Wyoming student charged in crash

The lone survivor of a wreck that killed eight University of Wyoming runners was charged yesterday with vehicular homicide and being drunk at the time of the crash.

Clinton Haskins, a member of the university's rodeo team, was charged with eight counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. The complaint also charged Haskins was drunk but provided no specifics.

The Albany County Attorney's Office and police refused to comment.

Haskins faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted. Bond was set at $100,000. The aggravated nature of the charges is based on Haskins' alleged intoxication.

A court appearance was pending. Haskins, 21, of Maybell, Colo., was listed in fair condition at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyo.

The crash occurred early Sunday, when Haskins' pickup collided head-on with a sport-utility vehicle carrying eight members of the cross-country team.

Killed were Kyle Johnson, Nicholas Schabron, Justin Lambert-Belanger, Kevin Salverson, Joshua Jones, Morgan McLeland, Shane Shatto and Cody Brown.


Andre Agassi, ranked No. 2 in the world, lost in the first round of the Heineken Open in Shanghai.

Irakli Labadze, from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, beat Agassi 7-6 (7-4), 7-5. Labadze is ranked 101st in the ATP Champions Race.

Monica Seles became the latest prominent player to withdraw from the Toyota Princess Cup in Tokyo because of last week's terrorist attacks in the United States.

Defending champion Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati and Amy Frazier pulled out Monday before the $565,000 tournament began.


The undisputed middleweight title fight between Bernard Hopkins and Felix Trinidad Jr., originally scheduled for Sept. 15, has been rescheduled for Sept. 29 at New York's Madison Square Garden.


A new date for the Ryder Cup is expected to be announced today after a postponement for a year because of terrorist attacks.

Track and field

A University of South Carolina long jumper was suspended and stripped of her fourth-place finish in a national event after testing positive for a banned substance.

Antoinette Wilks, 20, of Jupiter, Fla., tested positive for methylphenidate in March at the Pontiac Grand Prix USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Atlanta.

She was suspended for two years, but the ban will be reduced to 10 months because she takes the substance — known by its brand name Ritalin — for medical reasons.

College basketball

Ron Hammye has resigned as head coach at Wayne State in Detroit to take a job as a high-school administrator in Livonia, Mich.

High-school basketball

A player who collapsed during a pickup game in Whitehall, Ohio, on Aug. 8 died from cardiac arrest, Franklin County Coroner Brad Lewis ruled.

Deandre Hillman, 17, would have been a junior this fall at Whitehall-Yearling High School. He collapsed while playing in 93-degree heat. Hillman was a nephew of Samaki Walker, a forward for the NBA Los Angeles Lakers.

College baseball

Davey Johnson, who played on two World Series-winning teams and managed another, is joining the athletic staff at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

Johnson, 58, will work closely with the baseball team and assist Athletic Director Phillip Roach.

• Baylor junior pitcher Derek Brehm, who earlier this year was suspended for eight games after his arrest in the gruesome death of a cat, has been dismissed from the team after a DWI arrest.

— Times news services