Adam Ledwon dies

VIENNA: Former Poland international Adam Ledwon was found dead at his house in southern Austria. He was 34. Police in Klagenfurt confirmed that the Austria Kaernten player was found dead late Wednesday but did not immediately reveal more details. “We are shocked,” Austria Kaernten manager Michael Heiden said. “A suicide note was found but not translated yet. We await the inquiries.”

Ledwon’s body was reportedly found by club teammate Patrick Wolf, who went to the defender’s house after he unexpectedly missed a friendly match against Brueckl on Wednesday evening. — AP

Aston Villa reject bid

BIRMINGHAM: Aston Villa have rejected an improved bid for captain Gareth Barry from Liverpool. Villa said the latest approach for the England midfielder was received Wednesday night. “The offer was a slight improvement on a previous bid but our position on the issue

remains unchanged and Liverpool have been informed,” the club said in a statement. — AP