 in Sport

Game Day: Diamondbacks travel to St. Louis to face Cardinals

The Arizona Diamondbacks hit the road for the first time in 2018 when they face the St. Louis Cardinals. Stay with this page for news and scores throughout the series. LAST GAME: Patrick Corbin shuts down Dodgers as Diamondbacks sweep Thursday's...

AZCentral, 19:48 in Sport

The 'calming': Robbie Ray reflects on return to Busch Stadium after line drive to head

The “calming.” Robbie Ray doesn't really have another way of trying to describe it. He's tried. But that's what he keeps coming back to when he thinks about what happened to him the last time he pitched in St. Louis against the Cardinals. Something...

AZCentral, 19:55 in Sport

UFC on Fox 29: Alex Oliveira to fight Carlos Condit

CLOSE Safford native Justin The Highlight Gaethje joins azcentral sports' Greg Moore to talk about growing up in Arizona and coming back to fight at Gila River Arena. The UFC confirmed Wednesday that Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira is stepping in on short...

AZCentral, 20:17 in Sport

High school baseball roundup: Skyline continues hot streak with walk-off win

Mesa Skyline won its ninth consecutive game Tuesday behind J.J. Rollon's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning, a walk-off 3-2 victory over Mesa at Hohokam Stadium. A.J. Herrera led off the inning with a double, the third time he reached...

AZCentral, 20:17 in Sport

Moore: ASU football coach Herm Edwards has authority to cut players

Arizona State football coach Herman Edwards has been thrust into the center of a Twitter frenzy after saying he would cut players who don't live up to his standards. The quick-trigger negative reactions have ranged from “ASU never should have hired...

AZCentral, 20:31 in Sport

Bickley: Arizona Diamondbacks off to a near-perfect start

Momentum is impossible to quantify. It can't be bottled and shelved for the following season. It's been an elusive commodity at Chase Field for 15 years, where the Diamondbacks have been incapable of parlaying playoff teams into a winning tradition....

AZCentral, 21:10 in Sport

Comfort dogs in court do opposite for some defenders, judges

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As dogs and other animals are increasingly used in courts to comfort and calm prosecution witnesses, a few voices are calling for keeping the practice on a short leash, saying they could bias juries. The use of dogs in courts...

Chron, 00:46 in Health

Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is expected to speak about the new public...

Chron, 00:46 in Health

Trump scales back US goals in Syria, against aides' advice

Now Playing: President Trump says he wants to pull U.S. troops out of war-torn Syria to bring them home. At a news conference with Baltic leaders, Trump also spoke about his relationship with Russia and using the military to protect the Mexico border....

Chron, 01:37 in Politics

Michelle Obama headlines women's leadership conference

BOSTON (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is in Boston to address a forum devoted to empowering women to become leaders in their fields. Obama is scheduled to participate in a moderated conversation at Thursday's closing session of the 39th...

Chron, 01:37 in Politics

What made a Nashville Predators fan mail a catfish to the NHL office?

CLOSE Since 2003, Nashville Predators fans have thrown catfish on the ice at Bridgestone Arena. One Nashville Predators fan went out of her way on Wednesday to show how upset she was at the NHL for disallowing a Filip Forsberg's last-second game-tying...

AZCentral, 02:39 in Sport

Lagging decades behind on autism care, France plays catch-up

ROUEN, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is unveiling a long-awaited autism plan for a country that is shockingly behind the curve on providing basic education and care for people on the autism spectrum. Yet families and associations say...

Chron, 05:57 in Health

Celebrities who are supporting Democrat Beto O'Rourke for Senate

While the vast majority of Beto O'Rourke's campaign money is coming from within Texas, the El Paso Democrat is starting to build a following in Hollywood and the music industry. In just over a year on the campaign trail, O'Rourke's long shot campaign...

Chron, 07:06 in Politics

Report: Houston region must take fresh approach on flooding

A coalition of local researchers focusing on flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have released a detailed report calling for the region to rethink what flood mitigation means and how to tackle these efforts. The Greater Houston Flood...

Chron, 07:29 in Politics

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