Brazil's soccer league must replay 11 games officiated by a referee who admitted taking part in a fix.
Referee Edilson Pereira de Carvalho told authorities he was paid to favor certain clubs. Luiz Zveiter, president of Brazil's Superior Tribunal of Sports Justice, annulled all games worked by Carvalho.
"He contaminated all these matches," Zveiter said yesterday. "Fans have been harmed . . . and that was the least traumatic thing we could do to make things right."
Zveiter said admission would be free for the new games.
Three-time national champion Corinthians jumped from second to first because of the decision. It replaced Internacional atop the 22-team standings. The Brazilian Soccer Confederation already has rescheduled eight games.
Carvalho, who has been suspended by FIFA, was released from jail Thursday. He was arrested eight days ago after the national news weekly Veja reported on a federal investigation into a corruption scheme run by Internet betting sites. He has been charged with fraud and criminal association. . . .
Defending champion Chelsea kept its English Premier League record perfect with a 4-1 victory at Liverpool behind goals by Frank Lampard, Damien Duff, Joe Cole and Geremi.
Earlier, Arsenal escaped with a 1-0 victory over Birmingham on an own-goal by Stephen Clemence in the 81st minute. . . .
Paolo Maldini's first two-goal game led AC Milan to a 2-1 win over Reggina in the Italy's Serie A. The goals were the 37-year-old defender's first this season and the 26th and 27th of his career. . . .
Three Brazilians gave Real Madrid all the goals in a 4-0 win over last-place Mallorca in the Spanish league.
Roberto Carlos scored two for the nine-time European champions and Ronaldo and Julio Baptista added the others. Madrid moved into third place with its third straight win.
* OLYMPICS: Olympic champion swimmer Otylia Jedrzejczak is recovering from head and spinal injuries in a car crash that killed her brother a day earlier.
She was in stable condition and was moved yesterday from a hospital in Plock, Poland, to a better-equipped one in Warsaw.
Jedrzejczak has spinal fractures and a deep head cut, said Robert Smigielski, a doctor for Poland's Olympic swimmers. He said she needs to be under observation.
Jedrzejczak was driving with 19-year-old brother, Szymon, when she tried to overtake cars on a two-lane road near Plock, about 60 miles from Warsaw. In an apparent attempt to avoid an oncoming car, she swerved into a ditch before crashing into a tree.
Jedrzejczak won a gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly and added two silver medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
* GOLF: K.J. Choi banished three long years of losing with one spectacular, four-hole stretch in the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (N.C.).
The South Korean star birdied the first four holes in the final round, giving him all the cushion he needed in a two-shot victory over Shigeki Maruyama.
It was Choi's first PGA Tour victory since 2002, when he won two tournaments during a breakthrough season. He finished with a 6-under-par 66 for a 22-under 266 total. . . .
Hale Irwin won for the fourth time this year to push his Champions Tour-record victory total to 44, capping a back-nine run with an eagle in a two-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Bob Gilder in the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C. . . .
Colin Montgomerie birdied the last hole and finished with a 1-under 71 at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, to win the Dunhill Links Championship by one stroke. . . . South Korea's Hee Won Han had a one-stroke lead with 10 holes to play when the final round of the LPGA Tour's Office Depot Championship was suspended because of darkness in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
* TENNIS: Kim Clijsters moved closer to reclaiming the No. 1 ranking, defeating Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany, 6-2, 6-4, to win the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg for the fifth time. . . .
Roger Federer captured the Thailand Open for the second straight year, defeating British teenager Andy Murray, 6-3, 7-5. Federer, ranked No. 1, has won 24 consecutive ATP finals, including seven this season.
* BOXING: Roy Jones Jr. walked to his corner, relieved to be standing -- his future as a boxer very much up in the air.
The former champion in four weight classes failed in his bid to regain the IBO light heavyweight crown from Antonio Tarver on Saturday night in Tampa, losing a unanimous 12-round decision that raised more questions about whether it's time for him to retire.
Jones said he's not sure.
"I'm a true champion," he said. "Being the champion I am, I may come back."
The loss was his second to Tarver in 16 months. He's dropped three straight fights -- two by knockout -- after winning 49 of his first 50 pro bouts.
Tarver won his title with a stunning second-round knockout of Jones in May 2004 and nearly dropped him again in the 11th round Saturday night. The champion was unable to finish him off, and that enabled Jones to leave the ring with a sense of accomplishment.
"It was hard to go out like I did after getting knocked out two times," Jones said. "I'm satisfied with my performance."
The fight was Jones's first since he was knocked out by Glen Johnson in September 2004. To prepare for Tarver, he enlisted the help of his father and original trainer, Roy Jones Sr. The elder Jones did not shed much light on what the future might hold for his son, once generally regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
"He can do whatever he wants to do," Roy Jones Sr. said.
* HORSE RACING: Hurricane Run won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on the famed Longchamp course in Paris, giving trainer Andre Fabre a sixth victory in Europe's most prestigious horse race.
-- From News Services