OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) _ Oberlin will try to play the final two games of its football schedule despite injuries that forced the team to forfeit last weekend's game because of a shortage of players.

''We are going to play this weekend, and at this point we plan on playing out the rest of our schedule,'' sports information director Scott Wargo said. ''Barring something happening, we'll play out the season.''

As of Tuesday, the Yeomen had 27 players available for Saturday's North Coast Athletic Conference game against Kenyon. About half of those would have been unable to play last Saturday against Wittenberg, prompting the forfeit.

Oberlin is 0-8 this season and has a 26-game losing streak.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Former Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Claude Osteen has joined the Texas Rangers as their pitching coach.

Osteen, 53, is the first coach hired by the Rangers since Kevin Kennedy was hired as manager two week ago. The two worked together when Kennedy was manager at Class AAA Albuquerque in the Dodgers farm system during 1990-91.

''Claude did an excellent job for me in the two years we worked together in Albuquerque,'' Kennedy said Tuesday. ''He's an excellent teacher and a proven winner, both as a major league pitcher and as a successful big league pitching coach.''

Osteen, 196-195 in 17 seasons in the majors, spent the past four years as a pitching coach in the Dodgers organization, first at Class AA San Antonio in 1989 and later with Kennedy in Albuquerque. He served as pitching coach with St. Louis from 1977-80 and Philadelphia from 1982-88.

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers hope to raise $250,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation during their home-and home series on Dec. 7 and 8.

''I hope people in both cities will get into the rivalry and try to out-do each other,'' Flames coach Dave King said Tuesday. ''Cancer research touches us all.''

The money will go to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and five other associate clinics in Alberta.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - State budget cuts have hit the New Jersey Boxing Commission so hard that its ability to monitor the sport is threatened, according to a published report.

Commission inspectors have been sidelined until Nov. 14, when a new rule goes into effect providing that two inspectors monitor each match, the Star- Ledger of Newark reported Tuesday.

Previously, six to eight inspectors were on hand to check the taping of gloves, examine medical records and drug tests, and supervise the activity in each corner between rounds.

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TORONTO (AP) - Los Angeles right wing Jari Kurri and Montreal defenseman Lyle Odelein are tied for the lead in the NHL's plus-minus ratings at plus-14.

The ratings, through Monday night's games, are based on the number of times a player is on the ice for even-strength goals for and against.

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BOLZANO, Italy (AP) - Maurizio Bortolussi and John Vecchiarelli each scored two goals as Italy beat Canada 6-4 in an exhibition hockey game.

Maurizio Mansi and Frank Di Muzio also scored for Italy in Tuesday night's game. Jackson Penney, Dominic Amodeo, Todd Hlushko and Don Hextall scored for Canada, which faced Switzerland today in Lugano in its final tuneup for the Deutschland Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.