Trinidad and Tobago's attorney general signed documents allowing authorities to potentially go ahead with a U.S. effort to extradite former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner to face charges in a corruption case that has shaken international soccer, officials said in court Monday.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi signed "authority to proceed" documents in the high-profile extradition case against the indicted Warner, said Queen's Counsel James Lewis, who represents the state. He made the comments Monday at Port-of-Spain magistrate's court.
Al Rawi would not comment on specifics Monday, saying only that "the process is still unfolding."
The case against the former FIFA power broker was adjourned until Friday while Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington reviews the matter.
Warner is resisting extradition on U.S. charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering in the FIFA corruption case. He is required to report twice weekly to a police station near his home and his passport has been seized.
U.S. prosecutors allege South Africa funneled $10 million in 2008 to Warner and two other FIFA executives as payment for them supporting its successful bid to host the 2010 World Cup.
Report: Tortorella to coach U.S.
John Tortorella is prepared to make a comeback at coaching hockey — on a temporary basis, at least. Tortorella reportedly was selected to coach the United States national team competing in the World Cup of Hockey tournament next year. Canada's TSN sports network first reported the news.
The 57-year-old, Boston-born Tortorella — renowned for his combative personality — has been out of the NHL since May 2014, when he was fired after one season of coaching the Vancouver Canucks. He has 14 seasons of NHL experience and was the league's coach of the year in 2004, when he also won a Stanley Cup championship with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
• Goalie John Gibson agreed to a three-year, $6.9 million contract extension with the Ducks.
Scooby could do against UCLA
No. 16 Arizona hopes to have All-America linebacker Scooby Wright back for Saturday's showdown against No. 9 UCLA.
Wright had surgery to repair torn meniscus after injuring his left knee in the first quarter of Arizona's opener against UTSA. He was originally expected to miss three to four weeks, but planned to try practicing this week to see if he can play Saturday.
• Alabama receiver Robert Foster's shoulder injury requires surgery. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said the injury to his right shoulder sustained in a loss to Mississippi was more serious than initially thought. Asked for a timetable on Foster's return, he said he'll be out "for a while." Foster is fourth on the team with 10 catches 116 yards and two touchdowns.
• Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says receiver Jared Cornelius suffered a "double fracture" of his left arm in a loss to Texas Tech, and he's unsure when the sophomore will return following surgery.
Indiana eliminates Chicago
Tamika Catchings scored 27 points and Shenise Johnson added 22 to help Indiana beat Chicago 100-89 in the decisive game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
AROUND THE HORN
Cycling: Chloe Dygert and Emma White of the United States soared at the road cycling world championships. Dygert captured the gold medal and White won the silver in the junior women's time trial, the first individual event of the championships.
Horse racing: Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is scheduled to have a permanent pacemaker implanted after he became ill last weekend in Pennsylvania.