McIlroy vaults into lead at Doral
Rory McIlroy shot a 4-underpar 68 on Saturday to take a threestroke lead into the final round of the Cadillac Championship, a World Golf Championships event in Doral, Florida.
McIlroy played bogey-free in the third round and hasn’t dropped a shot in his last 34 holes on the Blue Monster course. He completed 54 holes at 12-under 204.
Adam Scott and Dustin Johnson are tied for second, three shots off the pace, and Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Danny Willett are tied for fourth, five shots back.
Dolphins, DE Williams talking
Multiple outlets reported the Miami Dolphins met with freeagent defensive end Mario Williams, who was released Tuesday by the Buffalo Bills.
Williams, 31, has 96 career sacks, but he had only five last season under new coach Rex Ryan. The Dolphins are interested, though, because they might lose defensive end Olivier Vernon in free agency and because defensive end Cameron Wake is coming off a torn Achilles tendon.
Multiple outlets reported the Kansas City Chiefs voided the last four years of linebacker Tamba Hali’s contract, making him a free agent. Hali, 33, had taken a pay cut and reworked his deal to remain with the team last season.
Despite dealing with a bothersome knee for much of last season, Hali had 6.5 sacks and was voted to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl.
The Jacksonville Jaguars confirmed practice-squad defensive back Earl Wolff was kidnapped for a short time in North Carolina last month but was freed unharmed.
The Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer reported Wolff was visiting friends when a group of men with guns forced him into his Range Rover. Police said he was released a short time later.
Multiple outlets reported the Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with safety Andrew Sendejo on a four-year contract that will keep him from entering free agency Wednesday. The deal reportedly is worth $16 million.
Wolves fall to Admirals in OT
Pontus Aberg scored in overtime to give the Milwaukee Admirals a 1-0 victory against the Wolves (25-25-5-2) in American Hockey League action at the Bradley Center. Pheonix Copley made 38 saves for the Wolves.
Multiple outlets reported the NHL will announce Sunday that the Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers in an outdoor game next season at Investors Group Field, the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
David Perron scored a goahead power-play goal in the second period, and the visiting Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings.
Braves reliever tomiss season
The Atlanta Braves said lefthanded reliever Andrew McKirahan likely will need Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow for a second time and is expected to miss the season.
Rory McIlroy shot a 4-under 68 in the third round Saturday to grab a three-stroke lead in the Cadillac Championship.