Nick Price shot a four-under-par 66 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead over three players after three rounds of the Colonial at Fort Worth.
Price, who is at 10-under 200, had four birdies in seven holes, finishing with birdies at the 383-yard 17th and 427-yard 18th after consecutive bogeys.
Phil Tataurangi, Kenny Perry and Steve Flesch were tied for second at five-under 205.
Tiger Woods overcame a double bogey at No. 2 to finish at five-under 67 in the second round of the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open at Heidelberg, Germany, to stay in contention. Colin Montgomerie and Alex Cejka shared the lead, with four players a shot behind, and Woods two strokes behind in a tie for seventh place. Montgomerie shot a 68 and Cejka matched his two-round total of 10-under 134 with a 70.
Serena Williams held off Jennifer Capriati, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, to reach the final of the Italian Open at Rome. Justin Henin beat fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters, 7-5, 6-2, in the other semifinal.... Marat Safin and Roger Federer reached the final of the Hamburg Masters in Germany. Safin, seeded sixth, was leading Tommy Robredo, 6-2, 4-2, when the Spaniard retired because of "an irritation in the lower ankle joint." Federer beat frequent doubles partner Max Mirnyi, 6-4, 6-4, in the other semifinal.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter denied allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement and delivered a stinging attack on the governing body's No. 2 official, Michel Zen-Ruffinen. "The extent and unsubstantiated content of these allegations must be set right," Blatter said in a 30-page document. "They will come back to haunt my accusers." Blatter was responding to a report presented to FIFA's execute committee by Zen-Ruffinen, who broke with Blatter earlier this year, accusing him of financial mismanagement and running FIFA like a dictatorship.
Defending World Cup champion France lost for the first time in eight months, falling to Belgium, 2-1, at Saint-Denis, France. France played without star midfielder Zinedine Zidane, who was with his wife for the birth of their third child. In other World Cup warmups, the Czech Republic beat Italy, 1-0, at Prague; Germany crushed Austria, 6-1, at Leverkusen, Germany; Nigeria beat Jamaica, 1-0, at London; Poland defeated Estonia, 1-0, at Warsaw, and Brazil defeated Catalonia, 3-1, at Barcelona.
Junior bantamweight Jose Navarro (11-0) of Los Angeles defeated Julio Cesar Oyuela in an eight-round unanimous decision at Honolulu Friday night.... Naseem Hamed, the former International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization featherweight champion, defeated Spain's Manuel Calvo in a unanimous decision at London.... Adam Nelson had the longest shotput in the world this year, a personal-best 73 feet 10 inches in the Oregon Classic Grand Prix II meet in Gresham. John Godina was second at 71-10.... Michigan football players Markus Curry, a sophomore defensive back, and Carl Diggs, a junior linebacker, were shot early Saturday after a fight at an off-campus party, police in Ann Arbor, Mich., said. Curry was hit in the back and was scheduled for surgery. Diggs was shot in the leg and released from a hospital. Police said the shooter escaped.