Rodgers Shines as Packers Roll Past Rams
St. Louis — Aaron Rodgers and Sam Bradford each threw a touchdown pass in their preseason debuts and played into the second quarter in the Green Bay Packers’ 21-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.
Michael Sam played in the second half and got his first sack of the preseason, dropping Matt Flynn for a 10-yard loss in the fourth quarter to force a 49-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. Sam had a tackle earlier in that series.
Rodgers was 11 for 13 for 128 yards and a 3-yard score to Randall Cobb in a no-huddle offense on the opening series.
Giants 27, Colts 26
Indianapolis — Ryan Nassib led New York to two touchdowns in the final four minutes, completing a huge fourth-quarter comeback.
New York trailed 26-0 early in the fourth, but the Colts couldn’t hold on.
Former Indy quarterback Curtis Painter finally got New York on the board with a 3-yard TD pass to Kellen Davis. Sixteen seconds later, Spencer Adkins recovered a Colts fumble in the end zone to make it 26-14. Michael Cox then scored on a 2-yard run with 3:59 to go, and Nassib hooked up with Corey Washington on a 6-yard TD pass with 55 seconds to go.
Jets 25, Bengals 17
Cincinnati — Andy Dalton completed all eight of his passes and led the Bengals to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal during three impressive series before the Jets’ reserves rallied.
Ravens 37, Cowboys 30
Arlington, Texas — Deonte Thompson returned a kickoff 108 yards for a score after Dallas’ Tony Romo threw a touchdown pass in his first game since back surgery last season, and Joe Flacco led three scoring drives in Baltimore’s victory over the Cowboys.
Bears Add Vet WR
Chicago — Former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
Champions Golfer Shoots 59
Endicott, n.y. — Kevin Sutherland shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history Saturday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
The 50-year-old Sutherland had a chance to become the first player to card a 58 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event with a par on No. 18, but made his only bogey of the day. His par putt from about 6 feet slid just past the hole.
Sutherland opened with seven birdies and an eagle on the first eight holes. He had 12 birdies overall, including three straight coming into No. 18 to set up the chance for a 58.
The 59 gave Sutherland a one-shot lead over Steve Lowery going into the final round. He was at 14-under 130.
Sutherland owns one career PGA Tour title, winning the 2002 Match Play Championship. Six players have shot a 59 on the PGA Tour.
Lincicome Maintains LPGA Lead
Pittsford, n.y. — Brittany Lincicome maintained her lead Saturday after three rounds of the LPGA Championship, the tour’s fourth major championship of the season.
The long-hitting Lincicome began the day at Monroe Golf Club with a three-shot advantage over Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson and shot 1-under 71 to finish at 10-under 206. Lincicome was a shot ahead of Park and Suzann Pettersen. Pettersen had a 67 and Park shot 69.
Watney Leads in N.C.
Greensboro, n.c. — Nick Watney birdied the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the Wyndham Championship.
IndyCar Leader Takes Pole
West Allis, Wis. — IndyCar points leader Will Power will start from the pole today at the Milwaukee Mile.
Power topped qualifying Saturday with a lap at 169.262 mph. He has called Milwaukee his favorite oval of the IndyCar circuit.
Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, second in the standings, will start eighth. Tony Kanaan qualified second at 168.662 mph for his seventh straight top-10 start. A third Penske driver, Juan Pablo Montoya, will start third..
Timbers 1, Revolution 1
Foxborough, Mass. — Liam Ridgewell scored his first career MLS goal for Portland in the Timbers’ tie with the New England Revolution.
S. Williams in Final
Mason, Ohio — Serena Williams rallied to advance to the Western & Southern Open final, beating Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.
The top-ranked Williams lost a set for the first time in the tournament and committed 41 unforced errors, 20 more than Wozniacki.
Williams will face ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic in the final. Ana Ivanovic beat fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in a night match.
In the first men’s semifinal, sixth-seeded David Ferrer beat Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-2.
Second-seeded Roger Federer faced fifth-seeded Milos Raonic in the other semifinal.