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Season Champion Opponent Score MVP Noteworthy
2000 Ravens Giants 34-7 Ray Lewis Ravens defense holds Giants to 152 yards.
2001 Patriots Rams 20-17 Tom Brady Title won on final play (FG) for first time.
2002 Buccaneers Raiders 48-21 Dexter Jackson Bucs defense returns three interceptions for TDs.
2003 Patriots Panthers 32-29 Tom Brady Adam Vinatieri hits game-winning FG (4 seconds left).
2004 Patriots Eagles 24-21 Deion Branch Patriots win third title in four seasons.
2005 Steelers Seahawks 21-10 Hines Ward Steelers win record-tying fifth Super Bowl.
2006 Colts Bears 29-17 Peyton Manning Tony Dungy first black head coach to win title.
2007 Giants Patriots 17-14 Eli Manning Giants ruin the Patriots' perfect season.
2008 Steelers Cardinals 27-23 Santonio Holmes Steelers set record with sixth Super Bowl victory.
2009 Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010
Year Champion Opponent Result MVP Noteworthy
2000 Yankees Mets 4-1 Derek Jeter Yankees win fourth title in five years.
2001 Diamondbacks Yankees 4-3 Schilling/Johnson Diamondbacks win first title.
2002 Angels Giants 4-3 Troy Glaus Angels win first title.
2003 Marlins Yankees 4-2 Josh Beckett Beckett posts shutout in Game 6 for Marlins' second title.
2004 Red Sox Cardinals 4-0 Manny Ramirez Red Sox eliminate 86-year championship drought.
2005 White Sox Astros 4-0 Jermaine Dye White Sox eliminate 88-year championship drought
2006 Cardinals Tigers 4-1 David Eckstein Cards win 10th title, more than any but Yankees.
2007 Red Sox Rockies 4-0 Mike Lowell Red Sox sweep again.
2008 Phillies Rays 4-1 Cole Hamels Won after first suspended title game (weather).
2009 Yankees Phillies 4-2 Hideki Matsui Yankees win in new stadium.
Year Champion Opponent Result MVP Noteworthy
2000 Lakers Pacers 4-2 Shaquille O'Neal Lakers' first title since repeating in 1988.
2001 Lakers 76ers 4-1 Shaquille O'Neal Lakers set record with 15-1 playoff mark.
2002 Lakers Nets 4-0 Shaquille O'Neal Phil Jackson ties Red Auerbach with ninth title as coach.
2003 Spurs Nets 4-2 Tim Duncan Final game for David Robinson (13 points, 17 rebounds).
2004 Pistons Lakers 4-1 Chauncey Billups First title for Larry Brown, O'Neal's last game for Lakers
2005 Spurs Pistons 4-3 Tim Duncan Lowest-scoring first half in Game 7 Finals history.
2006 Heat Mavericks 4-2 Dwyane Wade Pat Riley gets fifth NBA title.
2007 Spurs Cavaliers 4-0 Tony Parker Spurs sweep LeBron James and the Cavs for fourth title.
2008 Celtics Lakers 4-2 Paul Pierce Celtics win 17th title, first since 1986.
2009 Lakers Magic 4-1 Kobe Bryant Phil Jackson passes Red Auerbach with 10 NBA titles.
Year Champion Opponent Result MVP Noteworthy
2000 Devils Stars 4-2 Scott Stevens First team down 3-1 in conf. finals to win Stanley Cup.
2001 Avalanche Devils 4-3 Patrick Roy 21-year veteran Ray Bourque's first title.
2002 Red Wings Hurricanes 4-1 Nicklas Lidstrom Scotty Bowman's final season (ninth coaching title).
2003 Devils Mighty Ducks 4-3 J. S. Giguere Brothers Scott and Rob Niedermayer compete.
2004 Lightning Flames 4-3 Brad Richards Dave Andreychuk's first championship.
2005 Season canceled - labor dispute.
2006 Hurricanes Oilers 4-3 Cam Ward First major professional sports title for N.C.
2007 Ducks Senators 4-1 Scott Niedermayer Fourth title for Niedermayer.
2008 Red Wings Penguins 4-2 Henrik Zetterberg 11th championship for Red Wings.
2009 Penguins Red Wings 4-3 Evgeni Malkin Second team to win Game 7 on road in finals.
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Poles Starts Crew chief Owner Make
2000 Bobby Labonte 4 19 24 2 34 Jimmy Makar Joe Gibbs Pontiac
2001 Jeff Gordon 6 18 24 6 36 Robbie Loomis Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2002 Tony Stewart 3 15 21 2 36 Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Pontiac
2003 Matt Kenseth 1 11 25 0 36 Robbie Reiser Mark Martin Ford
▼ Chase for the Sprint Cup instituted in 2004 ▼
2004 Kurt Busch 3 10 21 1 36 Jimmy Fennig Georgetta Roush Ford
2005 Tony Stewart 5 17 25 3 36 Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Chevrolet
2006 Jimmie Johnson 5 13 24 1 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2007 Jimmie Johnson 10 20 24 4 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2008 Jimmie Johnson 7 15 22 6 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
2009 Jimmie Johnson 7 16 24 4 36 Chad Knaus Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
Year BCS Champion Opponent Result Noteworthy
2000 Oklahoma Florida State 13-2 Sooners finish season as only undefeated team.
2001 Miami Nebraska 37-14 Huskers in title game despite not playing in Big 12 championship game.
2002 Ohio State Miami 31-24 (2OT) Buckeyes end Hurricanes' 34-game winning streak with goal-line stand in double OT.
2003 LSU Oklahoma 21-14 No. 1 Tiger defense defeats No. 1 Sooner offense. (USC voted No. 1 by AP.)
2004 USC Oklahoma 55-19 Game features four of five Heisman finalists (Leinart, Peterson, White, Bush).
2005 Texas USC 41-38 Vince Young's third rushing touchdown is game winner.
2006 Florida Ohio State 41-14 .0101 points separate Gators and Michigan in final BCS poll for No. 2.
2007 LSU Ohio State 38-24 Tigers become first two-loss team to win BCS championship.
2008 Florida Oklahoma 24-14 Tim Tebow leads No. 2 Gators past Sam Bradford's Sooners.
2009 BCS championship game on Jan. 7, 2010
Year Champion Opponent Result Noteworthy
2000 Michigan State Florida 89-76 An injured Mateen Cleaves leads the Spartans past the Gators.
2001 Duke Kansas 72-65 Blue Devils win title after four consecutive Final Four appearances.
2002 Maryland Indiana 64-52 Terrapins win first championship; Juan Dixon wins tourney MVP.
2003 Syracuse Kansas 81-78 Freshman Carmelo Anthony leads the Orangemen past the Jayhawks.
2004 Connecticut Georgia Tech 82-73 Huskies' Emeka Okafor leads all scorers with 24 points and 15 rebounds.
2005 North Carolina Illinois 75-70 First national championship for 17-year coaching veteran Roy Williams.
2006 Florida UCLA 73-57 Gators win first basketball championship and win NCAAF BCS title game.
2007 Florida Ohio State 84-75 Billy Donovan's Gators first team to repeat since 1992.
2008 Kansas Memphis 75-68 (OT) Jayhawks' Mario Chalmers' 3-pointer forces game into overtime.
2009 North Carolina Michigan St. 89-72 Tar Heels win fifth title. Ty Lawson records title-game record eight steals.
M = The Masters / U = U.S. Open / B = British Open / P = PGA Championship
Major
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2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Tiger Woods 12

