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Woods eyeing Stricker reunion

GOLF: The pairing of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker that cut a swathe through the Internationals team at the 2009 Presidents Cup could play together at Royal Melbourne this week if Woods has his way.

The American pair combined to win all four of their matches to carry their team to an emphatic victory two years ago.

World number five Stricker yesterday declared himself fit after a lengthy lay-off with a neck injury.

NBA talks suffer fresh breakdown

Basketball: Talks between the NBA players and the league have “completely broken down”, according to players’ association executive director Billy Hunter.

Further meetings were held yesterday to try to salvage the season. The players are seeking a minimum 52.5pc share of teams’ basketball-related income.

Hamilton foxed by McLaren boss

F1: Lewis Hamilton has been left baffled by a comment from McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh. On Sunday, Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, prompting Whitmarsh to cite the likelihood of a battle between him and Button for a fourth win.

However, Hamilton said: “It doesn’t matter whether he or I get it, we still end up on a high.”

Rodgers a four star

NFL: Aaron Rodgers scored four touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers beat Minnesota Vikings 45-7 yesterday.

RUGBY: England centre Shontayne Hape has been cited for an alleged dangerous tackle during London Irish’s Heineken Cup loss to Edinburgh on Saturday.