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Gallacher: Tiger needs new team Killester crowned Northern champs

GOLF: Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher insists Tiger Woods needs to change the management team around him.

Gallacher believes Woods's entourage are partly to blame for the sex scandal which has engulfed his career.

Woods broke a three-month silence on Friday in a stage-managed apology for cheating on his wife Elin.

Gallacher said: "This is someone humbled, very remorseful, a shadow of his former self, a broken man.

"He has been badly handled by his management. Badly mentored. Tiger needs to get better people around him."

Gillick sets second fastest 400m

ATHLETICS: Dubliner David Gillick is a firm favourite to win a medal at the World Championships in Doha next month after running the second fastest 400m time in the world this year.

Gillick's barnstorming 45:52 victory at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday equalled his Irish Indoor record.

Saturday's impressive victory was only Gillick's first run of the season but the DSD star, who was sixth in the World Championships last summer, confirmed yesterday that he will not race again before travelling to Qatar.

Killester crowned Northern champs

basketball: Killester sealed their fourth consecutive Northern Conference title with a 73-70 win over UCC Demons, while UL Eagles sealed the Southern Conference. Cup winners Killester's victory means they remain on track for a double and their success also ensures a home match in the last four of the league play-offs.

CYCLING: Tour de France champion Alberto Contador won the 5-day Tour of the Algarve in Portugal yesterday. Donegal's Ronan McLoughlin was the sole survivor of the An Post/Sean Kelly team finishing in 112th postion.

tennis: World number one Roger Federer has pulled out of the Dubai Championships because of a lung infection.

NBA: Orlando 101 Cleveland 95, Denver 114 Boston 105, Detroit 109 San Antonio 101, Memphis 104 New Jersey 94, Oklahoma City 109 Minnesota 107, New Orleans 102 Houston 94, Golden State 108 Atlanta 104, Phoenix 104 Sacramento 88, Utah 93 Portland 89.