October 30, 2008 / 5:02 PM / 10 years ago

Briefs 3-Tight security in Sofia ahead of soccer derby

Oct 30 (Reuters) - Sports news in brief from around the world:

Soccer - Some 1,250 policemen will be on duty for Saturday’s Bulgarian league match between Levski Sofia and traditional city foes CSKA at the Vasil Levski national stadium.

Matches between the two most popular clubs in the Balkan country have been highly charged affairs in recent years with a 30-year-old man killed by a bomb after the game in 2000.

“We’re warning them (fans) that everyone who violates the law will suffer the consequences,” Sofia police chief commissar Anton Zlatanov told a news conference.

Cycling - German team Milram signed sprinter Gerald Ciolek on a two-year contract on Thursday, stating on their website (www.team-milram.com) that the move completed their line-up for next season.

Ciolek, 22, will race alongside former Columbia team mate and new Milram captain Linus Gerdemann, whose own move was confirmed on Wednesday.

Soccer - Valentin Bubukin, a member of the Soviet Union team that won the first European championship in 1960, has died after a long illness at the age of 75, his former club CSKA Moscow said. (Editing by Sonia Oxley)

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