International sports briefs

Ashley Cole banned

LONDON: Chelsea's England international defender Ashley Cole was on Friday banned from driving for four months after being caught speeding at 104 miles per hour in a 50mph zone. The left-back had denied the charge and claimed that he was being chased by paparazzi while driving on the A3 in Kingston upon Thames, southwest of London, in November 2008. Kingston magistrates upheld the conviction mad.

Juve name new coach

ROME: Juventus on Friday named Alberto Zaccheroni as their new coach in place of Ciro Ferrara, who was sacked after a string of poor results. It is Zaccheroni's first job since he was fired as coach of Torino in February 2007, and he takes charge of Juve in time for Sunday's Serie A home clash with Lazio. The 56-year-old has previously coached Udinese (1995-98), AC Milan (1998-2001) -- with whom he won the 1999 scudetto -- Lazio (2001-02) and Inter Milan (2003-04). Ferrara's departure had long been predicted after the Turin giants slipped to sixth in the league standings following five losses in their last six games. They have also been knocked out of the Champions League and exited the Italian Cup, for a record of nine losses in 12 games played since the end of November.