Mickelson and Watney tied at Quail Hollow

Golf: Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney wound up tied for the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte, N.C., minus the separation from the rest of the field.

Mickelson hit a shot out-of-bounds on the 15th hole and hit another shot that struck a spectator in the head, costing him three shots over the last four holes at Quail Hollow in his round of 1-over 73. Watney hit a semi-shank with a 6-iron on the par-3 17th, took double bogey and had to settle for a 71.

George McNeill is one back with a 7-under 209 through three rounds.

• Kerr leads Kingsmill Championship: Cristie Kerr shot a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over second-ranked Stacy Lewis and Suzann Pettersen after the third round of the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship at Williamsburg, Va.

• Sauers shoots 66 at Insperity: Gene Sauers chipped in for birdie on the par-4 17th a day after making a double bogey on the hole, and finished with a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s Insperity Championship at The Woodlands, Texas.

Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot a 74 and is 6 over.

Arsenal, Tottenham manage 1-0 victories

Soccer: Gareth Bale smashed home a shot in 86th-minute from the edge of the penalty area, leading Tottenham to a 1-0 victory over visiting Southampton in the Premier League. It wasn’t enough to lift Tottenham above rival Arsenal. Theo Walcott scored the quickest goal of the season – after 20 seconds – to earn the Gunners a 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers.

• Ferguson to undergo surgery: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will have hip surgery this summer and may miss the start of next season.

Winterhawks even series with 3-0 win

WHL: Mac Carruth needed to make just 16 saves to earn his fifth shutout of the postseason, and the Portland Winterhawks clamped down on the Edmonton Oil Kings to even the Wesetern Hockey League championship series at a game apiece with a 3-0 victory in Portland.

Ty Rattie’s league-leading 16th goal of the playoffs in the first period was all the offense Portland needed.

Games 3 and 4 come Tuesday and Wednesday at Edmonton.

U.S. hockey recovers to defeat Austria 5-3

Miscellany: The United States rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to beat Austria 5-3 in its opening game at the ice hockey world championship.

• Cavendish wins opening Giro stage: British cycling standout Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint finish at Naples.

• Pavlyuchenkova wins: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Carla Suarez 7-5, 6-2 to win the women’s final at the Portugal Open tennis tourney at Oeiras.

• Klitschko defends WBA, IBF belts: Wladimir Klitschko stopped Francesco Pianeta in the sixth round to retain the WBA and IBF heavyweight boxing titles at Mannheim, Germany.

• UC Irvine wins men’s volleyball title: UC Irvine won its second straight NCAA men’s volleyball title and fourth in seven years, sweeping top-ranked BYU in three sets at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.


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