Joseph, Lekic score to lead Revolution past FC Dallas

Shalrie Joseph scored in the 14th minute and Rajko Lekic had a goal late in the second half to lead New England to a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night in Foxborough, Mass., snapping the Revolution’s seven-match winless skid.

Joseph had his team-leading eighth goal of the season and Lekic scored in the 85th minute. New England (5-11-12) was 0-2-5 in its last seven games overall and was winless in its last seven (0-3-4) at home since beating Vancouver on May 14.

Revolution goalie Matt Reis got his fifth shutout of the season.

PREMIER LEAGUE: The Manchester rivals kept up their domination of the Premier League, with United and City each earning their fourth consecutive win behind hat tricks from their star strikers.

Wayne Rooney had three goals to power United to a 5-0 rout of Bolton that kept it on top by goal difference ahead of City, which got a big day from Sergio Aguero in a 3-0 victory over Wigan.

LA LIGA: Real Madrid seized an early advantage in the Spanish league by beating Getafe 4-2 after Barcelona squandered an early lead to draw 2-2 at Real Sociedad. Barcelona was up 2-0 after 12 minutes on goals by Xavi Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas.


NEFC: Phil Warren ran for 264 yards and four touchdowns in a 53-7 victory for the Southern Maine Raging Bulls (6-2) over the Mill City Maulers (4-4) at Portland.

Quarterback Blair Doucette ran for two scores. Charles Warren and Jake Alexander also scored for Southern Maine.

EFL: Nick Wilson recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, and James Horton scored on a 12-yard run as the Maine Sabers (8-1) produced two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away for a 24-13 win over the Boston Ravens in an Eastern Football League game at Boston, Mass.

Anthony Hicks and James Dobson also scored touchdowns for the Sabers, who can clinch homefield advantage for the entire playoffs with a win next Saturday.


EUROPEAN TOUR: U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied four of his last eight holes to move within three shots of the lead at the KLM Open in Hilversum, Netherlands.

McIlroy finished with a 2-under 68 and was in eighth place after the third round. James Kingston and Garry Orr each had a 66 and were tied for the lead.


WBC: Vitali Klitschko beat Tomasz Adamek by technical knockout to retain his heavyweight title in Wroclaw, Poland.

Referee Massimo Barrovecchio stepped in 2 minutes, 20 seconds into the 10th round.


SPANISH VUELTA: Juan Jose Cobo closed in on the race title after holding on to the overall lead in the 20th stage, won by Daniele Bennati.


FORMULA ONE: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel earned the pole position for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy.

Extending Red Bull’s perfect streak of poles in all 13 races this season, Vettel’s time was 1 minute, 22.275 seconds around the high-speed Monza circuit.

Lewis Hamilton qualified second for today’s race in 1:22.725.

— From staff and news services