Update on the latest sports
Chiefs batter Browns
UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have begun their NFL schedule the way they ended the previous season, with a loss in Kansas City.
Patrick Mahomes (mah-MOHZ’) threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score as the Chiefs held off the Browns, 33-29 in a rematch of last season’s playoff showdown.
Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce hauled in a pair of TD catches, including the go-ahead score with 7:02 remaining as the Chiefs finished off their rally from a 22-10 halftime deficit.
Baker Mayfield threw for 321 yards, but he was picked off by Chiefs cornerback Mike Hughes with 1:09 left.
The Browns are 1-21 in season openers since the rebirth of the franchise in 1999, including an NFL-record 17 in a row.
Checking out the other games on the first Sunday of the NFL season:
— Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston passed for five touchdowns and the Saints intercepted reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers twice in a 38-3 pounding of the Packers in Jacksonville. Winston was 14 of 20 for 148 yards without an interception while outplaying Rodgers, who was just 15 of 28 for 133 yards and no touchdowns. He spent the final 11 minutes on the sideline, having given way to second-year pro Jordan Love.
— Matthew Stafford made a nice first impression with the Rams by throwing for 321 yards and three touchdowns in their 34-14 thumping of the Bears. Stafford found Van Jefferson for a 67-yard touchdown on his second pass, hit a wide-open Cooper Kupp for a 56-yard TD to open the third quarter and found Robert Woods for a clinching score with 3:17 to play. Andy Dalton passed for 206 yards in his Bears debut, and rookie quarterback Justin Fields rushed for a 3-yard score.
— The Steelers scored on their first four possession of the second half to rally past the Bills, 23-16. Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) put Pittsburgh ahead for good by lobbing a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dionte Johnson in the left corner of the end zone early in the fourth quarter. Ulysees Gilbert returned a blocked punt 9 yards for a touchdown for Pittsburgh, which trailed 10-0 at halftime.
— Dre Greenlaw returned an interception for a touchdown while the 49ers were scoring 17 points in just over two minutes late in the first half of a 41-33 downing of the Lions. Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-poah-loh) lost a fumble on his first snap but was 17 of 25 for 314 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel that gave San Francisco a 38-10 lead before the Lions stormed back. Jared Goff was 38 of 57 for 338 yeards, three touchdowns and a costly interception in his Detroit debut.
— Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-uh tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle in the third quarter to help the Dolphins earn their second straight win over the Patriots, 17-16. Tagovailoa also ran for a touchdown and was 16 of 27 for 202 yards, a touchdown and one interception. Xavien Howard recovered a fumble with New England driving in the fourth.
— Jalen Hurts threw the first of his three touchdown passes to reigning Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith before the Eagles completed a 32-6 dismantling of the Falcons. Hurts ran for 62 yards on five carries and completed 27 of 35 passes for 264 yards while eluding Atlanta defenders. Fifth-round pick Kenneth Gainwell, scored his first TD as a pro with an 8-yard run late in the third quarter to essentially seal the victory.
— Russell Wilson threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half of the Seahawks’ 28-16 victory at Indianapolis. Seattle scored on its first two drives as Wilson hooked up with Tyler Lockett on a 23-yard TD pass to make it 7-3 and found Gerald Everett for a 9-yard score to give Seattle a 14-3 lead. Carson Wentz was 25 of 38 with 251 yards and two scores in his Colts debut.
— Kyler Murray accounted for five touchdowns and linebacker Chandler Jones had a career-high five sacks for the Cardinals in a 38-13 rout of the Titans. Murray tormented the Titans throwing for 289 yards with two TD passes apiece to All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk. Murray also scored untouched on a two-yard keeper to put Arizona ahead, 24-6 in the first half.
— The Bengals wasted a 21-7 lead in the second half before Evan McPherson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give Cincinnati a 27-24 triumph over the Vikings. Germaine Pratt recovered Dalvin Cook’s fumble to set up the winning drive for Cincinnati. Joe Burrow threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns in his return after major knee surgery nine months ago.
— The Texans opened with a 37-21 win over the Jaguars as Tyrod Taylor threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns. First overall pick Trevor Lawrence showed flashes while starting his first NFL game, passing for 332 yards and three touchdowns. Lawrence also tossed three interceptions, often overthrew open receivers and was the victim of several drops.
— Justin Herbert threw for 337 yards and a touchdown in helping the Chargers lock down a 20-16 win at Washington. Herbert led scoring drives of 75, 76 and 68 yards, putting Los Angeles ahead to stay on a scoring toss to Mike Williams. Washington lost veteran starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a right hip injury midway through the second quarter of his Washington debut.
— The Panthers earned a 19-14 win over the Jets behind Sam Darnold, who threw for 279 yards and a touchdown against his ex team. Darnold connected on a 57-yard touchdown pass with fellow ex-Jet Robby Anderson and took full advantage of a healthy Christian McCaffrey, who piled up 187 yards from scrimmage on 30 touches. Jets quarterback and second overall pick Zach Wilson was 20 of 37 for 258 yards with two touchdown passes to Corey Davis in his first career start.
— Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdowns in his first start for Denver and the Broncos dominated possession in a 27-13 defeat of the Giants. Bridgewater completed 28 of 36 passes for 264 yards, sharing the ball with nine receivers. Melvin Gordon III added a late 70-yard TD run and Brandon McManus kicked two field goals for Denver.
Medvedev crushes Djokovic’s shot at calendar slam
NEW YORK (AP) — Rod Laver remains the last male to capture a calendar Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic was thwarted in his bid for a calendar slam, falling in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. It’s the first major championship for Medvedev, who reached the 2019 final before falling.
