San Mateo's Michael Allen was prouder of the 3-under 69 that he shot Saturday than his record-tying 60 on Friday.
Allen, fighting his swing at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fla., played his first 10 holes in 1 over but birdied four of his last eight holes to take a one-shot lead over Scott Dunlap (67) and Chien Soon Lu (65) in the Allianz Championship.
"I knew if I hung in there, eventually the birdies would come," said Allen, who's at 15-under 129. Cheyenne Woods held a one-shot lead at the Australian Ladies' Masters after posting a 2-under 71. The niece of Tiger Woods had a 54-hole total of 12-under 207 at Royal Pines.
The Los Angeles Dodgers increased their pitching depth, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year deal with Paul Maholm. The left-hander was 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA for Atlanta in 2014. San Diego's Andrew Cashner won and Cleveland's Vinnie Pestano lost as pitchers split decisions in the first salary arbitration cases in two years. Cashner will make $2.4 million rather than the club's offer of $2,275,000. Pestano will make $975,000 instead of his request for $1.45 million. There are 13 players left in arbitration, including A's outfielder Josh Reddick and Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. Hearings are set through Feb. 20.
Former Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinski will serve as a special assistant to Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano, the Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) reported. A source says offensive assistant Jim Bob Cooter is expected to leave Denver to coach Detroit's quarterbacks.
Jeff Ulbrich, UCLA's linebackers coach, was promoted to defensive coordinator. He replaces Lou Spanos, who left for the Tennessee Titans. Karin Knapp beat Christina McHale 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and Camila Giorgi routed Madison Keys 6-2, 6-1 to give Italy a 2-0 lead over the U.S. in a Fed Cup quarterfinal in Cleveland. John Force topped Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. The 64-year-old was the top qualifier for the record 147th time. UFC fighter Thiago Silva is in a Broward County (Fla.) jail, accused of threatening his estranged wife with a gun, authorities said. UFC said it's terminated Silva's contract, effective immediately.