D.C. United takes lead in East
Luis Silva scored three first-half goals and D.C. United beat the host Montreal Impact 4-2 on Wednesday night to take the lead in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference.
Nick DeLeon also scored for United (7-4-4).
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Jack McInerney and Andres Romero scored for the Impact (2-7-4).
United has 25 points to supplant New England for the lead in the East. Sounders FC leads the Western Conference with 32 points.
Cordell Cato scored in the second half to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 victory over Sacramento Republic FC in San Francisco in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.
The Earthquakes will face MLS rival Sounders FC or the amateur side PSA Elite in the fifth round June 24. Sounders FC hosts PSA Elite next Wednesday at the Starfire Sports Complex.
Pa Modou Kah scored in stoppage time and the host Portland Timbers rallied for a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas in the last scheduled game before Major League Soccer takes a break for the World Cup.
Fabian Castillo and Blaz Perez scored for injury-depleted FC Dallas (6-7-4) in the first half, but Portland’s Will Johnson narrowed it on a penalty kick in the 79th minute in the chippy match that saw two Dallas players sent off with red cards.
The Timbers (4-4-8) are winless at home in their past four matches.
San Francisco out of running to host America’s Cup
America’s Cup officials have confirmed that San Francisco is out of the running to host the 2017 regatta, with the field narrowed to San Diego, Bermuda and Chicago.
Russell Coutts, CEO of two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA, told The Associated Press that offers from the three remaining ports were “more compelling” than what San Francisco offered to have the races return.
Tight end Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL. Scheffler, who had 258 receptions for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns in his eight-year career, said having three concussions over the past four years had “a lot” to do with his choice.
Indiana QB transferring
Tre Roberson, the first true freshman to start a game for Indiana, announced he will transfer to another school. Neither Roberson nor Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson provided a reason for the decision, the unusual timing or said where Roberson may be headed next.
The 6-foot, 203-pound redshirt junior still has two years of eligibility remaining.
Track and field
Felix back to winning ways
Allyson Felix showed she was getting back to her best by winning the 200 meters at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway.
Felix, the Olympic and three-time world champion, won in 22.73 seconds, ahead of Jodie Williams of Britain in 22.97, and Myriam Soumare of France in 22.98. Soumare earlier won the 100.
With Usain Bolt still working his way back from a foot injury, Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson won the men’s 100 in a slow 10.02.
UFC veteran Chael Sonnen retired from mixed-martial arts a day after confirming he failed a recent drug test.
Sonnen’s bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 in Las Vegas next month was scrapped after Sonnen tested positive for two banned substances.
The 37-year-old Sonnen (28-14-1) said he took the substances to ease his transition off testosterone replacement therapy, which was banned by the Nevada Athletic Commission earlier this year.
• Michigan State confirmed that star basketball guard Eron Harris is transferring to the school from West Virginia. Harris will have to sit out the coming season.
• Louisiana State starting safety Jalen Mills was indefinitely suspended from the football team after the junior’s arrest on a battery charge.
• Andy Murray of Britain won his first match since adding Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach, beating Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Queen’s Club grass-court event in London.
• Martina Hingis, the former singles and doubles champion from Switzerland, was granted a wild card by the All England Club for the women’s doubles tournament at Wimbledon. Her partner is Russia’s Vera Zvonareva, a former doubles winner and singles runner-up.
• Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, on medical leave since March while recovering from cancer treatment, was given a one-year extension as baseball coach at San Diego State.
• Sebastien Bourdais was fined $10,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the season for unsafe driving during last weekend’s IndyCar race in Texas.
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