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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.

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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.

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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