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Racing: Fiorente wins Australia's Melbourne Cup

Race favourite Fiorente finished strongly to win Australia's Melbourne Cup over 3200 metres (two miles) at the Flemington track on Tuesday ahead of Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos. "It's every jockey's dream come true. It's a really special moment," said jockey Damien Oliver of winning the Aus$6 million ($5.7 million) race for trainer Gai Waterhouse. rsm/mp/erf

Football: Australian A-League results

Result of an Australian A-League match played on Monday: Melbourne Victory 3 (Thompson 9, Troisi 22, 31) Wellington Phoenix 2 (Brockie 37, Ifill 85) Sunday Brisbane Roar 3 (Henrique 48, 65, Smith 77) Melbourne Heart 0 Saturday Perth Glory 1 (McGarry 9-pen) Sydney FC 0 Newcastle Jets 2 (Neville 51, Salisbury 57-o.g.) Central Coast Mariners 2 (Flores 65-pen, Sterjovski 80) Friday Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Juric 61, 80) Adelaide United 1 (Neumann 54)

Six-shooter Williams guns for fifth Melbourne Cup

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Local property magnate and racing enthusiast Lloyd Williams' presence looms large over Tuesday's running of the A$6 million ($5.66 million) Melbourne Cup, with his six entrants hogging a quarter of the field of "the race that stops a nation". The 73-year-old owner clinched his fourth Melbourne Cup last year on the back of the Robert Hickmott-trained Green Moon but his hunger for Australia's richest and most famous thoroughbred trophy shows little sign of abating.

Cricket: England 18-0 at lunch in tour opener

Score at lunch on the second day of the three-day tour match between the Western Australia Chairman's XI and England at the WACA ground on Friday: England 18-0 (J Root 12 not out, M Carberry 3 not out) WA Chairman's XI 451-5 declared (C Lynn 104, J Anderson 1-55) afp

Cricket: WA Chairman's XI v England scoreboard

Scoreboard at stumps on the first day of the tour match between the WA Chairman's XI and England at the WACA Ground in Perth on Thursday: WACA Chairman's XI 1st innings Luke Towers c Prior b Root 77 Marcus Harris c Bell b Anderson 69 Chris Lynn c Carberry b Rankin 104 Mitchell Marsh c Prior b Stokes 58 James Allenby not out 34 Ashton Turner not out 17 Extras: (b1, lb4, nb4, w1) 10 Total: (for four wkts; 90 overs) 369 Fall of wickets: 1-115 (Harris), 2-225 (Towers), 3-288 (Lynn), 4-326 (Marsh).

Cricket: WA Chairman's XI 221-1 at tea against England

Score at tea on the first day of the three-day tour match between the Western Australia Chairman's XI and England at the WACA on Thursday: WA Chairman's XI 221-1 (L Towers 73 not out, C Lynn 76 not out) afp

Field Hockey: Aussie Walsh named India's coach

Former Australian Olympian Terry Walsh was on Tuesday appointed chief coach of India's faltering field hockey team, replacing compatriot Michael Nobbs who was sacked in June. Walsh, a previous national coach of the Malaysian and Australian teams, is charged with turning India around, after the eight-time Olympic gold medallists finished last in the 2012 Games in London. "I will ensure no stone is left unturned in India's quest to return to the pinnacle of world hockey," Walsh said in a statement.

RugbyL: Knights end Bulldogs' NRL season

The Newcastle Knights knocked last season's grand finalists Canterbury Bulldogs out of this season's Australian National Rugby League title race with an emphatic 22-6 win in an elimination final Sunday. It was the first time in seven years the Knights have won a finals encounter and they were worthy victors, ending a disappointing season for the Bulldogs. Wayne Bennett, who celebrated his 28th finals win as a coach, now takes his Knights to Melbourne to play the reigning premiers in a semi-final next Saturday.

Cricket: Perth's WACA misses out on India Test

Perth's WACA ground will be without a Test match when India tour Australia during the 2014-15 season, Cricket Australia has announced. The WACA, a regular Australian Test venue since 1974, missed out when CA allocated its schedule of four Tests against third-ranked India. CA said Adelaide, scheduled to complete a Aus$535 million ($500 million) re-development for the upcoming Ashes series against England, and Brisbane will join Melbourne and Sydney in hosting Tests against India.

RugbyL: NRL player suspended for drug use and trafficking

Canberra winger Sandor Earl has been suspended and could be banned for life after an investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Australia's National Rugby League, the NRL said Thursday. Earl, 23, is the first NRL player charged in the seven-month probe by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and is facing a possible four years to life ban for trafficking peptide CJC-1295. NRL chief executive Dave Smith told a press conference that Earl had also admitted using the substance when interviewed by ASADA.
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