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December 5, 1991

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) _ The United States national soccer team will help Scotland prepare for its first European Championship finals.

Scotland will play the American team in Denver May 17 and then play the Canadian team in either Montreal or Toronto three days later.

Scotland will be in the European finals in Sweden, starting June 10.


LONDON (AP) - British boxing promoter Frank Warren Thursday dismissed a report that Wally Swift Jr. will challenge GianFranco Rosi for the Italian’s International Boxing Federation light middleweight title.

Rosi’s manager, Mauro Gresta, announced on Monday the fight was scheduled for February.

But Warren said Swift’s next fight will be a non-title match against Mexican Luis Francisco Perez at Burton, England, Jan 8. Then, the British champion hopes to meet Frenchman Jean-Claude Fontana for the European title.

″Contrary to recent reports he will not be fighting Rosi,″ Warren said.


VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) - A threatened boycott of the first men’s World Cup downhill of the season failed to materialize Thursday when the International Skiing Federation agreed to put up prize money above the allowed amounts.

This year, for the first time, FIS is allowing local organizers to give up to $12,800 to the top finishers in World Cup races.

In the first weekend of men’s skiing at Park City, Utah, FIS allowed promoters to pay more than the allotted amount, $25,000 each for a slalom, giant slalom and a combined prize.

Alberto Tomba, with three victories, collected $45,000.

The following weekend, Paul Accola of Switzerland received only $6,000 for a giant slalom race in Breckenridge, Colo.

Promoters of the Val d’Isere races were not going to give money for the weekend races, and skiers warned they would not race.

The organizers and FIS will put up the money.


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers have fired three scouts who were brought to the team by Tom Braatz.

Braatz was fired as vice president of football operations Nov. 20 and replaced by Ron Wolf, who was given the title and power of general manager.

Packers president Bob Harlan fired scouts Bobby Riggle, Jon Jelacic and Bob Cegelski, who have 70 years of scouting experience among them.

″We felt we had to open some room for Ron to bring in his people,″ Harlan said. ″We wanted to restructure the scouting department.″


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee on Thursday said it will eliminate 80 to 100 people from the expenses-paid entourage accompanying the Volunteers to the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Instead, $500,000 will be transferred from the athletic department to cash- short academic programs hurting from state-mandated budget cuts.

The money will go primarily to the campus library - enhancing acquisitions and management systems. It also will be used to hire adjunct professors and for student recruiting, UT-Knoxville chancellor John Quinn said.


OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) - The International Ski Federation on Thursday picked the Italian resort of Santa Caterina as the new site for two women’s World Cup races originally scheduled for Arosa in Switzerland.

The downhill and Super-G races will be run Dec. 14-15 at Santa Caterina, which is hosting a giant slalom and Super-G.

FIS experts said earlier this week there was not enough snow for the races in Arosa.

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