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Sports Briefs


■ Soccer

Brazil blank Kuwait

Brazil got goals from four different players on Saturday in a 4-0 friendly win over Kuwait Sports Club in Kuwait City. The match was played to mark the 45th anniversary of the club, Kuwait's oldest. Pele and the crown prince Sheik Nawwaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah attended the game. Rafael Sobis scored the first goal in the 17th minute, and Robinho added another in the 36th minute. Daniel Carvalho then made it 3-0 in the 53rd and Kaka scored the last goal in the 77th minute.

■ Soccer

Players threaten to quit

Trinidad and Tobago players have threatened to quit the national team over a payment dispute with the country's soccer federation. Trinidad captain Dwight Yorke said on Friday that the federation had pledged to give the players additional compensation if the team played at a certain level that Yorke felt the team had met. "We cannot ... see how we can build on anything if the contracts that we enter into are not worth the paper they are written on," said Yorke, who led the team at the World Cup in Germany earlier this year. The federation gave the players a Saturday deadline to take back their threat to quit. "We are mortified by these developments," general secretary Richard Groden said in a statement.

■ Rugby

US top Uruguay in qualifier

The US advanced to next year's Rugby World Cup when it beat Uruguay 33-7 in the return leg of their Americas playoff qualifier on Saturday. Combined with the Eagles' 42-13 first-leg win a week before -- Uruguay's first defeat in a home qualifier since 1993 -- the US advanced 75-20 on aggregate. At the World Cup in France in less than a year's time, the Americans will slot into Pool A beside defending champion England, South Africa, Samoa and another team to be determined. Uruguay's Teros, which has played in the last two World Cups, has another shot at qualifying against the winner of a match between yet-to-be-identified European and African teams.

■ Basketball

CSKA sink Clippers

Trajan Langdon scored 17 points and Tomas Van Den Spiegel added 16 to help CSKA Moscow to a 94-75 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in an exhibition match on Saturday. Center Chris Kaman had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Corey Maggette scored 13 points for the Clippers, one of four NBA teams taking part in a European preseason tour and the first to play in Russia since the Atlanta Hawks in 1988. "I'd love to come back and play these guys when we're definitely in shape to show them what we can do," Maggette said. Euro League champions CSKA dominated from the start, keeping the Clippers scoreless for more than two minutes and leading by as much as 21-14.

■ Horse Racing

Bernardini wins Jockey Club

Bernardini took charge at the top of the stretch and cruised to victory in the US$750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday, sending him as a favorite to the Breeders' Cup next month. The 6 3/4-length victory was the sixth straight for the five-year-old colt, who won the Preakness by 5 1/4 lengths, the Jim Dandy by nine lengths and the Travers by 7 1/2 lengths. The son of A.P. Indy, ridden by Javier Castellano, raced in second place behind Wanderin Boy until the field of four moved into the far turn. With just a nudge from Castellano, Bernardini inhaled Wanderin Boy and had the lead by the top of the stretch.

■ Cricket

Sri Lanka down Bangladesh

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