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Baylor University removes Starr as president, will fire football coach

Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:04am

Kenneth Starr speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington after arguing a case in WashingtonBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Baylor University has removed Kenneth Starr as president and will fire head football coach Art Briles because of concerns of the handling of sexual abuse scandals involving football players, the school announced on Thursday. In the past several months, Baylor, the world's largest Baptist college, has been criticized for not thoroughly investigating reports of rapes of female students by its male athletes. Starr, the former independent counsel charged with investigating Bill Clinton during his presidency, will move to the role of chancellor and remain a professor at Baylor University Law School.


Donald hot on Hend's tail at European PGA Championship

Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:47am

Scott Hend is ranked as the 85th best golfer in the worldAustralia's Scott Hend was the early pace-setter at the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday as he headed the field with an opening seven-under par 65. Two-time champion Luke Donald also put himself in the hunt with a 68, whilst South Africa's Jaco van Zyl was in the clubhouse on five-under, 67.


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