Kicking Off


Ravens 9, 49ers 7

Matt Stover kicked three field goals to lift Baltimore over San Francisco.

Sunday's Scores

Houston 22, Miami 19

Tennessee 20, Atlanta 13

Washington 34, Detroit 3

N.Y. Giants 35, N.Y. Jets 24

Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 0

Arizona 34, St. Louis 31

Carolina 16, New Orleans 13

New England 34, Cleveland 17

Jacksonville 17, Kansas City 7

Indianapolis 33, Tampa Bay 14

San Diego 41, Denver 3

Chicago 27, Green Bay 20

Chargers rip Broncos

Reigning MVP LaDainian Tomlinson (pictured) amassed 140 yards and backup Michael Turner added 147 yards on 10 carries, highlighted by a 74-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, as the San Diego Chargers handed the Denver Broncos their worst home loss since 1966, 41-3.

Pats pound Browns

Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns, tying an NFL record with at least three in each of his first five games, Junior Seau (pictured) grabbed two interceptions, and the New England Patriots beat the Cleveland Browns, 34-17, to became the first team to start a season with five wins by at least 17 points.

Red Sox moving on

Curt Schilling worked seven masterful innings, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez (pictured) homered, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 to complete a three-game sweep of their first-round AL playoff series. Page C-3

Yankees stay alive

Johnny Damon (pictured) hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning, rookies Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain rescued Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees rallied past the Cleveland Indians 8-4, closing within 2-1 in their first-round AL playoff series.

Pettersen prevails

Suzann Pettersen sank a birdie putt from about 6 feet on the second playoff hole to beat Lorena Ochoa and win the Longs Drugs Challenge at Danville. Ochoa was trying to win for the fourth time in her last five events. Page C-8