Friday, December 30, 2005SF Presents: Best of 2005
Male athlete: Tennis pro Roger Federer.
Female athlete: LPGA Golfer Annika Sorenstam.
Men's team: New England Patriots -- third Super Bowl victory in four years.
Women's team: Japan Softball wins World Cup by upsetting heavily favored U.S. team.
Coach: Ozzie Guillen, Chicago White Sox
Event: NFL Championship Sunday
Game: Hawaii over Curacao in Little League World Series Finals.
Finish: Matt Leinart gets a little help from his friends to defeat Notre Dame.
Day: March 6 -- In college basketball, #1 Illinois and #3 Kentucky upset, Duke-UNC play another instant classic and, in golf, Tiger Woods bests Phil Mickelson head-to-head at the Ford Championship.
Moment: Tiger's money chip on the 16th at The Masters.
Performance: (tie) Rafael Palmeiro strongly denies steroid use in front of a Congressional group; the thought of telling the truth in front of that same group drives Mark McGwire to tears.
Shot: Bob Horry's game-winner in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Catch: Mets third baseman David Wright dives to track down a flare barehanded
Move: Detroit GM Joe Dumars releasing Larry Brown from his contract and hiring Flip Saunders.
Upset: Giacomo shocks all at Churchill Downs.
Clown: Drew Rosenhaus