Sports News Update – what you need to know

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GOLF – Australian golfer Jason Day will go into this week’s World Cup at Royal Melbourne with the devastating knowledge that eight of his relatives have died in Typhoon Haiyan.

GOLF – Adam Scott has one eye on next week’s Australian Open as he attempts to become just the second golfer to win Australia’s three biggest golf tournaments in the one season.

SOCCER – Mark Bresciano’s shocked Socceroos teammates are rallying around the veteran midfielder as he prepares to fight a four-month ban that could wreck his World Cup.

SOCCER – Newcastle coach Gary van Egmond paid tribute to the steely resolve of his players as they snatched a 2-1 A-League win over Brisbane at Hunter Stadium.

CRICKET – George Bailey says he is not planning on changing anything as he prepares to makes his Test debut in the opening Ashes clash in Brisbane on Thursday.