Almanac: 2002

Top five athletes
1. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants: 46 HRs, 110 RBI, .370, .799 slugging, 198 BB, 5th MVP.
2. Serena Williams: Wins three majors, ranked #1 in word, match record of 56-5.
3. Annika Sorenstam: Wins 11 tournaments on LPGA tour, including one major.
4. Tiger Woods: Wins five tournaments, including two majors, #1 in world for 6th straight year.
5. Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks: 24-5, 2.32 ERA, 334 K's, 4th straight Cy Young.

Top five teams
1. Connecticut women's basketball (39-0). Closest game? Nine points. Average win: 35.4 points.
2. Ohio State football (14-0). Beat No.1-ranked Miami in OT in classic title game.
3. Detroit Red Wings (116 points). Third Stanley Cup in six seasons.
4. Anaheim Angels (99-63). Take World Series with wins in Games 6 and 7 over San Francisco.
5. New England Patriots (11-5). Shocked heavily favored St. Louis in Super Bowl.

Sports moves

  • Expansion Houston Texans into Reliant Stadium

  • Detroit Lions into Ford Field

  • New England Patriots into Gillette Stadium

  • Seattle Seahawks into Seahawk Stadium

  • San Antonio Spurs into SBC Center

    Pop culture trivia
    Oscar winner: Chicago

    Most popular TV show: CSI

    Top of the Pops: Complicated, Avril Lavigne

    Fiction bestseller: The Summons, John Grisham

    Nonfiction bestseller: Self Matters, Phillip C. McGraw

    Pop culture potpourri: Halle Berry is first African-American woman to win Best Actress Oscar; "American Idol" is in, Napster is out.