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Egypt beats Cameroon to claim African Cup

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Egypt won its sixth African Cup of Nations title, and second in a row, by beating Cameroon, 1-0, behind Mohamed Aboutreika's goal in the final yesterday in Accra, Ghana.

Aboutreika scored in the 77th minute, converting Mohamed Zidan's cross for his fourth goal of the tournament.

A crucial error from Rigobert Song led to Aboutreika's goal.

Cameroon's captain had two chances to clear the ball but got tangled in a needless duel with Zidan and lost the ball. Zidan squared it perfectly, and Aboutreika finished powerfully in the bottom right corner.

Egyptians poured into the streets in Cairo and elsewhere in the country waving flags and beating drums late yesterday to celebrate the victory. The scene was especially dramatic in Cairo's twin city of Giza, where crowds wielding flaming aerosol cans flooded an eight-lane street and brought traffic to a halt.

Horse racing -- Georgie Boy returned from a five-month layoff to win by 3 1/4 lengths over Into Mischief at the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Georgie Boy covered seven furlongs in 1 minute, 20.01 seconds and paid $7.80 and $3.20. Into Mischief returned $2.60 as the 7-5 wagering favorite. Massive Drama was another length back in third, and Red Hot Flame was fourth. Georgie Boy had been idle since winning the Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 5. Georgie Boy and Into Mischief are considered Kentucky Derby candidates.

Baseball -- First baseman Kevin Youkilis and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing. He hit .288 with 16 homers and 83 RBIs last season. ... Former Orioles reliever Scott Williamson agreed to a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. He went 1-0 with a 4.40 ERA in 16 appearances last season.

Tennis -- Anna Chakvetadze beat Agnes Szavay, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, and win the WTA Open Gaz de France in Paris. ... Agnieszka Radwanska won her second career title by beating American Jill Craybas, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (4), in the WTA Pattaya Women's Open final in Thailand.

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