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PRESS BOX: Kisner leads by 1 at PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kevin Kisner withstood a wavering back nine to keep the lead, shooting a 1-over-par 72 in the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday at Quail Hollow Club.

Kisner, the co-leader entering the day, holds a one-shot lead at 7-under 206.

Chris Stroud, who bogeyed the final two holes, and second-round co-leader Hideki Matsuyama are at 6 under. Stroud shot 71 and Matsuyama checked in with 73. Justin Thomas (69) and Louis Oosthuizen (71) sit at 5 under.

Jason Day (77), who was in the final group, is at par 213, a stunning drop from contention with a quadruple-bogey eight on the last hole. He's tied for 16th.

Jordan Speith's bid to complete a career grand slam appears to be fizzling. He shot his best round of the tournament with a 71 on Saturday, but that left him at 3 over for the tournament and in a tie for 37th place.


--The Detroit Red Wings condemned the use of their logo by extremists at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A group of people were viewed with placards sporting the Red Wings' logo at the rally, in which one person was killed and more than a dozen injured when a speeding car plowed into a group of counterprotesters.

"The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, Va.," the franchise said in a statement. "The Red Wings believe that Hockey is for Everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation. We are exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration."

The NHL also denounced the use of the popular logo.

"We are obviously outraged by the irresponsible and improper use of our intellectual property as seen this weekend in Charlottesville, Va.," the league said in a statement. "This specific use is directly contrary to the value of inclusiveness that our league prioritizes and champions. We will take immediate and all necessary steps to insure the use is discontinued as promptly as possible, and will vigorously pursue other remedies, as appropriate."

Published reports point to there being a Michigan-based white nationalist group called the Detroit Right Wings. There isn't confirmation that the group is in Charlottesville. The activism was allegedly in response to Charlottesville's recently announced plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

--Bryan Murray, a former NHL coach and general manager with five different teams in his career, died of colon cancer. He was 74.

"Bryan Murray's strength and character were reflected in the teams he coached and the teams he built over decades of front office excellence," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. "While his warmth and dry sense of humor were always evident, they were accompanied by the fiery competitiveness and determination that were his trademarks.

"As we mourn Bryan's passing, we celebrate his many contributions to the game -- as well as his courage. The National Hockey League family sends our deepest condolences, comfort and support to Bryan's family, his many friends and all whose lives he influenced."

Murray was general manager of the Detroit Red Wings (1990-94), Florida Panthers (1994-98), Anaheim Ducks (2002-04) and Ottawa Senators (2007-16), and coached the Washington Capitals (1981-90), Red Wings (1990-93), Panthers (1997-98), Ducks (2001-02) and Senators (2005-08). Murray was a 620-465-23 coaching record with 131 ties in 17 NHL seasons. He won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year with the Capitals in 1983-84, guiding them to a 48-27-5 record.


--Roger Federer will be seeking his third career Rogers Cup title when he competes in Sunday's final at Montreal.

The Swiss star reached the championship match when he recorded a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Dutchman Robin Haase in Saturday's semifinal matchup. Federer won the Rogers Cup in 2004 and 2006 when it was held in Toronto. He will face either Germany's Alexander Zverev or Canada's Denis Shapovalov on Sunday.

Federer will be aiming for his sixth title of the year. He served nine aces and hit 28 winners to improve to 35-2 on the season. He has won 16 consecutive matches.

Haase, who hit 17 winners, made a later charge and forced a second-set tiebreak before Federer stymied the challenge to win the match.

--Caroline Wozniacki will be looking for her 26th career WTA title when she takes the court in Toronto for Sunday's Rogers Cup final.

The sixth-seeded Wozniacki rolled through American Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-3 in 80 minutes in her semifinal to reach her sixth final of the season. However, none of those 25 career titles have occurred this year. The Denmark native is 0-5 in finals in 2017.

Wozniacki will face fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina, who rolled to a 6-1, 6-1, 57-minute shellacking of second-seeded Simona Halep. Svitolina's fitness will be under observation. She had to play two matches on Saturday after her Friday quarterfinal was postponed due to rain.

Svitolina is 4-0 in WTA finals this season -- the most championships on the tour. She also has won both career matchups with Wozniacki.


--Sam Hornish Jr. dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, but his victory was anything but certain until the waning laps of a caution-filled race at Lexington, Ohio.

Hornish, driving Team Penske's No. 22 Ford Mustang, earlier had eclipsed his own qualifying record at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and edged series rookie Daniel Hemric by 1.335 seconds when the event ultimately went green for the final time with five circuits remaining in the 75-lap distance.

The victory was the fifth in the series by Hornish, whose last win came in June 2016 at Iowa Speedway. Veteran Brendan Gaughan advanced to the second after Justin Allgaier and James Davison slipped off the track in Turn 3 at Lap 63.

Rookie Matt Tifft finish third in the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry, improving his best NASCAR Xfinity Series finish from a fifth-place at Kentucky Speedway last September.

--For the final 11 laps of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. protected his leading position.

Wallace blocked high and low and middle, and when he briefly lost the lead, he quickly surged his No. 99 MDM Motorsports Chevrolet back ahead. Every move he made in the LTi Printing 200 to earn a trip to Victory Lane turned out to be the right one.

It was Wallace's first race in a truck since the last race of the 2014 season. It was his sixth win in a truck and first at Michigan. Wallace, who opened 2017 as NASCAR's only full-time African-American driver, lost his NASCAR Xfinity Series ride with Roush Fenway Racing earlier this year due to a lack of sponsorship. He debuted in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for four races as a replacement for injured Aric Almirola.

Christopher Bell finished second behind Wallace by 0.176 seconds. Bell's teammate, Kyle Busch, finished third followed by Ryan Truex (fourth) and Austin Cindric (fifth).


--Forward Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors issued an apology for comments he claims were "taken out of context" regarding the development of basketball in India.

In a Q&A with Durant that appeared in The Athletic earlier this week, he was quoted as saying that the country is "20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience."

In a statement on Twitter, Durant said: "Sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context, I'm grateful for the time I've got to spend there and I'm really (angry) about how my comments came off, that's my fault, should've worded that better. I spoke about the difference between my imagination and reality there in Delhi and about where the game is compared to the rest of the world. No offense from this side, I'm combing back out there for more camps and cool (stuff). Sorry ....."

Durant, the Most Valuable Player in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, also said in the Q&A that he was surprised to see so many underprivileged people in India eager to learn about basketball.

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