Sports briefs: Missouri to review rape investigation

Published January 26, 2014 5:16 pm

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College ATHLETICS • The president of the University of Missouri system said Sunday he is seeking an independent review of how the university handled allegations from a swimmer that she had been sexually assaulted by a football player more than a year before she committed suicide.

The move by UM System president Timothy Wolfe followed an ESPN report Friday about Sasha Menu Courey, who committed suicide in June 2011, about 16 months after she was allegedly raped by a Missouri football player when she was a freshman swimmer.

A man identified in the ESPN story as a close friend of Menu Courey's said he had also seen a tape of the alleged incident and three football players were involved. But that tape was now missing, he told ESPN.

Garza completes deal with Brewers

MLB • Ending days of rumors that he reached a deal with the team, free agent pitcher Matt Garza agreed to a four-year contract with Milwaukee on Sunday.

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the four-year deal was worth $50 million with an extra $1 million per year in reachable performance bonuses for a starter. The 30-year-old righty went 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers.

Action Express wins at Daytona

AUTOR RACING • Action Express Racing led a Corvette podium sweep in the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona, where Joao Barbosa held off Max Angelelli on a restart with 8:23 remaining to preserve the team's second overall win in four years.

Barbosa easily pulled away on the restart to get the win for teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais.

From wire reports