Man accused in Edwin Jackson death charged ... Cold opening ceremony ... Signing day
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in Indiana have charged a Guatemalan man in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Prosecutors in Marion County have charged 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala with four felony counts for the early Sunday crash along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis. He’s twice been deported and was living illegally in the U.S. at the time of the crash.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — There’s concern about the well-being of competitors and spectators attending Friday’s opening ceremony at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Today’s morning temperature at Olympic Stadium was a minus 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Sidewalks in the nearby mountain cluster have been sparsely populated all day and few tourists have appeared willing to brave the elements. The temperature during the opening ceremony is expected to be 14 degrees F.
UNDATED (AP) — Florida State and new coach Willie Taggart had some work to do to catch up with the other traditional powers on national signing day and the Seminoles got off to a nice start today. One of the first announcements of the day out of Tallahassee, Florida, was Florida State flipping there-star running back Anthony Grant from a Tennessee commitment. Florida State could push to the finish with a top-10 class.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Simona Halep (HAL’-ehp) says she will miss Romania’s Fed Cup series against Canada this weekend because of an ankle injury sustained at the Australian Open. Halep says “after spending the last week resting and trying to recover from my injury from the Australian Open, unfortunately it has not recovered quickly enough.”
LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase (EE’-lee nah-STA’-see) has had two tennis bans reduced following his appeal against sanctions handed out for foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s Fed Cup captain last year. The International Tennis Federation suspended the 71-year-old Nastase from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 and from working in an official capacity in the sport until 2021.