News archive from 12 April 2018

Arizona Coyotes offseason begins with four key questions

CLOSE Arizona Coyotes general manager and president of hockey operations, John Chayka, meets the press to talk about last season and next. Heading into the offseason, the Coyotes have a few areas of need to address. With the Stanley Cup playoffs...

AZCentral, 19:20 in Sport

Suns' Dragan Bender deals with dog-eat-dog world as fan tweets threatening to eat pet

When Suns power forward Dragan Bender benignly tweeted out to see how his fans were doing one fine April afternoon, the majority of replies went as expected. Most people were "doing great!" Bender responded to about a dozen of them, his...

AZCentral, 20:18 in Sport

Paul Goldschmidt busts out as Diamondbacks take series against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Paul Goldschmidt does not believe in pulling back the curtain. He will not offer insight on how he feels at the plate, discuss his adjustments or talk about the plan he took with him into an at-bat. He will with teammates, but when...

AZCentral, 22:09 in Sport

Yankees, Red Sox benches clear twice as Joe Kelly throws at Tyler Austin

BOSTON - Turns out, the third-inning mixer at Fenway Park was just the undercard. A full-fledged brawl between the Yankees and Red Sox broke out in Wednesday's seventh inning, with Tyler Austin at the center of each event. Boston did not forget...

Usa Today, 22:17 in Sport

Suns forward Alan Williams opens up about meeting Nickelback

Are we having fun yet? Phoenix Suns power forward Alan Williams certainly was last week. Early Tuesday morning, TMZ Sports posted a story, complete with video, of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger singing to and occasionally holding Williams when the...

AZCentral, 22:33 in Sport

Diamondbacks' David Peralta sits again with sore hand

SAN FRANCISCO - Left fielder David Peralta was out of the lineup for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, this time due to a sore left hand. Peralta initially suffered the injury during the final week of spring training, jamming the hand on a...

AZCentral, 22:55 in Sport

Random drawing to determine if Suns get extra first-round pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns will have a random drawing to determine their fate in the June 21 draft. Ping-pong balls will still decide who gets the No. 1 pick - the Suns have a 25 percent chance - but a drawing will decide whether the Suns get Milwaukee's...

AZCentral, 23:11 in Sport

Liberal 'resistance warriors' learning how to win election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "resistance warriors" are coming. Hundreds of liberal candidates, most running in state and municipal elections this fall, are streaming into Washington this week as the Democratic Party's left flank intensifies in its...

Chron, 00:23 in Politics

Trump tweets about conspiracies he sees behind challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia collusion probe. The Stormy Daniels allegations. The escalating tension with Moscow. The tempests that have separately buffeted the White House for months merged into a maelstrom this week and threatened to engulf...

Chron, 00:43 in Politics

Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program. The...

Chron, 00:43 in Politics

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's opioid epidemic. But the training wraps up quickly; all the naloxone inhalers...

Chron, 00:58 in Health

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today. The move is aimed at improving...

Chron, 00:58 in Health

Campo Verde softball overcomes five-run deficit to beat Cienega

Gilbert Campo Verde faced a 7-2 deficit heading into the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against Vail Cienega. Campo Verde (18-9) had been held scoreless for four innings straight after jumping out to a 2-0 lead through two innings, but they came...

AZCentral, 01:24 in Sport

The Latest: Trump denies wanting to fire Mueller in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:20 a.m. President Donald Trump insists he did not consider firing special counsel Robert Mueller in December. He's denying a report in The New York Times, and says that if...

Chron, 07:15 in Politics

Trump: Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place "very soon or not so soon at all!" The president made the statement in a tweet Thursday morning. Trump on Wednesday had warned Russia to...

Chron, 07:15 in Politics

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