<strong>McIlroy: Ryder Cup unimportant</strong><br />GOLF: Northern Irish prodigy Rory McIlroy has dismissed the Ryder Cup as &ldquo;an exhibition&rdquo;, insisting it scarcely matters to him whether he makes the Europe team for next year&rsquo;s event.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not a huge goal of mine,&rdquo; said the 20-year-old. &nbsp;&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an exhibition at the end of the day. In the big scheme of things it&rsquo;s not that important an event for me.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Nadal and Novak win in Madrid</strong><br />TENNIS: World No1 Rafael Nadal and third seed Novak Djokovic both swept into the third round of the Madrid Masters with ease.<br /><br />Nadal was at his best in a 6-3, 6-1 win over Austrian Jurgen Melzer while Djokovic saw off Spain&rsquo;s Oscar Hernandez. British No1 Andy Murray faces Tommy Robredo today.<br /><br /><strong>Sarries land Springbok Brits</strong><br />RUGBY UNION: Saracens have won the race to sign South Africa hooker Schalk Brits from Super 14 side the Stormers.<br /><br />The 27-year-old made his debut for the Springboks last year and went on to feature in the Tri-Nations series with Australia and New Zealand.<br /><br /><strong>&pound;324m extra for Olympic Village</strong><br />OLYMPICS: London&rsquo;s Olympic Village is to be publicly owned after the Government pledged another &pound;324m of public money to the project.<br /><br />Initially a privately funded venture, the &pound;1bn, 2,800-apartment development was then switched to public-private but will now be solely public.<br /><br />Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said: &ldquo;The public purse will receive substantial returns from sales.&rdquo;