Texas senior running back Cedric Benson was sentenced to eight days in jail after pleading no contest yesterday to misdemeanor criminal trespassing for forcing his way into an apartment in 2003.

But due to crowding at the jail and credit for good behavior, he likely will only spend a fraction of that time -- if any -- behind bars.

"We don't have beds available," said Travis (Tex.) County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade.

Police said Benson forced his way into an apartment last October to search for a stolen television.

The charge was a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Travis County Judge Elizabeth Earle also ordered Benson to pay a $1,000 fine and up to $600 in restitution for the apartment's damaged door and court costs, said Benson's attorney, Brian Carney.

Benson, who was allowed to serve his jail time on weekends, will be with the Longhorns when the team reports to training camp on Monday.

A likely Heisman Trophy contender this season, Benson has been one of the most prolific ball carriers in Texas history with 3,706 yards rushing and 45 touchdowns.

* TENNIS: Jennifer Capriati, playing for the first time in more than a month, lost to unseeded Russian Elena Likhovtseva, 6-2, 7-5, in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Amelie Mauresmo of France also advanced to the semifinals with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Karolina Sprem of Croatia. . . .

Andre Agassi won a nerve-testing first-set tiebreaker, then closed out a 7-6 (14-12), 6-3 victory over fourth-seeded Carlos Moya that sent him to his first tournament semifinal in five months.

Agassi will play No. 2 Andy Roddick in the semifinals of the $2.5 million Cincinnati Masters in Mason, Ohio. Lleyton Hewitt will face Tommy Robredo in the other semifinal.

* COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Maryland point guard John Gilchrist, who led the Terrapins in scoring, assists and steals as a sophomore, is one of 50 players named to the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award. Gilchrist, who will be a junior this fall, is one of 12 ACC players on the list, the most of any league.

* HORSE RACING: Jerry Bailey became the leading rider in Saratoga Race Course history with his second victory of the day, aboard Taittinger Rose, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

His win, in the third race, gave the Hall of Fame jockey his 641st victory at the historic racetrack, one more than retired Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero Jr. Bailey tied Cordero's mark in yesterday's first race, winning aboard Seaside Salute. . . .

Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson, who won the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic with long shot Volponi, died at age 78. Johnson, who was treated for throat cancer for several years, died at his home in Rockville Centre, N.Y., his family said.

* SOCCER: Kenya's suspension was lifted by soccer's governing body, allowing the country to resume World Cup qualifying.

FIFA suspended Kenya from international competition on June 2 because the government had taken over the national soccer federation.

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