Chief's Berry gone for the season...Saints' long snapper needs heart surgery...Men's semis today at US Open

September 08, 2017 - 3:54 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An MRI has confirmed that safety Eric Berry ruptured his left Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter of last night's win in New England. Chiefs coach Andy Reid says the three-time All-Pro will be out for the rest of the season. Berry missed most of the 2011 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee, then missed much of the 2014 season after he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He signed a $78 million, six-year contract this past offseason.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says long snapper Jon Dorenbos has a "serious" heart condition that will require surgery. Payton says Saints physician John Amoss discovered the long-snapper's aortic aneurysm during a physical examination and "basically saved his life." Dorenbos was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia before the New Orleans' final preseason game. He's the second Saints player this year to be placed on the non-football injury list for a heart condition. The first was veteran defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt is being honored by the NFL Players Association after raising more than $29 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Texans' star defensive end has been named the NFLPA's Community MVP for his work in the days since the hurricane and flooding devastated Houston and much of southeastern Texas. The NFLPA will contribute $10,000 to Watt's foundation for the honor.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz says on Twitter that it "will just about take a miracle" for college football games to be played in Florida next weekend following Hurricane Irma. If he's right, the Hurricanes' annual matchup with Florida State might get rescheduled. The Hurricanes have been criticized for their decision to cancel tomorrow's game at Arkansas State.

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal faces Juan Martin del Potro in the men's semifinals at the U.S. Open this afternoon. Each has won the U.S. Open before — Nadal in 2010 and 2013 and del Potro in 2009, when he beat Nadal in the semifinals, then Roger Federer in the final. Today's other semifinal involves two newcomers: 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain vs. 28th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

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