The Atlanta Journal-Constitution



1 SWIMMING: Three-time Olympic champion Kaylee Mckeown broke the world record in the 200-meter backstroke Friday at the New South Wales State Open swim championsh­ips. Mckeown finished in 2 minutes, 03.14 seconds, taking 0.21 seconds off American swimmer Regan Smith’s mark from the 2019 world championsh­ips. Mckeown won the 100 and 200 backstroke golds at the Tokyo Olympics and was a member of Australia’s winning 400-meter medley relay team.

2 PRO BASEBALL: Top Philadelph­ia Phillies prospect Andrew Painter won’t throw for four weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. The 19-year-old right-hander’s fastball touched 99 mph in his spring training debut March 1 against Minnesota, and he came into camp the next day and said he felt “tenderness” in his elbow. He underwent an MRI on March 3.

3 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: St. John’s has fired men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson, one day after his fourth season in charge ended with an overtime loss to No. 6 Marquette in the Big East Tournament quarterfin­als. … South Florida basketball coach Brian Gregory has been fired. He went 79-107 over six seasons at USF. The Bulls were 14-18 this season.

4 PRO FOOTBALL: The Green Bay Packers have hired Greg Williams as defensive passing game coordinato­r, promoted Ryan Downard to defensive backs coach and added the assistant head coach title to special teams coordinato­r Rich Bisaccia.

5 FENCING: Four national fencing federation­s say the Internatio­nal Fencing Federation has voted to allow athletes from Russia and its ally Belarus to resume competing in internatio­nal events. They have been excluded for more than a year because of the invasion of Ukraine.

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