MAN FACING MURDER CHARGE IN DEATH OF TEEN TRINITY GAY
lexington, ky.» A grand jury has handed down a wanton murder indictment in the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15year-old daughter.
Trinity Gay was shot Oct. 16 outside a Lexington restaurant after witnesses told police that gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles. Police say the teen wasn’t in either car. Police had initially charged four people with wanton endangerment.
The Lexington Police Department said in a statement Friday that the indictment against 38-year-old Chazerae M. Taylor included murder and wanton endangerment charges “for his role in creating the environment that ultimately led to the death of 15-year-old Trinity Gay.” Two others, Lamonte Williams and D’Markeo Taylor, were indicted Thursday on wanton endangerment counts.
The fourth person charged, Dvonta Middlebrooks, remains jailed on a wanton endangerment charge.
Niersbach loses appeal
B zurich» FIFA Council member Wolfgang Niersbach lost his appeal against a one-year ban from soccer in relation to Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid.
The FIFA ethics committee found Niersbach guilty of failing to report findings about possible unethical conduct and conflicts of interest during the bidding process.
Niersbach was a vice president of the 2006 World Cup organizing committee, in charge of media and marketing. He is the first member of the FIFA Council, which replaced the discredited executive committee in May, to be sanctioned by the ethics division.
11 U.S. players to attend camp
B chicago» Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber, Portland midfielder Darlington Nagbe and New England forward Juan Agudelo are returning to the U.S. national team for its first training camp under coach Bruce Arena.
Arena announced 11 Major League Soccer players who will attend a training camp that opens Jan. 11 in Carson, Calif., ahead of a Jan. 29 exhibition against Serbia in San Diego.
Seattle forward Clint Dempsey, sidelined since Aug. 21 by an irregular heartbeat, is likely to attend camp in a limited capacity, and Arena hopes he could be in shape to play during World Cup qualifiers in late March against Honduras and Panama.
MLB deal requires earlier times.
Major League Baseball will require teams to start games earlier beginning in 2018, thanks to a provision in the new labor agreement that goes into effect when either team faces a flight longer than 2½ hours after the game.
The getaway-day changes will apply if a team has a game — or even an off day at home — the next day.
The new rules also will prohibit teams from scheduling an early-afternoon game the following day if one of the clubs played a night game in a different city the evening before.
The changes were adopted after the players union made scheduling and start times a priority in the labor talks, in an effort to reduce the wear and tear of travel and sleep deprivation.
• A record six teams are paying baseball’s luxury tax this season, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $31.8 million and the New York Yankees at $27.4 million.
Boston ($4.5 million), Detroit ($4 million), San Francisco ($3.4 million) and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs ($2.96 million) also were sent bills by the commissioner’s office.
Durr helps No. 8 Louisville
B louisville, ky.» Asia Durr scored 20 points and No. 8 Louisville routed the College of Charleston 86-58.
The sophomore guard scored 14 points in the first half for the Cardinals (10-2). Myisha Hines-Allen added 14 points and 12 rebounds.