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Chiefs romp over Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—Winning at New England when the Patriots are coming off an historic Super Bowl victory is worth getting a little wild over.

That's not the Kansas City Chiefs' style. Not even when a rookie is setting records.

Kareem Hunt, after fumbling on his first NFL carry, scored three times and set an NFL mark in a 42-27 stunner last night to open the season.

Chiefs believing in Super Bowl crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—When the Kansas City Chiefs trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit less than a week before their opener in New England, all but 10 of the players they kept were on the roster last season.

There's a very good reason for that.

The Chiefs won 12 games and their first AFC West championship since 2010, earning a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Nadal-Federer matchup dashed

NEW YORK—So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain.

Hours after Nadal did his part with an easy-as-can-be victory to get to the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, Federer was unable to join him for what would have been the most-anticipated showdown of the entire two weeks

Fister shuts down Jays

BOSTON—Doug Fister quickly has gone from a pitcher looking for a big-league job right into being a key starter for a team chasing a division title.

Fister gave up just one run over seven innings, and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, as the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 last night—a day after the teams played a 19-inning marathon.

Del Potro survives two match points

NEW YORK—Juan Martin del Potro's stay at the U.S. Open really should be over.

Nearly was.

The 2009 champion at Flushing Meadows had a fever and thought about quitting while dropping the opening two sets with little resistance against sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem in the fourth round yesterday.

Then he trailed by a big margin in the fourth set—even facing two match points.