March 29 Sports news in brief from around the world:
Soccer - Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli promised the Serie A club would maintain a core of Italian players as they strive for success in the future.
"We want to win and we want to do so in a healthy way, by backing champions and youngsters," Cobolli Gigli was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta Sportiva.
"We'll do it with six or seven Italian players on the field out of 11 always. We'll try to impose ourselves in Italy and Europe in this way."
Soccer - Former Spartak Moscow coach Vladimir Fedotov died on Sunday aged 66 after a long illness, the Russian premier league club said on their website (www.rus.spartak.com).
The son of great Soviet striker Grigory Fedotov, he played most of his career at CSKA Moscow, helping them to the 1970 league title. He became Spartak head coach in June 2006, guiding the team to second place that year but was sacked the following season. (Editing by Rex Gowar; to query or comment on these briefs email firstname.lastname@example.org)