Sporting Digest: Football

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MEL MACHIN, the former Norwich, Manchester City and Barnsley manager, is the new manager of AFC Bournemouth. Machin, 49 is a former player and coach at Dean Court.

MOTHERWELL's Uefa Cup first- round ties with Borussia Dortmund will both be screened live by German television; the second leg at Fir Park has been switched to Wednesday 28 September at 3.30pm.

UEFA has suspended a Dynamo Minsk player, Valentin Belkevich, for a year following a positive drugs test after a Uefa Cup preliminary round match against Hibernian of Malta last month. Minsk's 6-5 aggregate win stands.

SERGEI YURAN, the Russian World Cup striker, and his compatriot, Vassily Kulkov, have signed one-year contracts with the Portuguese side, Porto, yesterday. Both were transfered from Benfica, the league champions, who found they had too many foreign players at the start of the season.

The Santos coach, Serginho, has been banned from the touchline for 180 days for kicking the director of a rival club in the groin. Serginho, who played for Brazil in the 1982 World Cup, has also been charged with assault by police and released on bail following the latest of a series of incidents in a turbulent career.

SCOTTISH COCA-COLA CUP Quarter-final draw: Celtic v Dundee United; Falkirk v Aberdeen; Hibernian v Airdrie; St Johnstone v Raith Rovers (Ties to be played 20 or 21 September).

BELGIAN LEAGUE: FC Liege 2 Charleroi 2.

BORD GAIS LEAGUE OF IRELAND Premier Division: Dundalk 0 Monaghan 0. League Shield: University College Dublin 3 Home Farm 1; Waterford 1 Kilkenny 2.

PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: Wolves 0 Manchester United 1.

LIBERTADORES CUP Final second leg: Sao Paulo (Bra) 1 (Muller pen 33) Velez Sarsfield (Arg) 0 (agg: 1-1; Velez win 5-3 on penalties).

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: FA Cup preliminary round replays: Billingham Town 1 Crook 2; Northampton Spencer 2 Long Buckby 1; Eastwood Hanley 0 Cogenhoe 0 (aet; second replay at Cogenhoe on Monday); Royston 1 Hillingdon Borough 2; Sudbury Wanderers 1 Brimsdown Rovers 0; Cove 1 Abingdon Town 0; Cinderford 3 Forest Green Rovers 2 (aet); Saltash 4 Welton 0; Tiptree 3 Stowmarket 1; Chipstead 0 Tonbridge 3.

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