Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
LINCOLN CITY have appointed their former player and youth team coach Keith Alexander as their new manager in succession to Steve Thompson.

TWO businessmen have signed a preliminary agreement to take over the debt-ridden Italian Cup finalists, Roma, who were about to be wound up.

TRANMERE ROVERS have deferred for 12 months plans to build a new pounds 2m 7,000-seater stand at the Kop End of Prenton Park after their failure to reach the First Division play-offs. Plans to relay the pitch this summer have also been suspended.

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Cagliari 1 Milan 1.

BUNDESLIGA: Hamburg 2 Kaiserslautern 2; Saarbrucken 0 Werder Bremen 4; Schalke 2 Dynamo Dresden 0.