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Drunk driver who killed Colts LB Edwin Jackson was undocumented immigrant

Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, has been held in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, 26, and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, 54, on Sunday night , Feb. 4, 2018.
Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, has been held in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, 26, and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, 54, on Sunday night , Feb. 4, 2018.Indiana State Police via AP

Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, a native of Guatemala being held in a suspected drunken-driving crash Sunday night that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, was an undocumented immigrant who had been twice deported from the US and gave police a fake name at the time of his arrest. Orrego-Savala remained jailed Monday but has not been charged in the deadly crash along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis, where the drunk driver struck and killed Jackson and his driver, Jeffery Monroe, 54. State Police said Orrego-Savala was intoxicated and driving without a license. A breath test revealed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.239 percent, three times Indiana’s legal limit of 0.008. The 6-foot, 234-pound Jackson, 26, had previously played for the Arizona Cardinals and started eight games for the Colts during the 2016 season, finishing third on the team with 61 tackles. He was considered a possible starter at inside linebacker for the 2017 but missed the season after suffering an injury during training camp. The Colts said in a statement Sunday that Jackson ‘‘was well-respected among all with whom he crossed paths, and he will be greatly missed in our locker room and throughout our entire organization.’’

Colleges

Villanova remains atop AP men’s poll

Villanova, Virginia and Purdue are making themselves comfortable atop the AP Top 25. The Wildcats (22-1, 9-1 Big East) were ranked No. 1 in Monday’s latest poll, followed by the second-ranked Cavaliers (22-1, 11-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) and the third-ranked Boilermakers (23-2, 12-0 Big Ten), marking the fourth straight week the trio has been perched 1-2-3 atop the poll after avoiding upsets that hit national powers Duke, Kansas, Arizona and Kentucky last weekend. No. 18 Rhode Island joined No. 16 Clemson and No. 20 Michigan in making the biggest climbs of the week of four spots each . . . The University of Connecticut (22-0) remained the unanimous No. 1 selection in the AP women’s basketball poll after routing No. 7 South Carolina (83-58) last Thursday and Cincinnati (106-65) on Sunday. Mississippi State, Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame rounded out the top five in order . . . The NCAA denied Auburn’s appeal of a ruling declaring center Austin Wiley ineligbile for the rest of the season. Auburn had held out Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy all season in connection with allegations against former associate head coach Chuck Person, who was indicted on federal fraud, bribery and conspiracy charges . . . Daryl Watts, a freshman forward on the Boston College women’s hockey team, earned her third National Rookie of the Month award from the American Hockey Coaches Association. Watts, of Toronto, was the nation’s leading scorer in January with 22 points on 12 goals and 10 assists . . . BC defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni will be leaving the Eagles to return to the NFL as a member of Matt Patricia’s coaching staff with the Detroit Lions, according to a Yahoo Sports report.

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Baseball

Rangers sign RHP Colon to minor deal

Bartolo Colon agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and the 44-year-old righthander will attend big league spring training. Colon would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man. He was 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts for Atlanta and Minnesota last season. He was released by the Braves on July, then signed with the Twins and went 5-6 with a 5.18 ERA in 15 starts for them . . . Marcus Thames was promoted from assistant hitting coach to hitting coach by the New York Yankees, replacing Alan Cockrell on the staff of new manager Aaron Boone.

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Miscellany

Pro beach volleyballers unionize

After complaints of canceled tournaments, cuts in prize money and rule changes not vetted by competitors, nearly 100 professional beach volleyball players from around the world formed a union they hope will give them a greater voice in how the sport is run. The International Beach Volleyball Players Association includes six of the eight Americans from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Three-time Olympian Phil Dalhausser, who won gold in Beijing in 2008, is its honorary president . . . Philadelphia officials said there were some acts of vandalism, a gas station was looted and three arrests were made as tens of thousands of people converged on downtown to celebrate the Eagles’ first Super Bowl title. The Philadelphia Fire Department said Sunday was an average day that included nearly 800 EMS incidents, about 150 fire incidents, seven structure fires and ‘‘1 Super Bowl championship.’’

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