SPIETH FIGHTS BACK BUT STILL BEHIND LEADER HAAS BY 6 SHOTS
TOP-RANKED defending champion Jordan Spieth fought into contention but it was fellow American Bill Haas who grabbed the lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Valspar Championship.
Spieth, frustrated after opening with a 76, fired a bogey-free four-under 67 on Saturday to reach two-under 211, six shots off the pace of Haas.
The latter also had a 67 on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook.
CURRY PUTS SUNS IN SHADE TO EXTEND WARRIORS' HOME WINS
STEPHEN Curry bombed in three-pointers in a 14-0, fourth-quarter run on Saturday, helping the Golden State Warriors escape an upset bid by the Phoenix Suns with a hard-earned 123-116 victory.
Playing without NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, who sprained his left ankle in Friday's win over Portland, the Warriors (59-6) were able to overcome a 10-point, third-quarter deficit en route to their 48th consecutive home victory.
MURRAY ADVANCES, KERBER SENT PACKING AT INDIAN WELLS
WORLD No.2 Andy Murray, who led Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory last week, was given a tough test but pushed his way past Marcel Granollers in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Saturday.
On the women's side, Angelique Kerber was upset by Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic. Kerber has been in a bit of slump since beating Serena Williams in the Australian Open final, losing three of her past four matches.