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Sizzling Woods takes huge lead at Doral

other Updated: Mar 10, 2013 23:35 IST

An on-fire Tiger Woods will take a four-stroke lead over Graeme McDowell into Sunday's final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship after shooting a five-under-par 67 at Doral on Saturday. Woods, searching for his 76th PGA Tour victory, finished his third round in fine style with a 16-foot birdie putt on the 18th, highlighting his outstanding work on the greens so far in the tournament.

The 14-times major winner finished the day at 18-under for a 198 total, while McDowell's three-under par 69 put him on 14-under at 202. Woods, who won in January at Torrey Pines, has made 24 birdies through 54 holes - a personal record at this stage in a tournament and he has never lost a final round where he has led by three or more strokes.

'Pistorius developing suicidal tendencies'
London: A close friend of murder-accused Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has claimed that the sprinter is on the verge of committing suicide as he has been in depression after the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by his own hands and the subsequent case against him.

According to Mike Azzi, a horse trainer and one of Pistorius' closest friends, he fears that the Blade Runner may be developing a suicidal tendency as there is no confidence in the tone of his voice, the Mirror reports.

Azzi, whom Pistorius fondly calls uncle Mike, further said that Pistorius seemed to have lost any will to live and acts like he has no purpose left to his life, adding that he could find out just by speaking to the sprinter that he is a broken man.

Hopkins wins light heavy title at 48
New York: Ageless American Bernard Hopkins bettered his own record as the oldest man to win a world boxing title on Saturday, claiming the IBF light heavyweight crown with a convincing victory against an opponent 17 years his junior.

The 48-year-old boxer claimed a unanimous decision against Tavoris Cloud, winning 116-112, 116-112, and 117-111 on the judges' cards at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday night to eclipse his 2011 WBC light heavyweight title victory over Jean Pascal at the age of 46.

Hopkins, who improved his record to 53-6-2 (32 KOs), proved he remained a master technician as "The Executioner" claimed a satisfying victory over a boxer from the stable of his former promoter Don King.