October 16, 1997 in Sports

Sports People

Compiled From Wire Services

Paul Tracy, released last week from the final year of his contract by Roger Penske, has joined 1997 rookie Dario Franchitti as the new drivers for Team Kool Green. … Frazier Robinson, a Negro Leagues player who was Satchel Paige’s catcher from 1939 to 1942, died Monday, one day after a gymnasium at his church in Kings Mountain, N.C.,was named in his honor. … Nina Shahravan, the former topless dancer who falsely accused two Dallas Cowboys players of sexual assault, has been released from jail and now faces deportation proceedings.

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