Didier Drogba, Johan Venegas and Dilly Duka scored, and the 10-man Montreal Impact beat New England 3-0 in a driving rainstorm Saturday night in Montreal to end the Revolution’s winning streak at six games.

New England (13-10-7) also had an eight-game unbeaten streak end. The Impact (10-11-6) are undefeated in four games since Mauro Biello replaced Frank Klopas as coach.

Montreal went down a man in the 72nd minute when Marco Donadel, already on a yellow card, slid into defender Andrew Farrell. But only four minutes later, Drogba slipped a pass to Duka on the left side to pad the Montreal lead. It was the first MLS assist for Drogba, who has four goals in four games.

PREMIER LEAGUE: After its stuttering start to the campaign, everything went right for Chelsea as it beat Arsenal 2-0 and then saw leader Manchester City’s perfect start end with a 2-1 home loss to West Ham.

Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard scored for Chelsea, but it was Diego Costa who was the main talking point after he provoked Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista to lash out with a kick that drew a red card. That came after Costa had swiped at Laurent Koscielny’s face and then chested the defender to the ground but escaped punishment.

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Carlos Bacca scored twice, including the game-winner, as AC Milan defeated visiting Palermo 3-2 for only its second victory of the season.


WNBA: Tamika Catchings scored 22 points to help the Indiana Fever hold off the visiting Chicago Sky 89-82 and force a deciding Game 3 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.


MINOR LEAGUES: Officials with the Pawtucket Red Sox said the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox will end its pursuit for a proposed stadium on waterfront land in downtown Providence.

PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino said in a statement that the group tried hard to make the deal work, but Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo determined that the land was not suitable for a new ballpark.

The proposal has faced strenuous public opposition, both about using land that’s slated to become a public park and using public money for the ballpark.

PawSox officials said they will consider other sites in Providence.

 Garabez Rosa homered twice and Nick Additon allowed only one hit in four innings of relief as the Bowie Baysox won the Eastern League championship with a 7-2 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils at Bowie, Maryland.

It’s the first Eastern League title for Bowie, which won the final two games of the best-of-five series to overcome a 2-1 deficit.


DAVIS CUP: A straightforward win in doubles for Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey lifted the United States to a 2-1 lead over Uzbekistan and the brink of victory in their World Group playoff in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Johnson and Querrey held their serve throughout the 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov, wrapping up the match in just over 90 minutes.

Andy Murray and his brother, Jamie, led Britain to a hard-fought five-set victory against Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth of Australia to seize a 2-1 lead in their semifinal, in Glasgow, Scotland.

The win gives Andy Murray a chance to put Britain into its first Davis Cup final since 1978 when he plays Bernard Tomic in the first reverse singles.

Leonardo Mayer and Carlos Berlocq gave Argentina a 2-1 lead over Belgium in the other semifinal, beating Steve Darcis and Ruben Bemelmans in a four-hour, four-set match in Brussels.


NHL: The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with defenseman Michal Rozsival, 37, on a one-year contract.


GIRLS’ SOCCER: Julia Schaepe scored in the first half, and Caroline Starr and Annie Vatcher added second-half goals for Berwick Academy (3-0) in a 3-0 win over the Lincoln School at Rehoboth, Massachusetts.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Former champion Mark Cavendish of Britain withdrew from this year’s event in Richmond, Virginia, after sustaining a shoulder injury at the Tour of Britain.

– From staff and news services