Kobe rings in Week 9 at No. 1
This past week, there were World Cup goals that dazzled us (hello, Gonzalo Higuain!), sublime pitching performances (Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Strasburg, anyone?) and 40-year droughts broken (Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell). But none of it stacked up to the man who added ring No. 5 to his NBA championship collection. After nine weeks, Kobe Bryant is finally the recipient of this week's "Cross-Sport Power Rankings" top spot ... but is it deserved? With a less-than-perfect Game 7 performance from ...
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CROSS-SPORT POWER RANKINGS 2010
Cross-Sport Power Rankings compares the best athletes across all professional sports. Check out the rest of our individual sport power rankings.
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• MLB Power Rankings: Yankees are No. 1• NASCAR Power Rankings: Harvick, No. 1
• Tennis Power Rankings: Nadal is No. 1
• MLS Power Rankings: Galaxy are No. 1
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At a U.S. Open that will likely always be defined by failure, Graeme McDowell turned what was a final-day fiasco for just about everyone else into the highlight of a lifetime. Bob Harig
2010 champion: Graeme McDowell
Course: Pebble Beach Golf Links
Where: Pebble Beach, Calif.
Yardage, par: 7,040 yards, par-71