Top five athletes
1. Tiger Woods: Wins 9 tournaments, including three majors (first time since Ben Hogan in '53).
2. Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers: 29.7 points, 13.6 rebounds, MVP, Finals MVP.
3. Marion Jones: 5 medals at Sydney Olympics (3 golds, 2 bronze).
4. Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams: 1,359 rushing yards, 830 receiving yards, 26 TDs, NFL MVP.
5. Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox: 18-6, 1.74 ERA, 217 IP, 294 K's, Cy Young.
Top five teams
1. St. Louis Rams (13-3). Unknown QB Kurt Warner becomes Super Bowl MVP.
2. Los Angeles Lakers (67-15). Shaq and Kobe win first of three straight titles.
3. Oklahoma football (13-0). Finished unbeaten with 13-2 Sugar Bowl win over Florida State.
4. New York Yankees (87-74). Beat Mets in Subway Series for third straight World Series title.
5. Michigan State basketball (32-7). Mateen Cleaves is Final Four MVP for Spartans.
Houston Astros into Minute Maid Park
San Francisco Giants into SBC Park
Detroit Tigers into Comerica Park
Cincinnati Bengals into Paul Prown Stadium
Expansion Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild join NHL
Pop culture trivia
Oscar winner: Gladiator
Most popular TV show: Survivor
Top of the Pops: Breathe, Faith Hill
Fiction bestseller: The Brethren, John Grisham
Nonfiction bestseller: Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson
Pop culture potpourri: Anticipated Y2K problems never materialize, but nobody bothers to explain why; Internet bubble bursts; all the talk is of hanging chads; human genome is deciphered, way ahead of schedule.