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Woods mocks Faldo's claim

GOLF: Tiger Woods has turned on Nick Faldo for questioning his "self-belief" and insisted his recent flops were "no big deal".

The former world No 1 refuses to accept that his recent struggles -- he finished in a tie for 40th at the Masters and then missed the cut at Quail Hollow last week -- can be put down to anything other than his latest swing change.

"I always find it interesting (the critics' comments) since they're not in my head," Woods said. "How do they know what I'm thinking? They must have some kind of superpower I don't know about.

Haye eyes Wlad shot after Chisora

BOXING: David Haye will attempt to unify the heavyweight division once more on July 14 after taking care of Dereck Chisora -- a man he branded "chubby" and an "idiot".

One of the men who he will have to fight to claim all the heavyweight straps -- Wladimir Klitschko -- branded Upton Park's grudge match a "freak show" last night, perhaps dampening Haye's ambitions.

Novak stretched

TENNIS: World number one Novak Djokovic was pushed to the limit before reaching the third round of the Madrid Open with a three-set win over Spanish qualifier Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

The world number 137 shocked the Serb by breaking him twice to level the match in a stunning second set, but Djokovic recovered with the crucial final-set break to win 6-2 2-6 6-3 in one hour and 46 minutes.

Khan bout doubts

BOXING: Amir Khan expects to find out later today if his May 19 world light-welterweight title fight against American Lamont Peterson will go ahead. Khan's US promoter Richard Schaefer revealed Peterson had tested positive for a banned steroid and the Nevada State Athletic Commission are deciding whether to grant him a licence for the Las Vegas showdown.

RUGBY: Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards will join the London Irish coaching staff after the Grand Slam winners' summer tour to Australia. Edwards was a key member of the Wasps coaching team when the club won Premiership titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and the Heineken Cup in 2004 and 2007.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Indiana 105, Orlando 87, Indiana wins series 4-1; Atlanta 87, Boston 86, Boston leads series 3-2; Chicago 77, Philadelphia 69, Philadelphia leads series 3-2; Denver 102, L.A. Lakers 99, L.A. Lakers lead series 3-2.