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GORDON DURIE has lost his appeal against a pounds 7,000 fine levied on him by Spurs for swearing at Ossie Ardiles because it was not submitted in time.

GEOFFREY RICHMOND, the chairman of Third Division Scarborough, resigned yesterday after a dispute with his fellow directors. Richmond wanted to increase admission prices to last season's levels to cover increased costs and enable the new manager Steve Wicks to buy players.

UEFA has rejected a demand by Atletico Madrid for a replay of the Uefa Cup tie against OFI Crete. Atletico were knocked out on Tuesday by a disputed penalty, which gave the Greeks an aggregate 2-1 win.

LEIGHTON JAMES, the former Burnley and Wales winger, is the new manager of the Northern Premier League club, Gainsborough Trinity.

TRANSFERS: Matthew Elliott, defender, Scunthorpe United to Oxford United ( pounds 160,000); Bobby Davison, striker, Leicester City to Sheffield United (free); John Gannon, midfielder, Sheffield United to Middlesbrough (loan).

UEFA CUP Second round second leg: Boavista (Por) 2 Lazio 0 (aggregate 2-1); Olympiakos Piraeus (Gr) 4 Tenerife (Sp) 3 (aggregate 5-5, Tenerife win on away goals).

PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: Bolton Wanderers 3 Sheffield Wednesday 2. Second Division: Huddersfield Town 3 Bradford City 0.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY (San Diego, Calif): Mexico 3 China 0.

SOUTH AMERICAN SUPERCOPA Semi-final first leg: Sao Paulo (Bra) 1 Nacional (Col) 0.