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Briefs: Woman sues Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault in 2013


Woman sues Winston, accusing him of sexual assault in 2012

A former Florida State student has filed a lawsuit against Jameis Winston, accusing the former Seminoles quarterback of sexually assaulting her in 2012. Erica Kinsman filed the suit Thursday in Orange County, Florida. Winston is projected as a top pick in the April 30 NFL Draft.

Attorney John Clune said in a statement there are consequences for Winston's behavior "and since others have refused to hold him accountable, our client will."

Kinsman eventually left school after the investigation against Winston was reported. He was not charged in 2013 and was cleared by the university following a two-day student conduct hearing.

The Associated Press generally does not routinely identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault. However, Kinsman has told her story publicly in a documentary.


Spieth shoots 3-over 74

Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, ending his streak of rounds under par at 16.

Spieth had vowed his whirlwind, two-day celebration tour of New York after winning the green jacket Sunday wouldn't affect his focus. But it was apparent early on at Harbour Town that Spieth was not at his Augusta National best.

"I didn't drive the ball well, didn't particularly strike my irons well,'' he said. "My chipping and putting weren't there. It was just an off day."

He arrived at Sea Pines Resort late Tuesday night after about 25 appearances and interviews in New York, including an appearance with David Letterman. He acknowledged his preparation this week had suffered.

The 21-year-old Texan was eight shots behind leaders Graeme McDowell and Matt Every. Spieth will need significant improvement today to make his eighth consecutive cut.

"Got a good feeling about tomorrow," he said.

WNBAIrish's Loyd first overall pick

Jewell Loyd is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. Loyd, who was chosen by the Seattle Storm, decided to skip her final season at Notre Dame. She's the first Irish player to be taken with the top pick.

Fellow underclassman Amanda Zahui B. was taken by Tulsa with the second selection. Minnesota's red-shirt sophomore and Loyd were eligible to be drafted because they will turn 22 during this calendar year.

Seattle took UConn forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis third. The Connecticut Sun selected 6-3 center Elizabeth Williams of Duke fourth, and Chicago took 6-4 forward Cheyenne Parker of Middle Tennessee State fifth.

SWIMMINGPhelps returns from suspension

Michael Phelps qualified fastest in the 100-meter butterfly in Mesa, Arizona, at his first meet in eight months. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist competed for the first time since serving a six-month suspension for his second drunken-driving arrest.


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