Net result: In his typical knee-scraping fashion, Boris Becker went flat out to hit a drop-shot winner in the U.S. Open.
Rapt audience: Before wondering eyes on a Brooklyn corner, Brian Cleaver pressed onward in the New York City Marathon.
Aquatic sports: In the Ryder Cup, Payne Stewart splashed his way toward 18; in Miami, E.J. Junior looked every bit a true dolphin.
Great escape: Mauricio Gugelmin of Brazil somehow avoided injury after his car flipped over in the French Grand Prix.
Candid camera: Larry Roberts was the picture of relief and exhaustion in the seconds after his 49ers won Super Bowl XXIII.
Special K: After 20 illustrious NBA seasons, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired, leaving a basketful of records for others to aim at.