Five shot off
SILVIS, Illinois - John Senden carded a four-under 67 that featured an eagle at the par-five second hole, but the Australian is still five shots off the lead heading into the final round at the John Deere Classic.
Troy Matteson fired a five-under par 66 for a three-shot lead over three-time defending champion Steve Stricker.
Matteson had a 54-hole total of 18-under 195. Stricker was on 198 after a 66 that included seven birdies —including four in a row from the 14th.
Coco puffs past
STANFORD, California - Coco Vandeweghe booked the first WTA final of her career on Saturday with a 6-2 3-6 6-2 victory over fifth-seeded Yanina Wickmayer in the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.
The lucky loser from last weekend's qualifying rounds will face either top-seeded defending champion Serena Williams or Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the title match.
Vandeweghe got into the main draw after a late player withdrawal and made the most of her opportunity. She beat former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic in the second round.
Ton in vain
BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts and Nevis - New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor has smashed a fine century but it was not enough to prevent West Indies wrapping up their one-day series with a 24-run win in the fourth match.
Taylor, playing in his first match of the series after injuring his shoulder last month, made 110 off 115 balls. But as his team chased a 267-run target, he was outshone by West Indies seamer Tino Best who marked his recall to the team with 4-46.
Hewitt in final
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt reached the final of the ATP Hall of Fame Championships on Saturday with a three-set victory over American Rajeev Ram.
Hewitt, a former Wimbledon and US Open champion, reached his first ATP final in more than two years with a 6-4 5-7 6-2 victory over former Newport champion Ram.
Hewitt, who received a wild card into the draw, was playing in his first semi-final since June 2010, when he captured the grass court title in Halle.
He next faces either defending Newport champion John Isner or American Ryan Harrison.
BERLIN - The head of Germany's football league has called on Sepp Blatter to resign over the FIFA bribery scandal.
Reinhard Rauball told Germany's Welt Online that Blatter should step down as soon as possible so that FIFA can make a fresh start.
Blatter has acknowledged he knew about payments by marketing agency ISL to former FIFA chief Joao Havelange but insisted they were legal in Switzerland in the 1990s.
5th surfing title
BIARRITZ, France - Stephanie Gilmore claimed her fifth women's world surfing title on Saturday with victory over fellow Australian Tyler Wright in the penultimate event of the year at Biarritz.
Gilmore was the first surfer ever to win four titles from four attempts from 2007-2010
LONDON - The absence of New Zealand international fullback Brent Webb proved no obstacle to Leeds as his replacement Zak Hardaker scored a double to knock reigning champions Wigan out of English rugby league's Challenge Cup 39-28.