CNNSI.com's Year in Sports 2001 reviews the top stories and most memorable moments of the year. We also salute the year's champions and say goodbye to those we lost.
Plus, Sports Illustrated's writers weigh in with their picks for the yearıs Ups and Downs. Start by reading what SI's Frank Deford has to say about a year in which the importance of sport in the overall scheme of things was called into question, even by the very people who care about it the most.
SI's Jack McCallum: Conversations we wish we heard
CNNSI.com's Leigh Montville: What kind of year?
SI's Kostya Kennedy: Fond farewells, rousing returns
Your Choice Poll: Year in Sports - 2001