UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio -- The final round of the U.S. Senior Open was postponed Sunday because of heavy rain, giving Miguel Angel Jimenez another night to sleep on the third-round lead.The course at the Scioto Country Club absorbed 2.36 inches of rain late Saturday and Sunday, leading to the decision late Sunday afternoon. The USGA had hoped to get at least the first groups through during a break in the rain on Sunday, but the course was too wet to play.Rain was forecast for Monday, too. The first groups are scheduled to off at 7:30 a.m.Were going to have a drying period overnight, and we think weve got a shot to get it in tomorrow, said John M. Bodenhamer, the USGAs senior managing director of rules, competitions & equipment standards.Jimenez was at 3-under 207 on Jack Nicklaus boyhood course, a stroke ahead of Gene Sauers, and in position to win after blowing leads in his last two tournaments.Three weeks ago at Carnoustie in the Senior British Open, the 52-year-old Jimenez took a four-stroke lead into the last day, only to shoot 75 and tie for third -- three strokes behind winner Paul Broadhurst. Last week in the 3M Championship, The Spanish player was a stroke ahead entering the final round and ended up losing when Joe Durant shot 63 and eagled the first hole of a playoff.He said the delay in finishing the tournament is inconvenient more than anything else.I think all the people have the same effect, you know? he said. And everybody wants to finish a tournament on Sunday. Thats with everything. It will affect hotels, flights and everything. So anyway, we have to do what we have to do.Ian Woosnam, Loren Roberts and senior newcomer Billy Mayfair were tied for third at 1 over.The 53-year-old Sauers said a delay and a soggy course wont change how hell approach his round Monday.You have to just keep hitting fairways and greens and give yourself opportunities, Sauers said. Im going to the range a bit right now and try to work out things, try to work the ball left to right, vice versa, and try to figure out how I feel today, he said. I wasnt too comfortable yesterday. So Im going to try to see where I feel today and hopefully continue it into tomorrow, just kind of not think about things and just kind of relax and clear my mind of all whats been happening today, because I was ready to play today.Bernhard Langer, tied for sixth place at 2 over, said some adjustments will be necessary Monday after the dry, hard course they played in the first three rounds.It will play quite different because it was pretty firm, Langer said. 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LOS ANGELES -- Another chapter of storylines unfolds when the Los Angeles Lakers tip off their 2016-17 campaign Wednesday night.Last season, it was Kobe Bryants final year that grabbed the headlines, punctuated by a 60-point performance in his last game and a rare Lakers win.This time its Luke Walton stepping into the spotlight as he begins his first season as coach when the Lakers face the Houston Rockets at Staples Center in the season opener for both clubs.Walton replaces Byron Scott, who was dismissed after a franchise-worst 17-65 run last season. While Scott was known as a taskmaster and clashed with players, Walton brings a laid-back approach that the Lakers believe suits his young club well.I like leading by love, Walton said, according to the L.A. Times. But I had hippie parents so thats to be expected. 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He sees the game on a different level. Theres so many levels at this game. Theres so many games within a game. Few can see it with substance the way that he does.Mike DAntoni will return for the first time as a head coach since he quit the Lakers job after the 2013-14 season because the club refused to extend him a long-term deal.James Harden, the NBAs second-leading scorer at 29 points per game last season, leads a Rockets team that will play for the first time in three campaigns without center Dwight Howard, who bolted to Atlanta as a free agent.I think everybody is excited, everybodys ready to get going. Weve had a good preseason, said DAntoni, whose club finished 5-2 in exhibitions. Weve got still a lot of growth thats got to going on and weve got to get a lot better, but I think were at a reasonably good point.The Rockets will play without guard Patrick Beverly, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday. Beverly is expected to miss at least three weeks.We have to have a couple of guys (who) are going to step up without Pat, DAntoni said.In addition to Harden, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Nene are among those players expected to carry to the load. ' ' '