Ex Newcastle midfielder Tiote dead
Former Newcastle United midfielder and Ivory Coast footballer Cheick Tiote died at the age of 30 after collapsing during training here on Monday. Tiote played for Beijing Enterprises in the second division of the Chinese league. The player had been taken ill after training. He was subsequently rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of Cheick Tiote at the age of just 30," Newcastle United said in a statement on Monday.