Here is the latest sports news: Illegal immigrant suspected in crash that killed Edwin Jackson. Pacers fall to Wizards. Pacers’ Collison on the mend. Pirates’ spring training fast approaching. College hoops roundup.
>>Illegal Immigrant Deported Twice Is Suspect In Crash That Killed Colt’s Player
(Indianapolis, IN) — A Guatemalan man deported twice from the U.S. is suspected of slamming into a car and killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and a second man. Indiana police identify the driver as 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala. They say he was deported in 2007 and 2009. The 26-year-old Jackson and an Uber driver identified as 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe were hit and killed early yesterday on Interstate 70 in Indiana. Orrego-Savala fled, but was later arrested. He was caught driving without a license and registered a blood-alcohol level of zero-point-one-five percent at the time of the crash. He’s also used a fake name.
>>Wizards Hold Off Pacers
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Wizards opened up an 11-point halftime lead and held on to clip the Pacers 111-102 in Indianapolis. Bojan Bogdanovic scored a game-high 29 points for the Pacers. Joe Young added 17 points and Domantas Sabonis scored 15 in defeat. All-star guard Victor Oladipo sat out with an illness as the Pacers fell to 30-and-25. They hit the road to visit the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow.
>>Pacers Collison To Miss Time
(Indianapolis, IN) — Pacers guard Darren Collison is on the mend. Indy will be without Collison for two-to-three weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Head coach Nate McMillan said Collison suffered the injury during Saturday’s victory over Philadelphia. The Pacers hope to get Collison back shortly after the All-Star break. He is averaging 12.8 points while shooting 43.2-percent on three-pointers this season.
>>Spring Training Almost Here
(Bradenton, FL) — Spring training is fast approaching for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pitchers and catchers report a week from today with their first workout two days later. The rest of the team gets to town on the 18th and the first full-squad practice is on the 19th. The Indianapolis Indians have served as Pittsburgh’s Triple-A affiliate since 2005. The Pirates’ first spring training game is on February 23rd against the Rays.
The Indianapolis Indians open the 2018 regular season in April. Single game tickets go on sale March 1st.
>>College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops action tonight, Indiana clobbered Rutgers 65-43 in Piscataway. The Hoosiers improved to 13-and-12 on the season and 6-and-7 in Big Ten play. IU heads home to welcome Minnesota to Bloomington on Friday. Tonight, Butler hosts fifth-ranked Xavier and Notre Dame hosts Boston College.