The best and worst across 10 years in sports

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With the decade drawing to a close, Yahoo! Sports examines the events and stories that defined the sporting world over the last 10 years.

It could be a championship, a dramatic performance, a controversy … perhaps even a fight with fans.

Meanwhile, which athletes dominated their sport? Which teams shockingly fell short? Which games and individual plays immediately became etched in the sports consciousness?

It's all here.

See below for our sport-by-sport look at the sports world from 2000 through 2009.