Sporting Digest: American Football

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The London Monarchs' new head coach is Bobby Hammond, the Philadelphia Eagles' assistant. The World League, in which the Monarchs compete, resumes in the spring after an absence of two years. Hammond, 42, is a former running back who played five seasons for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins from 1976-80.

Erik Williams, the Dallas Cowboys' All- Pro offensive tackle, may be out for the rest of the season after sustaining numerous injuries in a car accident on Monday. Williams suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, a torn posterior cruciate ligament and a torn popliteal muscle.

NFL: Philadelphia 21 Houston 6.