Sporting Digest: Football

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BENFICA secured their 30th Portuguese title last night with a 3-0 win at Gil Vicente. Joao Pinto, with two, and Vassily Kulkov were the scorers.

PORTUGUESE LEAGUE: Vitoria Setubal 4 Salgueiros 0; Belenenses 1 Pacos de Ferreira 1; Estrela da Amadora 1 Sporting Braga 1; Sporting Lisbon 3 Famalicao 0; Uniao Madeira 1 Maritimo 1; Gil Vicente 0 Benfica 3; Guimaraes 1 Beira Mar 2; Porto 1 Farense 0; Boavista 3 Estoril 0. Leading positions: 1 Benfica (P 32, Pts 53) (champions); 2 Porto (32-49); 3 Sporting Lisbon (32-48).

GERRY ARMSTRONG, the former Northern Ireland striker, has resigned as the manager of Worthing, of the Diadora League.

THE Italian League decided yesterday to award three points for a win next season in both Serie A and B.

ROY WEGERLE, the Coventry City striker who underwent knee surgery last month, played the final 18 minutes of last night's scoreless international friendly between the United States and Saudi Arabia at Piscataway, New Jersey.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES (Bucharest): Romania 2 (Dumitrescu 22, Petrescu 49) Nigeria 0. (Prague): Czech Republic 5 (Kuka 20, 51, Frydek 23, Kubik 27, Postulka 81) Lithuania 3 (Narbekovas 52, Nemecek og 76, Stumbrys 85). (Kiev): Ukraine 3 (Leonenko 62, Bejenar pen 65, Mikhailenko 82) Belarus 1 (Belkevich 45). (Piscataway, NJ): United States 0 Saudi Arabia 0.

TRANSFER: Darren Roberts (striker) Wolverhampton to Doncaster (free).

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