Pulling a Fast One
Jamaica's Usain Bolt eyed the timer as he crossed the finish line in the 100-meter final at the world championships in Berlin on Sunday and liked what he saw: 9.58, which shattered the world record he set at the 2008 Olympics by an astounding .11 of a second (page 16). Tyson Gay of the U.S. was second, and Asafa Powell of Jamaica was third.
Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby (58) and cornerback Bryant McFadden (25) took out some of their frustrations from their Super Bowl XLIII loss on Steelers receiver Limas Sweed last Thursday during a preseason game in Pittsburgh. Sweed hung on to the ball and finished with two catches for 56 yards. The Steelers won the rematch 20--10.
Mets third baseman David Wright took a 94-mph fastball from Giants pitcher Matt Cain off the ear hole of his helmet last Saturday in New York. Wright, who crumpled to the ground and lay there for more than a minute, suffered a concussion; on Sunday he was put on the disabled list, and because of postconcussion symptoms he may not return this season. San Francisco won 5--4 in 10 innings.
The air seemed to go out of Tiger Woods after he missed an eight-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole in the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn. South Korea's Y.E. Yang (left) chipped in for an eagle from 60 feet on the 14th and won by three strokes with an eight-under-par 280, becoming the first Asian-born male golfer to win a major title. In another first, Woods lost a major after leading through three rounds (page 36).