Mendes seals Sporting switch

LISBON- Sporting have signed Portuguese midfielder Pedro Mendes from Scottish Premier League side Rangers for an undisclosed fee, the Lisbon club said on Saturday.

The 30-year-old has signed a contract for 2-1/2 years, Sporting added in a statement on their website.

Mendes joined Rangers in 2008 and played 35 games, scoring three goals. He had previously played for English Premier League clubs Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur and won the Champions League with Porto in 2004.

The midfielder has won four international caps.