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Sports in brief

SOCCERRed Bulls beat Toronto

Joel Lindpere scored his second goal of the season, set up on a play by Thierry Henry in the first half, giving the host Red Bulls a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC last night. The win enabled the Red Bulls, playing in their first MLS home game in over a month, to snap a five-game winless streak and improve to 9-6-4 overall, remaining in second place in the Eastern Conference standings with 31 points. Toronto FC fell to 7-7-5 overall and 26 points.

Capello: Beckham's

too old for England

David Beckham's international career appears over after England coach Fabio Capello said yesterday the former captain is too old to play for the national team - without notifying him first. Capello said the 35-year-old midfielder will have the chance to play in a friendly "farewell game" but will not be part of England's team in qualifying for the 2012 European Championship.


Nets get forward Murphy from Indiana

The Nets finally have a seasoned power forward, even if it took a month longer than expected. The Nets found a very productive mentor for rookie Derrick Favors yesterday, acquiring Troy Murphy from the Indiana Pacers as part of a four-team trade in which the Nets shipped shooting guard Courtney Lee to the Houston Rockets. Nets general manager Billy King says the deal may be the last one for the team heading into the season.

Indiana acquired point guard Darren Collison and forward James Posey from New Orleans in the trade, and the Rockets shipped swingman Trevor Ariza to New Orleans.

GOLFPort Washington's Shon wins match

Kelly Shon of Port Washington won her opening match of the U.S. Women's Amateur yesterday, defeating Meghan Stasi of Oakland Park, Fla., 4 and 3 at the Charlotte Country Club. She faces Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ontario in today's second round. Shon graduated from Port Washington High School this spring and will attend Princeton. Vandermade plays golf at the University of Texas.


Albarado injured, out of Spa meeting

Jockey Robby Albarado fractured his clavicle and left index finger when he was thrown from his mount on the clubhouse turn after the first race at Saratoga Race Course. Albarado was hurt when long shot Hunt for Candie threw him after finishing sixth in the race. Hunt for Candie stumbled and fell but was not injured. Albarado, who has ridden three winners in 50 mounts at Saratoga this summer, was taken to Albany Medical Center. He is expected to be sidelined the remainder of the meeting, which runs through Sept. 6. - AP

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