Kicking Off


Lions 36, Raiders 21

Detroit's Jon Kitna passed for 289 yards and 3 TDs in the win over Oakland

Sunday's Scores

Minnesota 24, Atlanta 3

Washington 16, Miami 13 (OT)

Denver 15, Buffalo 14

Houston 20, Kansas City 3

Carolina 27, St. Louis 13

New England 38, NY Jets 14

Green Bay 16, Philadelphia 13

Pittsburgh 34, Cleveland 7

Tennessee 13, Jacksonville 10

San Diego 14, Chicago 3

Seattle 20, Tampa Bay 6

Dallas 45, NY Giants 35

Chargers tame Bears

San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson (21) beats Chicago's Charles Tillman (33) for a 7-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's season opener. Tomlinson was held to just 25 yards rushing but ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the Chargers' 14-3 win over the Bears.

Patriots pound Jets

Randy Moss caught nine passes from Tom Brady for 183 yards and a touchdown in his New England debut, and the Patriots rolled to a 38-14 victory over the New York Jets. Brady was 22 of 28 for 297 yards and three touchdowns.

Johansen takes fifth

Johansen High's boys water polo team blanked Tamalpais 13-0 in the fifth-place game at the Sierra Shootout in Rocklin on Saturday. Sean Towers had five goals and Brad Fuller had three, while goalie Steve Giahos didn't allow a shot to get past him for his second shutout of the day. The Vikings (6-1) suffered their first loss of the season to Ponderosa, 5-3, in their third match of the day, but bounced back by beating Napa 14-7, with Fuller scoring four goals and Steve Solario three. Towers and Fuller scored 15 goals apiece in five matches.

Powell breaks mark

Asafa Powell set another world record in the 100 meters, and suspects he can go even faster. The world's fastest man improved his record Sunday, winning a heat at the Rieti (Italy) Grand Prix in 9.74 seconds. "This means that I can do even 9.68," Powell said. "I'm worth that time, I know it."

Federer wins again

Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 for his fourth consecutive U.S. Open championship and 12th Grand Slam title overall. Federer now needs just two wins to tie Pete Sampras' record of 14 major championships. Page C-8