Nationally

U.S. tops Norway in soccer

TEMPE, Ariz. - Cobi Jones scored off a rebound with less than a minute remaining, lifting the United States past Norway 2-1 Saturday in a meeting of World Cup finalists.

Sabo signs with Orioles

NEW YORK - Chris Sabo decided to sign with the Baltimore Orioles instead of the New York Mets on Friday, and Greg Hibbard agreed to a $6.75 million, three-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.

Sabo accepted a $2 million, one-year deal that would get him $400,000 more if he plays in 150 games or has 525 plate appearances. He also can become a free agent again after the 1994 World Series. Hibbard, who made $1,425,000 in 1993, gets a $750,000 signing bonus, $1 million in 1994, $2.4 million in 1995 and $2.6 million in 1996.

Locally

USU names ticket manager

LOGAN - Delta Center box office manager Louie Krutsch has been named assistant athletic director for ticketing operations at Utah State University.

Krutsch, 36, headed all event ticket sales at the Delta Center for the past three years. He previously spent a year-and-a-half as athletic ticket manager at the University of Wyoming and four years as assistant ticket manager at BYU.

"We're truly excited and fortunate to be able to bring Louie Krutsch to Utah State will all his professional credentials," said USU athletic director Chuck Bell.

Paul Arslanian up for ENMU job

PORTALES, N.M. - Weber State defensive coordinator Paul Arslanian is among seven finalists for head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU Athletic Director Chris Gage said a new coach could be appointed by Feb. 1.