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Bogeys bump Bubba Watson down into three-way tie at Travelers

Police search Aaron Hernandez's home again as they continue to look for evidence in the killing of Odin Lloyd.

June 22, 2013|Wire reports
  • Bubba Watson lines up his putt on the 17th hole during the third round of the 2013 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on Saturday.
Bubba Watson lines up his putt on the 17th hole during the third round of the… (Jared Wickerham / Getty…)

Bubba Watson made three bogeys in his last six holes Saturday to help create a three-way tie after three rounds at the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Conn.

Watson, Graham DeLaet, who tied for the low round of the day with a 65, and Charley Hoffman are all at 10-under par heading into Sunday's final round at the TPC of River Highlands. Watson shot an even-par 70.

Justin Rose, less than a week after his U.S. Open victory, sits at seven-under par and in a tie for seventh place after a second straight 68.

Stacy Lewis made four straight birdies and eight overall to shoot a six-under 65 and join a group of four players atop the leaderboard at 10 under after the second round of the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers.

Lewis, the world's No. 2 player, earned an unofficial win at the rain-shortened event as an amateur in 2007. She is the local favorite this week, having played collegiately at Arkansas.

Chie Arimura and Beatriz Recari both equaled Lewis' 65 and are tied entering the final round with So Yeon Ryu.

I.K. Kim and defending champion Ai Miyazato tied for the lowest round of the day, each shooting a seven-under 64.

First-round leader Mika Miyazato shot a 70 and is three shots back.

Frenchman Alexander Levy overcame two bogeys to shoot a four-under 68 in the third round to pull into a three-way tie with Ernie Els of South Africa and Sweden's Alex Noren atop the leaderboard of the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany.

The three were even at 15-under 201 heading into Sunday's final round.

Craig Stadler grabbed the lead at the Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill., with birdies on three of the four par-fives in a 65 that put him two shots ahead of Bob Tway and Jeff Sluman.

David Frost was fourth, three strokes back after a 67 that included six birdies.


Police again search Aaron Hernandez's home

State police officers and dogs searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez again Saturday as they continue to investigate the killing of a semipro football player whose body was found about a mile away.

The search of Hernandez's sprawling home and vehicle in North Attleboro, Mass., began in the afternoon and lasted for more than three hours. Locksmiths and several officers were involved, including one with a crowbar.

Detectives and uniformed officers who searched the home, its backyard and playhouse did not comment to reporters on what they were looking for or what caused them to return to the house located not far from where the Patriots practice and about a mile from where a jogger found the body of Odin Lloyd on Monday.

Lloyd family members said Friday that he had been dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee for about two years. They said the two men were friends who were together the night Lloyd died.

Police previously searched in and around the home as they try to figure out who killed Lloyd.

Just 21 years old, Brianna Rollins is already running faster than some of the best hurdlers in history.

She broke an American record in the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. track championships on a sweltering Saturday in Des Moines.

Rollins, a standout at Clemson before turning pro this month, finished in 12.26 seconds to break the mark of Gail Devers in 2000. It is the fastest time in a 100 hurdles race in 21 years. Only two hurdlers have ever run faster.

Meantime, 17-year-old Mary Cain finished second in the 1,500 meters to earn a spot at the world championships in Moscow in August. She took second when she was edged at the line by training partner Treniere Moser.

Cain is the first high-schooler to make the world team since Allyson Felix nearly a decade ago.

Elena Vesnina of Russia won her second WTA title when she defeated American qualifier Jamie Hampton, 6-2, 6-1, in the final of the Aegon International at Eastbourne, England.

And Feliciano Lopez of Spain won his third career title when he beat second-seeded Gilles Simon, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-0, in the men's final, days before they meet again in the first round at Wimbledon.

Vesnina, who lost the first six finals of her career, has now won her last two after also winning at Hobart in January. Hampton was playing in her first career final after upsetting No. 4-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki.

Hampton will be ranked on Monday as the third American behind Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens. Hampton and Stephens will clash in the first round at Wimbledon.

Nicolas Mahut of France won his first ATP title at the age of 31, playing impeccable serve-and-volley tennis to beat second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-3, 6-4, in the Topshelf Open final at Rosmalen, Netherlands.

Earlier, Simona Halep won her second title in two weeks, beating Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 6-2, in a rain-interrupted women's final.

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