l Middlesbrough and Everton have both admitted breaches of FA Rule E22a for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. The charges related to a mass confrontation in the match at the Riverside on 16 January.
l The 36-year-old Leicester City defender Matt Elliott has retired after struggling to overcome knee problems.
l Thijs Waterink, the captain of the German club SC Paderborn accepted Û10,000 (pounds 6,900) before a game at the centre of Germany's match-fixing scandal, his club said yesterday. He took the cash from an unidentified man before a cup tie against Hamburg on the under-standing he could keep it if his side won. "This could be the tip of the iceberg," said the club's president.Reuse content