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Sports log: Poulter, Mahan to meet in semifinals


Ian Poulter beat Steve Stricker, 3 and 2, Saturday in Marana, Ariz., at the Match Play Championship, and Hunter Mahan survived Webb Simpson, 1 up, leaving him two wins shy of joining Tiger Woods as the only repeat winners of the WGC event. Poulter and Mahan meet in Sunday’s semifinals. Matt Kuchar rolled past Robert Garrigus with a 3-and-2 decision, and Jason Day won a tight match against Graeme McDowell, 1 up, to set up their semi . . . Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 2-under 70 to lead by three strokes after three rounds of the LPGA Thailand.

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