At the site of the terrorist bombing in Bali, Jake Young, 34, an All-America football center at Nebraska in 1988 and '89. A lawyer in Hong Kong, Young was in Bali to play in a tournament with his rugby team, which at press time was unable to account for nine members of its traveling party. "Jake was by far the hardest-working lineman I've coached," said Cornhuskers offensive line coach Milt Tenopir on Monday. "He always strained to be the best."
By Little League Baseball, that all managers, coaches, administrators and other volunteers be checked against their states' lists of convicted sex offenders. Little League, which has about one million adult volunteers, is currently defending several suits which were filed after an SI story (Sept. 13, 1999) detailed the presence of convicted child abusers in Little League ranks.
To Angels fans before each home game in the ALCS, 45,000 pairs of ThunderStix. The 24-inch, dark-red, inflatable plastic sticks, which fans bang together as noisemakers, first appeared at Asian sporting events in the late '90s and made their Anaheim debut in a July series against Seattle. They'll be given out before World Series games in Anaheim.
To 130 games, the winning streak of De La Salle High, in Concord, Calif. The Spartans beat Long Beach Poly 28-7 last Saturday in a matchup of the nation's top-ranked teams. De La Salle running back Maurice Drew (left) ran for 161 yards as the Spartans (5-0) had 474 yards of offense. De La Salle's streak, the longest in the U.S., dates to Dec. 7, 1991.
By National Women's Football League (NWFL) founder Catherine Masters, the NFL's request to change the name of her two-year-old, 30-team league. Masters offered to change the name for $500,000, but the NFL offered $25,000, an ad in the Super Bowl program and spots on its subscription TV services. Masters did, however, agree to change the name of the NWFL title game from SupHer Bowl.
While breaking the world free diving record last Saturday in the Dominican Republic, Audrey Mestre, 28. The French diver, who reached a depth of 558 feet, was pulled up nine minutes after she had descended below the surface without oxygen, attached to a 200-pound sled. Mestre broke the record of 531.5 feet held by her husband, Cuban diver Francisco Ferreras.
?Of pneumonia, Ben Eastman, 91, who set world records at four distances between 1932 and '34 while a student at Stanford. Known as Blazin' Ben, Eastman appeared on the July II, 1932, cover of TIME four weeks before winning the silver medal in the 400 meters at the Olympics in Los Angeles. Sportswriters credit him with changing the quarter-and half-mile races to sprints.
?Of a heart attack, Chuck Rayner, 82, an NHL Hall of Famer and the second goalie to win the Hart Trophy (1950) as league MVP.
By Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe, 28, the Chicago Marathon, in a world-record time of 2:17:18. She beat the previous record, set by Kenya's Catherine Ndereba in last year's race, by 1:29. A fourth-place finisher in the 10,000 meters at the 2000 Olympics, Radcliffe was running in only her second marathon. "Even when I was a little girl," Radcliffe told SI, "my coaches told me that someday the marathon would be my best event."