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November 25, 1996

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Tom Holliday, an assistant baseball coach at Oklahoma State for 19 years, was promoted to the school’s head coaching job on Monday.

Holliday was Gary Ward’s assistant for the entire 19 seasons that Ward was head coach and played for Ward at Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Ariz. Ward retired Oct. 24 for health reasons.

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Barkley, Malone Share NBA Honor

NEW YORK (AP) _ Houston’s Charles Barkley and Karl Malone of Utah, who led their teams to undefeated records, are the NBA’s Co-Players of the Week.

Barkley averaged 23.0 points, 16.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists in four games, while Malone averaged 35.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games.

Barkley’s best game included 27 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists and three steals when the Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors 120-115 at San Jose Saturday.

Malone’s highlight performance also came Saturday, when he had 36 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and three steals as the Jazz handed the Chicago Bulls their first loss of the season, 105-100.

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Schwarz Wins RAC Rally; Masao Kamioka of Japan Second

CHESTER, England (AP) _ Armin Schwarz of Germany, driving a Toyota Celica, won the RAC Rally on Monday, finishing almost eight minutes ahead of Japan’s Masao Kamioka in a Subaru Impreza.

Schwarz, the leader after Saturday’s first day, finished in an elapsed time of 4 hours, 46 minutes and 50 seconds for the 26 special stages. He was 7:52 ahead of Kamioka.

The rally was originally set for 27 stages, but bad weather Monday forced one stage to be called off.

Instead of being a full world championship event, the RAC rally counted this year only for the 2-liter championship.

Formula One driver Martin Brundle’s bid to complete his first competitive rally ended Monday when his car caught fire, forcing him out.

Brundle ran into a ditch on Saturday _ the opening day of the three-day event _ and fell far back in the standings.

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African-European All-Star Game Set For Lisbon

NYON, Switzerland (AP) _ A team of African all-stars will play their European counterparts in Lisbon, Portugal, Jan. 29 to help raise money for soccer projects in Africa.

The teams will be announced in several weeks.

The all-star game will be held just two days before a 10-day tournament opens in Lisbon between eight under-17 teams from Europe and Africa.

Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Nigeria will represent Africa in the Jan. 31-Feb. 9 tournament with Spain, France, Greece and Portugal playing for Europe.

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Chartlon Midfielder Tests Positive for Banned Substances

LONDON (AP) _ Jay Notley, an 18-year-old midfielder with division one club Charlton, was suspended indefinitely Monday after testing positive for a ``cocktail″ of banned drugs.

Notley was charged with misconduct by the Football Association after a random drug test turned up traces of cocaine, cannabis and Ecstasy.

He was suspended immediately pending a hearing before the FA’s disciplinary committee, which could impose a lengthy ban.

Motley is the third Charlton player caught by random tests. Teen-agers Dean Chandler and Lee Bowyer were given counselling when they were among the first detected last year.

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Breeders Crown Events To Remain at Meadowlands and Ontario Tracks

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.(AP) _ Canada’s Mohawk Raceway and the Meadowlands in New Jersey again next year will host The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s $5.3 million divisional championship series.

The Ontario Jockey Club will run eight Breeders Crown events for 2-and 3-year-old pacers and trotters at Mohawk Raceway in Campbell, Ontario, on Oct. 24 with a purse that could top $4.3 million and create the richest single day in harness racing.

Older horses will compete at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford where a week of harness racing will be capped Aug. 2 with the Hambletonian.