In Brief: Wyoming swimmers killed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team were killed in a highway crash in northern Colorado.

The crash happened Thursday afternoon on U.S. 287 about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado line between Laramie, Wyoming, and Fort Collins, Colorado.

A University of Wyoming statement says the crash injured two other team members who are expected to survive.

The crash happened when the driver swerved off the road and the SUV rolled over multiple times.

Eight University of Wyoming cross-country runners died in a head-on crash with a drunk driver on the same highway in 2001.


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee has lost an appeal against its suspension by the International Olympic Committee.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it dismissed the ROC’s appeal against the suspension imposed in October.

The IOC objected to the ROC incorporating four sports bodies representing regions of eastern Ukraine.

CAS says it found the IOC’s suspension “did not breach the principles of legality, equality, predictability or proportionality.”

The suspension removed the ROC’s right to receive funding from the IOC but has not affected any Russians who are competing in international sports as neutral athletes.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jen Pawol will take a big step toward breaking the gender barrier for Major League Baseball umpires on Saturday when she becomes the first woman to work a big league spring training game in 17 years.

The 47-year-old will work the bases during Houston’s exhibition against Washington in West Palm Beach, Florida.

She is among 24 minor league umpires assigned full-time as fill-ins at the 2024 big league spring training.

Last year, 21 of the 26 umps assigned full spring training schedules were picked for the in-season call-up list.

Ria Cortesio was the previous woman to umpire spring training games in 2007.


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