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ORLANDO, Fla. - Adam Scott didnt have to look as far down the leaderboard to find players who suddenly are a real threat to win at Bay Hill. He described them as players who are "hungry to win," and Scott served them up an appetizer Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Staked to a seven-shot lead at the start of the third round, the Masters champion hit enough loose shots and missed just enough par putts to lose more than half his lead and turn his quest to be No. 1 in the world into a bigger battle that he would have preferred. Scott made a 7-foot par putt on the final hole for a 1-under 71, giving him a three-shot lead over Keegan Bradley going into Sunday. "I think Ive got to go out and try to win the golf tournament (Sunday)," Scott said. "Im not trying to win the No. 1 ranking. Ive got a bunch of guys breathing down my neck who all have had nice rounds today and are feeling pretty good about the way theyre playing going into tomorrow. So Im going to have to play a pretty sharp round of golf and not open the door at all." Scott was at 15-under 201. Bradley birdied his last three holes, taking on the flag at the 18th with a 9-iron from 167 yards that narrowly cleared the rocks framing the lake and settled 4 feet from the flag. That was the final touch on an eight-birdie round of 66 that put him in the final group. "I just kind of like that underdog role," Bradley said. "I like knowing that Ive got to go out there and play well. It really gets me excited. And playing in the final group with one of the best players in the world at Arnold Palmers tournament is what we all dream to do. Tomorrow is going to be a really fun day." Any other year at Bay Hill, he might have been referring to Tiger Woods. Woods, the two-time defending champion at Bay Hill and No. 1 in the world, withdrew before the tournament because of recurring back pain. Scott has a chance to replace him at No. 1 in the world with a victory, though he wouldnt take over at the top until the week before the Masters. But theres too much golf, and now too many players, for Scott to think that far ahead. Matt Every (66) and Jason Kokrak (67) were four shots behind, both with a chance to win on the PGA Tour for the first time. Chesson Hadley and Francesco Molinari of Italy each had a 69 and were another shot behind. Hadley, who won the Puerto Rico Open two weeks ago, can qualify for the Masters with a high finish. He likely would need to be in sixth place or better to be solidly inside the top 50 in the world. Scott was never satisfied with the seven-shot lead, and he still felt comfortable with a three-shot advantage going to Sunday. "When youve got the lead, you have to work for it," he said. "Im still in good shape." Five holes into the third round, his seven-shot lead already had been trimmed to one. Scott three-putted from 60 feet on the opening hole, an indication of how fast the greens have become at Bay Hill, and he hit a poor chip to 12 feet on the fifth hole to drop another shot. Hadley applied the early pressure with four birdies through the sixth hole to get within one shot. Scott wasnt aware of this. He doesnt sound as though he would have been surprised, anyway. "When you dont start birdie-birdie today, then you know the other guys have got nothing to lose and theyre going for it," he said. "Theyve got to close the gap. It doesnt surprise me at all. You think seven is a lot, but its not really, especially over 36 holes. If I was seven back at any other tournament, I would think I could still win." Scott laid up on the par-5 sixth and hit wedge to 2 feet. And after a few long birdie putts on the 10th and 15th holes restored the cushion, he two-putted from 60 feet for birdie on the par-5 16th to bring his lead back to five shots. Bradley birdied the 18th. Scott missed a 5-foot par putt on the 17th, and then the 33-year-old Australian nearly had one more wobble. His birdie putt on the 18th slid about 7 feet by the hole. Scott made that coming back for par, which he hopes will be a small measure of momentum he can carry into the final round. "I missed two par putts shorter than that," he said. "To miss another would have opened the door a little bit too much for my liking." Bradley made six birdies on the back nine, including the last three holes. He had a good look at eagle on the 16th and missed the 15-foot putt, made a putt just inside 25 feet for birdie on the 17th and then took on the flag on the 18th, even though caddie Steve "Pepsi" Hale was wanting him to play slightly more conservatively. "I was going right at it," Bradley said of his 9-iron. "He was nervous. I knew the whole way it was going to cover and be perfect. But it worked out." Nike Vapormax Danmark . A broadcast source said the deal is for five years. The agreement calls for a minimum of 17 regular-season games as well as the East and West Division finals being broadcast annually on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNEWS. Nike Zoom Structure 18 Dame . Felix Pie had an RBI double earlier in the inning, as Baltimore rallied for three runs to overcome a 3-2 deficit. J.J. Hardy had two hits and Matt Wieters chipped in with an RBI double for the Orioles, who pushed their winning streak to three games. http://www.tamigian.com/. - Even with a new