Djokovic dropped the opening set for the fifth straight time. Unlike the other four matches, he never got going in his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam title.
Medvedev won 20 of his first 23 service points and finished with 16 aces along with 38 winners.
Djokovic made 38 unforced errors and converted just one of his six break points.
The last man to complete a true Grand Slam by going 4 for 4 at the majors in a single season remains Rod Laver, who did it in 1962 and 1969.
Giants win again, Dodgers keep pace
UNDATED (AP) — The first-place San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be separated by 2 1/2 games in the National League West.
The Giants picked up their seventh consecutive win as Wilmer Flores homered and drove in three runs in their 6-5 decision over the Cubs. Kris Bryant scored two against his former team as San Francisco improved to a major league-best 93-50.
Jake McGee gave up a one-out double to pinch hitter Patrick Wisdom before Frank Schwindel (shwihn-DEHL’) and Ian Happ grounded to first to end the game.
In Los Angeles, Max Scherzer carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and recorded his 3,000th career strikeout as the Dodgers clobbered the Padres, 8-0. Scherzer retired his first 22 batters before Eric Hosmer doubled to deep right. The Dodgers’ ace is the 19th pitcher in major league history to fan 3,000.
Corey Seager and Mookie Betts hit solo homers, and Justin Turner added a three-run blast in the seventh.
The Padres finished without Blake Snell, who left after 11 pitches with a left adductor injury.
Also around the majors on Sunday:
— Atlanta and Miami were tied 3-3 until Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman belted solo homers in the seventh inning of the Braves’ 5-3 win over the Marlins. Eddie Rosario also went deep and Will Smith put the tying run on base in the ninth before posting his 32nd save. The NL East-leading Braves took the rubber match of the three-game set to move 4 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies.
— Philadelphia absorbed a 5-4 loss to the Rockies as Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five Colorado runs. Hampson belted a three-run shot and broke a 3-3 deadlock with a two-run blast in the seventh to help the Rockies beat the Phils for the third time in four days. Bryce Harper hit his 32nd homer of the season for the Phillies, while J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) furnished three hits and two runs.
— Francisco Lindor’s (lihn-DOHRZ’) third home run of the night broke a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning and gave the Mets the rubber match of their three-game set with the Yankees, 7-6. Lindor launched a three-run homer and a pair of solos shots to help the Mets stay five games behind the NL East-leading Braves. Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Yankees, who have dropped eight of nine to fall one game behind Boston and Toronto for the two AL wild-card slots.
— Kolten Wong and Avisaíl (ah-vih-sah-EEL’) García each homered twice as the Brewers crushed the Indians, 11-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Eric Lauer carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, hours after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined to no-hit Cleveland. Manny Piña also homered for Milwaukee, which can wrap up the NL Central title sometime this week.
— Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) homered for the second game in a row and five pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout to help the Cardinals down the Reds, 2-0. Arenado hit a two-run homer in the first off Sonny Gray, who then retired the next 14 hitters. Winning pitcher J.A. Happ allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings as St. Louis moved one game behind the Padres and Reds for the second NL wild card.
— Robbie Grossman drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to complete the Tigers’ 8-7 win over the Rays. Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario’s second homer of the day was a two-run shot that tied the game in the 10th after the Rays took a 7-5 lead in the top of the inning. Yandy Diaz doubled twice and drove in three runs for Tampa Bay who lost a series for the first time since mid-August.
— The White Sox pulled out a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Leury (lay-UR’-ee) Garcia’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Chicago took a 1-0 lead and a three-hit shutout into the ninth before Alex Verdugo (vur-DOO’-goh) hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded off Craig Kimbrel. The outcome gives the White Sox a magic number of no more than nine to win the AL Central and keeps the Red Sox nine games behind the AL East-leading Rays.
— Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr. and Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernández each hit a grand slam while the Blue Jays were scoring 22 runs over the first six innings of a 22-7 thrashing of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 44th homer to tie Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nee) for the major league lead. Jake Lamb also homered during a 10-run third inning for the Blue Jays, who took three of the four in the series.
— Lance McCullers Jr and Kyle Tucker carried the Astros to a 3-1 win over the Angels. McCullers was reached for just one run and three hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. Tucker drilled a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie.
— The Rangers put another dent in Oakland’s playoff hopes by defeating the Athletics, 4-3. Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits and two RBIs to help Taylor Hearn win his fourth straight start.
— The A’s, the Mariners damaged their postseason chances with a 5-4 setback against the Diamondbacks. Ketel Marte (keh-TEHL’ mahr-TAY’) homered and Tyler Gilbert allowed two hits – both homers – over 5 1/3 innings.
— Kyle Isbel singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning before the Royals finished off a 5-3 win over the Twins. Adalberto Mondesi (ad-ahl-BEHR’-toh MAHN’-deh-see) homered for Kansas City and teammate Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.
— Patrick Corbin worked seven innings and Lane Thomas slammed a three-run homer as the Nationals topped the Pirates, 6-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. Corbin gave up two runs on four hits to improve to 3-0 versus Pittsburgh since joining Washington in 2019.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Toms outlasts Pride in playoff
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Toms beat Dicky Pride with a par on the first playoff hole to capture the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic.
The 54-year-old Toms scrambled for par on the 18th in regulation after driving left into a fairway bunker. He shot a 5-under 66 to finish at 10-under 203 on Norwood Hills’ West Course.