Football in Brief: Macheda fined for Twitter remarks; Rangers wage cut talks fail to reach decision; O'Kelly takes over at Hereford

The Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has been fined £15,000 and warned about his future conduct after he admitted making homophobic comments on Twitter.

The 20-year-old Italian, who is on loan at Queen's Park Rangers, was charged by the Football Association last month along with the Newcastle forward, Nile Ranger, and Walsall's Manny Smith.

Rangers wage cut talks fail to reach decision

Rangers' players yesterday failed to reach agreement with the club's administrators over wage cuts. Duff & Phelps had set yesterday as a deadline following more than a week of talks aimed at achieving monthly savings of £1m but talks broke up without a decision.

O'Kelly takes over at Hereford

Hereford yesterday appointed Richard O'Kelly as their new manager after Jamie Pitman was relieved of his duties by the League Two club. O'Kelly, 55, who left his role as a coach at League One Walsall, returns to Edgar Street having been assistant manager to Graham Turner between 2002 and 2004.

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