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Mcilroy, Donald stay tied for lead in dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on 18 Saturday to remain tied with Luke Donald for the lead after the third round of the PGA European Tour's season-ending World Championship.

McIlroy bogeyed the first hole and missed several makeable birdie putts in the front nine. On the back he sank a 30-foot eagle putt on 14 to go with three birdies for 6-under 66. Donald also had 66, and the two were tied at 17-under 199.

McIlroy played well overall despite another rough night with a fever, he said. He said after Round 2 he began feeling ill Thursday and thought he had sunstroke. "I guess the adrenaline keeps you going when playing," he said.

Louis Oosthuizen (68) and Charl Schwartzel (67) were three shots back. Marc Warren, who started the day tied with McIlroy and Donald, shot 72.

Winter sports

Tired Vonn 21st in return from illness

Tina Maze of Slovenia won her second straight World Cup giant slalom, and four-time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn finished 21st at Aspen, Colo., in her return after missing time with an intestinal illness.

Vonn was 10th after the first run, but drained by her illness, she didn't have anything left for the second pass through the challenging course.

"I didn't have the energy I needed to really be competitive," the American said. "I'm just happy to be racing again."

Figure skating: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu added the men's free skate win to his world-record short program win to claim the NHK Trophy title in Sendai, Japan. American Ross Miner was third. Japan's Mao Asada won the women's title; American Mirai Nagasu was third. Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won in ice dancing; American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani were third. In the pairs short program, Lindsay Davis and Mark Ladwig, who train at Manatee County's Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, were sixth among seven. Americans Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir were third.

cross-country skiing: Kikkan Randall became the first American to make the podium in a 10-kilometer freestyle World Cup event when she finished third in the season opener at Gallivare, Sweden.

Et cetera

Autos: Lewis Hamilton won the pole position for today's Formula One season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paolo (10:30 a.m., Speed). Points leader Sebastian Vettel starts fourth and title challenger Fernando Alonso seventh. Hamilton set a lap of 1 minute, 12.458 seconds, .055 in front of McLaren teammate Jenson Button.

Soccer: Manchester United fought back to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 to reclaim the lead in the English Premier League.

Baseball: Cardinals third baseman David Freese, the 2011 World Series MVP, was okay after crashing his SUV into a tree while trying to avoid a deer in Wildwood, Mo., a St. Louis suburb, Thursday.

Track and field: Usain Bolt won the governing body's World Athlete of the Year award for the fourth time after defending his 100- and 200-meter gold medals at the Olympics. American sprinter Allyson Felix took home the women's award; she won the 200 Olympic gold.

Boxing: Ricky Hatton, 34, hastily retired again after a knockout loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko in a welterweight bout at Manchester, England, Hatton's first fight in 31/2 years.

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Sports in brief 11/24/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:21pm]
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