New England wins opener
— At Harrison, N.J., Jermaine Jones finished a counter attack in the 85th minute to give New England a 2-1 victory over the New York on Sunday in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference finals. ... At Carson, Calif., Marcelo Sarvas scored in the 52nd minute, and the LA Galaxy opened the Western Conference final with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders.
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Rangers blank Canadiens
— At New York, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots for his fourth shutout, and Martin St. Louis had a goal and assist as the Rangers beat Montreal, 5-0. ... At Anaheim, Calif., Anaheim beat Arizona, 2-1.
Pacquiao victory sparks megafight talk
— At Macau, welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao knocked down Chris Algieri six times Sunday night to win a 12-round lopsided decision that will once again heat up talk of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Time and big-draw opponents are running out for both Pacquiao, 35, and Mayweather, 37.
Christiaansen leads USC
— At Athens, Ga., senior libero Mikaela Christiaansen had a record-setting day for USC, recording 33 digs (a four-set match record) as the Gamecocks (17-12, 7-9 SEC) thumped Georgia, 3-1 (26-24, 17-25, 32-30, 26-24). It was the first win over Georgia since 2009. ... At Clemson, Wake Forest blanked the Tigers (18-12, 6-10 ACC ), 3-0 (20-25, 22-25, 20-25).
From Staff and Wire Reports