Sporting digest: Football

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Bradford City have terminated the contract of Richard Liburd, after the defender pleaded guilty to two charges of common assault at Nottingham Magistrates' Court last Friday.

West Bromwich Albion have had a pounds 600,000 bid for Oldham Athletic's England Under-21 left-back Carl Serrant turned down.

Manchester City are to have talks this week with the Swedish striker Matthias Flodstrom, who plays for Atvidaberg.

Carlo Mazzone resigned yesterday as coach of the Italian Serie A side Napoli after just six games in charge.

Jim Oliver has resigned as the chairman of financially-threatened Partick Thistle after eight years at the helm. He has been replaced at Firhill with immediate effect by a former director, Brown McMaster.

The Luton Town coach Wayne Turner is leaving the Second Division club after being replaced by youth-team manager, John Moore.

NATIONWIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE Third Division: Fixture alterations: Tomorrow: Chester v Swansea (from 28 March). Sat 6 Dec: Scarborough v Rochdale (from 2 Dec). Sat 28 March: Swansea v Chester (from 22 Nov).

SUNDAY'S LATE RESULT: Spanish League: Real Betis 1 Deportivo La Coruna 0.

FA CARLSBERG VASE Third-round draw: Marske v Bedlington; Stockton v Burscough; Mossley or Jarrow v West Auckland; Poulton Victoria v Kidsgrove or Brodsworth; Tow Law v Dunston FB; Chester-le-Street or Billingham Town v Friar Lane OB; Boldmere St Michaels or Arnold v North Ferriby; Clitheroe v Boston Town; Oadby v Seaham Red Star; Brigg v Hucknall; Armthorpe or Denaby v Birstall; Thackley v Stamford; Bloxwich v Spalding; Braintree v Banstead; Hemel Hempstead v Taunton; Lymington or Bemerton Heath v Woodbridge; Bodmin v Bowers; Wimborne v Tiverton; Basildon v Herne Bay or Langney Sports; Cowes Sports v Chard; Porthleven v Arlesey; Bridport v Potters Bar Town; Harwich & Parkeston or Folkesotne Invicta v Chipstead; Brook House v Rocester or Histon; Peacehaven & Telscombe v Sudbury Town; Aveley or Burnham v Wroxham; Stotfold v Ashford (Middx); Thatcham v Burgess Hill; Deal or Great Wakering Rovers v Wealdstone; Brache Sparta or Halstead v Ely City; Chippenham v Tooting & Mitcham; Camberley v Sudbury Wanderers (Ties to be played Saturday 13 December).

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