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Uefa, the European governing body, yesterday lifted its ban on the Russian club Torpedo Moscow from European competition. Uefa said Torpedo could take part in European competition next time they qualify. But they said Torpedo must still pay the Austrian club Moedling for the transfer of Andrei Kalaitchev and refused to rescind a pounds 10,000 fine.

Mick Wadsworth, the new Scarborough manager, has signed the 29-year-old former Aston Villa striker Gareth Williams, released by Northampton.

The South African Shaun Bartlett scored in the 56th minute to give the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles in Denver, the Galaxy's first defeat of the Major League season. Roy Wegerle, the former Queen's Park Rangers striker, opened the scoring for the Rapids.