Tiger nears lead entering the final round at Dubai

Tiger Woods overcame a poor start to shoot a par 72, one shot behind Rory McIlroy and two others going into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates.

He finished with a total of 7-under 209, behind McIlroy (75), Anders Hansen (71) and Thomas Aiken (74).

PGA: Steve Marino shot a 1-over 71 for a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Peter Senior shot a 67 for an 11-under 133 and a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Alianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Yani Tseng shot a 9-under 63 for a 20-under 196 and leads by three heading into the final round of the Australian Masters in Gold Coast.


QMJHL: Louis Domingue stopped 33 shots and Mikael Tam scored twice as the Quebec Remparts scored the first three goals and held on for a 4-2 victory over the Lewiston Maineiacs at Lewiston.

Cameron Critchlow and Pierre-Olivier Morin each scored for the Maineiacs and goalie Andrey Makarov had 37 saves.


OPEN GAZ DE FRANCE: Kim Clijsters will face Petra Kvitova in the final of the Open Gaz de France today in Paris.

Clijsters defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 7-5. Kvitova cruised past Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 6-2, 6-0.

ABN AMRO TOURNAMENT: Robin Soderling will defend his title against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


FREESTYLE: Emily Cook of Belmont, Mass., and Carrabassett Valley Academy scored a 93.06 in Moscow to earn her second World Cup win.

MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Erik Guay won the downhill title in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in 1 minute, 58.41 seconds.

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPONSHIPS: Lindsey Vonn will wait until just before the start of the downhill today to decide whether to defend her title in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Rebecca Siegel and Caitlyn Winders each scored nine points to help Berwick Academy (3-13) earn a 32-26 win over Windsor (5-8) in Boston.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Waylan Silverand scored 13 points and Dan Brooks had 10 as Kimball Union (10-10) rolled to a 61-36 win over Hebron Academy (2-12) at Meriden, N.H.


U.S. GRAND PRIX: Lindsey Jacobellis cruised to victory in Park City, Utah, to capture the women’s U.S. title. Jonathan Cheever claimed the men’s crown.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Wayne Rooney’s perfectly executed overhead kick gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Manchester City, putting United four points ahead of Arsenal.

Spotting Nani’s cross floating into the penalty area with his back to goal, Rooney leapt between two defenders and connected with a right-footed strike that flew past keeper Joe Hart in the 78th minute.