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GRAND FINAL :
Friday 12th June, Queen's Park Oval
LONDON---Cesc Fabregas will be
available for the start of Chelsea s
defense of the Premier League title
next season after having a three-match
ban reduced to one game following
Fabregas was sent off against West
Bromwich Albion on Monday for kick-
ing the ball at an opponent s head dur-
ing a break in play.
Chelsea launched an appeal, saying
that a three-game ban was excessive,
and it was upheld yesterday.
Fabregas will serve his one-game
suspension against Sunderland on Sun-
day in the final round of the Premier
after severe stroke
The agent of Jimmy Greaves says the
health of the former England striker is
improving following a severe stroke.
Greaves remains in hospital after suf-
fering the stroke on May 3. His agent,
Terry Baker, posted a statement on his
client s Facebook page yesterday, saying
"it s a long hard road ahead but there
is room for cautious optimism."
In a message to well-wishers, Baker
says Greaves and his family want "to
convey how much it means that there
have been hundreds of cards and gifts
and flowers and many many thousands
of messages of goodwill on social
With 44 goals in 57 international
matches, Greaves is England s fourth-
highest scorer and was part of the 1966
World Cup-winning squad.
Brazilian club changes
coach after eight matches
Fluminense says coach Ricardo Drub-
scky, who was hired less than two
months ago, is leaving the club by
The Rio de Janeiro club said the deci-
sion was made after a meeting with
the coach yesterday.
Fluminense has started the Brazilian
league season with a 1-0 home win
over newly-promoted Joinville and a
4-1 loss at Atletico Mineiro.
Drubscky replaced Cristovao, who
was fired in March after poor perform-
ances in Rio s state championship. In
total, he coached Fluminense for only
eight matches, winning five and losing
Fluminense, led by former Brazil
striker Fred, won the Brazilian league
in 2010 and 2012.
Leeds hires 5th
manager of season
Former English power Leeds has
hired its fifth manager of the season,
with former Manchester City striker
Uwe Rosler taking on one of the most
challenging jobs in the game.
The eccentric owner of the second-
tier club, Italian businessman Massimo
Cellino, turned to Rosler after branding
previous manager Neil Redfearn as
"weak" and a "baby."
Since buying a controlling stake of
the northern club in April 2014, Cellino
has lived up to his nickname of "man-
ager-eater" by firing three coaches and
allowing Redfearn s contract to elapse.
Cellino recently served a ban by the
English league for a tax conviction.
Leeds was the biggest team in Eng-
land in the late 1960s and early 70s
and a Champions League semifinalist
in 2002 before running into financial
Rosler was fired by second-tier club
Wigan in November.
Kane picked by England U21s
despite burnout fears
Tottenham striker Harry Kane was
selected in England s squad yesterday
for the European Under-21 Champi-
onship despite concerns by his club
that he is facing burnout after playing
52 games in a breakthrough season.
England U21 coach Gareth South-
gate said he will give Kane some addi-
tional time off before the striker links
up with the squad for the tournament
in the Czech Republic from June 17-
30.Kane has scored 30 goals in all com-
petitions for Tottenham, and his form
earned him a call-up by England s
senior squad for two matches in
March. He scored 79 seconds into his
international debut in a 4-0 win over
England is happy for him to drop
back down a level, believing Kane
would benefit from playing in an inter-
"It s a great stage for him to show
people his ability," Southgate said.
However, Tottenham manager
Mauricio Pochettino has said Kane
could miss the start of next season if
he played for England U21s.
The club is planning to take Kane
on a postseason tour that includes
games in Malaysia and Sydney.
Mayor rents soccer field
for daughter's wedding
A Romanian soccer team couldn t
play its weekend match at home
because the mayor rented the stadium
for his daughter s wedding.
Fourth-division club Gilortul Tg
Carbunesti played Saturday s match
in a town about 40 kilometres (25
miles) away because of the nuptials.
Mayor Mihai Mazilu s secretary,
Liana Chirita, tells The Associated
Press they put up a large tent on the
field in Targu Carbunesti for the wed-
ding because there was nowhere else
in town big enough for 500 guests.
Chirita says the wedding was cel-
ebrated "in good taste" in the town
of 8,600 nestling the Carpathian
Gilort board member Cristian Lun-
traru says the team told the federation
it would play elsewhere three weeks
ago and didn t break any regulations.
Gilort beat AS Stejari 7-1.
Mazilu has been mayor since 2008.
reduced on appeal
AROUND THE FOOTBALL FIELDS
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, right, is sent off by referee Mike Jones, 2nd right, during the English Premier League
soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England on
Monday. AP PHOTO
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