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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy overcame what he thought was sunstroke to move into a share of the halfway lead at the PGA European Tour's season-ending World Championship on Friday.

McIlroy shot 5-under 67 and was tied with first-round leader Luke Donald (68) and Marc Warren (67) at 11-under 133. They were one stroke ahead of Louis Oosthuizen (67) and Branden Grace (65).

McIlroy said he had "a really sore head and a fever" after his Thursday 66 that left him one behind Donald. "I think it was a bit of sunstroke. I took a few things and felt better, but I'm not feeling great again."

Sergio Garcia, playing for the first time since laser eye surgery, matched the course record with 64 to sit four shots behind.

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Alpine skiing: Though weakened by a stomach virus, four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn will compete in one of two Cup races this weekend at Aspen, Colo. She will race in today's giant slalom and skip Sunday's slalom. Vonn was hospitalized for two nights last week, then resumed training a few days later. "It was definitely the most pain I've been in in my life," she said.

Figure skating: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu improved his world-record score in the men's short program to lead at the NHK Trophy in Sendai, Japan. Japan's Mao Asada led the women; American Mirai Nagasu was second. In ice dance, 2011 world champion Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White led.

Bobsled: American Steven Holcomb extended his season-opening winning streak to three in a World Cup two-man race at Whistler, British Columbia.

Autos: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first day of practice for Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Palo with a lap of 1 minute, 14.026 seconds.

Baseball: Gail Harris, the last player to homer for the New York Giants before they moved to San Francisco in 1957, died Nov. 14 in Gainesville, Va. He was 81.

Soccer: Two Italian men ID'd as Roma fans were charged with attempted homicide in a mob attack on Tottenham fans at a Rome bar before the English club's Europa League match vs. Lazio on Thursday. Seven were hurt.

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Sports in brief 11/23/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 23, 2012 11:44pm]
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