PAPAC: Bosnian defender Sasa Papac has confirmed he will leave crisis-hit Scottish giants Rangers when his contract expires at the end of the season. The left-back has yet to find a new club but has confirmed he will quit Ibrox after six years.
NEW GROUND: Chelsea confirmed they have submitted a bid that would see the club convert London’s iconic Battersea Power Station into a 60,000-seater stadium. The club said that it wants to buy the 39-acre site, whose centrepiece is the giant red-brick power station and four giant chimney stacks that were famously depicted on the cover of Pink Floyd’s seminal 1977 album “Animals”.
LIVE MATCHES: More Premier League matches will be screened live in Britain than ever before from next year. The league have announced 154 matches will be shown live on TV each season from 2013-14 – 16 more than currently. A spokesman insisted there was no intention to have fewer matches kicking off at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and that the extra 16 games would come from those matches moved to other kick-off times.
VILLA: Aston Villa have fined three members of their first first-team squad for their part in a nightclub fracas during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Midfielders Fabien Delph and Chris Herd and central defender James Collins were involved in the incident hours after the club had held their annual awards ceremony at Villa Park.
AFRICA CUP: The Africa Cup of Nations champions next year will be crowned in the same calabash-inspired Johannesburg stadium as the 2010 World Cup winners, sport minister Fikile Mbalula said. “We will host the opening and closing ceremonies in Johannesburg,” said Mbalula.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP: Play-off semi-finals, first leg – Blackpool vs Birmingham 1-0.
MFA DIV. TWO: Msida St Joseph vs Senglea 3-0.