Fiorente won the 153rd running of the A$6.2 million ($5.9 million) Melbourne Cup, improving on a runner-up finish 12 months ago to give Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse her first victory in the nation’s richest horse race.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester United won 3-0 at League Two club Aldershot to reach the quarterfinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while Arsenal rallied to beat Bolton 2-1.
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson decided not to put Dimitar Berbatov in the squad for tonight’s Champions League final against Barcelona.
For the third time in six seasons, Barcelona is the king of European soccer.
Arsenal beat first-place Manchester United 1-0 today to open up the race for English soccer’s Premier League title. West Ham remains bottom after a 2-1 loss at fourth-place Manchester City.
Stoke signed former England striker Michael Owen to a one-year contract, pending approval from the Premier League board, the club said on its website.
Cricket South Africa said it expects to lure the largest crowd to a cricket match in the country by hosting a 20-20 match between India and South Africa at a stadium built for the soccer World Cup.
"It is with an immense amount of pride that I am announcing my intention to retire from professional football."
- Michael Owen on Mar 19, 2013