Joker gets 14th slam…Browns end losing skid with tie…Barkley impressive…Pats win

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) has earned his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by defeating 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mahr-TEEN’ dehl-POH’-troh), 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the U.S. Open men’s final. Djokovic appeared on the ropes after dropping three straight games in the second set to fall behind 4-3 before outlasting del Potro in a 20-minute game that required 22 points to settle. The 31-year-old Serb is now even with Pete Sampras for the third-most major trophies for a man in tennis history, trailing only Roger Federer’s 20 and Rafael Nadal’s 17.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns were able to end a 17-game losing streak dating back to the 2016 season, but they had to settle for a 21-21 tie with Pittsburgh after T.J. Watt blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt by Zane Gonzalez with nine seconds left in overtime. The Steelers lead 21-7 before Carlos Hyde ran for a one-yard touchdown and Josh Gordon grabbed a scoring pass from Tyrod Taylor with 1:58 to play. Steelers running back James Connor ran for 135 yards and scored two touchdowns in place of Le’Veon (LEH’-vee-ahn) Bell, who continues his holdout.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Second overall draft pick Saquon (SAY’-kwahn) scored his first NFL touchdown on Sunday, but the New York Giants dropped a 20-15 decision to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Barkley ran 68 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown and finished with 106 yards on 18 carries in his NFL debut. Myles Jack scored on a 32-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter to give Jacksonville a 20-9 lead before Barkley’s TD.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending AFC champions were winners on Sunday as Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 27-20 victory over Houston. Rob Gronkowski grabbed a 21-yard scoring strike from Brady and finished with seven receptions for 123 yards. DeShaun Watson was 17 of 34 for 176 yards, one touchdown and an interception in his return from a major knee injury.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma star running back Rodney Anderson is out for the season with a right knee injury. Anderson got up slowly after a 10-yard run on the final play of the first quarter Saturday against UCLA. This is the third season-ending injury of Anderson’s career.

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