Top five athletes
1. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants: 46 HRs, 123 RBI, .336, 129 runs, .677 SLG, NL MVP.
2. John Elway, Denver Broncos: 4,030 yards, 63.2%, 25 TDs, 10 INT.
3. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls: 32.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, NBA Finals MVP.
4. Sheryl Swoopes, Texas Tech: 28.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, NCAA title, 47 points in title game.
5. Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins: 160 points, 69 goals, NHL MVP.
Top five teams
1. Dallas Cowboys (13-3). Troy, Emmitt and the boys crush Buffalo 52-17 in Super Bowl.
2. Toronto Blue Jays (95-67). First repeat World Series champ since '78 Yankees.
3. Chicago Bulls (57-25). Beat Phoenix in NBA Finals for third straight championship.
4. North Carolina basketball (34-4). Donald Williams' 3-point binge paced Tar Heels.
5. Florida State football (12-1). Bobby Bowden's first national title is controversial vote..
Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies join the National League
Expansion Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Florida Panthers join NHL
Minnesota North Stars move to Dallas, become the Dallas Stars
San Antonio Spurs into Alamodome
San Jose Sharks into HP Pavilion
Pop culture trivia
Oscar winner: Schindler's List
Most popular TV show: 60 Minutes
Top of the Pops: I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
Fiction bestseller: The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller
Nonfiction bestseller: See, I Told You So, Rush Limbaugh
Pop culture potpourri: Michael Jordan announces first edition of retirement trilogy; Lorena Bobbitt unwittingly launches a porn career; we surf the Web with Mosaic, which eventually becomes Netscape, which eventually is crushed by Microsoft; Norm, Cliff and the gang lift their last glasses at "Cheers"; Beanie Babies introduced; Elvis stamps adorn U.S. mail.