Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70.
The Austria Press Agency reported Lauda's family saying in a statement he "passed away peacefully" Monday.
Walter Klepetko, a doctor who carried out a lung transplant on Lauda last year, said Tuesday: "Niki Lauda has died. I have to confirm that."
Lauda twice underwent kidney transplants, receiving an organ donated by his brother in 1997 and a kidney donated by his girlfriend in 2005.
In August last year, he underwent a lung transplant that the Vienna General Hospital said was made necessary by a "serious lung illness."
Al Unser arrested
for drunken driving
Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
An Avon officer pulled Unser's vehicle over shortly after 1 a.m., clocking it going 59 mph in a 45 mph zone and drifting from his driving lane. The officer later noticed Unser's eyes were red and glossy and his speech slurred.
The 57-year-old Unser said he hadn't been drinking. He staggered to the rear of the vehicle after exiting the car, lost his balance, fell to the ground and rolled down an embankment, the documents said.
Blood was drawn from Unser after he refused to take a field sobriety test. Results were pending.
Redskins' Foster hurt
Washington linebacker Reuben Foster appeared to injure his left knee during his first snap at an offseason practice and was taken off the field on a cart.
Foster stepped on one of offensive lineman Tyler Catalina's feet, his left leg landed wrong and he went down in obvious pain. His left leg was stabilized before he was carted off, and while the team awaits an MRI and other tests, it didn't look good.
... Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival. The 23-year-old running back was detained briefly about 3 a.m. Saturday near a gate to the overnight Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after police officers saw him "push a security officer to the ground."
"The security guard who was the victim of the misdemeanor battery refused to press charges," the statement said, and the officers released Elliott. He was not charged with a crime.
...The Colts signed free agent quarterback Chad Kelly after bringing him in for a tryout earlier this month.
Unseeded team eliminates Michigan
James Madison beat Michigan 3-0 and 2-1, making the Dukes the only unseeded team in the NCAA softball tournament to advance to an NCAA super regional. James Madison improved to 51-8 on the season and will head to Los Angeles to face UCLA in a best-of-three super regional next weekend.
AROUND THE HORN
Volleyball: Iowa placed volleyball coach Bond Shymansky on paid administrative leave for 30 days for what it says was an unspecified violation of NCAA rules.
Hockey: Canada shut out Denmark 5-0 for a fifth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship.