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Love shoots another 68,
tied for lead at St. Jude

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III shot his third straight 2-under-par 68 on Saturday to join Nick O’Hern and John Merrick atop the leaderboard at the windy St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn.

Love, seeking his first PGA Tour victory since 2008, had three birdies and one bogey to match O’Hern (67) and Merrick (69) at 6-under 204, the highest 54-hole lead on the tour this year.

Third-round leader Rory McIlroy shot 72 in a round that featured six bogeys and four birdies. He is in a group of six that includes former UNLV star Chad Campbell at 205.

Also: Eun-Hee Ji shot 3-under 69 to take a one-shot lead over Karrie Webb after the third round of the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y. Ji is at 4-under 212.

Webb shot 68 to match Ji for the tournament’s best round. Third-round leader Se Ri Pak had five bogeys in a round of 76 and is five shots behind Ji.

Tom Lehman 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Regions Tradition, a Champions Tour major, in Birmingham, Ala. He is at 10-under 206, with Peter Senior (66) and Jeff Sluman (70) second.

Bill Glasson had the lead for all but the tournament’s first hole entering the third round but fell three shots back after a 74.

Lee Westwood fired a final-round 3-under 69 to win the European Tour’s Nordea Masters in Bro, Sweden, by five shots. He finished at 19-under 269.

The United States leads Britain and Ireland 6½-5½ entering the eight singles matches today in the Curtis Cup in Nairn, Scotland. The Americans need 10 points to retain the Cup.

miscellaneous

Bronx gymnast rallies
to win U.S. men’s crown

John Orozco rallied to win the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships in St. Louis, edging defending champion Danell Leyva on the last rotation to give the Americans a potent one-two punch at next month’s London Olympics.

Orozco, a 19-year-old three-time U.S. junior champion from the Bronx, trailed Leyva by two points with two events left before putting together two spectacular routines on high bar and floor exercise. He had a two-round total of 184.850, with Leyva at 184.800.

Also: Denmark and Germany claimed 1-0 soccer wins at the European Championship. The Danes held off the Netherlands in Kharkiv, and highly touted Germany wore down Portugal in Lviv as co-host Ukraine staged its opening matches.

Nick Vander Tuig allowed one run in six innings to lift UCLA to a 4-1 baseball victory over Texas Christian to win the NCAA Super Regional in Los Angeles and advance to the College World Series. The Horned Frogs finished (40-22).

San Diego State baseball coach and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes, UT San Diego reported.

Sebastian Vettel won the pole for today’s Formula One Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, turning a fast lap of 1 minute, 13.784 seconds. Lewis Hamilton qualified second at 1:14.087.

Centennial shortstop Heather Bowen has been named Gatorade Nevada Softball Player of the Year. The sophomore, the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Class 4A player of the year, hit .480 with 16 home runs, 60 runs and 54 RBIs in leading the Bulldogs to the state title.

Four local high school players have been honored by U.S. Lacrosse.

Centennial sophomore midfielder Justin Anderson and Coronado junior midfielder Kieran Eissler were named to the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-America team. Bishop Gorman senior midfielder Blake Muscelli was honored as part of the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-Academic team. Faith Lutheran senior defender Danny White was a recipient of the Bob Scott Award.

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