At age 73, Toni Sailer (above), who in 1956 became the first skier to win gold in all three Alpine events at one Olympics. A native of Kitzbühel, Austria—he was known as the Blitz from Kitz—Sailer was a 21-year-old plumber when he won the giant slalom, slalom and downhill events in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. He won each by more than three seconds, and his 6.2-second winning margin in the giant slalom is still the largest for any Alpine event in Olympic history. Sailer retired in 1953 and became an actor and singer. In 1999 he was voted Austria's Sportsman of the Century.
At age 52 after being shot while confronting prowlers outside his house, Dave Laut, who won a bronze medal in the shot put at the 1984 Olympics. Laut won the U.S. Olympic trials with a throw of 70'10", a distance that would have won gold at the Games in Los Angeles, but he had to settle for bronze after a best throw of 68'9¾". His career all but ended when he tore tendons in both knees while taking a test to become a fireman. Laut went on to become a teacher and was the athletic director at Hueneme High near his home in Oxnard, Calif., where he was shot last Thursday night. Police have made no arrests.
By Andrew Giuliani, the Met Open, one of the largest regional tournaments in the country. The son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani finished the 54-hole tournament at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., at three under par to win by one stroke. The 23-year-old Giuliani, who turned pro in January, won $27,500. "It's just a first step, but a big first step," Giuliani said. "I can't believe my name will join those on the trophy like Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Byron Nelson." He will attempt to qualify for the PGA Tour later this month in Tampa and will also appear on the reality show Big Break on Golf Channel.
After a 13-year NFL career, linebacker Tedy Bruschi (right), 36. As a small defensive end at Arizona, Bruschi tied the NCAA career sack record with 52. The Patriots drafted him in the third round in 1996 and moved him to linebacker, where he was a mainstay on three Super Bowl--winning teams. Three days after playing in the 2005 Pro Bowl, Bruschi suffered a stroke. Following intensive rehab he announced he'd sit out all of 2005, but he returned midway through the season, made 10 tackles against Buffalo in his first game back and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. "All the goals I ever had, I accomplished," Bruschi said on Monday. "Today is my end."
By Serena and Venus Williams, a minority stake in the Miami Dolphins. The sisters, who live in Palm Beach Gardens, about an hour away from Dolphins Stadium, become the first female African-Americans to hold an ownership stake in an NFL franchise. "We're just Go Fins!--type people," said Serena, who has dated NFL players Lavar Arrington and Keyshawn Johnson. The Williams sisters—Serena is seeded second and Venus third in the U.S. Open—join a roster of celebrities who have invested in the Dolphins that includes singers Marc Anthony, Jimmy Buffett, Gloria Estefan and Jennifer Lopez. Venus said she had one piece of advice for majority owner Stephen Ross: "Don't draft us."
By Division II St. Paul's College, its football season opener against West Virginia Wesleyan, after the shoulder pads and helmets the team ordered didn't arrive in time. The Tigers have been practicing in shorts and T-shirts while awaiting the delivery of their gear; when it was apparent it wouldn't get to Lawrenceville, Va., in time for last Saturday's opener, school officials decided to forfeit. The St. Paul's home opener is now scheduled for Sept. 12. It will be played at a high school in nearby South Hill, Va., as the college is waiting for new bleachers to be installed at its on-campus field.
Guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from a fight with a Buffalo cabbie, Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane. In exchange for the plea, all other charges were conditionally dropped. The 20-year-old and his cousin James Kane, 21, were accused of beating up a cabdriver who couldn't produce 20 cents to make change for their fare. Kane, who was indicted on several misdemeanor charges last month, was ordered to write a letter of apology and pay $125 in court costs. (His cousin received the same deal.) Kane, the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, was Chicago's second-leading scorer last year with 70 points.
After being struck by a car, Sweet Jasmine (below), the pit bull that appeared on the Dec. 22, 2008, issue of SI after being rescued from Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels. Jasmine was owned by Catalina Stirling, the president of Recycled Love, a Baltimore animal rescue group. Both PETA and the Humane Society believed that the dogs rescued from Vick's dogfighting operation in 2007 were beyond rehabilitation and favored euthanizing them, but 47 of the 51 were saved.