News archive from 12 March 2018

Called up or not, Dylan Strome is showing improvements with Tucson Roadrunners

Dylan Strome got his call-up, even if it was just for a few hours. After spending almost the entirety of the past three months with the team's AHL affiliate in Tucson, the Coyotes announced the recall of their former first-round draft pick on Sunday...

AZCentral, 21:05 in Sport

Torey Lovullo delays naming Zack Greinke Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is holding off on naming right-hander Zack Greinke as his Opening Day starter, in part, it seems, because of comments Greinke made to reporters after his most recent outing. “We have one really good candidate;...

AZCentral, 21:39 in Sport

Grand Canyon basketball's future fueled by first-year flirtation with NCAA Tournament

After coming within one win of the NCAA Tournament in its first year of eligibility, Grand Canyon men's basketball is ready to take it up another notch. At least, that was how coach Dan Majerle tackled Saturday's postgame news conference following his...

AZCentral, 22:20 in Sport

NASCAR's Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick want more funding devoted to grassroots racing at ISM Raceway

It turns out not everyone is thrilled that ISM Raceway is undergoing a $178 million transformation that likely will make its competitor and fan amenities second-best to only Daytona International Speedway. Who? Try Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart....

AZCentral, 22:27 in Sport

Moore: Three days at ISM Raceway show sensory overload NASCAR provides

You're not an auto-racing fan? Have you ever been to a speedway? It's more than what you can see on TV, and spending time at the track renders the cliché about four left turns flatter than a punctured tire. The TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway was...

AZCentral, 22:50 in Sport

Pit stop strategy under green flag helped decide Phoenix NASCAR race

The spotlight was on the four drivers who contended for victory during an unusually long green-flag run to the finish in Sunday's TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway. But spare a thought for their co-stars in the drama that sent NASCAR off on a...

AZCentral, 23:35 in Sport

Trump's visit to California comes amid frayed relations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump is coming — at last — to the state he loves to hate, setting foot in California for his first time as president. This is turf he lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 4 million votes in 2016. He has mocked its...

Chron, 00:35 in Politics

With memories of 2001 buried away, Serena and Venus Williams will finally play at Indian Wells

CLOSE Serena Williams returned to Indian Wells in 2015. It was supposed to happen 17 years ago. It's happening tonight. Sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams will (barring something unforeseen) play each other at 7 p.m. at the Indian Wells Tennis...

Usa Today, 00:39 in Sport

Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump's support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. Instead, a new federal commission on school safety...

Chron, 00:48 in Politics

Trump promising consumers digital-age health care approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — A smartphone app that lets Medicare patients access their claims information. Giving consumers a share of drug company rebates for their prescriptions. Wider access to websites that reliably compare cost and quality of medical...

Chron, 00:50 in Health

Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign

SAO PAULO (AP) — Elisangela Santos doesn't understand why everyone in her neighborhood on the outskirts of Sao Paulo is being told to get vaccinated for yellow fever this year. Yellow fever has long been endemic in parts of Brazil, and she smells a...

Chron, 00:50 in Health

APNewsBreak: Trump Jr. partners with donor who pitched gov't

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has a previously undisclosed business relationship with a longtime hunting buddy who helped raise millions of dollars for his father's 2016 presidential campaign and has had special access to top government officials...

Chron, 06:42 in Politics

Trump says Commerce Secretary will talk tariffs with EU

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his commerce secretary will be talking to the European Union about tariffs Trump argues have been unfair to the United States. Trump wrote on Twitter Monday: "Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will be...

Chron, 08:56 in Politics

Firefighters head to court, hoping to force Houston to count their pay parity petition

Houston firefighter head to court Monday, hoping to force the city to count the citizen-submitted petitions they gathered last summer seeking a public referendum vote on pay "parity" with police officers of corresponding rank. Marty Lancton,...

Chron, 10:43 in Politics

Barbershop study trimmed black men's hair and blood pressure

Now Playing: Trim your hair and your blood pressure? Black male customers at dozens of Los Angeles barbershops reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve...

Chron, 12:13 in Health

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