Bolivar seeking derby damages from rivals

LA PAZ - The Strongest have demanded $50,000 in damages from arch-rivals Bolivar, who asked their fans to boycott last weekend's Bolivian Apertura championship derby, media reported on Tuesday. Home side The Strongest sold fewer than 14,000 of the 40,000 tickets they put up for sale when Bolivar fans boycotted the match at the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz after their club were stripped of the Apertura title last week. Bolivar were docked three points for fielding an ineligible player in their last match of the Apertura last month, a 2-1 away win over Real Mamore that clinched the title. Real Potosi, who had finished second one point behind, were declared champions last Wednesday and Bolivar were expected to hand in their appeal against the Bolivian federation's decision on Tuesday.