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BRIEFLY : MILUTINOVIC SACKED AS MEXICO'S COACH.

Bora Milutinovic was fired as coach of the Mexican soccer team Tuesday, less than a month after helping the team clinch a World Cup berth.

Milutinovic, who coached Mexico to the quarterfinals of the 1986 tournament and led the United States to the second round in 1994, is the only man to coach three different teams in the World Cup. He coached Costa Rica to the second round in 1990. He was rehired by Mexico on Aug. 11, 1995.

Mexico was first in regional qualifying for next year's World Cup with a 4-0-6 record, but the team disappointed its fans by finishing with ties against the United States, Canada and Costa Rica. During a scoreless tie against the United States in Mexico City on Nov. 2, fans chanted ``Bora Out,'' even though the point ensured Mexico a spot in the 32-nation World Cup field.

NHL: Left wing Shawn Antoski of the Mighty Ducks, who was seriously injured in a one-car accident, is expected to make a full recovery, the team physician said.

In the accident early Monday, Antoski, 27, suffered a depressed skull fracture which required surgery at the Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

Washington's Craig Berube was suspended for one game without pay for calling Florida's Peter Worrell, who is African-American, a ``monkey'' during an on-ice scuffle over the weekend.

Berube, who makes $600,000 a year, will miss tonight's game against Montreal. His game salary of $7,300 will go to the NHL's emergency assistance fund.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Brigham Young coach LaVell Edwards underwent surgery to clear clotting in two arteries that were restricting blood flow to his brain.

Anton Garrity, spokesman for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, said the surgery went as planned and the 67-year-old coach was in fair condition.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers forward Derrick Coleman underwent tests for an irregular heartbeat, the team said.

Isiah Thomas, who resigned as the Toronto Raptors' general manager last week, was hired by NBC as the lead analyst on the network's NBA telecasts, replacing Matt Guokas.

Seattle forward Jerome Kersey, who played for the Lakers last season, will be lost for 6-8 weeks because of a stress fracture in his left foot.

BASEBALL: The Texas Rangers extended the contracts of manager Johnny Oates and general manager Doug Melvin by one year through the 1999 season.

The Cleveland Indians claimed former Dodgers infielder Chad Fonville off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

The San Diego Padres signed free-agent catcher Greg Myers, a former Angels regular, to a two-year contract.
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Nov 26, 1997
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