JAPANESE import Admire Rakti has drawn perfectly for Tuesday’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

VETERAN batsman Younis Khan swatted Michael Clarke’s men on a road to nowhere as Pakistan set up a drought-breaking series triumph in Abu Dhabi.

I GUESS I’m a fringe Derby Day player this year. But it’s Derby Day, and just being a player is a big deal, when all the jocks have their game faces on.

DAVID Villa was starting to recapture his best form at Melbourne City, what a shame he’s going back to New York, Herald Sun’s David Davutovic writes.

THE stamina reserves of Hampton Court and Sweet Idea have been debated all week but were summarily dismissed by trainer Gai Waterhouse on Friday.

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Calendar of Events

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v New South Wales

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v New South Wales

Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2014

The Bushrangers host the Blues in the MCG's cricket season opener.

T20 International - Australia v South Africa

T20 International - Australia v South Africa

Nov 07, 2014

Australia plays South Africa in a T20 match on Friday November 7.

ODI - Australia v South Africa

ODI - Australia v South Africa

Nov 21, 2014

Australia takes on South Africa in a One-day International on Friday November 21.

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v Western Australia

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v Western Australia

Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2014

The Victorian Bushrangers host Western Warriors in a Sheffield Shield clash from November 25 to 28.

T20 BBL - Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

T20 BBL - Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

Dec 20, 2014

Melbourne Stars host Hobart Hurricanes in a T20 Big Bash League match at the MCG on December 20.