Revolution edge Red Bull, Galaxy shut out Sounders

Jermaine Jones finished a counter attack in the 85th minute with a tap-in and gave the New England Revolution a 2-1 victory Sunday over New York Red Bull in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference finals at Harrison, New Jersey.

The result gives the Revolution the advantage heading home for the second leg of the aggregate-goals series Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

New York won both previous matches against New England this season.

 Marcelo Sarvas scored in the 52nd minute, and the L.A. Galaxy opened the Western Conference finals with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders.

The clubs play their second leg Nov. 30 on Seattle’s artificial turf. The Galaxy could advance with a variety of results, since the tiebreaker is away goals.

The winner hosts the MLS Cup on Dec. 7.


MLB: The Oakland Athletics acquired first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27.


CFL: Bo Levi Mitchell passed for 336 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Calgary Stampeders to a 43-18 win over the Edmonton Eskimos in the West final.

Calgary will play for the Grey Cup next Sunday in Vancouver against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a 40-24 winner over the Montreal Alouettes in the East Division.


DAVIS CUP: Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match as Switzerland clinched the Davis Cup championship against France.

The 17-time Grand Slam champ gave Switzerland its first title in team play and added the only big trophy missing from his collection.


FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton answered Nico Rosberg’s prerace goading in defiant style, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his brash-talking Mercedes teammate his first.

The days leading up to the race saw an upbeat Rosberg talking openly about how he fully intended to make Hamilton crack under pressure.

That resulted in the onus to deliver falling on Rosberg – Hamilton’s childhood friend and teenage go-karting rival – to match his prerace fighting talk with equally aggressive driving. It never happened, and the German driver placed 14th while Hamilton got his 11th win of the season.

– From news service reports