Sporting Digest: Football

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TWO senior Leyton Orient players - Chris Turner, the former Manchester United goalkeeper, and John Sitton, the former Chelsea defender - have been named as joint caretaker-managers at the Second Division club, following Thursday's dismissal of Peter Eustace.

GENOA, the Italian Serie A side, will play Norwich City at Carrow Road on 9 May in a testimonial match for the City midfielder, Jeremy Goss.

NEWCASTLE UNITED will visit Windsor Park, Belfast, on Friday 12 August to play a Northern Ireland XI in a testimonial match for Billy Bingham, the former national manager.

JEAN-PIERRE PAPIN, Milan's French international striker who was a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur last month, is reported to be considering an offer from the German Bundesliga leaders, Bayern Munich.

GM VAUXHALL CONFERENCE: Postponed: Kidderminster v Gateshead (playing tomorrow, 11.30am).

CARLING NORTH WEST COUNTIES LEAGUE First Division: Kidsgrove 5 Newcastle

Town 1.

PONTINS LEAGUE Second Division: Postponed: West Bromwich Albion v Burnley.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Brighton 0 Crystal Palace 1 (abandoned after 20 min). Postponed: Swindon v Tottenham.

BASS IRISH CUP Semi-final: Bangor 2 Portadown 0 (at Windsor Park, Belfast).

GERMAN LEAGUE: Borussia Dortmund 2 Cologne 1; Leipzig 0 Nuremberg 2.

DUTCH LEAGUE: VVV Venlo 0 PSV Eindhoven 3.

BELGIAN LEAGUE: Anderlecht 0 Standard Liege 0.

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Internazionale 4 (Jonk 19, 47, Bergkamp pen 50, Berti 80) Lecce 1 Lecce 1 (Baldieri 86).

PORTUGUESE LEAGUE: Estrela Amadora 0 Porto 0.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: International friendly (Villavicencio): Colombia 0 Bolivia 1 (Pinedo 55). Libertadores Cup first round (Group Two): Palmeiras (Bra) 4 Velez Sarsfield (Arg) 1. (Velez Sarsfield, Cruzeiro and Palmeiras qualify for second round).

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