Allen’s lead narrows to 2 at Senior Open
Golf: Kenny Perry and Fred Funk made charges in the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday, each pulling within two shots of leader Michael Allen with one round to go.
Perry, going for a second straight win in a senior major, shot 6-under-par 64 to match Corey Pavin for the low round at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club. Funk shot 67 after making a long birdie putt on No. 18.
Allen, who had a 63 Friday, ballooned to a 2-over 72. He started the day with a five-stroke advantage over Rocco Mediate. It was the largest lead after 36 holes in the tournament’s 34-year history.
Allen was at 8-under 202 for the tournament.
Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot a 71.
• Summerhays grabs lead at John Deere Classic: Daniel Summerhays shot a 9-under 62 for a two-stroke lead following third-round play at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.
Summerhays enters today’s final round at 19-under 194 and in position for his first career win.
Canadian David Hearn (64) is second at 17 under.
• Stenson holds off Mickelson: Henrik Stenson held off a resurgent Phil Mickelson at the Scottish Open by shooting a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round at Inverness, Scotland.
Mickelson was in a group of four players in a tie for second after making six birdies in his last 11 holes for a 66.
• Park takes lead at Manulife: South Korea’s Hee Young Park shot a career-best 61 to move into the lead after the third round at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Waterloo, Ontario.
Park was 10 under for the round and 20-under 193 overall, one stroke better than American Angela Stanford.
Hingis leads Tennis Hall of Fame class
Tennis: Martina Hingis was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport, R.I.
Also enshrined were 94-year-old Australian great Thelma Coyne Long, inducted in the master player category, and industry leaders Ion Tiriac, Cliff Drysdale and Charlie Pasarell.
• Errani, Vinci reach final: Top-seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will face each other in the Italiacom Open final after winning their semifinals at Palermo, Sicily.
The No. 1-seeded Errani beat fourth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4.
Vinci beat Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first Palermo final.
Mavs add Ellis to crowded backcourt
Basketball: The Dallas Mavericks added shooting guard Monta Ellis to a backcourt that’s still crowded even after a couple of setbacks.
Ellis’ contract is reportedly a three-year deal valued between $25 million and $30 million.
Ellis figures to start alongside point guard Jose Calderon, another free agent who signed a four-year, $29 million deal.
• Bucks sign Mayo: The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard O.J. Mayo to a three-year contract worth $24 million.
The 25-year-old Mayo averaged 15.3 points for the Dallas Mavericks last season. • Spurs re-sign Splitter: The Spurs re-signed center Tiago Splitter after the best season of the center’s career.
The contract is worth $36 million over four seasons.
• Teague stays with Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks matched the four-year, $32 million offer sheet Jeff Teague signed with Milwaukee.
Allakhverdiev retains WBA, IBO titles
Miscellany: Unbeaten Khabib Allakhverdiev held on to his WBA and IBO light welterweight titles when the referee finally stepped in to save former champion Souleymane M’baye in the 11th round in Monte Carlo.
Allakhverdiev dropped M’baye in the second and eighth rounds. The assault never let up and referee Luis Pabon ended M’baye’s punishment 2:27 into the 11th.
• Stieglitz stays champion: Robert Stieglitz retained his minor WBO super middleweight title when his fight against Yuzo Kiyota in Dresden, Germany, was stopped in the 10th round with the Japanese challenger bleeding from a cut in his left eye.
The judges scored it 99-90, 100-98 and 99-90 for the Russian-born German.
• Nyassi suspended for flopping: Montreal midfielder Sanna Nyassi has been suspended one game and fined by Major League Soccer for faking contact that led to a tie for the Impact.
The MLS disciplinary committee determined Nyassi feigned being taken down in the box, which led to Patrice Bernier’s penalty kick in the 80th minute in a 1-1 tie with Chivas USA last Sunday.
• Illarramendi signs with Madrid: Midfielder Asier Illarramendi is now Real Madrid’s sixth-most expensive transfer after signing a six-year contract with the Spanish powerhouse. The transfer costs totaled $50 million.
• Captaintreacherous wins Meadowlands Pace: Heavily favored Captaintreacherous took the lead early for a change and scored an impressive victory in capturing the $635,000 Meadowlands Pace at East Rutherford, N.J., and remaining unbeaten this year.
• Boisterous wins at Belmont: Boisterous rallied to beat Twilight Eclipse by 2 1/4 lengths in the $600,000 Man o’ War Stakes on the turf at New York’s Belmont Park.