Maine champion Gray-New Gloucester gets its second victory in regional tournament

Gray-New Gloucester jumped to a two-run lead in the first inning Tuesday and defeated Westfield (Mass.) 13-6 in the Senior League Softball Eastern Regional at Worcester, Mass.

Emily Harlow’s three-run double highlighted a five-run third inning for the Maine champion. Sam Libby had four hits and scored twice and Abby Ordway added two RBI.

Taylor Whaley got the win, allowing four hits and two runs in four innings. She also drove in a run and scored once.

Gray-New Gloucester improved to 2-1 in pool play and faces Rhode Island today trying to advance to the tournament semifinals.


WNBA: Pienette Pierson scored 20 points, Leilani Mitchell hit four 3-pointers in the final period and the New York Liberty held off the Atlanta Dream 85-75 at Atlanta.

Cappie Pondexter had 16 points for New York. Angel McCoughtry led the Dream with 24 points.

Maya Moore scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx opened the fourth quarter with a 14-2 run to put away the Phoenix Mercury 90-73 at Minneapolis.

Three-time MVP Lauren Jackson signed a multiyear contract extension that will likely allow her to end her career with the Seattle Storm, the only franchise she has played for. Jackson, 30, has missed much of this season after tearing the labrum in her hip and requiring surgery.


NHL: The New York Islanders agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Blake Comeau, who had career highs in goals (24), assists (22) and points (46) last season.

Comeau has 56 goals and 65 assists in 245 career games, all with the Islanders.

Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler had hip surgery and is expected to make a full recovery in 10 to 12 weeks, the team said.


U.S. NATIONALS: Dana Vollmer outraced Claire Donahue to the finish and won the women’s 100-meter butterfly at Stanford, Calif.

Vollmer trailed Donahue at the turn but finished in 57.26 seconds, with Donahue next at 58.05. Elaine Breeden was third at 58.60.


LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC: James Blake upset defending champion David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4 to reach the third round at Washington.

MERCURY INSURANCE OPEN: Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was extended before winning her opening match with a 6-0, 7-6 (4) victory over Elena Baltacha at Carlsbad, Calif.


USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE: The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge through the Rocky Mountains this month will feature the top three finishers from the Tour de France, an unprecedented feat for an American race.

Andy and Frank Schleck will join Tour winner Cadel Evans, an Australian who races for America-based BMC Racing Team, in the weeklong Colorado race.