Wednesday's Sports in Brief


WACO, Texas (AP) Three more women filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Baylor University, saying the school did nothing to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near campus.

The Baptist school in Waco has come under intense criticism for mishandling allegations of sexual assault over several years, including cases involving football players. In recent weeks, university president and chancellor Ken Starr was demoted and head football coach Art Briles was fired.

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Already, Baylor is trying to settle a similar lawsuit filed by former student Jasmin Hernandez, who was attacked by former football player Tevin Elliott in 2012. Elliott is one of two former Baylor football players convicted of sexual assault since 2014. The Associated Press generally doesn't identify sexual assault victims, but Hernandez has spoken publicly to draw attention to the case.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday lists three ''Jane Doe'' plaintiffs who allege they were attacked by fellow students on or near campus in 2004, 2013 and 2014. None of the alleged assailants are identified, but the woman in the 2014 case alleges the attacker was a football player.


LILLE, France (AP) - French police used tear gas to disperse rampaging English soccer fans at the European Championship, the fourth time England fans have been involved in violent incidents since the start of the tournament.

Police made a total of 36 arrests Wednesday in Lille on a turbulent day interspersed with bursts of crowd trouble and a few fights. Authorities said 16 people were hospitalized, but gave no details about injuries.

Despite scattered incidents, the violence in the northern city of Lille did not reach the levels of last weekend in the southern city of Marseille, where English fans were involved in three days of occasionally vicious fighting.

However, riot police were still firing tear gas to disperse English supporters, many of them apparently drunk, late into the evening.

SAO PAULO (AP) - Corinthians manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, has been named the new coach of Brazil's national team, according to his club.

The announcement was made by Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade in a televised news conference a day after the Brazilian Football Confederation said it had fired Dunga as national coach.

''As of this moment, Tite no longer works for us,'' Andrade said. ''He has accepted the confederation's invitation. Today was his last day with the club.''

Dunga was dismissed in the wake of Brazil's elimination from the Copa America in the United States.

Brazil failed to get past the group stage after drawing 0-0 with Ecuador, beating Haiti 7-1 and losing 1-0 to Peru on Sunday.

In 2015, Corinthians won the Brazilian Championship under Tite's leadership. He also coached the in 2012 when it won the regional Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup in 2012.


The World Anti-Doping Agency alleges that Russian athletes and government agencies continued to obstruct and deceive drug testers, even as Russia tries to regain its place in Olympic track and field.

In a report published two days before a key vote on whether to readmit Russia's track team for the Rio Olympics, WADA said testers have been intimidated by officials from Russia's FSB security service and that packages containing samples have been tampered with by Russian customs services.

Athletes have repeatedly provided false information about their whereabouts and evaded drug testers at competitions, WADA said. In one case, an unnamed athlete in track and field attempted to give a fake urine sample using ''a container inserted inside her body'' but was discovered and tested positive when her real urine was examined.

WADA also says it received reports that athletes were ''freely visiting'' a ''laboratory ... with centrifuge and other analytical equipment'' during a Russian national wrestling championship. WADA last year claimed secret laboratories could have been used in Russia to screen doped athletes who would fail independent tests, so they could then be kept away from drug testers and avoid bans.

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Four Olympic weightlifting gold medalists from Kazakhstan are facing sanctions after retesting of their doping samples from the 2012 Games.

The International Weightlifting Federation says the four gold medalists are among 10 athletes from five ex-Soviet countries whose samples tested positive for banned substances in retesting conducted by the International Olympic Committee.

The four Kazakhs included men's 94-kilogram champion Ilya Ilyin, and women's gold medalists Zulfiya Chinshanlo (53 kilogram class), Maiya Maneza (63 kilogram) and Svetlana Podobedova (75 kilogram).

If all four are disqualified, Kazakhstan would drop from 12th to 23rd in the medal standings from London 2012.

Three more medalists tested positive - Russia's Apti Aukhadov, who won silver at 85 kilogram, Ukraine's Yuliya Kalina, bronze at 58 kilogram, and Belarusian Marina Shkermankova, bronze at 69 kilogram.


DETROIT (AP) - Hundreds of people, including Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky and Gary Bettman, bid farewell to Gordie Howe at a packed, two-hour funeral service in Detroit.

Gordie Howe's son, Murray, began the service with a eulogy that emphasized his father's toughness and generosity. The service was held at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, about six miles from the home of Howe's longtime team, the Detroit Red Wings.

Dozens of fans stood in line a couple hours before the funeral, which was streamed online by the Red Wings. The cathedral, which hosted Pope John Paul II in 1987, has a capacity of about 900.

Murray Howe has said his father's remains will be cremated. The family requested donations be made to the Gordie Howe Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative, the Howe Foundation or the Gordie Howe Fund for Alzheimer's Research.