This is a
list of magazine's Sports Illustrated all-decade awards and honors for 2000-2009.
Top 20 Female Athletes of the Decade
Top 20 Female Athletes of the Decade were:
Serena Williams (U.S.), tennis
Annika Sörenstam (Sweden), golf
Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia), pole vault
Justine Henin (Belgium), tennis
Lisa Leslie (U.S.), basketball
Venus Williams (U.S.), tennis
Marta (Brazil), football
Lorena Ochoa (Mexico), golf
Diana Taurasi (U.S.), basketball
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (U.S.), beach volleyball
Candace Parker (U.S.), basketball
Paula Radcliffe (U.K.), marathon
Janica Kosteli? (Croatia), alpine skiing
Carolina Klüft (Sweden), heptathlon
Sheryl Swoopes (U.S.), basketball
Hayley Wickenheiser (Canada), ice hockey
Cat Osterman (U.S.), softball
Cathy Freeman (Australia), track and field
Dara Torres (U.S.), swimming Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia), distance running
Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade
Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade were:
Tiger Woods (U.S.), golf
Roger Federer (Switzerland), tennis
Michael Phelps (U.S.), swimming
Lance Armstrong (U.S.), cycling
Usain Bolt (Jamaica), track and field
Tom Brady (U.S.), American football
Kobe Bryant (U.S.), basketball
Peyton Manning (U.S.), American football
Albert Pujols (U.S.), baseball
Michael Schumacher (Germany), auto racing
Mariano Rivera (Panama), baseball
Tim Duncan (U.S.), basketball
Zinedine Zidane (France), football
Shaquille O'Neal (U.S.), basketball
Jimmie Johnson (U.S.), NASCAR
LeBron James (U.S.), basketball
Manny Pacquiao (Philippines), boxing
Derek Jeter (U.S.), baseball
Nicklas Lidström (Sweden), ice hockey Alex Rodriguez (U.S.), baseball
All-Decade Team (in eight sports)
MLB All-Decade Team
MLB All-Decade Team:
Joe Mauer, Twins 1B -
Albert Pujols, Cardinals 2B -
Chase Utley, Phillies SS -
Derek Jeter, Yankees 3B -
Alex Rodriguez, Mariners-Rangers-Yankees LF -
Barry Bonds, Giants CF -
Carlos Beltrán, Royals-Astros-Mets RF -
Vladimir Guerrero, Expos-Angels DH -
David Ortiz, Twins-Red Sox Pitchers:
MANAGER - Joe Torre, Yankees-Dodgers
NBA All-Decade Team
NBA All-Decade Team:
NFL All-Decade Team
NFL All-Decade Team:
Randy Moss, Vikings-Raiders-Patriots T -
Walter Jones, Seahawks G -
Steve Hutchinson, Seahawks-Vikings C -
Kevin Mawae, Jets-Titans G -
Alan Faneca, Steelers-Jets T -
Jonathan Ogden, Ravens TE -
Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs-Falcons WR -
Hines Ward, Steelers QB -
Tom Brady, Patriots RB -
LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers FB - Lorenzo Neal, Titans-Bengals-Chargers-Ravens
Aaron Smith, Steelers DT -
Kevin Williams, Vikings DT/NT -
Jamal Williams, Chargers DE -
Jason Taylor, Dolphins-Redskins OLB -
Mike Vrabel, Steelers-Patriots-Chiefs ILB -
Ray Lewis, Ravens ILB -
London Fletcher, Rams-Bills-Redskins OLB -
Derrick Brooks, Buccaneers CB -
Champ Bailey, Redskins-Broncos CB -
Antoine Winfield, Bills-Vikings S -
Ed Reed, Ravens S - Brian Dawkins, Eagles-Broncos
NHL All-Decade Team
NHL All-Decade Team:
College basketball All-Decade Team
College basketball All-Decade Team:
College football All-Decade Team:
Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh T -
Ryan Clady, Boise State G -
Steve Hutchinson, Michigan C -
Greg Eslinger, Minnesota G -
Duke Robinson, Oklahoma T -
Jake Long, Michigan TE -
Kellen Winslow II, Miami WR -
Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech QB -
Tim Tebow, Florida RB -
Darren McFadden, Arkansas RB - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
David Pollack, Georgia DT -
Tommie Harris, Oklahoma DT -
Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska DE -
Terrell Suggs, Arizona State LB -
A. J. Hawk, Ohio State LB -
Derrick Johnson, Texas LB -
Patrick Willis, Mississippi CB -
Antoine Cason, Arizona CB -
Derrick Strait, Oklahoma S -
Eric Berry, Tennessee S - Ed Reed, Miami
Soccer All-Decade Team
Soccer All-Decade Team:
Gianluigi Buffon, Parma-Juventus D -
Cafu, AS Roma-AC Milan D -
Fabio Cannavaro, Parma-Inter Milan-Juventus-Real Madrid D -
Paolo Maldini, AC Milan D -
Roberto Carlos, Real Madrid-Fenerbahçe M -
Cristiano Ronaldo, Sporting-Manchester United-Real Madrid M -
Zinedine Zidane, Juventus-Real Madrid M -
Patrick Vieira, Arsenal-Juventus-Inter Milan M -
Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona M -
Ronaldinho, Grêmio-Paris Saint Germain-FC Barcelona-AC Milan F -
Ronaldo, Inter Milan-Real Madrid-AC Milan-Corinthians MANAGER - Guus Hiddink, Real Betis-South Korea-PSV Eindhoven-Australia-Russia-Chelsea
Golf All-Decade Team
Golf All-Decade Team:
Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade
Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade:
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots (NFL)
Joe Torre, New York Yankees-Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox (MLB)
Tony Dungy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut women's basketball
Roy Williams, University of North Carolina men's basketball
Urban Meyer, Bowling Green football - Utah football - Florida football Tom Izzo, Michigan State men's basketball
Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade
Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade:
Scott Pioli, New England Patriots (NFL)
Ken Holland, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Theo Epstein, Boston Red Sox (MLB)
Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
R. C. Buford, San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports (NASCAR)
Pat Gillick, Toronto Blue Jays/Seattle Mariners/Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
Jeremy Foley, University of Florida (NCAA)
Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons (NBA) Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics (MLB)
Top Team of the Decade (in six sports)
Top Team of the Decade:
Top 25 Franchises of the Decade
Top 25 Franchises of the Decade
including professional and college teams.
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball:
National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association:
National Football League:
National Hockey League
National Hockey League:
College basketball honors
Top 24 one-hit wonders of the decade
Top 24 one-hit wonders:
David Tyree (NFL) (see also Helmet Catch)
George Mason Patriots men's basketball ( 2006)
Hasim Rahman (boxing)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Maurice Clarett (NCAA football)
Greece national football team ( UEFA Euro 2004)
Hilary Lunke (golf)
Aaron Small (MLB)
Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Derek Anderson (NFL)
Gastón Gaudio and Anastasia Myskina (tennis)
Michael Waltrip (NASCAR)
Florida Marlins (MLB) (2003)
José Théodore (NHL)
Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
Jonathan Cheechoo (NHL)
Bud Smith (MLB)
Bob May (golf)
Senegal national football team
Jerome James (NBA) Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Top 24 blockbuster trades of the decade
Top 24 blockbuster trades:
Top 10 new stadiums of the decade
Top 10 new stadiums:
Busch Stadium ( St. Louis Cardinals)
CenturyLink Field ( Seattle Seahawks)
Miller Park ( Milwaukee Brewers)
Citizens Bank Park ( Philadelphia Phillies)
NRG Stadium ( Houston Texans)
PNC Park ( Pittsburgh Pirates)
Yankee Stadium ( New York Yankees)
AT&T Stadium ( Dallas Cowboys)
AT&T Park ( San Francisco Giants) University of Phoenix Stadium ( Arizona Cardinals)
Top 21 milestones of the decade
Top 21 milestones:
Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles
Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Barry Bonds hitting 756 home runs
Roger Federer winning 14 majors
Emmitt Smith breaking the all-time NFL rushing record
Tiger Woods winning all four golfing majors in a single 12-month period
Jimmie Johnson winning five consecutive NASCAR championships
Florida Gators men's basketball winning consecutive NCAA championships Tiger Woods winning the
2000 U.S. Open by a 15-stroke margin
2007 New England Patriots' 18-0 record
Martin Brodeur winning 552 games
Brett Favre throwing 421 touchdowns
Usain Bolt breaking the 100 meter and 200 meter dash world records
Kelly Slater winning 34 surfing events, receiving a perfect score and nine ASP championships
Ronaldo scoring 15 World Cup goals
Ichiro Suzuki breaking the single-season hit record
Pat Summitt becoming the most victorious basketball coach in NCAA history
Bob Knight winning his 880th game
Tom Brady breaking the single-season passing touchdown record John Gagliardi breaking the record for NCAA football wins
Top 21 rivalries of the decade
