* Basketball team Dinamo Moscow advanced to the finals of the ULEB Cup tournament by defeating Hapoel Migdal of Israel 92:81 at home in the second leg of the two-leg semifinals. Last week Dinamo edged Hapoel in Jerusalem 84-83. The final match is set for Charleroi, Belgium, on April 11
* Russia's national under-17 soccer team crushed Bulgaria 5:0 in Group 7 of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship second qualifying stage, the Elite round, being held in Britain through April 1. Russia will face Italy (March 30) and England (April 1) in the two remaining matches. The winner will take a berth in the eight-team finals in Luxembourg, which run from May 3 through May 14:
Group 7 standings after Game 1:
1 Russia - 3 points/goal difference 5-0
2-3 England - 1/2-2
2-3 Italy - 1/2-2
4 Bulgaria - 0/0-5
* At the $3.45-million Nasdaq 100 Open tennis tournament in Miami, Florida (March 22-April 2):
- Svetlana Kuznetsova (12) advanced to the semifinals of the women's singles by defeating Ai Sugiyama (21) of Japan, 6:0, 7:6
- Nadezhda Petrova (5) failed to advance to the semifinals of the women's singles, losing to world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo of France, 3:6, 1:6, who will face Kuznetsova in the semifinals
- Dmitry Tursunov failed to advance to the quarterfinals of the men's singles, losing to world No.1 Roger Federer of Switzerland, 3:6, 3:6.
- Nikolay Davydenko (5) failed to advance to the quarterfinals of the men's singles, losing to Mario Ancic (22) of Croatia, 5:7, 4:6.
* Russian biathletes took a landslide victory in the men's 10 km sprint at the IBU Grand Prix 2006, being held in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiisk. Ivan Cherezov won the gold, Sergei Rozhkov the silver, and Pavel Rostovtsev finished third. The trio performed perfectly on the shooting range
* Biathlete Natalya Guseva won the silver in the women's 10 km sprint at the IBU Grand Prix 2006, being held in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiisk. Guseva finished 15.7 seconds behind the winner, Alyona Petrova of Ukraine, and 1.8 seconds ahead of Bulgaria's Ekaterina Dafovska, who took the bronze