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Albert to discuss case on 2 news shows

Marv Albert will discuss with Barbara Walters and Larry King his side of the seamy case that led to his unemployment.

Albert will appear Nov. 7 on ABC's 20/20 and Nov. 11 on CNN's Larry King Live.

Albert was indicted in May on sodomy and assault charges, and he pleaded guilty last month to a lesser assault charge. He received no jail time.

Since a trial last month, Albert's lawyers have said the Arlington, Va., judge in the case barred them from mounting a full defense against Vanessa Perhach, who accused Albert of biting her and forcing her to perform oral sex. Albert testified biting was "normal" in their relationship.

SOCCER: Kasey Keller and Mia Hamm were named U.S. Soccer's male and female athletes of the year. Hamm is the first person to win either award four straight times; Keller is the first goalkeeper to take the men's honor. Nike is close to an agreement to take over clothing for the English national team. Former teammates and rivals reunited in Milan, Italy, for the farewell match of charismatic AC Milan captain Franco Baresi. Baresi, who retired this year to become vice president of the Milan club owned by media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, led the traditional red-and-black team to a 5-1 victory against an all-star lineup.

AUTO RACING: Michael Schumacher conceded he made a mistake in colliding with Jacques Villeneuve but didn't apologize. "It's part of the game. But I didn't try to foul. I see no reason to apologize," Schumacher said of the maneuver in Sunday's European Grand Prix, which cost him the world title. British driver David Coulthard testified that the flexibility of the steering column in Ayrton Senna's car was normal when the Brazilian champion died in a 1994 crash. Prosecutor Maurizio Passarini said a badly modified steering column in Senna's Williams-Renault cracked during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, causing the fatal crash. Six Formula One officials, including Williams-Renault team owner Frank Williams, are charged with manslaughter. The Canadian government will exempt big-time auto races from its new ban on tobacco advertising.

OLYMPICS: For the first time since the 1920s, no commercial logos will appear on uniforms worn by U.S. athletes when they ascend the medal podium at February's Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. Only the U.S. Olympic Committee's logo will appear on team suits. The Nagano Games' chief organizer threatened to resign after a bitter row over the showpiece event, the men's downhill. Makoto Kobayashi, director-general of the Nagano Organizing Committee, has argued with international skiing officials who want to keep the Games from staging one of the shortest downhills in recent history.

TENNIS: Boris Becker beat Mark Woodforde in his opening match at the Paris Open and will play top-ranked Pete Sampras. Wild card Mario Ricon upset third-seeded Marcelo Filippini in the opening round of the Colombia Open.

COLLEGES: The Florida men's golf team finished fourth at 15-over-par 879 and Florida State eighth at 25-over 889 at the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate. Florida's Josh McCumber shot 1-over 217 and tied for sixth. FSU's George McNeill shot 3-over 219 and tied for 12th. Georgia won the tournament at 7-under 857. South Florida's men's golf team was tied for 11th at 603 after two rounds of the South Alabama Classic. Atsushi Kozaki was tied for 22nd at 148. Host South Alabama led at 577. Pacific-10 and NCAA investigations determined Jim Harrick committed multiple NCAA rules violations during his tenure as UCLA men's basketball coach. The violations, which included improper telephone calls and misuse of tickets, are considered minor and probably will not result in severe penalties. Cincinnati athletic director Bob Goin said F Ruben Patterson returned the car for which Bobby Carter, his summer employer and an athletic department booster, co-signed the loan. Patterson will have to make restitution for extra benefits to regain his eligibility. Fresno State's faculty demanded a code of conduct aimed at reining in student-athletes after a series of legal run-ins. CBS Sports and the Big Ten agreed to a multiyear contract extension to broadcast conference basketball games and the Big Ten tournament.

BOXING: Mitch Halpern, the third man in the ring in Evander Holyfield's first upset of Mike Tyson, will referee Holyfield's Nov. 8 heavyweight unification fight with IBF champion Michael Moorer. Ike Quartey, Ghana's WBA welterweight champion, threatened to quit after the result of his Oct. 17 fight against Jose Luis Lopez was altered from a win to a draw. Ghana Boxing Authority said it was protesting the decision to the WBA.

GOLF: The LPGA released its 1998 schedule of 42 events, worth a record $31.3-million in prize money. The season starts Jan. 16-18 with the HealthSouth Inaugural in Orlando and ends with the LPGA Tour Championship in Las Vegas from Nov. 19-22. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, sponsors of the Byron Nelson Classic, said it will raise the 1998 tournament purse by $700,000 to $2.5-million. The PGA Tours International Federation is expected to end the $3.65-million Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf after its four-man finals in January in Scottsdale, Ariz.

BOWLING: Dave D'Entremont moved from 22nd to first heading into the final day of the PBA Ebonite Challenge in Indianapolis.

WHITBREAD YACHTS: Chris Dickson resigned as skipper of Dennis Conner's yacht Toshiba, which finished a disappointing sixth out of 10 boats in the first leg of the Round the World Race. Paul Standbridge was promoted from watch captain to skipper.

ET CETERA: Martin Lopez Zubero of Spain, the 200-meter backstroke world-record holder, announced his retirement.

_ Compiled from Times wires.

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