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March 1, 2008 at 11:00 PM
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Calcavecchia tied for Honda Classic lead

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Mark Calcavecchia, Luke Donald and Matt Jones were tied for a one-stroke lead Saturday after three rounds of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Calcavecchia, a two-time winner of this event, had a 3-under 67 Saturday; Donald, the 2006 winner, a 66; and Jones a 71. The trio completed three rounds at 6-under 204.

Jose Coceres (68) birdied the final two holes to tie for fourth at 205 with second-round leader Brian Davis, who struggled to a 73 in the third round.

Dudley Hart (72) and Ben Crane (71) are one shot further back, as 15 players are within four shots of the lead.

Calcavecchia has won seven of the previous 10 events in which he owned at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

"I'm hitting a lot of greens, but I'm still two-putting and three-putting a lot," said Calcavecchia, who has struggled with his putting this year.


Lindsay Davenport wins title in Memphis

MEMPHIS, March 1 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport earned her 55th career singles title Saturday when she beat Belarusian Olga Govortsova at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

The American Davenport, seeded fourth at this tournament, picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win in an hour. She had eight aces and won 89 percent of her first-service points.

A three-time Grand Slam event champion, Davenport, 31, has two titles in 2008, with the other coming in Auckland, New Zealand at the start of the season.


Mark Martin wins 300 Nationwide race

LAS VEGAS, March 1 (UPI) -- Mark Martin won Saturday's Sam's Town 300 Nationwide race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his record-setting 48th victory.

Martin finished 0.586 seconds ahead of Greg Biffle for his first Nationwide victory in three years.

Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and David Stremme completed the top-five.

With just seven laps to go, Carl Edwards caught leader Brad Keselowski, but had problems passing him. That allowed Martin and Biffle to catch up and make it a four-car race.

Martin hit the rear bumper of Edwards on lap 195 and it sent him spinning into Keselowski. The two leaders spun leaving Martin in the lead.

"I'd like to be really mad at Mark, but Mark's a heck of a guy, he's a guy we all look up to, I'm sure he just made a mistake," said Edwards.

On the restart, Martin got a three length lead on Biffle.


Dementieva wins all-Russian Dubai final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 1 (UPI) -- Elena Dementieva came back to top fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova Saturday and win the Dubai (United Arab Emirates) tennis championships.

After dropping the first set 4-6, the event's eighth seed won the next two by scores of 6-3, 6-2.

It was her ninth singles title on the Women's Professional Tennis Tour and first this season.

After Kuznetsova captured the first set and won the first game of the second set, Dementieva won four straight games to take control. She broke serve in the ninth game to send the match to a decisive third set.

A break right after her own service was broken led to Dementieva improving to 9-11 lifetime in finals.

"I think I was playing wrong tactically in the first set," Dementieva said. "I was hitting the ball too short."

Kuznetsova had won their previous three meetings.

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