The Portland Phoenix gave up three goals in the second half Saturday night and lost 4-0 to the New York Red Bulls’ under 23 team in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Premier Development League playoffs in Newark, New Jersey.

New York advances to play the Jersey Express at 5 p.m. Sunday. Jersey beat the Charlotte Eagles, 2-1.

Portland fell behind 1-0 late in the first half on a goal by Joseph Swenson. Zach Knudson, Christopher Lema and Joe Farrell scored in the second half.

MLS: Kelyn Rowe scored from Chris Tierney in the 77th minute as the New England Revolution earned a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire in Chicago.

The Revs took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Lee Nguyen, but Chicago tied it when Shaun Maloney scored on a penalty kick later in the half. The Fire took the lead in the second half on a goal by Razvan Cocis.


NECBL: Blake Morgan pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits, striking out five and walking none, as the Sanford Mainers handled the North Adams SteepleCats 8-0 at Goodall Park in Sanford.

The Mainers broke out to a quick lead with six runs in the bottom of the third, taking advantage of a balk and two errors by the SteepleCats (18-20) for four unearned runs.

Sanford (18-17) added runs in the fifth and seventh.

Sam Dexter went 3 for 5 with a pair of RBI, and Robbie Knightes was 2 for 3 with two RBI.



WNBA: Maya Moore scored 30 points to lead the West to a 117-112 victory over the East in the All-Star game in Uncasville, Connecticut.

 WNBA President Laurel J. Richie said in her state of the league address that an expansion committee would be formed after the season.

NBA: The Cavaliers re-signed small forward James Jones, who provided leadership and long-range shooting for the Eastern Conference champions.


NHL: The New Jersey Devils re-signed defenseman Adam Larsson to a six-year contract at an average annual salary of more than $4.1 million.

Larsson led New Jersey defensemen in assists (21) and points (24) while playing in 64 games last season.


CLARO OPEN: Bernard Tomic of Australia defeated Michael Berrer of Germany 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3) to reach the final in Bogota, Colombia, for the second year in a row.

Tomic will defend his title against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who earned a chance to win his first ATP title by beating top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

CROATIA OPEN: Dominik Thiem of Austria and Joao Sousa of Portugal each came from a set down to reach the final in Umag, Croatia.

Fourth-seeded Thiem upset top-seeded Gael Monfils of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, and Sousa knocked out second-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

ISTANBUL CUP: Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine and Urszula Radwanska of Poland will play for their first WTA singles title, in Istanbul.

SWEDISH OPEN: Benoit Paire of France knocked out defending champion Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals in Bastad, Sweden.

Paire will chase his first ATP title against Tommy Robredo, who defeated Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4.

GASTEIN LADIES: Second-seeded Samantha Stosur beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-1, 7-5 in Bad Gastein, Austria.

Rain washed out the second semifinal between top-seeded Sara Errani and fellow Italian Karin Knapp.

– From staff and news services