Portland Phoenix dominate second half, but settle for tie with Albany Highlanders

Michael Donald and Jason Massie each scored goals for the Portland Phoenix in a 2-2 tie against the Albany Highlanders in a Premier Development League soccer game Friday night at Albany, N.Y.

The Highlanders (0-0-1) scored early in the first half before Portland (1-0-1) tied it on a penalty kick by Donald in the 43rd minute.

The Phoenix dominated play in the second half and took a 2-1 lead in the 70th minute when Massie scored on a rebound off a header by Paul Nicholsen.


PGA: Rain washed out the second round of the Texas Open at San Antonio, and PGA officials said more bad weather could push the tournament into Monday.

More than three inches of rain soaked the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, where leader Matt Jones and the rest of the field never got on the course. They’ll try again today, when Jones will start with a one-stroke lead over Paul Stankowski.

LPGA: Se Ri Pak shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome and Wendy Ward after two rounds in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic at Mobile, Ala.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Joey Sindelar, Bobby Clampett, Russ Cochran and Peter Senior shot 7-under 65s to share the lead after the first round of the Regions Charity Classic at Hoover, Ala.

EUROPEAN PGA: Pelle Edberg of Sweden shot a 6-under 64 to share the second-round lead of the Mallorca Open with James Kingston of South Africa.


MADRID MASTERS: Defending champion Roger Federer rallied from a set and a break down to beat Ernests Gulbis 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and secure a place semifinals at Madrid, Spain.

Rafael Nadal also advanced with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Gael Monfils.

On the women’s side, fourth-seeded Venus Williams reached the semifinals, beating Samantha Stosur, 6-3, 6-3.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Pittsburgh Penguins players Sergei Gonchar and Evgeni Malkin will join up with the Russian team at the world championships in the next few days at Cologne, Germany.

The Penguins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens.

Canada bounced back from an upset loss to Switzerland by defeating Norway 12-1 in the second round.

NHL: The New Jersey Devils signed their first-round picks from the last two NHL entry drafts, agreeing to contracts with forwards Mattias Tedenby and Jacob Josefson. Terms were not disclosed.


NFL: Former defensive tackle Norman Hand died after collapsing at his home in Walterboro, S.C.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said the 37-year-old Hand collapsed at about 11 a.m. Friday and died about 90 minutes later at a local hospital. The cause of death has not been determined.

Hand’s 10-year NFL career included stints with the Dolphins, Saints, Chargers, Seahawks and Giants.


GIRO D’ITALIA: Australian Matthew Lloyd held on after an early breakaway to win the sixth stage at Marina di Carrara, Italy, and Vincenzo Nibali kept the overall lead.

Lloyd finished the 106-mile course in 4 hours, 24 minutes, 14 seconds.


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