The Best Sports of 1999

1 WOMEN'S USA SOCCER TEAM If Title IX needed a face to show how transforming women's sports can be, it got a team of them. Though the competition was limited and the games were a bit dull, this group got America excited about female athletes. These gals were fun, talented, likable and incredibly market savvy. Thousands of little girls are now denting their garage doors, telling themselves they are Julie Foudy. And best of all, so are little boys.

2 LANCE ARMSTRONG Beating Europeans in cycling is like beating Russians at standing in line. Lance Armstrong, who just two years ago...

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