Sporting Digest: Football

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ROSARIO RAMPANTI, who took over as coach of Torino in the close season, has been dismissed after two defeats in his first three Serie A games. His assistant, Lido Vieri, will take over pending a new appointment.

THE Rangers full-back Gary Stevens has joined First Division Tranmere on a month's loan. Rovers' regular right-back Tony Thomas is out for a month with a knee injury. Stevens, 31, a former England international, is available for transfer from Ibrox.

GILLINGHAM have granted a transfer request from their goalkeeper Scott Barrett. The 31-year-old, who joined the club from Colchester in August 1992, asked for a move after losing his place in the team last month.