Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street was charged with assault and domestic violence after authorities say she pushed her father down the stairs in a Utah home in December.
Street told police she locked her 76-year-old father in the basement of a Park City house after pushing him and then called authorities, according to charging documents released Wednesday. She says her father, Roland Street, pulled her hair in the Dec. 23 fight at a house near Park City that police say Street's three children witnessed.
Roland Street told police his daughter got angry and started yelling after he bumped his car into the house while trying to leave. When the two went inside the house, a physical altercation broke out.
He says his daughter grabbed him in the shoulder and neck area and pushed him down two flights of stairs. He said he may have hit his head. Police observed cuts on Roland Street's elbow and neck.
Picabo Street, 44, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of misdemeanor assault.
FIFA fires Valcke
FIFA fired Jerome Valcke for the second time, cutting ties with the secretary-general four months after he was suspended while under investigation for wrongdoing at the scandal-scarred governing body.
FIFA's emergency committee, consisting of representatives the regional confederations, decided to dismiss Sepp Blatter's top aide over the weekend.
Valcke's firing stemmed from a report by accountancy firm KPMG that was commissioned some six months ago following suspicions about world football's top administrator. Valcke's personal conduct, including accusations about his expenses and private jet use, is the focus of the KPMG report.
Sportscaster Jim Simpson dies
Sportscaster Jim Simpson died at age 88 after a short illness. Simpson worked for NBC, ABC, CBS and TNT, and when he joined ESPN in 1979, he gave the fledgling cable sports network instant credibility.
In 1998, Simpson received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Emmy Awards. Simpson called 14 Olympics, 16 Major League Baseball All-Star Games, six Super Bowls and six World Series for TV or radio. He worked for NBC from 1964-79, handling AFL and later NFL broadcasts.
around the horn
Baseball: The Chicago White Sox hired Jason Benetti as a TV play-by-play announcer with Ken Harrelson taking a reduced role. The White Sox announced a multiyear contract for Benetti as well as extensions for Harrelson and analyst Steve Stone. Benetti will call almost all home games. Harrelson, starting his 32nd season in the booth, will call 78 of 81 road games as well as the home opener and the two games against the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field. … The Marlins added pitching depth, signing righthander Edwin Jackson to a one-year deal. … The Padres agreed on a one-year contract, reportedly worth a guaranteed $1.5 million, with veteran reliever Carlos Villanueva.
Tennis: Defending champions and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams top the Australian Open seedings lists, which follow rankings ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of 2016. On the men's side, four-time finalist Andy Murray was seeded No. 2, 17-time major winner Roger Federer was No. 3 and 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka was No. 4. On the women's side, Simona Halep was No. 2, Garbine Muguruza was No. 3, Agnieszka Radwanska was No. 4 and Maria Sharapova, the 2008 champion and finalist last year, was No. 5.