Dec 8 Sports news in brief from around the
Soccer - Inter Milan's 18.6-million-euro signing Ricardo
Quaresma has won the 2008 'Golden Bin' award after being elected
Serie A's worst player of the year by listeners of Rai radio
The winger, who has failed to make an impact since moving to
Inter in the close season, gained almost twice as many votes as
his nearest rival, Atalanta's former Italy striker Christian
Vieri, the show said on its website (www.rai.it/dl/CaterSport).
Quaresma follows in the footsteps of his Inter team mate
Adriano, the 2006 and 2007 winner, who came third this year.
Soccer - Arsenal's Brazilian-born Croatia striker Eduardo
will make his comeback from a broken leg and ankle in a reserve
match against Portsmouth on Dec. 16, the club announced on their
website (www.arsenal.com) on Monday.
The 25-year-old Eduardo sustained the injuries in an away
match at Birmingham in February following a challenge by
defender Martin Taylor.
Soccer - Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has been
charged with using abusive and insulting words towards referee
Mike Riley, the English Football Association announced on its
website (www.thefa.com) on Monday.
Kinnear, 61, was sent to the stands during Newcastle's match
against Stoke City on Saturday after contesting the award of a
Kinnear, who has until Dec. 23 to respond to the charge, is
already facing an FA charge of improper conduct for labelling
official Martin Atkinson "a Mickey Mouse referee" after a 2-1
defeat at Fulham on Nov. 9.
Cricket - The International Cricket Council's (ICC)
anti-corruption unit will also take on the role of managing
safety and security issues, the ruling body said.
The Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ASCU), which monitors
corruption in the game, would now liaise on and manage safety,
security and terrorism intelligence issues with independent
security agencies and advise the ICC management, it said.
(Editing by Clare Fallon)