The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
THE HOT CORNER
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.