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Westwood in Monty praise Giteau put at 10 as Aussies eye NZ win Jacobs 'will fight'

GOLF: Lee Westwood is looking forward to working under his seventh different Ryder Cup captain as he dreams of doing the honours himself one day.

Colin Montgomerie will be at the helm as Europe look to wrestle the trophy back from the USA at Celtic Manor, Wales, in October, and Europe's No1 is relishing the chance to see what the Scot brings to the role he hopes to fill in the future.

"I'd love to be the captain one day. It's a massive honour and very few people get to do it," Westwood said. "I've got a lot of experience playing in the Ryder Cup, and a lot of experience of different captains, so I should be able to look back and know what to do and what not to."

Giteau put at 10 as Aussies eye NZ win

RUGBY: Australia coach Robbie Deans has switched Matt Giteau to fly-half and recalled Berrick Barnes as cover for the suspended Quade Cooper in the Wallabies team to play New Zealand in their Tri-Nations clash in Melbourne on Saturday.

Cooper is appealing a two-week suspension after being cited for a tackle on Morne Steyn during the Wallabies' 30-13 win over South Africa in Brisbane last week. The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. "We've prepared on the basis that Quade won't be available to us, so we won't contemplate anything other than that until such time it becomes a reality, and then we'll deal with it," New Zealander Deans said.

Jacobs 'will fight'

RUGBY: American Daniel Jacobs will fight for the WBO middleweight title on Saturday, despite the recent death of his grandmother. Cordelia Jacobs died last weekend, but her undefeated grandson said he will still fight Russia's Dmitry Pirog for the vacant belt on the undercard of Juan Manuel Marquez's rematch with Juan Diaz at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

"I know she wants me to pursue my dream," Jacobs (23) said of his first world title shot.

TENNIS: Ukraine's Alexsandr Dolgopolov was the highest seed through to the second round on a rain-affected first day of the Croatia Open in Umag. But the sixth seed was forced to work hard for his victory over Italy's Paolo Lorenzi, dropping a tight second set tie-break before recovering to win 6-3 6-7 7-6.


MAJOR LEAGUE: Philadelphia 5 Colorado 4, Cleveland 2 NY Yankees 3, Toronto 9 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 0, Houston 2 Chicago Cubs 5, Chicago White Sox 6 Seattle 1, Kansas City 1 Minnesota 19, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 2, LA Angels 3 Boston 6, San Francisco 3 Florida 4.