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Mens golf
Padraig Harrington 3
Phil Mickelson 3
Angel Cabrera 2
Retief Goosen 2
Vijay Singh 2
Rich Beem 1
Michael Campbell 1
Stewart Cink 1
Ben Curtis 1
David Duval 1
Ernie Els 1
Jim Furyk 1
Lucas Glover 1
Todd Hamilton 1
Trevor Immelman 1
Shaun Micheel 1
Geoff Ogilvy 1
David Toms 1
Mike Weir 1
Y.E. Yang 1

Tennis

A - Australian Open / F - French Open / W - Wimbledon / U - U.S. Open
Women Major
wins
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Serena Williams 10

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Womens majors timeline
Justine Henin 7
Venus Williams 7
Jennifer Capriati 3
Maria Sharapova 3
Kim Clijsters 2
Svetlana Kuznetsova 2
Amelie Mauresmo 2
Lindsay Davenport 1
Ana Ivanovic 1
Anastasia Myskina 1
Mary Pierce 1
A - Australian Open / F - French Open / W - Wimbledon / U - U.S. Open
Men Major
wins
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Roger Federer 15

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Mens majors timeline
Rafael Nadal 6
Andre Agassi 3
Lleyton Hewitt 2
Gustavo Kuerten 2
Marat Safin 2
Pete Sampras 2
Albert Costa 1
Juan Martin Del Potro 1
Novak Djokovic 1
Juan Carlos Ferrero 1
Gaston Gaudio 1
Goran Ivanisevic 1
Thomas Johansson 1
Andy Roddick 1