Sporting Digest: Football

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EXETER CITY were yesterday fined pounds 10,000 and ordered to play one game behind closed doors by the Football Association, suspended for a year, after a referee, Bob Hamer, was attacked on the pitch by fans in their League game against Port Vale.

PAT JENNINGS, the former Tottenham and Arsenal goalkeeper, has been appointed goalkeeping coach at White Hart Lane by Tottenham's new manager, Osvaldo Ardiles.

SWINDON'S first Premier League signing is a striker, Jan Aage Fjortoft, a Norwegian international, from Rapid Vienna for pounds 500,000.

SUNDERLAND have taken Ian Rodgerson, the Birmingham midfielder, for a fee to be decided by tribunal. They have also brought in two internationals on trial - the left-back, Dimitar Vasev, of Lokomotiv Sofia and Bulgaria, and the striker, Kimar Okorei, from Nigeria.

TORINO, the Italian Cup holders, hope to complete the signing of the Dutchman, Ruud Gullit, today. Gullit's contract with Milan, the Italian champions, has expired and he has made it clear he wants a change after six successful seasons with the club.

TRANSFER: Darren Carr, defender, Crewe to Chesterfield, pounds 30,000.

J LEAGUE: Kashima Antlers 2 Urawa Red Diamonds 0; Yokohama Marinos 3 Shimizu S-Pulse 1; Verdy Kawasaki 5 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0; Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 Gamba Osaka 3; JEF United Ichihara 1 Yokohama Flugels 0. Leading positions: 1 Kashima Antlers (P 16, Pts 26); 2 Yokohama Marinos (16-20); 3 Kawasaki Verdy (16- 20); 4 Ichihara JEF United (16-16).

WORLD CUP ASIAN ZONE First round Group B qualifiers: (Damascus): Oman 7 Taiwan 1; Syria 1 Iran 1. Final standings: 1 Iran (P 6, Pts 9); 2 Syria (6-9); 3 Oman (6-6); 4 Taiwan (6-0) (Iran qualify for second round on goal difference).