News archive from 25 February 2018

Bickley: Arizona basketball scandal a symptom of a broken college basketball system

Black markets flourish when the system is broken. That's the story of college basketball, a sordid tale now threatening the viability of a treasured American spectacle. How can we believe in the majesty of March Madness when the entire tournament...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

ASU women's basketball looks to rebound in season finale against Oregon State

Sunday's gameNo. 12 Oregon State at Arizona State When: 2 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Arena. TV: Pac-12 Networks. Outlook: Arizona State is coming off a 57-44 loss to No. 8 Oregon on Friday night. The Sun Devils are fifth in the Pac-12, two games behind...

AZCentral, 19:31 in Sport

Ex-Arizona guard Mike Bibby on Wildcats' basketball scandal

CLOSE Bibby: "It's sad to see that, but eventually I think these kids are going to start to have to get paid." After leading Phoenix Shadow Mountain to a state championship win over Tucson Salpointe on Saturday, former University of Arizona...

AZCentral, 19:31 in Sport

Game Day: Suns wrap back-to-back set against Trail Blazers

The Suns headed into the All-Star break tied for the worst record in the NBA and host the Blazers on Saturday in the second half of a back-to-back set. Follow here for updates and scores throughout the night. LAST GAME: Triano calls Suns' performance...

AZCentral, 19:48 in Sport

Game Day: Arizona basketball plays Oregon amid off-court drama

Arizona basketball, without Allonzo Trier and Sean Miller, face Oregon on Saturday night in Eugene at 8:15 p.m. Follow along here for updates and analysis throughout the game. Saturday's gameNo. 14 Arizona at Oregon When: 8:15 p.m. Where: Matthew...

AZCentral, 20:50 in Sport

Attendees at Phoenix gun show bought AK-47s and pistols, some weighed gun violence

CLOSE Reporter Kaila White talks with two Phoenix-area high school students who are helping to organize a March for our Lives event on March 24, 2018, in Phoenix. They answer the question: Is now the time to talk about gun control? With his...


Flagstaff expected to get hit with more snow on Tuesday

Flagstaff isn't expected to see another round of snow like the one that closed parts of the Interstate 17 on Friday evening for at least another few days, the National Weather Service said.  The interstate was closed at milepost 299 north of Camp...


Suns desperately missing Tyson Chandler's experience, leadership

A lot of numbers have come to define this Suns season. There was the 48-point loss on opening night. The 100-50 deficit to San Antonio earlier this month. Falling behind 19-0 and 31-5 in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday....

AZCentral, 21:37 in Sport

Arizona Wildcats star Deandre Ayton's family: 'Outraged' by reports implying involvement in illegal actions

CLOSE An ESPN story reporting the FBI had wiretapped conversations in which Sean Miller attempted to arrange payment for Ayton. Miller chose not to coach tonight's game. The family of star Arizona forward Deandre Ayton said they are "outraged and...

AZCentral, 21:47 in Sport

Rancho Solano boys basketball overcomes hostile crowd to win 2A title over Alchesay

When the Rancho Solano Mustangs walked into Prescott Event Center, the boys basketball team found a hostile environment provided by the Alchesay Falcons fans. But when Rancho Solano senior guard Caden Hoffman sank a 3-pointer to start the game, he...

AZCentral, 21:47 in Sport

Gilbert Leading Edge Academy tops Sedona Red Rock for 2A girls basketball title

All year long, the score 70-39 hung in the Gilbert Leading Edge Academy girls basketball weight room. That was the final score when the Spartans fell in the final last year, and they reminded themselves constantly as they sought redemption. The...

AZCentral, 21:56 in Sport

Rachel DeLago making history as an NHRA general manager

Champion drivers from Shirley Muldowney to Brittany Force have made sure the only glass ceiling in NHRA drag racing is the one atop their trophy case. Now, Rachel DeLago is expanding the sport's list of accomplishments by females. Hall of Fame racer...

AZCentral, 22:05 in Sport

Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is eyeing Veterans Day for a military parade but says he'll scrap the idea if it can't be done at a "reasonable cost." Trump wasn't asked to define "reasonable cost" during a telephone...

Chron, 22:26 in Politics

White House shelves tentative plan for Mexican leader visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says tentative plans for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington have been put on hold. A White House official says Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh)...

Chron, 22:54 in Politics

Union members, supporters rally in Phoenix for Working People's Day of Action

Union supporters and workers-rights advocates gathered in downtown Phoenix Saturday morning as part of a nationwide call to support the Working People's Day of Action. About 50 people stood near a podium in Cesar Chavez Plaza as Phoenix City...


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