Super Bowl travel concerns...Brewers ink Yasmani Grandal...Duke: What to do without Tre Jones
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-like security lines at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday that “Mass Exodus Monday” will bring a crush of passengers through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Feb. 4, as visitors leave one day after the Super Bowl.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasmani Grandal chose the Milwaukee Brewers for family and chance to win. The 30-year-old was introduced at a Miller Park news conference after agreeing to an $18.25 million, one-year contract. The Brewers hold spring training near his home in Peoria, Arizona.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player — point guard Tre Jones. The freshman is out indefinitely with a right shoulder injury suffered early in an overtime loss to Syracuse. The Blue Devils have the rest of the week to figure out how to replace him before No. 4 Virginia visits this weekend.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show the 52-year-old Wetteland was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond. Authorities have not released details of the investigation into Wetteland, who is in the Texas Rangers team Hall of Fame.
CHICAGO (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the Chicago fatal shooting of Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade’s cousin has pleaded guilty to murder. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Derren Sorrells entered the plea Tuesday to a first-degree murder charge in the 2016 shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge. Sorrells admitted to firing shots at a man he thought was in a rival gang. The bullets struck Aldridge as she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller along a street on Chicago’s South Side.