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Sporting digest: American football

Jon Gruden, the former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator, has been appointed coach of the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

The World League is to be known as NFL Europe. The 10-week spring league, a joint venture with the Fox network, will begin its 1998 season on the weekend of 4-5 April. World Bowl 98 is scheduled for Frankfurt's Waldstadion on Sunday, 14 June.