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TROON, Scotland -- Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship.They matched birdies and improbable par saves. Momentum could change with any shot. The lead changed four times over four hours of golf at its highest level, played in the cold wind and occasional rain off the Irish Sea. All the British Open lacked Saturday was a winner.Turns out this was only the preview to a duel at Royal Troon.Stenson took the lead for the last time with another two-shot swing on an inward par 3, and he kept it with a nifty up-and-down on the 18th for par and a 3-under 68, the second straight day that no one had a better score.That gave the 40-year-old Swede his first lead in a major, even if it was just one shot over someone who already has five majors and his name on the claret jug.Theres only one thing that matters tomorrow, Stenson said. I know hes not going to back down, and Im certainly going to try to not back down, either. So it should be an exciting afternoon. ... Ive worked hard these first three days to put myself in this situation and Im going to try my hardest tomorrow to finish the job.Links golf can deliver some strange finishes, though this had all the trappings of a two-man race on Sunday.Stenson had his third straight round in the 60s -- no one has ever won at Royal Troon with all four rounds in the 60s -- and was at 12-under 201. He is trying to become only the eighth player dating to Old Tom Morris in 1861 to win his first major after turning 40.Mickelson, winless since he lifted golfs oldest trophy at Muirfield three years ago, had a 70. His game was nowhere near as sharp as his opening-round 63 that tied a major championship record. Even so, he came up with the rights shots at the right time until Stenson passed him late in the afternoon.Some days its easy and it looks pretty like the first couple, Mickelson said. Some days its hard and it looks terrible, like it did today. But either way, I shot three rounds under par.He made a 25-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole for a two-shot lead. Stenson answered with a 5-iron to 6 feet for birdie on the next hole to tie for the lead when Mickelson three-putted, only his third bogey of the week.Mickelson regained the lead with a pitch to 4 feet for birdie on the par-5 16th, only for the Swede to answer again, this time with an all-out 3-iron into the wind on the 220-yard 17th hole to 20 feet. Mickelson lost the lead by missing the green to the left and making bogey.Everyone else felt like mere spectators.Bill Haas, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour who is rarely heard from at majors, was solid with a 69 and alone in third. Its his highest position ever in a major, yet he was six shots off the lead. Another shot back was Andrew Johnston, the Englishman with a big belly and beard to match who goes by Beef. He broke par for the third straight day with a 70.It was unlikely to matter.This was all about Stenson and Mickelson, two powerful players with different styles and different credentials, mainly the number of majors -- five for Mickelson, none for Stenson. Mickelson spoke earlier in the week about not having as much pressure knowing he already has won them.Not since Davis Love III and Justin Leonard shared the lead and were seven shots clear of the field in the 1997 PGA Championship has the final round of a major took on the appearance of match play.I was happy enough to throw two good punches in there on the par 3s and pick up two shots on either one of them to come back out on top at the end of the third round, Stenson said. Ive always been of the thought that its better to be one ahead than one behind, because that means Phils got to play better than I do.Mickelson finished three shots ahead of Stenson three years ago at Muirfield when Lefty closed with a 66 in one of the best final rounds of a major. He hasnt won another tournament since, and at age 46, it appeared time was running out.A victory Sunday would give him six majors, same as Nick Faldo and Lee Trevino. He also would be the third-oldest major champion behind Julius Boros (48) and Morris, with whom Mickelson shares a birthday -- June 16, albeit 149 years apart. The 1861 Open was played in September.Stenson was on the verge of falling two shots behind until he holed a 40-foot par putt on the 10th. Two holes later, Mickelson was in danger of losing the lead when he pushed his 2-iron toward trouble and was fortunate the ball deflected off a piece of prickly gorse. He had just enough room to hammer it up the fairway, and then played a shot rarely seen in links golf -- instead of running it up along the ground, he spun it back down a ridge to 6 feet for a key par.I got lucky that that ball didnt go into the gorse, even though I didnt have a back swing, Mickelson said. I still had a chance to advance it a little bit. I still hit a good shot to advance it down the fairway like I did, and found a way to get up and down.Now, they have one more round, this time with a claret jug at stake. Nike Zoom Shoes Buy Online . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. Cheap Nike Zoom Shoes Free Shipping Worldwide . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. . With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. Cheap Nike Zoom Wholesale . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Cheap Nike Zoom Shoes China . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. The odds of wearing a representative jersey this year seemed slim for Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa.But seven months after copping a State of Origin ban, Napa has returned to the scene of his Emerging Maroons nightmare donning the green and gold.And this time hes determined not to let another representative chance slip.Napa, 23, said he was proud of himself after returning to Brisbane to train with a star-studded Prime Ministers XIII before flying out for Port Moresby on Thursday.They play a PNG XIII on Saturday in what will be a genuine trial for a spot in the 24-strong Four Nations squad to be named next month.I am so proud of putting on a rep jersey again, Napa said.The last time Napa was in Brisbane for a representative camp it didnt end well.Napa was among eight players suspended from 2016 Origin duty after breaking curfew at a pre-season Emerging Maroons camp.The eight Queenslanders were essentially punished again when Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga also honoured the Maroons ban in picking his side for Mays trans-Tasman Test.Now, it seems all is forgiven.Meninga picked Napa in a full strength PMs XIII featuring Test incumbents Greg Inglis, Blake Ferguson, Semi Radradra and Josh Dugan.It was no secret how disappointed I was, Napa said of his Origin ban.I have no one to bllame but myself.ddddddddddddHowever, I felt I have learned from that mistake.Now I have put myself back in a position to be selected - I am proud of that.The hard work starts on Saturday and I cant wait.Napa finished the season strongly for the Roosters to ensure a crack at representative redemption with the Kangaroos.He was not taking a Four Nations spot for granted but claimed a Kangaroos berth was up for grabs on Saturday.I am very honoured to be picked in this team, its star studded, said Napa, who earned Queensland 18th man honours last year.And its no secret that it is a trial for the Four Nations which is a goal of mine.I think they have a fair idea of who is going but spots are up for grabs.It will mark the second trip to PNG for Napa, who made the 2014 PMs XIII.The sometimes lop-sided scoreline over the years may suggest otherwise, but Napa believed the PNG outfit would provide a fitting Kangaroos trial for players.As soon as you catch the ball there are three or four surrounding you ready to take your head off, Napa smiled.They are a pretty physical team and have been developing well for the last three or four years - it will be a test. 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