News archive from 14 May 2018

Diamondbacks still standing by slumping catcher Alex Avila

For Alex Avila, there is never a “eureka” moment that precedes the end of a slump. He won't take a swing in the cage or notice something on video, make an adjustment and then suddenly find his fortunes have changed. Hitting is not that exact of a...

AZCentral, 20:38 in Sport

Diamondbacks still searching for 5th starting pitcher

The Diamondbacks have initiated round three of filling their vacated fifth rotation spot. After right-hander Troy Scribner lasted just 3 2/3 innings and walked six batters in a losing effort on Saturday against the Washington Nationals, the search is...

AZCentral, 21:39 in Sport

Five items on Suns coach Igor Kokoskov's to-do list

Igor Kokoskov will be introduced as the Suns' new head coach Monday morning. Once he gets settled in and exchanges his Utah Jazz gear for Suns colors, here are five to-do items on his list: Establish a positive working relationship with Devin BookerTo...

AZCentral, 23:22 in Sport

ASU softball earns No. 8 national seed for NCAA Tournament, Arizona also hosting regional

Arizona State softball's wait to again be a postseason host is over. No. 8 seed ASU and No. 14 seed Arizona were chosen Sunday among 16 sites for a four-team NCAA Tournament regional. The four-team, double-elimination regionals begin Thursday or...

AZCentral, 23:39 in Sport

Arizona Wildcats named No. 14 seed in NCAA Softball Tournament, will host Regional

The Arizona Wildcats discovered their postseason fate Sunday night after being named the No. 14 seed in the NCAA Softball Tournament bracket, and will host a Regional for another year. Arizona (40-14, 13-11) will play Saint Francis (Pa.), a team that...

AZCentral, 23:52 in Sport

Pompeo points to potential security assurances for Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is offering assurances to North Korea's Kim Jong Un as it seeks to put in motion the potential for a sweeping nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will need to "provide security...

Chron, 01:05 in Politics

Game Day: Diamondbacks, losers of 5 straight, host Brewers

The Arizona Diamondbacks, losers of five in a row, host the Milwaukee Brewers, who have jumped into first place of the National League Central. Follow this page for updates throughout the series. ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Diamondbacks' skid reaches five as...

AZCentral, 01:31 in Sport

Diamondbacks’ skid reaches five as Nationals finish sweep

Torey Lovullo isn't usually the overly nostalgic type, but the seventh inning on Sunday brought back memories for the Diamondbacks manager. It harkened him back to a simpler time, an era when his offense could score and his team could win. “Yeah, the...

AZCentral, 01:31 in Sport

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now...

Chron, 09:06 in Health

Trump's aides celebrate Jerusalem embassy, as border burns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, President Donald Trump's top aides and supporters on Monday celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a campaign promised fulfilled. Trump's daughter...

Chron, 09:51 in Politics

The Latest: Trump tweets 'congratulations' to Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem (all times local): 9:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem has been a "long time coming." Trump gave a video address...

Chron, 10:05 in Politics

Early voting for Texas, Harris county primary runoffs continues through Friday

Early voting for the May 22 primary runoff elections for a variety of congressional, state and local posts runs through Friday. Harris County voters can cast ballots at 46 early voting locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mail-in ballots also are being...

Chron, 11:06 in Politics

Igor Kokoskov says coaching Phoenix Suns is 'challenge I'm ready for'

New Suns' head coach Igor Kokoskov made one thing clear in his introductory press conference Monday. He's not going to cite the Suns' youth as rationale for their record. "This is not a development league. This is the NBA," Kokoskov said....

AZCentral, 13:17 in Sport

Alfie Evans, toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Liverpool to say goodbye to Alfie Evans, the British toddler whose parents fought an unsuccessful legal battle to keep him on life support. People applauded as the boy's funeral cortege passed the...

Chron, 13:19 in Health

Odds still against expanding gambling in Texas despite Supreme Court ruling

AUSTIN -- The U.S. Supreme Court may be clearing the way for states to legalize betting on sporting events, but don't expect the Texas Legislature to make such a move anytime soon. Expanding gambling in Texas has been a non-starter for years the...

Chron, 14:34 in Politics

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