Sporting Digest: Football

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West Bromwich Albion have appointed Paul Thompson as the club's new chairman. He replaces Tony Hale, who resigned as the Baggies' chairman last Friday. Thompson served as an Albion director between July 1996 and February this year before resigning to make an unsuccessful bid to oust Hale at an extraordinary general meeting in July.

Manchester City have signed the midfielder Tony Grant from Everton for pounds 450,000.

Celtic and Rangers supporters will be able to follow today's Old Firm match live on the internet. Celtic have teamed up with Yahoo to provide coverage of the Scottish Premier League match. "We are delighted to bring this service to Celtic fans in Australia, South Africa, the far-east and especially the United States," said a Celtic spokesman. The service will be transmitted on Celtic's official web site: celticfc.co.uk.

Real Madrid have agreed to sell their Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf to the Italian club Internazionale for pounds 15m.

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