Aaron Rodgers and Sam Bradford each threw a touchdown pass in their preseason debuts as Green Bay beat St. Louis 21-7 on Saturday.

The Rams' Bradford was 9 for 12 for 101 yards and an 11-yard TD pass to Lance Kendricks.

"I think for everyone else it's probably a bigger deal for me to get back out on the field," said Bradford, who played for the first time since knee surgery last November.

The Packers' Rodgers was 11 for 13 for 128 yards and a 3-yard score to Randall Cobb.

Rams rookie Michael Sam got his first sack of the preseason, dropping Matt Flynn for a 10-yard loss. Sam is the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL.

  • Tony Romo passed the first test with his surgically repaired back, but Dallas lost to Baltimore 37-30. Deonte Thompson returned a kickoff 108 yards after Romo threw a 31-yard TD pass to Dez Bryant in his preseason debut.

  • Indianapolis' Andrew Luck was 12 of 18 for 89 yards, but the New York Giants rallied from a 26-0 fourth-quarter deficit for a 27-26 win.

  • Ben Roethlisberger threw two TD passes, and Pittsburgh beat Buffalo 19-16. Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins left the game with a rib injury.

  • Rookie Teddy Bridgewater completed 16 of 20 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, leading Minnesota to a 30-28 comeback win over Arizona.


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  • Houston rookie Jadeveon Clowney made big hits behind the line on consecutive

    plays in the Texans' 32-7 rout of Atlanta.

  • Wide receiver Santonio Holmes signed to a one-year deal with Chicago. Holmes, a Super Bowl MVP while with Pittsburgh, had just 23 catches for 456 yards for the New York Jets last season.

    Basketball

    Anthony Davis had 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 in Chicago in a tuneup for the World Cup, which starts Aug. 30 in Spain. With fans roaring for Derrick Rose all night, the Bulls point guard finished with seven points. The former NBA MVP seemed happy to defer to his teammates in his first appearance at the United Center since his latest season-ending knee injury.

    Motor sports

    J.J. Yeley will drive the No. 83 car in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway after Ryan Truex crashed during practice and suffered a concussion. Jeff Gordon will start from the pole. Johnny Sauter won the Truck race at the two-mile oval, holding off teammate Matt Crafton. It was the fastest race in series history, with an average speed of 161.110 mph.

  • Chris Buescher held off Regan Smith and Brian Scott to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a 2.258-mile, 13-turn track in Lexington.

  • IndyCar points leader Will Power will start from the pole Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. He had a lap at 169.262 mph.

    MLS

    Real Salt Lake (11-4-9) beat Seattle 2-1 to take the top spot in the Western Conference. Joao Plata headed in a goal in the 53rd minute, and Luke Mulholland then made it 2-0. Chad Barrett scored for Seattle (13-7-2).

  • Justin Meram and Ethan Finlay scored in the first half to lead Columbus (7-8-9) to a 4-1 rout of Los Angeles (9-5-7).

  • Liam Ridgewell scored his first MLS goal for Portland (7-7-10) in the Timbers' 1-1 tie with New England (8-12-3).

    Soccer

    Former Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal lost his first English Premier League game with Manchester United, with Swansea winning 2-1 on Gylfi Sigurdsson's goal in the 72nd minute.

    Tennis

    Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Western & Southern Open final in Mason, Ohio. Williams won despite 41 unforced errors, 20 more than Wozniacki. Also, Ana Ivanovic beat Maria Sharapova 6-2, 5-7, 7-5. In the men's semifinals, Roger Federer beat Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3, and David Ferrer ousted Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-2.