WATSON GRABS A BIRDIE TO LEAD RIVIERA BY ONE SHOT
BUBBA Watson fired a four-under 67 in Saturday's third round of the PGA Northern Trust Open to take a one-shot lead over three Americans, including Dustin Johnson, whom Watson edged for the 2014 title.
Two-time Masters champ Watson seized the outright lead with a birdie at 17 on the same Riviera Country Club course where he shot 64-64 on the weekend two years ago to beat Johnson by two strokes.
Johnson is tied for second with second-round leader Jason Kokrak, who shot a 70, and Chez Reavie, who had a 69.
REDEMPTION FOR WARRIORS WITH VICTORY OVER CLIPPERS
GOLDEN State guard Klay Thompson scored 32 points and forward Draymond Green recorded his National Basketball Association-leading 11th triple-double, allowing the Warriors to bounce back from their worst showing of the season with a 115-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday at Staples Center.
Guard Stephen Curry had 23 points and nine assists as the Warriors (49-5), who played without centre Andrew Bogut, returned to their winning ways following a 105-137 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
NADAL TAKEN DOWN BY WORLD NO. 45 CUEVAS IN RIO
Rafael Nadal's below-par season has continued with the former world No. 1 dumped from the Rio Open semi-finals with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (3-7), 4-6 defeat by unseeded Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas on Saturday.
The top seed pipped Cuevas in a first set tie-break and denied his opponent two set points in the second but succumbed to his first defeat against the world No. 45.
World No. 5 Nadal, who failed to win a grand slam title last year for the first time since 2004, was dumped out of the first round of the recent Australian Open.