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SOCCERNew coach Klinsmann

thinks long term for U.S.

New United States coach Juergen Klinsmann believes his mix of international experience and American knowledge will allow him to improve the national team. The former Germany striker and coach, who has lived in the United States for 13 years, was introduced Monday in New York. He spent much of the time talking about how to mold future American stars, not managing current ones.

"It all starts down to develop the next Landon Donovan," Klinsmann said of the U.S. "one day'' becoming a serious contender for World Cup titles.

He believes "we still are quite a long way away from that. You need maybe 10 Landon Donovans at different positions with different characteristics in order to one day be there."

Klinsmann won a World Cup as a player and starred for elite European clubs, then coached Germany to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup.

HOCKEYDevs waive White, Hunter

The Devils placed defenseman Colin White and recently acquired right wing Trent Hunter on waivers. General manager Lou Lamoriello said the team will buy out both players' contracts if they are not picked up. The Devils acquired Hunter from the Islanders for Brian Rolston last week.

BOXINGButch Lewis mourned

Mourners paid tribute to the late boxing promoter Butch Lewis at a service in Wilmington, Del. Family spokeswoman Terrie Williams said Denzel Washington and Mike Tyson attended. Lewis, who worked with Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Michael and Leon Spinks, died last week at 65. -- AP

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