News archive from 11 May 2018

Ted Cruz warns of Russia's growing involvement in Nicaragua

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Russian involvement in Nicaragua is a "serious red flag" that the U.S. should be increasingly worried about. "An expanded footprint of external influence in the region poses a direct threat to American national...

Chron, 19:26 in Politics

College notebook: NCAA hockey champ to play at ASU

2018 NCAA champion Minnesota-Duluth and Frozen Four semifinalist Ohio State are on Arizona State hockey's 2017-18 home schedule. Minnesota-Duluth, WCHA regular season champion Minnesota State and ECAC runner-up Clarkson will join ASU in the Desert...

AZCentral, 19:27 in Sport

Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds weathered storms to make it to NFL

As a high school running back in Harrisburg, Pa., Chase Edmonds' mailbox never filled with letters from colleges, and recruiters never blew up his phone with calls or texts. So he was happy to accept an offer from Fordham, an FCS school in the Bronx....

AZCentral, 19:33 in Sport

The Latest: Pence lauds Trump's leadership at Indiana rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Indiana with Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is praising President Donald Trump's leadership at a rally in his home state of Indiana....

Chron, 19:43 in Politics

Top prospects, coaching, parity make for exciting high school baseball finishes

The landscape has changed. Club teams have tripled. Talent is spread all over the greater Phoenix area. Young coaches are quickly asserting themselves. A double-digit seed in the final four isn't a surprise. High school baseball is at an all-time high...

AZCentral, 20:37 in Sport

San Francisco's many free syringes are littering its streets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are discarded and that's contributing to thousands of complaints. The city distributes an estimated 400,000 syringes each month...

Chron, 20:55 in Health

Diamondbacks right-hander Jimmie Sherfy waiting in the wings at Triple-A Reno

When the Diamondbacks return a player to the minors, manager Torey Lovullo usually likes to send that player off with an inspirational message and a goal to be accomplished. With right-hander Jimmie Sherfy, such a parting gift wasn't necessary. “He...

AZCentral, 21:13 in Sport

Consistency and versatility have lineman Mason Cole ready to make an impact with Cardinals

Offensive lineman Mason Cole showed up so consistently in college that he can quickly recall the exact number and dates of practices he missed. "I missed two - let me see- three practices because I was sick," said Cole, the Cardinals' third...

AZCentral, 21:13 in Sport

Brittney Griner's summer goals: Second WNBA title, breaking her league blocks record

Brittney Griner still insists that winning a WNBA Most Valuable Player award is not a priority. Only a championship to go with the one she was part of in 2014 matters to the 6-9 Phoenix Mercury center. "That's all we want," Griner said...

AZCentral, 21:29 in Sport

Malaysia's new leader shows that 92 isn't really so old

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The longtime strongman was born when silent films still packed movie theaters and Adolf Hitler was still a fringe politician. It was 1926, and his homeland was known as British Malaya. Now Mahathir Mohamad is 92 years...

Chron, 21:38 in Health

Verrado comes together to honor deceased pitcher with semifinal win

On the first pitch Thursday, junior left-hander Rocky King threw the ball to home side-arm style, the same method Bryan McKinsey used so effectively in relief. Strike. Adrenaline kicked in and King gutted out four innings before coming out with a big...

AZCentral, 21:47 in Sport

Moore: It's not just Arizona – hitters seem to be slumping across MLB. What gives?

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInArizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. May 10, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper talks to Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder...

AZCentral, 22:10 in Sport

AP sources: WH aide dismissed McCain view, says 'he's dying'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. John McCain about President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying Thursday at a staff meeting that "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people...

Chron, 22:35 in Politics

Diamondbacks' Yoshihisa Hirano riding splitter to big-league success

With the game on the line at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, Diamondbacks reliever Yoshihisa Hirano went to the pitch he taught himself to throw as a young pitcher in Japan more than a decade ago. Over and over, Hirano fired splitters. Dodgers...

AZCentral, 22:51 in Sport

In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away with murder." The populist rhetoric appears to be giving way to a more nuanced strategy focused on...

Chron, 00:53 in Health

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