Sporting Digest: Football

Tomislav Rukavina has moved from NK Croatia to the Italian club Venezia in a pounds 2.24m transfer. Rukavina signed a three-and-a-half year contract that will earn him pounds 512,821 per year.

Corinthians won the Brazilian championship for the second year running after hanging on for a goaless draw at home to Atletico Mineiro in the third leg of the final on Wednesday.

Earl Barrett has been forced to retire from the game due to a serious injury. The 32-year-old Sheffield Wednesday defender damaged his left knee in a 4-0 defeat at Middlesbrough more than a year ago, drawing an end to a 15-year career.

The Atletico Madrid president Jesus Gil has been temporarily suspended from running the club as part of an investigation into allegations that he used club money for personal gain.