Before donning her
prosthetics, Jessica Long of Middle River, Md., toweled off on Sunday after
finishing second in a heat of the 100-meter butterfly S8 at the Paralympic
Games in Beijing. Nine hours later she won the final (inset) in 1:11.96, then
earned a second gold on Monday in the 100 free. Long was scheduled to compete
in a Phelpsian seven events over nine days.
took off in red-hot pursuit of a shot during the U.S. Open final on Sunday in
Flushing Meadow. With a 6--4, 7--5 victory over Jelena Jankovic, Williams—who
didn't lose a set during the tournament—seized her third Open title (inset),
her ninth Grand Slam and the No. 1 world ranking (page 56).
quarterback Matt Cassel (16), who had attempted all of 39 passes in his first
three NFL seasons combined, threw a 51-yard, third-and-11 strike to Randy Moss
(not pictured) from his one-yard line to help New England beat the Chiefs,
17--10, on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. Pressed into duty when the reigning
league MVP Tom Brady left the game in the first quarter with a serious injury
to his left knee (inset), Cassel completed 13 of 18 passes for 152 yards and a
touchdown in the teams' season opener.