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Ukraine looked vulnerable in defence and powerless in attack

IRVING, Texas — Nine players had or shared the lead during the third round of the Byron Nelson Championship. Clay Matthews Jersey . Yet when play ended Saturday, Jason Dufner was the one alone at the top of the leaderboard for the second day in a row. Unfazed by more breezy conditions, Dufner shot a 1-under 69 for an 8-under 202 total. He had a one-stroke lead over Jason Day, J.J. Henry and Dicky Pride. “Similar conditions as (Friday), so probably helped me a little bit, just being comfortable with the wind and how hard it was blowing,” Dufner said. “Good ball striking, hit a lot of greens. … Didnt feel like I was scrambling too much, trying to save pars or out of position, anything like that.” Three weeks after getting his first PGA Tour victory at New Orleans, and two weeks after getting married, Dufner is already trying to win again. Dufner is comfortable in his position with the experience of having won recently, and the forecast for more wind Sunday, though it is not expected to be as stiff as the 20 mph with gusts the last two days. Matt Kuchar, who won The Players Championship last weekend, was in a group of eight players four shots back after a 72 with an up-and-down back nine. Kuchar, the fifth-ranked player in the world, still has a chance to become the first PGA Tour player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks. Dufners only bogey came at the 528-yard par-4 third hole, when he knew right away that his drive wasnt a good one. He immediately dropped his club to watch as the ball flew into a bunker on the left side of the fairway, opposite the water on the right where he hit his tee shot the previous day. “A little bit of carryover from (Friday), not trying to let those things happen, but occasionally they creep in your mind,” he said. “That bunker is almost as bad as being in the water, so (Sunday) maybe Ill think of that and play more aggressive and try to hit the shot a little better.” Dufner, who birdied four of his last five holes Friday, got the lost stroke back Saturday with a 10-foot birdie putt at No. 6. He had pars the rest of the way except for the 14-foot birdie at the par-4 14th. Days only bogey came when he missed a putt of less than 2 feet at No. 18. The ball rimmed around the cup and rolled back toward him, costing him a share of the lead with a round of 67. “I just hit it too hard through the break,” said Day, the 2010 Nelson champ who finished fifth last year in his only other appearance on the TPC at Four Seasons courses. “One day that hole will pay me back, and hopefully its (Sunday).” There were 20 players within five strokes of the lead. And 10th-ranked Phil Mickelson was among of group of seven more players only one more back. Henry had three birdies on the back nine after two bogeys on the easier front nine in a round of 67. Pride, who has been playing professionally for 20 years, got his only PGA Tour victory in 1994. “I threw my caddie in the air trying to figure out the wind,” Pride said jokingly after his round of 69. “Grass, I couldnt see.” Vijay Singh, a 34-time PGA Tour winner whose last victory was in 2008, had a 66 Saturday. He was two strokes back after an eagle-birdie-bogey finish. After his 38-foot eagle putt at the par-5 16th, he made a 5-foot birdie at No. 17 but missed a par putt of the same distance on the last hole. “Ive been looking forward to this position,” he said. “My game has been coming around, but there wasnt any signs of scoring and this s the first day where I kind of went out there and scored well.” PGA rookie Jonas Blixt from Sweden (67) and Marc Leishman (71) were tied for sixth at 205. Ryan Palmer, the 2011 Nelson runner-up after losing in a playoff, shot a 72 in the final group. He was with Kuchar and defending Nelson champion Keegan Bradley (71) in that group of eight at 2006. Kuchar was 8 under and leading after consecutive birdies to start his back nine, with a 32-foot putt at No. 10 and hitting his approach at No. 11 inside 3 feet. After hitting his tee shot at No. 12 into a fairway bunker, he had a chance to save par but missed a 6-foot putt. His tee shot at the 180-yard 13th stopped 4 inches from the pin for a tap-in birdie that got him back to 8 under and the lead, but that didnt last long. An errant drive on No. 14 led to a drop, then he had to punch back into the fairway before his approach to the back fringe of the green and a double bogey. His approach out of the rough at the next hole found a greenside bunker and he missed a 7-footer for par. Bradley was only one stroke off the lead when his drive at No. 11 was way right. His shot from there went over the green and trickled into the water, leading to a triple bogey that took him to 4 under, where he finished. Mickelson had five birdies and four bogeys for a round of 69. He failed to make up any ground even after holing a 42-foot chip shot at No. 18, where he finished with double bogey Friday. “It was a fun way to end the day,” he said. “I had a lot of opportunities to get right back in the mix and made four or five mistakes there, sloppy bogeys.”DeMarco Murray Youth Jersey . He was 85. Restic coached the Crimson from 1971 through 1993. The university said he died Thursday at Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. Nnamdi Asomugha Womens Jersey . Tests on Monday revealed some fraying of the meniscus in Vonns left knee, but no tear. The right knee turned out to be fine. James Laurinaitis Womens Jersey .S. Open. The expectations that have followed Tiger Woods this year are a lot like the fairways at The Olympic Club — up, down, often sideways. Asante Samuel Jersey . — New England Revolution midfielder Zak Boggs is retiring and will accept a Fulbright Scholarship to study medical sciences at Englands Leicester University beginning this fall. Ndamukong Suh Jersey . Rain on Monday forced five mens fourth-round matches to be either suspended or postponed. The fourth-seeded Murray was in the second set when play was halted and on Tuesday came back to finish a thorough 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 triumph against 16th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. INGOLSTADT, Germany — Ukraine slumped to its second straight defeat ahead of the European Championship when the co-host was beaten 2-0 by Turkey in a warm-up game on Tuesday. Midfielder Caner Erkin gave Turkey the lead with a low shot past goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov after 30 minutes, and striker Mustafa Pektemek doubled the score in the 70th from a quick counterattack after the Ukraine offside trap failed. The defeat came four days after Ukraines 3-2 loss to Austria in another friendly. In both matches, Ukraine looked vulnerable in defence and powerless in attack. Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin rested key players Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Andriy Voronin, while Andriy Shevchenko only appeared for the second half. Jared Allen Jersey. The veteran striker missed two of his teams best chances after sending a header wide in the 76th and hitting the crossbar with a chipped shot 10 minutes later. Ukraine will open its Euro 2012 campaign against Sweden in Kyiv on Monday in a group that also includes England and France. Turkey, which also upset Portugal 3-1 on Saturday, failed to qualify for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. ‘ ‘ ‘