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Bradley gets new post

Former United States coach Bob Bradley signed a contract to take over the Egypt national team on Saturday, charged with reviving the fortunes of a team that recently failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

The 53-year-old Bradley agreed a deal worth $37,000 a month until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"I'm proud to take over as coach of Egypt," Bradley said at a news conference. "I'm looking forward to dealing with the players."

Bradley's first match in charge is an exhibition against five-time world champion Brazil in November.

Longtime coach Hassan Shehata stepped down in June after Egypt collected two points from four African Cup qualifiers and didn't qualify for the finals.


Simpson wins in NYC

World champion Jenny Barringer Simpson won the Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday, edging Sally Kipyego and Hannah England less than a month after she became the first American woman to win the 1,500-meter title since Mary Decker in 1983.

American Bernard Lagat, coming off a silver medal in the 5,000 at worlds, earned his first victory in the men's race in his fourth try, finishing in 3 minutes, 50.5 seconds to beat defending champion Amine Laalou of Morocco by 1.2 seconds. David Torrence of San Francisco was third in 3:52.4.

Simpson crossed in 4:22.3, while Kipyego and England both clocked 4:22.6. Britain's England was runner-up to Simpson at the worlds last month in Daegu, South Korea, where Kipyego, of Kenya, took second in the 10,000.


Race calendar

*Bemus Point 15K, Long Point State Park, 9 a.m. today, 488-0788.

*Linda Yalem Safety Run, 5K, Alumni Arena at University at Buffalo, 9:30 a.m. today, 645-2055.

*Autumn Challenge, 5K, Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood, 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

*10th annual Maggie Lee Memorial Run, 5K, Delaware Park in Buffalo, 10 a.m. Saturday, 883-5396.

*Timon Fall Challenge 5K Run, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 826-3610.

*OK5K, 5K, Ellicott Creek Park in Tonawanda, 10 a.m. Oct. 2, 884-3256, ext. 220.

From News Staff and wire service reports