coach, the Denver Nuggets still love to push the basketball. Nike Shox NZ Dame . The England international had both goals in TFCs season-opening 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10 Herre/Dame|Blå Lagune/Brigade Blå/Volt . Despite 11-1 records, theyre out and Big Ten winner Ohio State is into the national semifinals.CALGARY -- Bad luck for the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime continued against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. T.J. Brodie scored at 2:26 of the extra session to lead Flames to a 5-4 win over the slumping Blackhawks, whose overtime record fell to 0-6 this season. "Overtimes been a sore spot," said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, whos baffled by his teams inability to play well in OT. "I think weve got enough assets in there. In overtime, weve got to find a way to make it happen." Brodie picked up a rebound in front of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford before scoring a wraparound goal to emerge as the hero in front of an announced crowd of 19,289 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "Its always nice winning, especially against a team like that," Brodie said. The third-year defenceman gave credit to Flames forward Lee Stempniak and Sean Monahan for setting up his goal. "There was a battle on the red-line and Stempy won the battle and gave a pass to Mony," Brodie explained. "Mony made a good play cutting to the middle and got a shot off. Crawford sort of slid out of the net from the shot. I just tried to wrap it around back out front and it ended up going in." Mikael Backlund scored twice for the Flames (19-27-7), who won three straight games for the first time this season. "There was a lot of emotions out there, a lot of chances back and forth," Backlund said. "These are fun games to play. Im sure the coaches didnt think that, but I enjoyed the game." Matt Stajan had a goal and an assist for Calgary, Lance Bouma also scored and Stempniak set up three goals. Marian Hossa scored twice for the Blackhawks (32-10-13), who have gone 0-2-2 in their previous four games. Patrick Kane and Ben Smith also scored for Chicago. "Theyre a hard-working team so we expected them to work hard," Kane said. "They always seem to give us a tough game in this building. We had to be ready for it. I thought we did a good job fighting back. It was just a few too many mistakes." Neither of the starting goalies played particularly well and both were replaced in net by their respective head coaches. Reto Berra stopped 20-of-24 shots he faced through two periods before Karri Ramo took over in the Calgary net for the final frame and overtime. Ramo made nine saves to pick up the win. Antti Raanta drew the start inn net for Chicago, but was pulled after he stopped just 11-of-15 shots he faced through 1 1/2 periods of play.dddddddddddd Crawford came on in relief and stopped 13 consecutive shots before giving up Brodies OT goal. The Flames held a pair of one-goal leads in the first period before the Blackhawks responded both times to tie up the game 2-2 after 20 minutes of play. Calgary jumped out to a quick start as captain Mark Giordano rang a shot off the post 37 seconds into the game before Backlund scored his 10th goal of the season at 1:13 of the first. Backlund took a pass Stempniak and shook off a check from Chicago defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson before backhanding a shot that snuck through Raantas legs. The Blackhawks evened the score at 5:53 when Kane converted a nice backhand pass from Kris Versteeg from behind the Calgary net. The Flames regained their one-goal lead at 11:34 when Boumas weak wrist shot hit Raanta in the shoulder before bouncing up and over the Chicago goalie and into the net. Once again, the Hawks drew even on a goal by Hossa with 3:25 remaining in the opening frame. Patrick Sharp appeared to score the goal, but his stick hit Hossas, which actually directed the puck into the net behind Berra, who made a great pad save to stop the initial shot taken by Jonathan Toews. David Jones made a nice play to set up Stajan for his ninth goal of the season at 3:21 of the second before Backlund converted a feed from Stempniak for a short-handed marker at 10:25 to put the Flames up 4-2. The Hawks pulled back to within one when Smiths long wrist shot bounced off of Berras catching glove and into the net. Hossa then tied the game at 4-4 when he swatted a rebound past Berra at 17:33 of the second while Chicago was killing off a penalty. The Blackhawks outshot the Flames 9-7 in the third period, in which neither Ramo nor Crawford surrendered any goals. Notes: The Flames are in the midst of a five-game homestand, which equals their season high. They also played five straight games at home from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 when they went 1-4. a The Flames will also host the San Jose Sharks on Thursday and the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. a It was Backlunds first multi-goal game since Oct. 21, 2010 when he scored both times for Calgary during a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings in Detroit. a With an assist on Backlunds second goal, Giordano extended his point-scoring streak to seven games, a career high. 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