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TOM BOONEN WINS PARIS-ROUBAIX FOR 4TH TIME: ROUBAIX, France (AP) — Belgian rider Tom Boonen has won the Paris-Roubaix race for a record-tying fourth time, successfully breaking away from the pack about 35 miles from the end of Sunday's one-day classic.

The 2005 world champion crossed the finish line alone, before five chasing riders had reached the velodrome in the northern French town of Roubaix.

Boonen shook four fingers over his head as he crossed the line in front of a cheering crowd, in celebration of his tying the record four victories in cycling's toughest one-day race set by his countryman Roger de Vlaeminck in the 1970s.

BRITAIN'S CHRIS HOY WINS MEN'S KEIRIN GOLD: MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Britain's Chris Hoy produced a late surge to overtake three riders and win the men's keirin title on the final day of the world track cycling championships Sunday.

Earlier, Australia's Anna Meares set a world record to reclaim the women's time trials title as the host nation ended the five-day tournament with the most medals and a psychological boost heading into the London Olympics.

Belgium won the final event of the meet, the men's madison, with Britain and Australia taking the silver and bronze, respectively.

With less than a quarter of a lap remaining, Hoy overtook countryman Jason Kenny and swooped between leaders Max Levy of Germany and New Zealander Simon Van Velthooven with inches to spare to claim the inside of the track and the gold medal, punching the air in celebration before climbing the barrier to celebrate with his wife Sara.


MIKE SMITH NOT NEAR FINISH LINE AFTER 5,000 WINS: ARCADIA (AP) — Mike Smith was more relieved than celebratory after his 5,000th career victory. Kind of how the Hall of Fame jockey felt during Zenyatta's 19-0 winning streak.

Smith won $150,000 stakes races back-to-back Saturday at Santa Anita to reach the milestone, the 25th jockey in thoroughbred history to do so. He accomplished the feat riding one of his favorite horses, Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter.

Smith won by three-quarters of a length, never needing his whip to get home first. He deliberately rode lower in the saddle.

"I got down just to show the guys in the (jockeys') room that the old guy could still get down," he said, laughing. "I got to shake the young boys up in the room every now and then."

At 46, Smith isn't riding as many races as his younger competition. He ranks 24th in purse earnings nationally, with $1.5 million so far this year. Among the top 25 jockeys in purse money, Smith has the fewest starts of any of them. Leading money winner Ramon Dominguez has ridden more than 200 races than Smith this year.


PADRES PLACE MOSELEY ON DL, RECALL SPENCE: SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed right-hander Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, their second starter to be sidelined in less than a week.

Moseley allowed five runs in a 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Tim Stauffer, who had been expected to start the season opener Thursday, was placed on the DL that day, retroactive to Wednesday, with a strained right elbow.

San Diego manager Bud Black said Anthony Bass will start either Thursday, which would have been Moseley's next start, or Saturday.

Also on Sunday, the Padres filled Moseley's roster spot by recalling left-hander Josh Spence from Triple-A Tucson. The Australian made his big league debut with the Padres last season.