Sporting Digest: Football

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Shane Nicholson is to appeal against his sacking by West Brom following his admission that he had been a frequent user of amphetamines for several years. On Tuesday, Nicholson was ordered by the FA to attend a rehabilitation programme.

Robert Molenaar will miss Leeds' last two matches of the season after injuring a medial knee ligament in a reserve game on Wednesday.

The Football Association chairman Keith Wiseman yesterdy failed to be elected to Uefa's six-man executive committee at its 24th Ordinary Congress in Dublin. The Uefa president Lennart Johansson was re-elected unopposed to another four-year term.

Middlesbrough's First Division decider against Oxford United at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday will be screened live on Sky Sports. The game, which starts at 1.30pm, is a sell-out.

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