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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 1, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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— BACKCOUNTRY RESCUE-BEAR — A grizzly bear hanging around a trail complicated but did not stop a search and rescue team’s efforts to help an injured woman out of the backcountry in northwest Wyoming.

— TRUMP-SENATE-WYOMING — President Donald Trump is weighing in on Wyoming’s U.S. Senate race, endorsing incumbent John Barrasso over a wealthy opponent in an upcoming Republican primary.

— SHEPARD ANNIVERSARY-UNIVERSITY — The University of Wyoming has announced numerous events to mark the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death this fall.

— FRONTIER DAYS-ATTENDANCE — Cheyenne Frontier Days organizers say overall attendance increased by about 9,000 over last year.

— DUNN COUNTY FATAL-ID — Authorities have identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash in western North Dakota’s Dunn County.



LARAMIE — Raghib “Rocket” Ismail Jr. already shares a name with his father, a former NFL receiver/returner and a Heisman runner-up at Notre Dame. “My mom just says it a certain way and I’ll know that she’s talking to me or my pops,” Ismail Jr. said. “That’s just how it works.” By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 850 words.


ST. LOUIS — After a comeback win the night before, the St. Louis Cardinals turn to rookie Jack Flaherty against Colorado on Tuesday night. Jon Gray starts for the Rockies. By Warren Mayes. (Game starts 6:15 p.m. MT)


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Coach Vance Joseph said he doesn’t expect defensive end Derek Wolfe to miss any time after sustaining a neck stinger at practice Tuesday. “He should not. He came back to practice. So, he should be ready to go tomorrow,” Joseph said. Wolfe had surgery this offseason after dealing with neck problems off and on since 2013 , when he got hurt in a preseason game at Seattle. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 550 words, photos.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Jake Butt couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic over the simple routine of putting all his pads on again. Reasonable. It’s been a while. The Denver Broncos tight end returned to the field in full gear Tuesday for the first time since tearing his right ACL against Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016. By Pat Graham. SENT: 800 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Brian Dawkins transformed from a calm, soft-spoken man into an action hero on game days for 16 seasons in the NFL. Following what seemed like an out-of-body experience during pregame introductions, “Weapon X” terrorized opponents with ferocious hits all over the field. Dawkins, who played for Denver, redefined the safety position by providing excellent pass coverage, strong run support, and the ability to blitz quarterbacks. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 820 words, photos.


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