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Sports Briefs


■ Basketball
Bogut signs Bucks contract

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Andrew Bogut, the top selection in the National Basketball Association's annual draft, to a multiyear contract in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday. The 20-year-old Australian center, who earned college player of the year awards at the University of Utah, will participate in the Bucks' summer camp workouts and play in the Minnesota Summer League July 15-19, general manager Larry Harris said. "This is a dream come true for me," Bogut said. "I've worked extremely hard to get to this point and I'm honored to be a member of the Milwaukee Bucks organization." Terms of the contract weren't disclosed, but Bogut's agent, David Bauman, previously said he expected the 2.14m center to get around US$4.2 million in his first year.

■ Soccer

Scandal keeps spreading

The German match-fixing trial will involve 42 soccer games spread over three countries, a Berlin newspaper reported Friday. The Suddeutsche Zeitung said Berlin state district attorney Petra Leister has listed 170 witnesses in a 289-page document detailing the case against three Croatian brothers. The brothers have admitted fixing matches to bet on, running their operation through a Berlin cafe. Their targets were usually German second and third division games, as well as German Cup matches. Up to now, prosecutors have only confirmed that 14 players and four referees were among the 25 people under investigation. They haven't cited any matches outside Germany as rigged. According to the newspaper, Leister will try to prove matches were fixed, or there were attempts to do so, in four German cities, as well as Ankara, Turkey, plus two Italian cities, including Frosinone.

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