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SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF

Fleetwood leads

DURBAN, South Africa - England's Tommy Fleetwood birdied the last hole in a third-round 69 to seize a one-shot lead in the European PGA Tour's Champions event yesterday with an overall 10-under 206. Dutchman Joost Luiten (70) and Victor Dubuisson (69) of France were tied in second on 9-under in the elite 36-player event at the Durban Country Club.

Baseball ban

NEW YORK - New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was given a 162-game doping ban yesterday by an arbitrator, suspending the controversial star for the entire 2014 Major League Baseball season. Major League Baseball announced that the suspension would also prevent Rodriguez from competing in the 2014 playoffs should the Yankees qualify.

Aust loses

NEW DELHI - Australia's men's hockey team went down to Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands 1-0 at the World League Finals in New Delhi yesterday. Despite enjoying the better of the chances, the Kookaburras were made to pay for failing to find the net from seven penalty corners, although they were unfortunate to find Dutch goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann in good form.

Time trial

MADRID - The 2014 Tour of Spain will finish with a 10km individual time trial in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, organisers revealed yesterday in a change from the usual procession through Madrid on the final stage of the race. Having attracted a fearsome reputation for the number and severity of its mountain climbs in recent years, the overall complexion of the route is slightly more forgiving this time round.

Going nowhere

MADRID - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has reaffirmed that none of his players will be leaving during the January transfer window despite reported interest from Premier League leaders Arsenal in Alvaro Morata. The Spanish under-21 international striker has made just one league start this season.

Road race

BALLARAT - Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans said the first priority for him at the national championships road race was to test his form rather than go for a big result. Evans was among 139 riders who started the 183.6km elite men's road race yesterday morning at Buninyong, near Ballarat.

Stars flawless

BRISBANE - The loss of three Australian internationals could not halt the Melbourne Stars juggernaut, with the Big Bash League leaders downing a dogged Brisbane Heat by three wickets in a thriller at the Gabba on Saturday night. After winning the toss on a bouncy Gabba wicket, Brisbane posted 7-144 off their 20 overs which the ran down with just two balls to spare.

Bring it on

SYDNEY - He accepts the odds are stacked against him, but Bernard Tomic is vowing to take it to Rafael Nadal in their first-round Australian Open blockbuster at Melbourne Park. No time to mope after copping a 6-3 6-1 hiding from Juan Martin del Potro in the Sydney International final, Tomic has just three days to pick himself up for the world No.1 at Melbourne Park.








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