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Schalke sack coach Tedesco after Man City mauling

Friday, 2019-03-15 06:57:55
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Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco before the Champions League last 16 second leg against Manchester City. (Reuters)
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Schalke 04 fired coach Domenico Tedesco two days after they lost 7-0 to Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 second leg, the German club said on Thursday.

* Barcelona have ruled French forward Ousmane Dembele out of playing for a month with a hamstring injury, endangering his chances of featuring in the Champions League quarter-finals and much of the final stretch of Barca's bid to win La Liga.

* English soccer clubs Birmingham City and Aston Villa have been charged with failing to control their players in a heated derby match last weekend, the English Football Association (FA) said on Thursday (Mar 14).

* Real Madrid have clinched a deal to sign the Brazilian defender Eder Militao, 21, from Portuguese champions FC Porto from next season, the two clubs announced on Thursday (Mar 14).

* Manchester City and Manchester United will not play their home games in next month's Champions League quarter-finals on the same or consecutive nights following a decision by local authorities, UEFA said on Thursday.

* Two-time Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell will become the oldest oarsman to compete in the Boat Race after Cambridge selected him in their eight on Thursday (Mar 14). The Englishman - who won Olympic gold in the coxless fours in Sydney in 2000 and repeated the feat in Athens in 2004 - is eight years older than Andy Probert was when he coxed the Cambridge boat in 1992.

* Huddersfield Town captain Jonathan Hogg will be out for at least three more weeks as the Premier League's bottom club continues to struggle with injury problems, manager Jan Siewert said on Thursday.

* London will host next month's 20-team eNations Cup, soccer's world governing body FIFA announced on Thursday. The tournament is one of the major competitions in the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series with national teams from all six confederations taking part.

* Briton Simon Yates won the fifth stage of Paris-Nice, a 25.5 kilometre time trial around Barbentane, near Avignon, on Thursday (Mar 14).

* The FIFA Council meeting in Miami on Friday will give its verdict on an internal feasibility study which supported increasing the number of teams at the 2022 tournament in Qatar from 32 to 48.

* Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has resigned as Oldham Athletic manager "with great regret" after only 31 days in charge, he said on Thursday. Scholes, a lifelong Oldham fan, won one of his seven games as manager of the English League Two (fourth-tier) club who are 14th in the standings.

* Birmingham and Arsenal have been charged by the Football Association after separate pitch invasions that included the shocking attack on Aston Villa's Jack Grealish.

* Southampton full back Yan Valery has signed a new contract to keep him at St. Mary’s until 2023, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 20-year-old Frenchman joined the Saints from French club Rennes in 2015 and made his first-team debut in November.

* Bryony Frost shed tears of joy when she became the first woman to ride a top-level Grade One Cheltenham Festival winner aboard Frodon in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday.

* Kenyan athletics chiefs said on Thursday they would oppose the decision by world governing body to drop the 5,000m and 10,000m from the lucrative Diamond League circuit.

* Competitive video game advertising revenues in the United States are expected to surpass US$200 million (150.8 million pounds) by 2020, according to a report released on Thursday.

Reuters, CNA