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Donald leads McIlroy, two others in Dubai

Luke Donald shot a 7-under 65 yesterday to lead Rory McIlroy, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Marc Warren by one stroke after the opening round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship. Donald saved par on Nos. 1 and 4 with clutch putting, and some accurate up-and-down play helped him make four birdies in a stretch of six holes. Donald fended off a challenge from McIlroy at the tournament last year to become the first player to clinch both the European and PGA Tour money titles. The Northern Irishman has repeated the feat this season, and he surged into contention at the $8 million event with three birdies on the back nine.


Lundqvist in Sandy benefit game

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will join other hockey stars in giving back to people who were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy when he steps on the ice in Atlantic City tomorrow night along with Rangers teammates and foes from the Flyers. The event won't have the intensity of a regular NHL game, but it will be filled with emotion and enjoyment. "You want to pay back to people working in the community around New York and people that got hit by this storm," said Lundqvist, last season's Vezina Trophy winner as the top goalie in the NHL.


'Billionaire coach' makes FCS playoffs

Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia increased the stock value of a TD Ameritrade from $700 million to $10 billion in seven years. So he doesn't think anyone should be surprised he could get the Football Championship Subdivision Chanticleers to the playoffs in his first year. Moglia coached a bit in high school and was an Ivy League assistant before heading into the business world in 1984. Moglia's recent coaching resume included only two years as an unpaid executive adviser at Nebraska and a 1-4 record in 2011 as head coach of the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks. But Moglia sold the school on the idea that putting together a successful business or a successful football team isn't all that different. "When I became a leader in the business world, I was a far better business leader because of my experience as a coach. I think frankly I am a better head coach at the college level because of my experience as a business leader," Moglia said. -- AP


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