1. Vroom!

Michael Schumacher passed the checkered flag for a fourth World Championship and a pair of records. A 52nd Formula One victory for the German driver outpaced Alain Prost both in races won and championship points scored. Poor Prost lost more than his No. 1 spots: his F1 racing team ran out of track and called in the receivers.

2. Redemption

Wunderkind-who-lost-her-way Jennifer Capriati made a spectacular comeback by outstroking Martina Hingis and Kim Clijsters to take the Australian and French Opens and reached No. 1 in the world rankings for three weeks. Despite Lindsay Davenport's lastminute reclaiming...

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