Sporting Digest: Football

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Tomorrow's Bass Irish Cup final between Cliftonville and Portadown has been cancelled due to Cliftonville playing an ineligible player in a semi-final replay. Portadown have been awarded the trophy.

St Johnstone's Sandy Clark has been named Scottish Premier League manager of the month for April.

Kevin Christie, the 23-year-old Motherwell full-back, has joined First Division Falkirk.

Paul Gascoigne withdrew from Middlesbrough's reserve team match on Wednesday because of a recurrence of the dead leg that has kept him out of his club's last three matches. However, Ugo Ehiogu, the Aston Villa defender, successfully completed his reserve team game against Everton. It was his first full game since fracturing his eye socket almost three months ago.

European football's governing body fined both Bologna and Marseilles yesterday for the brawl at the end of their Uefa Cup semi-final second leg match last week. Bologna have also had three players suspended, and Marseilles have had two players suspended.