Kevin Na settles for 69, 2-shot Colonial lead over Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk

Kevin Na settled for a 1-under-par 69 a day after going low at the PGA Tour’s Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, taking a two-shot lead Saturday over a group that included local favorite Jordan Spieth and 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk.

Na recovered from a double bogey at the par-5 11th that cost him the lead, steadying himself over the final seven holes to reach 9- under. His 62 in the second round was his third at least that low over a span of six rounds at Colonial.

Spieth and Furyk, winless since 2015, both shot 68 and were among the group at 7-under along with C.T. Pan, who was tied with Na before bogeys on the final two holes. Pan settled for a 68 as well.

• Bronte Law birdied the par-4 18th for a 4-under 67 and a share of the lead in the LPGA’s Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg, Va., for the third straight round. Nasa Hataoka, a three-time LPGA Tour winner, matched Law at 13-under 200.

• Defending champion Paul Broadhurst waited out two storm delays to shoot a 3-under 67, improving to 6-under 204 for a two-shot lead at the Senior PGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y. Retief Goosen is (67) second and Ken Tanigawa (66) is a stroke further back.

• Bernd Wiesberger shot a 4-under 67, dropping him to 9-under 204 for a one-shot lead over Robert MacIntyre at the European Tour’s Made in Denmark event.

• Isaiah Salinda shot his second straight 2-under 70, and Stanford remained in second place at the NCAA men’s tournament in Fayetteville, Ark. The Cardinal were at 1-under for the tournament, 11 strokes behind Oklahoma State. Salinda is tied for fourth in the individual competition.

Cal’s Collin Morikawa shot an even-par 72 a day after opening with a 67 and was tied for second in the individual standings, one stroke behind Oklahoma State’s Austin Eckroat. Cal is tied for seventh at 13-over.

ELSEWHERE

Canada, Finland

will play for gold

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 to advance to face Finland in Sunday’s world hockey championship final in Slovakia.

In the first semifinal, Marko Anttila scored midway through the third period in Finland’s 1-0 victory over Russia, which had previously been unbeaten.

• The Montreal Canadiens agreed to re-sign defenseman Brett Kulak, 25, to a three-year, $5.55 million deal.

College baseball: Tim Tawa’s three-run home run in the top of the ninth gave No. 4 Stanford a 3-2 win at Arizona State in a regular-season finale. The Cardinal (41-11, 22-7) finished second to No. 1 UCLA in the Pac-12.

• Cal’s regular-season finale at Washington was rained out. The Bears (32-18, 17-11 Pac-12) finished fourth in the Pac-12, their best showing since 2015 — the last time they made the NCAA Tournament.

• Cooper Uhl hit a two-run triple in the 10th as Loyola Marymount beat St. Mary’s 4-2 in Stockton to win the WCC tournament title.

WNBA: Natasha Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm opened defense of their league title with a 77-68 win over the visiting Phoenix Mercury.

• Elsewhere, Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds and the host Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 84-69 in the season-opener for both teams. … Napheesa Collier scored 27 points, the second most in WNBA history by a rookie in her debut, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the visiting Chicago Sky 89-71.

Soccer: Valencia beat Spanish league champion Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final in Seville, Spain, denying Lionel Messi the chance to lead his team to a fifth consecutive domestic cup title. … Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich completed a domestic double by beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final in Berlin.

• In MLS highlights, Wayne Rooney converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to give D.C. United to a 1-1 tie with the host New England Revolution to take sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. … Brian Fernandez scored twice and visiting Portland defeated Philadelphia 3-1.

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