Olympic gold medalist is charged in riot
Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in the deadly riot last week at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building.
An FBI complaint, citing screenshots from the video, asked that a warrant be issued charging Keller with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and attempting to impede an official government function. Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6 while lawmakers met to formalize the victory of President-elect Joe Biden, interrupting the proceedings.
Keller, 38, competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. He captured two golds and a silver as a member of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay team, as well as a pair of individual bronzes in the 400 free. (AP)
Rangers add two players: The Texas Rangers signed pitcher Justin Anderson and catcher Drew Butera to minor-league contracts that include invitations to major- league spring training. Butera, 37, has played in 541 games for five teams over the past 11 seasons and caught the final out of Kansas City’s World Series championship in 2015. He was with Colorado last year. Anderson, 28, is recovering from Tommy John surgery last summer. He has made 111 relief appearances for the Angels, going 6-3 with a 4.75 ERA.
Blue Jays executive gets new deal: Mark Shapiro has been given a five-year contract extension as the Toronto Blue Jays’ president and chief executive officer. He worked for the Cleveland Indians before becoming the Blue Jays’ president on Oct. 31, 2015. The Blue Jays returned to the playoffs last season for the first time since 2016.
Westminster grad Davis taken in NWSL draft: Kirsten Davis, a 2017 Westminster Christian Academy graduate, was selected 13th overall by expansion side Racing Louisville in the National Women’s Soccer League draft. Davis is a two-time All-Big 12 forward for Texas Tech and was the Big 12’s offensive player of the year after the 2019 season.
She had two goals and one assist last fall for the Red Raiders in a season shortened to nine games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas Tech coach Tom Stone said Davis plans to return to play next fall, a chance she’ll get because of NCAA eligibility rules relating to coronavirus.
Davis was the Gatorade girls soccer player of the year for Missouri in 2017 after her senior season at Westminster, capping a high school career in which she had 173 goals and 32 assists.
She led the Red Raiders to a 15-4-3 record and second-round appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a junior in 2019, when she had 16 goals and seven assists and was a United Soccer Coaches All-America first-team selection. (Chris Gove)
Macario cleared to play for U.S. women’s soccer team: Brazilian-born midfielder Catarina Macario has received permission from FIFA to play for the U.S. national team. Soccer’s governing body’s approval means she could appear in a pair of national team exhibition games in Florida against Colombia this month. Macario, who came to the United States when she was 12 and played for Stanford, is currently in camp with the national team. She became an American citizen in October but hadn’t been able to play for the team while awaiting FIFA’s permission.
The two-time winner of the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation’s best college player, Macario set a Stanford single-season record of 32 goals and 23 assists in 2019, when the Cardinal won the College Cup. She finished her career at Stanford with 63 goals and 47 assists in 68 matches. (AP)
Hurkacz wins tennis tourney in Florida: Hubert Hurkacz hit a cross-court lob winner corner to close out a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sebastian Korda in the tile match of the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open. Hurkacz gained his second career ATP Tour title. His other came in 2019, at the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open.