Levin leads by a stroke, seeking first PGA victory

Spencer Levin, seeking his first PGA Tour win, chipped in for eagle and for birdie, allowing him to make a few mistakes on the back nine Saturday at the Memorial.

He shot 3-under 69 and had a one-shot lead over Rory Sabbatini going into the final round at windy Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Rickie Fowler shot a 69 — one of only three rounds in the 60s on a tough day in the wind — and was three shots behind. Fowler will play with Tiger Woods, a four-time Memorial champion very much in the mix. Despite two bogeys on the last three holes for a 73, he was four shots back.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand took a one-stroke lead at the Wales Open after shooting a 4-under-par 67 in the third round at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales.

Tied for second were Joost Luiten of the Netherlands and Ross Fisher of England (71).

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Jay Haas will carry a three-shot lead into the final round of the Principal Charity Classic after shooting a 6-under 65 at West Des Moines, Iowa.

LPGA: Stacy Lewis tied a tournament 36-hole record with a second-round 65 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club to maintain the lead entering today’s final round at Galloway Township, N.J.

Lewis’ two-day total of 130 leads Anna Nordqvist, who shot a 67, by six strokes.


NFL: The lawyer for suspended New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma said a ledger of cash bonuses and fines for Saints players shows no proof of bounties placed on targeted opponents.

The lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, said the leaking of the ledger shows how “misguided and irresponsible” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been in handling the probe.

People familiar with the ledger told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday that the document indicates payments for plays called “cart-offs” and “whacks.”


WNBA: Epiphanny Prince hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and scored eight of her career-high 33 points in overtime to help the Chicago Sky rally for a 94-92 victory over the host Atlanta Dream.

Tamika Catchings scored 16 points to help the Indiana Fever defeat the visiting New York Liberty, 91-68.


NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE: The Seacoast United Mariners (1-2-1) got goals from four players in a 4-1 victory over Mass United Football Club (2-4-1) at Scarborough.

Amo Hougton, Dominic Fitzpatrick, Fazal Nabi and Tony Yeboah scored to give the franchise its first win.

Mariners goalie Peter Morrell saved five shots.

MLS: Second-half substitute Kelyn Rowe broke a scoreless game in the 70th minute to lift the New England Revolution to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire at Foxborough, Mass.


BELMONT: Trainer Doug O’Neill sported a New York Mets cap for his morning briefing after Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another made his daily gallop around Belmont Park.

O’Neill said one of his barn security guards — a big Mets fan — gave him the cap. On Friday night, Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history in beating St. Louis.

Overnight rain of 1 1/2 inches left the track a bit muddy, but I’ll Have Another did fine in going through a “normal routine.”

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will attempt to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

— From staff and news services