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Ogilvy storms to Oz summit

GOLF: A rampaging Geoff Ogilvy set his home course alight by shooting a record-equalling 63 to take a two-stroke lead over Britain's Ian Poulter heading into tomorrow's the final round of the Australian Masters.

Former US Open champion Ogilvy, a long-time member of the tournament's Victoria Golf Club venue, put on a show of iron-play and putting on a windy afternoon as he charged past overnight leader Poulter to move to 13-under.

"I'm very comfortable on this golf course," Ogilvy said.

"I've probably played here more than I've played any other course in the world.

"It's fun to come back to Melbourne."

World number one Luke Donald is eight strokes behind after a third successive day of toil on the greens

Ogilvy stands on the brink of a drought-breaking victory after a frustrating, winless year on the US Tour that was marred by a succession of injuries.



Taylor powers to opening victory

DARTS: Phil 'The Power' Taylor started his bid for a 16th world title with a 3-0 win over Haruki Muramatsu at the PDC World Championships in London.

Taylor was not on top form but he was still too strong for his opponent.

Taylor said: "It was hard work. He is very steady and precise."

Elsewhere, Wes Newton beat Kurt van de Rijck 3-0, Co Stompe threw four 180s as he eased to a 3-0 win against Michael Smith and Justin Pipe eased through with a 3-1 victory over Sean Reed.



Di Resta retains Force India drive

Motor Racing: Force India have confirmed Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg will be their driver line-up for next season, meaning Adrian Sutil has been dumped after six seasons with the team.



Bonds sentenced

BASEBALL: Eight years of being investigated for steroid allegations ended for baseball home run king Barry Bonds yesterday after he was given a 30-day sentence to be served at home for misleading grand jurors investigating doping in professional sport.

BASKETBALL: The wife of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant's has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after a decade of marriage.


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