Langer leads at Senior British Open
Golf: Bernard Langer shot a 4-under 66 Saturday for a one-stroke lead at 203 over Fred Couples heading into the final round of the Senior British Open at Turnberry, Scotland.
Couples had seven birdies in a round of 64, while Peter Fowler finished with a 65 to trail the leader by two shots.
“I’m just happy to be in the hunt with 18 holes to play,” said Langer, who won this title two years ago at Carnoustie. “There’s a lot of guys in with a chance, so I know I’ll have to shoot one of the lower scores to win.”
Americans John Cook (66) and overnight leader Gary Hallberg (73) joined England’s Barry Lane (66) at four shots back.
Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot a 72 and is at 5-over 215.
• Garrigus breaks Palmer’s record: Robert Garrigus broke the 54-hole scoring record at the Canadian Open that was first set more than a half-century ago by Arnold Palmer.
Now he needs to finish like the King.
On rain-softened greens that took the bite out of Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario, Garrigus combined his power with some timely putts for a 6-under 64 that gave him a one-shot lead over William McGirt, who lost ground despite a 66.
Garrigus was at 16-under 194, one shot better than Palmer in 1955 at Weston Golf & Country Club outside Toronto, and matched two years by Dean Wilson at St. George’s Golf & Country Club. Palmer went on to win the 1955 Canadian Open for the first of his 62 titles on the PGA Tour.
• American Lewis shares lead: American Stacy Lewis made a birdie on the last hole to share the lead with South Korea’s Inbee Park after the third round of the Evian Masters at Paris.
Lewis, who is chasing her third LPGA Tour title of the year, had a 1-over 73 to finish the day at 11 under. The overnight leader had two bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine before a birdie on the 18th.
Ching helps lift Dynamo to win
Soccer: Calen Carr and former Gonzaga University star Brian Ching scored as the Houston Dynamo beat host Toronto FC 2-0 for their fourth straight victory.
The Dynamo (10-5-7) moved to second place in the Eastern Conference and extended their unbeaten streak to 5-0-2, having allowed just one goal in their last seven matches.
Houston scored its second goal in the 86th minute when Brian Davis set up Ching with a beautiful touch pass and the Dynamo captain put it past Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic with ease.
• Liverpool, Tottenham play to draw in Baltimore: Liverpool and Tottenham played to a scoreless tie in an exhibition before 42,723 fans at the home stadium of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. … Also, Urby Emanuelson scored in the 69th minute to lift AC Milan to a 1-0 victory over Champions League winner Chelsea in Miami, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the third minute in his first game with Paris Saint-Germain to help the French club tie D.C. United 1-1 in Washington.
Magic hire Vaughn as head coach
NBA: The Orlando Magic announced the hiring of Jacque Vaughn, 37, as its next head coach, bringing the latest 30-something member to a basketball operations department following the hiring of 30-year-old general manager Rob Hennigan last month.
Vaughn becomes the 10th coach in team history and replaces Stan Van Gundy, who was fired on May 21 despite compiling a 259-135 regular-season record and a franchise-best .657 winning percentage.
Alpha triumphs in Jim Dandy
Miscellany: Alpha won the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes in wire-to-wire fashion, pulling away from Neck ‘n Neck in the sloppy stretch at Saratoga (N.Y.) and returning to the winner’s circle for the first time in nearly six months.
• Haase wins tournament: In Kitzbuehel, Austria, defending champion Robin Haase of the Netherlands rallied past top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 to win the Bet-at-Home Cup tennis event.