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One man was stabbed to death and dozens injured in fighting between rival Argentinian fans that erupted soon after their side had beaten Chile 4-0 in a Copa America match in Paysandu, Uruguay, on Tuesday evening. Many fans were taken to hospital for knife wounds.

COPA AMERICA (Paysandu, Urug): Group C: Argentina 4 (Batistuta 1, 52, Simeone 6, Balbo 54) Chile 0; Bolivia 1 (Etcheverry 23) USA 0.

Denis Allen, father of West Ham's Martin and uncle to Clive, Paul and Bradley, has died aged 56. He played over 400 games for Reading, Charlton and Bournemouth from 1961 to 1970. In the last two years he worked as a scout for Terry Venables. His brother Les played in the Tottenham double- winning side of 1961.

Reading have signed left-back Stephen Swales, 21, from Scarborough for pounds 70,000, with the promise of a further pounds 25,000 if he is sold on at a profit. Scarborough hope to land the striker Andy Ritchie on a free transfer from Oldham.

Lesotho have pulled out of an African Nations Cup match against Zaire on Sunday because of fears over the Ebola virus.

EUROPEAN CUPS Preliminary round draws:

Champions' Cup: Grasshoppers Zurich v Maccabi Tel Aviv; Rangers v Famagusta (Cyp); Legia Warsaw v IFK Gothenburg; Salzburg v Steaua Bucharest; Dynamo Kiev v Aalborg (Den); Rosenborg (Nor) v Besiktas (Turk); Anderlecht v Ferencvaros; Panathinaikos v Hajduk Split (Ties to be played 9 and 23 August).

Cup-Winners' Cup: Tiligul Tiraspol (Mol) v Sion (Swit); VAC Samsung (Hung) v FC Sileks (Mace); Turku (Fin) v FC Teuta (Alb); FC Vaduz (Lie) v Hradec Kralove (Cz Rep); Hapoel Nicosia v Nefski Baku (Azer); Wrexham v Petrolul Ploiestii (Rom); Valetta v Inter Bratislava; Shakytyor (Ukr) v Linfield; Zalgiris Vilnius (Lith) v NK Mura (Sloven); Katowice v Ararat Erevan (Arm); FC Obilic (Yug) v Dinamo Batumi (Geor); Lokomotiv Sofia v Derry City; Maccabi Haifa (Isr) v Klakksvikar (Faroe I); Dinamo Minsk v Molde FK (Nor); Grevenmacher (Lux) v Reykjavik; Dag-Liepaja (Lat) v FC Lantana (Est) (Ties to be played 10 and 24 August).

Uefa Cup: Orebro SK (Swe) v Beggen (Lux); Tampere (Fin) v Viking FK (Nor); Bangor City v Widzew Lodz; Shelbourne v Akranes (Ice); Glenavon v FC Hafnarfjordur (Ice); Brondby v Inkaras-Grifas (Lith); Lillestroem v Flora Tallinn (Est); Motherwell v MyPa-47 (Fin); Skonto Riga v Maribor Branik (Sloven); Sturm Graz (Aut) v Slavia Prague; Jeunesse d'Esch (Lux) v FC Lugano (Swit); Slovan Bratislava v NK Osijek (Cro); Dundalk v Malmo; Crusaders (N Irl) v Silkeborg (Den); Afan Lido (Wal) v RAF Riga; Raith Rovers v Gotu Itrottarfelag (Faroe I); Slavia Sofia v Olympiakos; Zimbru Chisinau (Mol) v Hapoel Tel Aviv; Sparta Prague v Galatasaray; Omonia Nicosia v Sliema Wanderers (Malta); FC Kosice (Slovak) v Ujpest Egylet (Hung); Universitatea Craiova (Rom) v Dinamo Minsk; Fenerbahce v FC Partizan (Alb); FC Varda (Mace) v FC Samtredia (Geor), Botev Plovdiv (Bul) v Dinamo Tbilisi; Apollon Athens v Olimpija Ljubljana (Sloven); Red Star Belgrade v Neuchatel Xamax (Swit); Hibernians FC (Malta) v Chornomorets (Ukr); Kapaz Ganja (Azer) v FK Austria Memphis; FC Tirana v Hapoel Beer Cheva (Isr); Levski Sofia v Dinamo Bucharest; Zaglebie Lubin (Pol) v Shirak Erevan (Arm) (Ties to be played 8 and 22 August).

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