News archive from 26 January 2018

25 years after tragedy cut down his career, John Flowers still impacts the game at Shadow Mountain

CLOSE John Flowers had a promising basketball career cut down 25 years ago, but he is still impacting the game. John Flowers doesn't say much. He doesn't have to. The Phoenix Shadow Mountain basketball players know where he's been and why he's there....

AZCentral, 19:14 in Sport

The return of the XFL: Take a look back at the first game between XFL teams in 2001

CLOSE Vince McMahon, owner of the WWE, announced the XFL will return in 2020. Editor's note: The XFL was back in the news Thursday after Jim McMahon announced the football league would return in 2020. Kent Somers from azcentral sports was at the XFL's...

AZCentral, 20:18 in Sport

Arizona Coyotes' Zac Rinaldo the latest experiment in coach Rick Tocchet's line juggling

As the lineups were announced prior to the Coyotes' matchup with the Blues last Saturday in St. Louis, there were many questioning the forward pairings rolled out by Rick Tocchet. The first and fourth lines remained intact, but Zac Rinaldo - returning...

AZCentral, 20:18 in Sport

Bickley: XFL looks to capitalize on NFL's missteps

CLOSE Vince McMahon, owner of the WWE, announced the XFL will return in 2020. The XFL remains a powerful brand. It appeals to anarchists and revolutionaries. It symbolizes rebellion against hubris and ultimate authority, albeit a failed coup against a...

AZCentral, 20:52 in Sport

Police: Woman arrested in connection to Cottonwood Taco Bell drive-thru robbery

CLOSE Surveillance video captured a robbery at a Cottonwood Taco Bell's drive-thru counter. A woman sprays an employee in the face with pepper spray, while a man climbed through the drive-thru window. COTTONWOOD — Police in Cottonwood say a woman has...


2 cases resolved in Hamilton High football sex-assault investigation

Criminal cases against two teenagers charged as juveniles in connection with sexual assault reports involving Hamilton High School football players were resolved this month. However, details of the resolved cases have not been publicly disclosed. ...


Sheriff's Office: Arizona man had nearly 4,000 inappropriate images of children

Police arrested a 36-year-old Apache Junction man after discovering nearly 4,000 inappropriate images of children downloaded on his computer, officials said. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Apache Junction Police Department,...


Arizona Cardinals plan to hire Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator, according to reports

CLOSE azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss the latest in football in our Shot Clock video. The Cardinals plan to hire former Chargers coach Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports on Thursday. McCoy...

AZCentral, 21:25 in Sport

Family of veteran killed in 2017 pursuit sues Arizona DPS for wrongful death

CLOSE The parents of an Army veteran who crashed a stolen vehicle and died after a 68-mile chase say troopers violated well-established pursuit protocol. (April Morganroth/The Republic) The family of an Army veteran killed last year in a high-speed...


Vincent Edwards and Isaac Haas star as Purdue basketball pulls away to defeat Michigan

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After two weeks of laughers, Purdue men's basketball found an opponent it couldn't easily shake. Yet unlike last season when Michigan played spolier, the Boilermakers keep finding ways to beat their nemesis. Isaac Haas again won...

Usa Today, 21:52 in Sport

Mass. Rep. Kennedy to deliver State of the Union response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address next week. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the...

Chron, 22:55 in Politics
Report: Trump wanted Mueller fired, backed off

Report: Trump wanted Mueller fired, backed off

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but he backed off the order after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to a report Thursday in The New York Times. The...

Chron, 22:55 in Politics
Trump administration supports suit over Berkeley speakers

Trump administration supports suit over Berkeley speakers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday threw its support behind a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley that accuses the school of a double standard for campus speakers that restricts conservative viewpoints. The...

Chron, 22:55 in Politics

Doyel: Purdue is national championship good

CLOSE Painter discusses a night of big offense and his team’s program record-tying 16th straight victory. WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue has had some great teams, getting to the Final Four in 1969 with Rick Mount and again in 1980 with Joe Barry Carroll, but...

Usa Today, 22:57 in Sport

Police investigate possible threat to Basha High School in Chandler

Basha High School families received an email Thursday notifying them of a possible threat to the Chandler school. However, police said later in the day there was no viable threat. Chandler police said the department received a call about a possible...


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