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Women say Baylor silent on rapes

Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by former Baylor football player Tevin Elliott appeared on national TV Sunday, claiming the school did nothing when told of the attacks. The women, whose faces were not shown and who were identified by aliases, detailed their attacks to ESPN's Outside the Lines. (How ESPN handled the report, 2C).

One woman, referred to as "Kim," said she reported her assault to the school. She said she told Bethany McCraw, associate dean for student conduct, she was "raped" by Elliott.

"(McCraw) said, 'You're the sixth girl to come in and tell me this,' " Kim said.

The woman's mother said she asked McCraw if Bears coach Art Briles and others involved with the program knew about the six allegations.

"She said, 'Yes they know about, it but it turns into a he said, she said. There has got to be an actual court decision in order to act on.' "

Outside the Lines said federal law requires a university investigation of allegations of sexual assault but found no evidence Baylor acted. The report said McCraw, who never appeared on camera, said Kim's story was not accurate but refused further comment.

Elliott was convicted of a 2012 sexual assault of one of the women, identified as "Tanya" and is serving a 20-year sentence in a state prison.


U.S. men win late in exhibition

Steve Birnbaum, a D.C. United defender in his second appearance with the U.S. national team, headed home the tiebreaking goal on Michael Bradley's corner kick in the 90th minute as the Americans defeated Iceland 3-2 in Carson, Calif. Jozy Altidore and Michael Orozco scored tying goals as the Americans erased two one-goal deficits.

England: Police investigated alleged racial abuse of Everton players in their team's 3-0 FA Cup win at Carlisle. The alleged incident came after Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone, who is black, scored in the second minute. Everton manager Roberto Martinez said he was told that some "racial remarks" came from the stands as Kone and Steven Pienaar, who is also black, celebrated the goal. … Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, will leave the Premier League champions after the season because the club, where he has played since he was 14, would not renew his contract.


Luge: Olympic champion Felix Loch claimed his fifth world championship in his homeland, edging compatriot Ralf Palik by 0.423 seconds in Koenigssee, Germany. American Chris Mazdzer was fourth. Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger, also of Germany, won the women's title.

Horses: Tampa Bay Downs received 141 nominations for the four stakes races on the Feb. 13 Festival Preview Day card, including 36 for the Grade III $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, at Oldsmar.

Swimming: The International Swimming Federation named Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and Australia's Mitch Larkin as its best swimmers of 2015. The United States was named the top women's water polo team.

Don Jensen, Times Correspondent; Times wires

Sports in brief 01/31/16 [Last modified: Sunday, January 31, 2016 8:50pm]
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