Na Yeon Choi shot a seven-under 65 in the third round at U.S. Women's… (Elsa / Getty Images )
Na Yeon Choi had one of the best rounds in U.S. Women's Open history, taking control of the tournament with a seven-under 65 in the third round at Blackwolf Run on Saturday in Kohler, Wis.
The fifth-ranked South Korean star's remarkable round put her at eight under for the tournament, giving her a six-stroke lead over Amy Yang. Only four players ever have posted a lower round in the Open, and the 65 tied the lowest third-round score in the event's history.
Michelle Wie faded, shooting asix6-over 78 to fall to two over. Wie shot a 66 on Friday, putting her a stroke behind leader Suzann Pettersen. Pettersen also shot a 78 and slid to one over.
Yang had a 69. Choi and Yang were the only players to break 70 in the round. Lexi Thompson, Mika Miyazato and Sandra Gal were tied for third at one under.
U.S. Openchampion Webb Simpson shot a five-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Simpson had his second straight bogey-free round to reach 14 under on the Greenbrier Resort's Old White TPC course. Troy Kelly was second after a 62. He had hip-replacement surgery in September 2010 after being diagnosed with arthritis.
Rookie Charlie Beljan, J.B. Holmes and Ken Duke were 11 under. Beljan had a 67, Holmes a 66 and Duke a 65.
Holmes had part of his skull removed in September 2011, four months after he started having vertigo symptoms. He returned to the tour in January.
Adrian Peterson arrested at nightclub
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested in Houston on a charge of resisting arrest after an early morning incident in which police say it took three officers to subdue him.
Houston police said Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because it was closed. The man, who officials said identified himself as a police officer, left to tell other patrons to leave the club before returning to Peterson's group to again tell them to leave.
Police said Peterson turned around and told the officer that he heard him the first time and pushed him in the shoulder, causing him to stumble. The officer told Peterson he was under arrest and to put his hands behind his back. Peterson began yelling, pulled away and "assumed an aggressive stance" as another off-duty officer came to help. Peterson continued to struggle with them both, police said.
Peterson, who is from Palestine, Texas, was released from jail Saturday on a $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor.
Larry Miller has resigned as president of the Portland Trail Blazers.
The team announced Miller's surprising departure Saturday. The team said he is leaving to take a position with another Portland-area business. The Oregonian said he is returning to a former employer, Nike.
Miller was president of the Blazers for five years. He helped oversee the team's hiring of Neil Olshey as general manager early last month.
During Miller's tenure, the Blazers returned to the postseason for the first time in six seasons, making three straight trips to the playoffs from 2009-2011. Portland was 28-38 last season and missed the playoffs.
The Phoenix Suns withdrew their qualifying offer to Aaron Brooks, making the point guard an unrestricted free agent.
Brooks was acquired from the Houston Rockets at the 2011 trade deadline and appeared in 25 games with Phoenix, averaging 9.6 points, 4.2 assists and 18.9 minutes. He played in China last season.
In Bern, Switzerland, Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round to retain his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts. The 36-year-old Klitschko, 58-3 with 51 knockouts, floored Thompson with a big right hand near the end of the fifth round at Stade de Suisse, and the 40-year-old American never recovered.