News archive from 16 February 2018

High school boys spring golf preview 2018

AIA boys high school golf returns with teams in Div. III battling for a state title. Chandler Valley Christian and Phoenix Northwest Christian lead the hunt in 2018. Teams to watch: Chandler Valley Christian, Phoenix Northwest Christian, Phoenix...

AZCentral, 19:11 in Sport
 

High school boys and girls tennis previews 2018

High schools around the state are gearing up for the 2018 tennis season. After a number of major played graduated, azcentral sports preview which teams will bounce back and who to watch this season. Boys tennisTeams to watch: Div. I - Phoenix Brophy...

AZCentral, 19:11 in Sport
 

Bill to legalize needle exchanges advances in the Arizona House

A bill to decriminalize needle-exchange programs is advancing in the Arizona House of Representatives.  Supporters call it an early, yet significant, legislative victory for advocates and experts who say the efforts are essential in combating...

 

Desert Edge's Tyson Jones ready to launch into state record book

It's been 60 years, but Tyson Jones believes it is time. His time to take down Dallas Long's Arizona high school shot put record. A record so large that long ago it was out of sight, out of mind. But if a recent indoor meet in Georgia is any...

AZCentral, 19:49 in Sport
 

Abandoned puppies found in Phoenix alley need homes

CLOSE Five puppies were rescued after being abandoned near South Mountain and Third avenues in Phoenix. They'll be up for adoption for $150 each on Feb. 17, 2018. Warning: The accompanying images may make you run to the nearest animal shelter and...

 

Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine

HONOLULU (AP) — Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations. Syngenta, under a settlement announced this week, will pay...

Chron, 20:07 in Health
 

New tradition? ASU students camp at Wells Fargo Arena for first time ahead of UA matchup

In his time as head coach of ASU basketball, Bobby Hurley has reeled in more wins, better recruits and higher attendance. He can now add campers to that list. Ahead of Thursday night's showdown with rival Arizona, Sun Devil students grabbed their...

AZCentral, 20:51 in Sport
 

Who's Next: Health and fitness experts helping us live better

For many of us, the beginning of the year means being healthier, whether it's eating well, working out more or just focusing on overall self-care. So it was only fitting for January's Who's Next recognition to include up-and-coming professionals in...

 

Bland: Who knows what to do about mass shootings? People who have experienced it

CLOSE Students attending the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are describing hearing multiple shots during a shooting at their South Florida high school Wednesday. (Feb. 14) As always, in the aftermath of a shooting like the one yesterday at a...

 

Scottsdale schools' official cites 'personal threats and attacks' in resignation letter

Scottsdale schools' chief operations officer said he received "personal threats and attacks" while working in a "harsh culture and climate" at the district, according to a resignation letter he submitted to the school board on...

 

Sacramento Republic FC gaining ground in MLS expansion race?

CLOSE A brief history of Major League Soccer, the highest level of professional Soccer in the United States and Canada. The appearance locally of Major League Soccer's expansion race is that it's been a one-horse competition with Futbol Club...

Usa Today, 21:15 in Sport
 

Bickley: Larry Fitzgerald's return brightens a crucial offseason for Cardinals

CLOSE Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley talk Fitzgerald signing with the Cards for another season. Retirement can wait. Larry Fitzgerald is the gift that keeps receiving. His decision to play football in 2018 is just the latest example. His return to...

AZCentral, 21:18 in Sport
 

Diamondbacks looking to maximize Archie Bradley’s value

Every morning this week, Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley has bounded around Salt River Fields, his signature beard usually framing a full smile. All eyes seem to be on him at all times. That doesn't figure to change once the season begins, no...

AZCentral, 21:18 in Sport
 

Arizona Wildcats basketball cheerleader ejected from Arizona State game

Rivalries bring out the wild side of everybody - and, apparently, cheerleaders are not immune. During the second half of Thursday night's game between Arizona and Arizona State in Tempe, play was stopped momentarily while a UA cheerleader was ejected...

AZCentral, 22:55 in Sport
 

What's next for 'dreamers' after Senate immigration bills fail?

The U.S. Senate's rejection Thursday of President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration package and two more moderate bipartisan plans has left "dreamers" with dwindling options as lawmakers scramble to salvage an expiring program to shield...

 
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