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Sports activities Digest: Schenck takes 1-shot lead into last spherical of Valspar Championship


Mar 18, 2023

Adam Schenk shot a 1-under 70, giving him a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood as he goes after his first victory on the PGA Tour on the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Schenk was at 8-under 205 and can play within the last group with Spieth, who opened with a 6-iron to 7 toes for eagle. However he made solely three pars over his last 12 holes – on 4 of these events, he adopted a bogey with a birdie. However that ended on the 18th when he hit a tree on his drive, went right into a entrance bunker after which blasted by the pin to the collar for a last bogey.

Eight gamers are inside three pictures of the lead.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Kristian Krogh Johannessen and Matthew Baldwin shared the lead on the SDC Championship in St. Francis Bay, South Africa when the third spherical was suspended due to fading gentle.

The pair had moved to 11 below par by means of 13 holes when gamers had been known as off on the St. Francis Hyperlinks course on South Africa’s south coast.


U.S. OPEN: After Novak Djokovic withdrew from tournaments in Florida and California as a result of he nonetheless can’t journey to the US as a international citizen who just isn’t vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, a U.S. Tennis Affiliation spokesman mentioned Saturday the group is “very hopeful” the top-ranked participant shall be allowed into the nation for the U.S. Open in August.

“Insurance policies regarding entry to the US are decided by the White Home. We’re very hopeful that the coverage stopping Novak Djokovic from coming into the US shall be rescinded, or lapse, within the close to future,” the USTA’s Chris Widmaier wrote to The Related Press. “No COVID-19 restrictions are in place on the U.S. Open for any participant, fan or different attendee. Novak, one in every of our sport’s nice champions, could be welcome to compete on the 2023 U.S. Open.”

The 2-week U.S. Open begins in Flushing Meadows on Aug. 28.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Tottenham missed out on the possibility to maneuver as much as third within the Premier League by throwing away a two-goal lead Saturday as James Ward-Prowse’s stoppage-time penalty earned last-place Southampton a 3-3 draw.

Southampton had solely scored twice in its earlier 5 league appearances however the hosts confirmed the identical struggle that noticed them not too long ago take factors off Chelsea and Manchester United to return again and enhance their survival hopes.

• Chelsea’s three-game successful streak in all competitions got here to a halt as Everton got here from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw within the Premier League on Saturday. The draw means Everton is 2 factors above the relegation zone in fifteenth place. Chelsea is in tenth place.

• Aston Villa loved a 3rd win in 4 Premier League video games because it beat Bournemouth 3-0 at dwelling with objectives from Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey and Emiliano Buendia on Saturday.

• Leicester halted a five-game dropping streak in all competitions as Harvey Barnes’ second-half equalizer secured a 1-1 draw at Brentford.

• Rasmus Kristensen scored simply seconds after approaching and Leeds withstood a late comeback to beat Wolverhampton 4-2 and transfer out of the relegation zone.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: Marco Odermatt underlined his dominance in males’s ski racing Saturday in Soldeu, Andorra, by breaking the 23-year-old male document for many World Cup factors in a single season.

The Swiss standout gained his final race of the season, the enormous slalom on the World Cup Finals, by an enormous 2.11 seconds over second-place Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway. The victory lifted Odermatt’s tally to 2,042 factors and previous the earlier mark of two,000 set by Austrian nice Hermann Maier within the 1999-2000 season.


FORMULA ONE: Sergio Perez stepped up for Pink Bull to make sure the group began from the pole on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after a mechanical concern sidelined two-time defending world champion Max Verstappen.

Verstappen was quickest in all three observe periods on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit however his qualifying effort was lower quick Saturday when he radioed “I’ve an issue. Engine, engine drawback,” through the second session. The Dutchman drove to the pits, the place a driveshaft concern was found, and Verstappen’s qualifying effort was over.

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