* Former Brazil World Cup captain Marinho Peres has been named as the new coach of Angola's AS Aviacao, the club said.
The 60-year-old former Barcelona defender, who led Brazil at the 1974 World Cup finals in West Germany, signed a contract for the next two seasons to replace Manuel Fernandes who quit last November to return to Uniao Leiria in his native Portugal.
Peres, who has coached Sporting Lisbon, Belenenses, Maritimo and Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal as well his former club Santos in Brazil, takes charge after ASA finished seventh last season but were champions for three successive years from 2002 to 2004.
* Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2012.
"I am delighted to sign a new deal and commit my future to Newcastle United," Ameobi told the club's website.
* Heavy snow in Italy has led AC Milan to delay their return from a midseason training camp in Dubai, the club said in a statement.
The Rossoneri and loan signing David Beckham will now fly direct to Rome on Friday where they will prepare for Sunday's Serie A match at AS Roma.
* Olympique Lyon's French Cup last 64 game away to amateurs Concarneau has been rescheduled for January 24, the French Federation said.
The match, initially scheduled for last Saturday, was twice postponed because of a frozen pitch.comments