Top 21 rivalries:
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox (baseball)
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal (tennis)
New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts (American football)
Shaquille O'Neal vs. Kobe Bryant (basketball)
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Duke Blue Devils (college basketball)
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns (college football)
Sidney Crosby vs. Alexander Ovechkin (hockey)
Manchester United vs. Arsenal (football)
Tennessee Lady Volunteers vs. Connecticut Huskies (women's college basketball)
Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson (golf)
Micky Ward vs. Arturo Gatti (boxing)
Tony Stewart vs. Kurt Busch (NASCAR)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens (American football)
JJ Redick vs. Adam Morrison (college basketball)
Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz (UFC)
France vs. Italy (soccer)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs (basketball)
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers (hockey)
Moneyball vs. Tradition (baseball) United States vs. Canada (women's ice hockey)
Ten "overlooked" performances
Ten "overlooked" performances:
Ten memorable acts of sportsmanship
Ten memorable acts of sportsmanship:
Top 10 stories of the decade
Top 10 stories of the decade:
Top 10 flops of the decade
Top 10 flops:
Duke Blue Devils men's basketball -- Unlike the other entries in this list, Duke was highly successful on the court throughout the decade. The Blue Devils were "honored" because of their alleged tendency to flop in order to draw offensive fouls.
2004 USA men's basketball team -- Amid a breakdown of team chemistry, Team USA lost more games in the 2004 Olympics (three) than it had in all previous Olympic tournaments combined (two).
Barry Zito -- After considerable success with the Oakland Athletics, the left-handed pitcher crossed San Francisco Bay after the 2006 season to play for the San Francisco Giants, signing what was then the richest contract for a pitcher in baseball history. He proceeded to go 31-43 in the next three seasons, never posting an ERA below 4.00.
announcers, mainly Monday Night Football Dennis Miller and Tony Kornheiser
Charlie Weis at Notre Dame -- A successful assistant coach in the NFL, Weis was 35-27 in 5 seasons at Notre Dame, including a record of 16-21 in his last 3 seasons.
Darko Mili?i? -- Drafted #2 overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, immediately before Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, but never averaged more than 8 points in any season.
Steve Spurrier with the Washington Redskins -- A successful coach in the NCAA, Spurrier was 12-20 in his 2 years with the Redskins, and did not make the playoffs in those years.
Ron Zook, first at Florida and then at Illinois -- Zook coached Florida for 3 seasons, with a record of 23-14, and did not beat a ranked opponent at home in those years. He was then hired by Illinois and compiled a record of 34-51 in his 7 seasons there.
Matt Millen -- In Millen's seven-plus seasons as the general manager of the Detroit Lions, the team went 31-84. He was fired three games into the 2008 season, which would end with the Lions becoming the first NFL team ever to go 0-16. NFL Network -- At the end of 2009, after six years of operation, the NFL's in-house TV network still had not reached carriage deals with many of the nation's biggest cable providers.
Top 10 scandals of the decade
Top 10 scandals:
BALCO doping scandal (2003) - see also Barry Bonds perjury case and Marion Jones
(2007) and leaked 2003 MLB list of Mitchell Report PED users (2009)
Michael Vick dogfighting case (2007)
Duke lacrosse case (2006)
Tim Donaghy NBA betting scandal (2007)
Tiger Woods sex scandal (2009)
Danny Almonte age fraud ( 2001 Little League World Series)
Tour de France doping scandals, 2006 and 2007
Baylor University basketball scandal (2003) Spygate (2007)
For ESPN.com's list of the ten greatest teams of the 20th century (in the U.S.), see footnote. 
^ Most of these awards and honors were published in the December 28, 2009, print issue of
Sports Illustrated and on-line. Some were published only on the Sports Illustrated website.
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