Sporting Digest: Football

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PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: Liverpool 3 Notts County 0; Newcastle United 0 Aston Villa 1; Nottingham Forest 0 Derby 1; Sheffield Wednesday 3 Leicester City 1; Sunderland 0 Leeds United 1; Bolton 2 Wolves 2. Second Division: Blackpool 2 Burnley 1; Bradford City 1 Mansfield Town 2; Rotherham 2 Oldham 0; Stoke City 1 Tranmere Rovers 0.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Arsenal 1 QPR 2; Swindon Town 1 Wimbledon 1.

SPANISH LEAGUE: Logrones 4 Athletic Bilbao 2. Leading positions: 1 Barcelona (P 6, Pts 10); 2 Valencia (6-10); 3 Sevilla (6- 9); 4 Athletic Bilbao (6-9); 5 Real Sociedad (6-8).

ITALIAN CUP Second round: Padua 1 Roma 1.

ARRIGO SACCHI, Italy's coach, has included four uncapped players in his squad for next Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Rome: the Torino defender Roberto Mussi plus three midfielders, Daniele Carnasciali of Fiorentina, Antonio Conte of Juventus and Foggia's Giovanni Stroppa.

ITALIAN SQUAD (v Scotland, World Cup Group One, Rome, Wednesday): Marchegiani (Lazio), Pagliuca (Sampdoria); Baresi, Costacurta, Eranio, Donadoni, Simone (all Milan), Benarrivo, Zoratto, Melli, Zola (all Parma), Carnasciali (Fiorentina), Lanna (Roma), Mussi (Torino); D Baggio, R Baggio, Conte ( all Juventus), Manicone, Bianchi (both Internazionale), Casiraghi (Lazio), Stroppa (Foggia).

B & Q CUP Second-round draw: Queen of the South v Dunfermline; Airdrie v Hamilton; Queen's Park v Clydebank; Ayr v Brechin; Meadowbank v Stirling Albion; Falkirk v Cowdenbeath; Morton v St Mirren; Montrose v Stranraer. (Ties to be played 19 or 20 October).

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Pontins League Second Division: Huddersfield 2 Manchester City 0. International friendlies (Khobar): Saudi Arabia 4 (Khaled Messaad pen 23, 60, Hamza Idriss 65, Fahd Mhallel 85) Russia 2 (Mostovoi 9, 72); (Los Angeles): Mexico 4 (Patino 24, Ambriz 39, Galindo 73, 87) South Africa 0.

TRANSFER: Paul Dickov, striker, Arsenal to Luton (loan).

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