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Game is up for Blues' Jackman

rugby: Leinster hooker Bernard Jackman has said he may have played his last game of rugby.

Jackman has been dogged by a persistent knee injury for a year and a half, confining him to a watching brief.

He won't be involved in this weekend's Magners League semi-final against Munster and says it is unlikely he will make the decider should Leinster win.

His Leinster team-mate Gordon D'Arcy looks set to stay with the province despite speculation linking him with a switch to the Ospreys.

Meanwhile, Keith Earls is still Munster's main injury concern ahead of Saturday's semi-final.

Ryder snub on cards

GOLF: Jose Maria Olazabal still has his doubts about being part of Colin Montgomerie's backroom team at October's Ryder Cup.

Olazabal served as assistant to Nick Faldo two years ago and is a favourite to be in charge for the 2012 match in America.

"It's no man's land and not satisfying as you neither make decisions nor play," he said.

tennis: Clay maestro Rafael Nadal was in cruise control at the Madrid Open, beating Ukrainian Oleksandr Dolgopolov 6-4 6-3, while Robin Soderling crashed out 6-4 7-5 to Nicolas Almagro.

Andy Murray also progressed.

Cycling: Vincenzo Nibali, who had not been due to be compete in this year's Giro d'Italia, snatched the leader's pink jersey after his Liquigas outfit won the team time trial on the fourth stage.

MLB: Pittsburgh 0 Cincinnati 5, Detroit 2 NY Yankees 0 (first game), Detroit 0 NY Yankees 8 (second game), Minnesota 3 Chicago White Sox 2, Milwaukee 2 Atlanta 9, NY Mets 4 Washington 6, Boston 2 Toronto 3, Chicago Cubs 4 Florida 3, Colorado 4 Philadelphia 3 (first game, 10 innings), LA Angels 3 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 5 Seattle 2, Texas 10 Oakland 1, St Louis 6 Houston 9, Arizona 3 LA Dodgers 6, Kansas City 0 Cleveland 4, San Francisco 2 San Diego 5, Colorado v Philadelphia (second game postponed)