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Sat., Nov. 22, 1997, midnight

ESPN reported Steve Sampson will be retained to coach the U.S. soccer team through next summer’s World Cup in France, but U.S. Soccer Federation president Alan Rothenberg said no decision has been made. Sampson’s contract expired last weekend at the end of World Cup qualifying.

A year after former Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier was nearly killed in a street shooting, police in Camden, N.J., have issued a warrant for his accused assailant.

Authorities are searching for Louis Pierce, 36, charged with aggravated assault in the 1996 shooting.

NASCAR president Bill France Jr., 64, was in a Tokyo hospital after suffering a mild heart attack and undergoing an angioplasty.

Cuba is interested in becoming part of the Grand Prix car racing circuit by staging the Grand Prix of Havana in 2000.

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