Sporting Digest: Football

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LAZIO have sold their German international striker, Karlheinz Riedle, to Borussia Dortmund for about pounds 5.5m.

THE FA CUP finalists, Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday, escaped punishment at a Football Association commission yesterday for fielding weakened sides in Premier League fixtures prior to the Wembley final.

BRISTOL CITY are to reopen talks with Hearts in an attempt to avoid having the fee for Ian Baird set by a tribunal. Hearts rate the former Leeds striker at pounds 350,000.

MIKE FLANAGAN has been promoted from reserve and youth team coach to first-team manager by Gillingham in succession to Glenn Roeder, who moved to Watford last week.

HIBERNIAN have signed Jim Leighton, the former Manchester United and Scotland goalkeeper, from Dundee and have also signed Eamonn Bannon, the former Chelsea and Scotland midfield player, from Hearts. He becomes reserve-team coach at Easter Road.

LEICESTER CITY have named the former Middlesbrough defender Tony McAndrew as youth-team coach, in succession to Steve Hunt.

LECH POZNAN have been confirmed as the 1992-93 champions by the Polish Football Association and will feature in tomorrow's European Cup draw. Lech finished third behind Legia Warsaw and LKS Lodz when the season was completed last month, but the latter two clubs each had two points deducted last weekend following allegations of match-fixing. They will both compete in the Uefa Cup.

TRANSFERS: Liam Robinson, striker, Bury to Bristol City ( pounds 130,000); Neil McNab, midfielder, Tranmere Rovers to Ayr United (free); Terry Angus, defender, Northampton Town to Fulham (free); Lee Hirst, defender, Scarborough to Coventry City (free).

AFRICAN NATIONS CUP Group Four (Maseru): Lesotho 1 Mozambique 1.

COPA PELE Veterans' tournament final (Trieste, It): Italy 2 (Sara og 44, Causio pen 87) Austria 0.

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