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IN BRIEF

GOLF: The USGA bought the Russian Tea Room, a Manhattan landmark soon to become a golf museum and history center. The USGA bid $16-million and signed documents for the official transfer of property. It wants to open the New York museum in time for the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. The Tea Room was opened in 1926 by former members of the Russian Imperial Ballet. Despite $20-million renovations, it closed in July.

BASKETBALL: U.S. women's coach Van Chancellor received USA Basketball's national coach of the year award. Chancellor guided the United States to gold and a 9-0 record at the World Championships in China. He also coaches WNBA's Houston.

SOCCER: U.S. forward Mia Hamm joined China's Sun Wen and Germany's Birgit Prinz as finalists for the FIFA world player of the year, and Germany's Oliver Kahn, Brazil's Ronaldo and Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane were the men's finalists.

OLYMPICS: U.S. triathlete Siri Lindley, 33, No. 1 in the world the past two seasons, retired.

TENNIS: Justine Henin officially will be known as Justine Henin-Hardenne after her marriage to Pierre-Yves Hardenne, the WTA said. The 20-year-old Belgian, ranked No. 5, married Saturday.

_ Compiled from Times wires.

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