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Athlete of the year
Lance Armstrong
Shane Battier
Barry Bonds
Jeff Gordon
Randy Johnson
Shaquille O'Neal
Coach/Manager of the year
Brian Billick
Bob Brenly
Larry Coker
Ralph Friedgen
Mike Krzyzewski
Lou Piniella
Story of the year
Bonds' chase of Mac's home run record
Earnhardt death at Daytona 500
Diamondbacks topple mighty Yankees
Jordan's comeback with the Wizards
Sept. 11 aftermath in world of sports
Tiger wins Masters for Grand Slam
Moment of the year
Any of the first games following Sept. 11
Bonds breaks Mac's HR record with 71 at Pac Bell
Duval finally wins a major (British)
Gonzalez's game-winning hit in World Series
Bourque wins first Stanley Cup
St. Joseph's O'Connor scores 18 in final minute of game vs. La Salle
Game of the Year
Arkansas-Ole Miss football goes 7 OTs
Avs over Devils in Game 7 of Stanley Cup
Bears erase 19-point deficit then edge 49ers in OT
Diamondbacks' Game 7 World Series win over Yankees
Duke overcomes 10-point deficit in final minute then beats Maryland in OT
Indians rally from 12 runs down to beat Mariners
Play of the year
Bears' Allen catches Hail Mary to force OT vs. Browns
Hampton's shot against Iowa State in men's hoops tourney
Ichiro guns out Long from right field
Jeter's throw to Posada in ALCS Game 3
Miami INT off Boston College goes for winning TD
Ripken's home run in All-Star Game
Surprise of the year
Bonds blasts home run record with 73
Colorado crushes Nebraska for bid to Big 12 title game
Diamondbacks down Yankees, win World Series
Maryland football on the map
Rise of 49ers, Bears and Steelers this season
Van Gundy quits Knicks as head coach
Flop of the year
Boston Red Sox
Ernie Els
Florida State football
Indianapolis Colts
Oregon State football
Portland Trail Blazers
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