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2006 Sportsman of the Year

Bigger Than The Game

A salute to four athletes, two teams and a manager for acts of character -- on and off the field

NOMAR GARCIAPARRA
First basemen saves two women from drowning.
ANDY RODDICK
Tennis pro reverses call made in his favor.
DARREN CLARKE
Golfer refuses improved lie.
ARSÉNE WENGER
Arsenal manager asks for replay after injury.
SEAHAWKS
High school football team reaches out to rivals.
NATE HAASIS
Quarterback contests his own passing record.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Requests rematch after scoring on a "fifth down."
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There is more to being a winner than scoring runs or touchdowns.

Some days it's tough being a sports fan. Pick your poison: cheaters, lawbreakers, out-of-control parents on the sideline. The stereotype of athletes is that they try to win at any cost. But for some, competing is also about doing what's right; they show that sports can still bring out the best of the human spirit and make us feel good about the games we play and the people who play them.

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