Top National Sports Stories: Nadal wins 16th slam...NFL rookies have mixed results...Packers, Cowboys win

Published on September 11, 2017 at 06:43AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL’) earned his third U.S. Open title and first since 2013 by breezing through a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson. It’s the second major title of the year for Nadal, who also captured the French Open. He has 16 Grand Slam championships, three off the men’s record held by Roger Federer.

UNDATED (AP) — Quarterback DeShone Kizer was 20 of 30 for 222 yards and a touchdown, but the Pittsburgh Steelers spoiled his NFL debut by defeating the Browns, 21-18, in Cleveland. Leonard Fournette was productive in his first NFL game, rushing for 100 yards on 26 carries to help Jacksonville beat Houston, 30-7. Kyle Shanahan’s first game as an NFL head coach was a bust as the San Francisco 49ers were silenced by the Carolina Panthers, 23-3.

UNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys were winners in yesterday’s best NFL matchups. Aaron Rodgers passed for 311 yards and the Packers allowed just three field goals in a 17-9 win over Seattle. Dak Prescott threw for 268 yards and Jason Witten scored the lone touchdown as the Cowboys stifled the New York Giants, 19-3.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have extended their team-record winning streak to 18 games with a 3-2 win over Baltimore. The game was tied 1-1 in the sixth until Roberto Perez and Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) homered. Trevor Bauer gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings to win his nine straight decision and improve to 16-7, tying Boston’s Chris Sale for the American League victory lead.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals wrapped up their fourth NL East title in six years with a little help from the Atlanta Braves. Stephen Strasburg threw eight innings of two-hit ball and Trea (tray) Turner homered as the Nats nipped Philadelphia, 3-2. The Braves eliminated Miami from the division race by scoring three times in the ninth before Lane Adams belted a two-run homer in the 11th inning of Atlanta’s 10-8 win over the Marlins.