November 2, 1997 in Sports


Compiled From Wire Services

Former welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker could be facing a six-month suspension after testing positive for a banned substance before his last fight Oct. 17.

The New York Yankees failed to pick up the options on Wade Boggs and Dwight Gooden.

Houston pitching ace Darryl Kile filed for free agency and is the top starter on the winter market.

Former German champion Tanja Szewczenko, skating for the first time in 19 months because of illness, hit five triple jumps to win the long program at the Nations Cup figure skating competition at Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Spokane’s Chad Little picked up one of four provisional starts for today’s Dura-Lube 500 NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Tisha Venturini, Kristine Lilly and Michelle Akers scored goals as the U.S. women’s national team beat Sweden 3-1 in an exhibition soccer game at Chattanooga, Tenn.

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