Leading Off

Henin wins U.S. Open

Capping a dominant run, top-seeded Justine Henin overwhelmed No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-3 Saturday night to win her second U.S. Open title and seventh major championship overall. Henin, also the 2003 Open winner, didn't drop a set all tournament and became the first woman to win a Grand Slam after beating both Williams sisters along the way. Page C-7

Cal holds on to win

Junior receiver DeSean Jackson (pictured) scored on a 73-yard reverse Saturday to help the 10th-ranked Cal Golden Bears hold off scrappy Colorado State 34-28. Justin Moye, a Central Catholic grad, had three tackles and an interception for Cal. College Football, Page C-6

Earnhardt won't race in Nextel Cup Chase

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season of turmoil won't end with him competing for a Nextel Cup championship, but as NASCAR's 10-race playoff begins next week, at least he'll get to see how his future could look at powerful Hendrick Motorsports. The most popular driver in the Nextel Cup Series came up short of the Chase for the championship for the second time in three years Saturday night when he faced huge odds to make it interesting and never gave the guys ahead of him reason for concern. Motor Sports, Page C-5

Let's get wild!

Major League Baseball's wild-card races are heating up. But who will win them? The Bee's sports staff debates this topic in Four Corners. Page C-2

Raiders begin today

The Oakland Raiders had the worst record in the NFL last season. Today, they open a new season at home against Detroit, the team that was just above them in the overall standings. NFL, Page C-8

Coming Monday

A preview of the San Francisco 49ers' opening game. They will host the Arizona Cardinals.