“I don’t see any reason why I can’t finish it off,” Calcavecchia said. After the way his week started, it was still hard to believe he was in this position. Coming off a missed cut at the Honda Classic, Calcavecchia opened with a 75 by taking 36putts, then packed his bags that evening expecting to miss the cut. But he tried out a new putter that he bought over the weekend and has been knocking in putts from everywhere. He has taken only 46 putts over the past two days, and he finished the third round strong. Calcavecchia hit a 3-iron into about 6 feet on the par-3 17th, then hit a sweeping hooking with a 7-iron out of a fairway bunker on the 18th and made a 20-foot birdie to tie the course record set by Jeff Sluman in the first round in 2004. LPGA: Meaghan Francella shot a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead during the suspended second round of the MasterCard Classic in Huixquilucan, Mexico. European/Asian PGA: China’s Liang Wen-chong shot a 4-under 69 for a share of the third-round lead with England’s Gary Lockerbie in the Singapore Masters. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mark Calcavecchia felt confident about his game and fell in love with his putter. That’s a rare combination for him, so he had a hunch that Saturday would bring him a good round in the PODS Championship. He never could have imagined this. Calcavecchia made 10 birdies and tied the Copperhead course record at Innisbrook with a 9-under 62, going from the middle of the pack to a share of the lead in Palm Harbor, Fla., with Heath Slocum, who birdied the last hole for a 67. K.J. Choi shot 67 and was another shot behind.
Maldini, whose number three shirt has been retired by the club, made a record 647 appearances in Italy’s top flight, winning 26 trophies including seven Serie A titles and five European Cups.He also played 126 times for his country, finishing as a runner-up at the 1994 World Cup and Euro 2000.“There are few words to describe what Paolo Maldini represents for AC Milan,” club chief executive Paolo Scaroni said in a statement on Sunday.“Today’s appointment is yet another sign of Elliott’s commitment to build a strong foundation for long-term success.“It will not be easy and it will take time, but we have ambitious objectives, and Paolo’s appointment is an important step toward returning AC Milan to where it belongs.”Milan splashed out over 200 million euros ($231 million) on players last summer but finished sixth in Serie A and failed to qualify for the more lucrative Champions League.The club was taken over by US hedge fund Elliott last month after the Chinese owners of the Italian giants failed to repay debt.Milan signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus in a three-player swap deal on Thursday that saw Leonardo Bonucci return to Turin with Mattia Caldara moving in the other direction.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paolo Maldini won seven Serie A titles and the European Cup five times in a glittering playing career with AC Milan © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMILAN, Italy, Aug 5 – Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini, who spent his entire 25-year playing career at AC Milan, is returning to the club as their sporting strategy and development director.The appointment of the 50-year-old Maldini in the new role is part of Milan’s attempt to restore the club to past glories having finished no higher than sixth in Serie A since 2013.