News archive from 26 February 2018

College basketball’s trap: How agents and shoe companies team up to exploit athletes

CLOSE Lines you'll remember from the FBI press conference on Sept. 26, 2017, announcing arrests for corruption in college basketball. It's a trap. The target enters, takes the bait. The door snaps shut behind him. It's a system created to lure the...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 

University of Arizona attorney: 'Not a shred of evidence' to suggest Deandre Ayton, family received money

An attorney for the University of Arizona said there is "not a shred of evidence" to suggest Arizona forward Deandre Ayton or his family received money or benefits to ensure he played for the Wildcats. Attorney Paul Kelly on Sunday responded...

AZCentral, 19:56 in Sport
 

Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray looking to build on strong 2017

Following a season in which he performed like one of the best and most dominant starters in baseball, Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray isn't hoping to repeat his success. He's looking to build on it. “That was just kind of the floor,” Ray said. “I set...

AZCentral, 20:04 in Sport
 

Bias kept black scientists out of Oak Ridge's atomic bomb work

CLOSE Oak Ridge historian Ray Smith speaks about a history of oppression and segregation against the African-American population there during the construction of ORNL and the Y-12 complex. Adolf Hitler's quest to build a master race drove European...

 

Trump to discuss Florida school shooting with governors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll be discussing the Florida school shooting with the nation's governors. Trump says the "horrible event" that killed 17 high school students and teachers will be the top agenda item when the...

Chron, 20:21 in Politics
 

Coyotes center Laurent Dauphin ready for second chance in Arizona

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: Arizona Coyotes 2017 season FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta, front right, makes a save on a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) as...

AZCentral, 21:20 in Sport
 

Rattlers open season with win over Storm in United Bowl rematch

The Arizona Rattlers got their second season in the Indoor Football League off to a strong start with a 39-33 win over the Sioux Falls Storm at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday. The matchup was a rematch of the 2017 United Bowl where the Rattlers...

AZCentral, 21:32 in Sport
 

Report: Fiat Chrysler may drop diesels from car lineup

CLOSE Its roots trace back to World War II. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will end diesel passenger car production by 2022, but not necessarily from trucks, according to a published report. The plan, reported Sunday in the Financial Times, follows a drop...

 

Gilbert police investigating threat against San Tan Elementary School

Police on Sunday were investigating an online threat made toward San Tan Elementary School in Gilbert. Officials said they didn't expect any issues at the school, and classes were expected to proceed as planned. But police said additional...

 

Trump calls NAFTA 'worst trade deal,' but study shows bolstering it could add 63K AZ jobs

CLOSE U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would result in the "best deal" to revamp the 24-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico in favor of U.S. interests. Economists...

 

Courtney Force wins Funny Car title in Chandler after father John Force's scary crash

Two weeks ago, it was John Force offering words of comfort to his daughter, Brittany, as she was placed in an ambulance following a seismic drag racing crash in Southern California. Sunday, it was the 16-time NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car champion...

AZCentral, 23:06 in Sport
 

No, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller doesn't get more money if fired with cause

Less than 24 hours after Arizona Wildcats head basketball coach Sean Miller found himself in the hot seat, the media speculation began about whether he would be fired — and what his payout would be. Miller earns $2.6 million a year and has a contract...

 

Phoenix weather: Dry days ahead after Tuesday showers

Phoenix will likely get some rain Tuesday, but it won't last. The National Weather Service is predicting about a quarter-inch of rain for the greater Phoenix area Tuesday night, according to meteorologist Mark O'Malley.  "By the time people go to...

 

White House takes cautious approach on North Korea overeture

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it will wait and see whether a new overture by North Korea for talks with the United States means it is serious about disarming, a step President Donald Trump and other world leaders agree must be the outcome of...

Chron, 00:57 in Politics
 

Q&A: Dueling memos over Russia probe investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the battle of the classified memos in the House Intelligence Committee, both sides have now had their say on whether the FBI and Justice Department acted inappropriately as they began investigating President Donald Trump's ties to...

Chron, 00:57 in Politics
 
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