Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

McIlroy shoots 62 to lead Koepka by one shot in Memphis

Rory McIlroy grabbed a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka in the third round at the WGC-St. Jude Invitational in Memphis on Saturday, setting up the prospect of a mouth-watering finale. McIlroy finished in style with three successive birdies, coaxing in a 27-foot putt at the last to take the lead with an eight-under-par 62 in ideal conditions at TPC Southwind.

Games: Pacheco win's men's marathon, completes sweep for Peru

Peru's Christian Pacheco completed a marathon sweep for the host country when he smashed the Pan Am Games record with a personal best time in winning the men's event on Saturday. Carrying a Peruvian flag on his back down the home straight, the 26-year-old crossed the line to huge cheers from a packed crowd on a cool morning.

Cycling: Defeated Thomas still believes he can win another Tour

After his troubled preparation for the race, Geraint Thomas is still poised to finish the Tour de France as runner-up -- and that persuades the defending champion to believe he can win the title again despite fierce internal competition at Team Ineos. Thomas's team mate Egan Bernal will become the first Colombian to win the Tour barring a crash on Sunday and at 22, the climbing phenomenon does not just have an outstanding future ahead but also looks a safer bet than Thomas for 2020.

Golf: Watson to play final Senior British Open round on Sunday

Tom Watson will make his final Senior British Open appearance on Sunday, he announced after the third round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on Saturday. Watson, whose five Open championship victories put him just one shy of Harry Vardon's record, also said he had played his last U.S. Senior Open.

Motor racing: Hamilton sweeps to German pole after Ferrari falter

Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton seized pole position for Mercedes in their 200th race at the German Grand Prix on Saturday after both Ferrari drivers were sidelined by engine problems. The five-times world champion lapped the 4.5km Hockenheim circuit in one minute 11.767 seconds for a record-extending 87th career pole and his fourth of the season.

Swimming: Dressel, Ledecky strike gold for U.S. at worlds

Caeleb Dressel lit up the pool by winning his fourth, fifth and sixth gold medals on Saturday but even his electric performance failed to brighten the mood on a dark day at the world swimming championships in Gwangju. Athletes awoke to news that several water polo players had been injured in a terrifying accident in the early hours of Saturday morning when the second floor of a nightclub came down on the heads of revelers below.

ATP roundup: Basilashvili rallies to reach Hamburg final

No. 4 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili saved two match points and ousted second-seeded Alexander Zverev in three sets Saturday to reach the final of the Hamburg European Open. Basilashvili, the defending champion, won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) against the German, who is ranked No. 5 in the world.

Larson’s woes continue with crash in Pocono practice

Roughly 10 minutes into opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Pocono Raceway, Kyle Larson's No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet broke loose in the Tunnel Turn. As the rear of the car stepped out to the right, Larson tried to correct it but couldn't prevent his Camaro from slamming the outside wall. The contact sent the car hurtling down the track into the inside wall, completing the destruction of Larson's primary vehicle.

Cycling: Bernal all but wraps up maiden Colombian Tour title

Climbing phenomenon Egan Bernal was poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France and the youngest race champion in 110 years when he retained the overall lead after Saturday's 20th stage, a 59-km ride from Albertville. The Team Ineos rider, 22, finished fourth in the stage won by 2014 champion Vicenzo Nibali, the only man to interrupt the British outfit's reign on the Tour since 2012.

MLB roundup: Red Sox's Betts belts 3 HRs to beat Yanks

Mookie Betts homered in each of his first three at-bats and had four hits and five RBIs total as the Boston Red Sox once again romped past the visiting New York Yankees, winning 10-5 on Friday. Betts led off the bottom of the first with a homer before hitting another solo shot in the third and a two-run moonshot in the fourth. The right fielder doubled home a run in the sixth and grounded out in the eighth, settling for his fifth career three-homer game. Four of those have come from the leadoff spot in the order, a major league record.