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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 4, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

_ CAMPBELL COUNTY-PUBLIC DEFENDERS _ The Wyoming Public Defenders Office says its attorneys don’t have time to represent people charged with misdemeanors in Campbell County because it is understaffed.

_ UW EFFICIENCY _ Legislators on the Government Efficiency Commission have high praise for the University of Wyoming.

_ WHEATLAND CRASH-2 KILLED _ Authorities say two people were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in southwest Wyoming.

SPORTS:

NUGGETS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Portland Trail Blazers host the Denver Nuggets as the playoff series shifts to Portland even at 1-1 By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. (Game starts at 8:30 p.m. MT)

FACEOFF

DENVER _ Nathan MacKinnon received a text message from a good buddy just before the start of the playoffs. The basic point: Attack and dictate the pace. The speedy Colorado Avalanche forward has taken Sidney Crosby’s advice to heart. Credit Crosby with an assist. MacKinnon is humming right now, with at least a point in eight straight playoff games . His goal in Game 4 helped the Avalanche to a 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks and tied the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Game 5 is Saturday in San Jose (10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN). By Pat Graham. SENT: 840 words, photos.

DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The Colorado Rockies return home Friday against Arizona after a 4-3 trip. The Rockies will throw lefty Tyler Anderson, while the Diamondbacks counter with Robbie Ray. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)

VIKINGS-ROOKIES

EAGAN, Minn. — Long snappers are the afterthoughts of the NFL draft. Players from the service academies, on track to join the military and not pro sports, are largely ignored. Still, here was Austin Cutting, a seventh-round pick out of the Air Force Academy, sharpening his specialist skills in rookie minicamp on Friday with the Minnesota Vikings and taking the first step toward what would be an unlikely, complicated and potentially inspiring career in the league. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 710 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING-QB _ Sean Chambers has been named Wyoming’s starting quarterback at the conclusion of spring practice.

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