Top five athletes
1. Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers: 3,867 yards, 35 TDs, co-NFL MVP.
2. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls: 29.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, Finals MVP for fifth time.
3. Roger Clemens, Toronto Blue Jays: 21-7, 2.05 ERA, 264 IP, 292 K's, Cy Young.
4. Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions: 2,053 yards rushing, 6.1 average, 14 TDs, co-MVP.
5. Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers: 40 HRs, 124 RBI, .362, .638 slugging.
Top five teams
1. Green Bay Packers (13-3). The Pack is Back with Super Bowl win over New England.
2. Chicago Bulls (69-13). MJ goes 5 for 5 in NBA titles, as Bulls knock off Utah in 6.
3. Michigan football (12-0). Wolverines share national title with ...
4. Nebraska football (13-0). Cornhuskers win third title in four seasons.
5. Detroit Red Wings (94 points). First Stanley Cup win since 1955.
Cleveland Browns to Baltimore as the Baltimore Ravens
Houston Oilers to Memphis as the Tennessee Oilers
MLB introduces regular season interleague play
Hartford Whalers move and become the Carolina Hurricane
WNBA begins play
Atlanta Braves into Turner Field
Washington Redskins into FedEx Field
Washington Wizards and Capitals into MCI Center
Pop culture trivia
Oscar winner: Titanic
Most popular TV show: Seinfeld
Top of the Pops: Candle In The Wind 1997, Elton John
Fiction bestseller: The Partner, John Grisham
Nonfiction bestseller: Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
Pop culture potpourri: "Titanic" and "Harry Potter" splash onto the scene; body painting becomes big; Dolly, a sheep, is first cloned mammal; Princess Di killed in tragic crash; Ellen comes out; DVD players debut; Barbie's waist expands, breasts shrink.