Sporting Digest: Football

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Charlton expect to sign the centre-back Eddie Youds from Bradford City in a pounds 500,000 deal today. The south Londoners have signed the Manchester City winger Neil Heaney on loan until the end of the season.

The West Ham goalkeeper Bernard Lama has been called into the French squad for tonight's friendly against Russia.

Bolton have signed the 25-year-old Swiss striker Gaetano Giallanza from Nantes until the end of the season.

Notts County have signed the Oldham midfielder Andrew Hughes for pounds 150,000.

Swindon's striker Steve Finney has been granted a transfer, while the goalkeeper Fraser Digby has rejected a new three-year contract offer by the club.

Nottingham Forest will sign the Welsh international central defender Christian Edwards for pounds 175,000 from Swansea today.

The Kent cricketer Will House is to play for Cambridge in the Varsity match against Oxford at Fulham on Saturday, becoming the first player for several years to win a double Blue.

SUSPENSIONS: Sendings-off: FA Carling Premiership: D Bergkamp (Arsenal) three matches from 31 March. Five cautions: I Stimac (Derby County) one match from 29 March; T Sheringham (Manchester United) one match from 28 March; S Milosevic (Aston Villa) one match from 28 March; N Blake (Bolton) one match from 28 March; B Dyer (Crystal Palace) one match from 25 March; D Ginola (Tottenham) one match from 18 March. Eight cautions: C Tiler (Everton) two matches from 28 March; D Thompson (Liverpool) two matches from 28 March; L Radebe (Leeds United) two matches from 28 March. Nationwide Football League Division One: Sendings-off: A Rae (Sunderland) one match from 29 March; G Branch (Tranmere Rovers) one match from 28 March. Five cautions: L Hughes (West Brom) one match from 28 March; J Van Blerk (West Brom) one match from 28 March; M McIntosh (Stockport) one match from 28 March; P Stewart (Stoke City) one match from 1 April; V Borbokis (Sheffield United) one match from 28 March; J Lambert (Reading) one match from 28 March; M Thomas (Middlesbrough) one match from 28 March; G Brannan (Manchester City) one match from 28 March. Eight cautions: M Brown (Manchester City) two matches from 28 March.

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