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06-12-2007, 11:56 AM
Glory, heartbreak, infamy

The Nation's Newspaper turns 25 on Sept. 15, 2007. To help celebrate, we'll revisit those years with 25 lists over the next 25 weeks.

1: Red Sox Win World Series
2: Ripken breaks record
3: Tiger wins first Masters
4: Villanova upsets Georgetown
5: BALCO-steroids in baseball
6: 1998 home run chase
7: N.C. State upsets Houston
8: Nicklaus, at 46, wins ’86 Masters
9: Magic Johnson retires with HIV
10: Pete Rose banned
11: Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary pass
12: Dale Earnhardt’s death
13: Kirk Gibson walk-off homer
14: U.S. women win ’99 World Cup
15: Bill Buckner error
16: Christian Laettner jumper sends Duke into ’92 NCAA Final Four
17: Harding-Kerrigan skating scandal
18: Jordan ends first part of NBA career with winning shot vs. Utah
19: World Series postponed by earthquake
20: Ashe has AIDS
21: Armstrong wins seven consecutive Tours de France
22: O.J. Simpson trial
23: ’94 World Series canceled
24: Pervasiveness of ESPN
25: Gretzky sets NHL scoring record

Read more here. (http://www.usatoday.com/news/top25-sportsmoments.htm)

To help the debate :stirpot: here's my top 10 (in no particular order):

Lance Armstrong winning 7 straight Tours de France.
Pete Rose getting banned.
Magic Johnson announcing HIV status.
Post-Katrina New Orleans Saints.*
Dale Earnhardt's death.
Tiger Woods' dominance.
Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan incident.
Cal Ripkin's streak.
Duke Lacrosse quasi-scandal.*
Steriods in sports.

*Not on original list.