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ZURICH---Portugal's new coach Fernando Santos
has lost his appeal against an eight-match Fifa ban
for misconduct at the World Cup.
Fifa says its appeal committee rejected the former
Greece coach's challenge.
Santos can appeal again at the Court of Arbitration
He was hired by the Portuguese Football
Federation on Tuesday despite being banned from
the touchline for eight competitive matches.
Santos will serve the sanction during European
Championship qualifying, though he can pick the
team and attend training sessions.
The 59-year-old coach verbally abused match
officials during Greece's second-round elimination by
Costa Rica. Santos was banished from the dugout
after extra time, which finished 1-1. Greece then lost
the penalty shootout.
Fifa upholds 8-match ban for Portugal coach
NARINE took 4/31 in
four overs to lead
the Kolkata Knight
Riders to a three-
wicket win over
Perth Scorchers in
"There seems to
be a lot of people
who have written
us off because of
Sunday's result but
I don't see it that
confident the club
will bounce back
after a disappointing
start to the season.
Call: 623 8870-9
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MADRID---Atletico Madrid stayed
close to the pacesetters in the Spanish
league yesterday after a header by
Miranda gave the capital club a 1-0 win
Miranda rose to head in Jorge "Koke"
Resurreccion s beautifully-weighted cor-
ner kick on the hour mark.
Atletico has 11 points, two behind
Barcelona---which plays later at Malaga.
Valencia, with ten points, plays on Thurs-
day against Cordoba and Sevilla, also on
ten, hosts Real Sociedad in a late match.
Almeria goalkeeper Ruben Martinez
kept his side in the game when he cor-
rectly read Arda Turan s attempt to lob
him in the 69th.
With coach Diego Simeone still serving
out a touchline ban, it was up to his
assistant German Burgos to give the
Atletico squad instructions and encour-
Elsewhere, Rayo Vallecano beat Ath-
letic Bilbao 2-1 and Eibar drew 1-1 with
Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz tapped in
Oscar De Marcos cross in the 21st but
Leo Baptistao equalised for Rayo by tak-
ing advantage of a goalkeeping blunder
by Gorka Iraizoz in the 39th.
Leo Baptistao then won the match
when Gael Kakuta intercepted a poor
clearance and picked out the Brazilian
with a pass in the 89th.
Mikel Arruabarrena scored in the ninth
minute for Eibar and Villarreal equalised
when Gerard Moreno unleashed a shot
that flew just inside the far post, giving
goalkeeper Xabier Iruretagoiena no
chance in the 71st.
Atletico edges past Almeria in Spanish league
Oscar s first goal of the season
to beat Bolton 2-1 in the
League Cup yesterday, while
holder Manchester City rout-
ed another second-tier side,
Sheffield Wednesday, with
seven second-half goals.
Oscar secured Chelsea s vic-
tory in the second half, after
19-year-old Kurt Zouma s
debut goal was cancelled out
by Bolton defender Matt Mills.
Chelsea, which leads the Pre-
mier League, was immediately
drawn to play fourth-tier side
Shrewsbury in the fourth round
on October 28 or 29.
City s trophy defence will
continue against Newcastle,
which beat Crystal Palace 3-2
after extra time. Former
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lam-
pard made it three goals in two
games for City with a brace in
the 7-0 win over Sheffield
Wednesday, which held the
Premier League champions
throughout the first half.
A shock was on the cards at
Tottenham when League
Championship leader Notting-
ham Forest took the lead, but
Ryan Mason levelled on his
debut before Roberto Soldado
and Harry Kane clinched a 3-
1 victory. Tottenham will next
face Brighton, which won 3-0
Gareth McAuley and Saido
Berahino scored two late goals
inside a minute for West
Bromwich Albion to overcome
Hull 3-2 and set up a trip to
Liverpool, which beat Mid-
dlesbrough 14-13 in a marathon
penalty shootout on Tuesday,
was drawn yesterday to face
Premier League rival Swansea.
The other fourth round fixtures
will see Stoke host Southamp-
ton, Fulham play Derby and
MK Dons take on Sheffield
At a full Stamford Bridge,
Chelsea overpowered Bolton
from the start but struggled to
score---despite Andre Schuerrle
coming close three times---until
Zouma stabbed the ball into
the net in the 25th minute.
"He s waited patiently for a
chance to play," Chelsea first-
team coach Steve Holland said.
Bolton hadn t been near Petr
Cech s goal until equalising six
minutes later when Mills head-
ed in off the post from a free
At the start of the second
half, Oscar headed a free kick
straight at Bolton goalkeeper
Andy Lonergan but netted his
first Chelsea goal since March
in the 55th, striking low inside
"It was a really quality
strike," Holland said. "That
moment of quality has made
the difference, it has won the
At the Etihad Stadium,
Sheffield Wednesday held out
until halftime but the 1991 cup
winners conceded two minutes
into the second half when
Lampard met James Milner s
Then, the floodgates opened.
Edin Dzeko and Jesus Navas
scored a minute apart before
Yaya Toure netted from the
penalty spot on the hour after
Kamil Zayatte was sent off for
Dzeko headed in the fifth,
18-year-old Jose Angel Pozo
was set up by Navas for a debut
goal before Lampard completed
Wednesday s woes.
In north London, Forest
stunned Tottenham in the 61st
when Jorge Grant turned in
Lars Veldwijk s cross on his first
start for the club.
But, in a competition used
to blood youngsters, Totten-
ham s equaliser---from its first
shot on target---came from
Mason, sending a strike swerv-
ing into the top corner.
It took until the 83rd for Tot-
tenham to go in front, with
Soldado turning the ball into
the net from Andros
Townsend s shot before Kane
latched onto Erik Lamela s pass
in stoppage time.
On the south side of the
capital at Selhurst Park, Dwight
Gayle put Palace ahead with a
penalty, but Emmanuel Riviere
levelled and then put Newcastle
in front with a spot-kick three
minutes into the second half.
But Palace forced the game
into extra time by equalising
in the 90th through Sullay
Kaikai, another player on
Wednesday with a debut goal.
Although Newcastle midfielder
Mehdi Abeid was sent off, after
being shown a second yellow
card for a challenge on Wilfried
Zaha, Paul Dummett headed
in a winner for the ten-man
Sheffield Wednesday's Kamil Zayatte, top, out jumps
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko during their English League Cup
soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England,
yesterday . AP PHOTO
Chelsea, City cruise
....Lampard makes it three from two
Burton 0 Brighton 3
Chelsea 2 Bolton 1
Crystal Palace 2
Manchester City 7
Sheffield Wednesday 0
Nottingham Forest 1
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