HEAVY METAL

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:24 PM ET

HEAVY METAL

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER BATCH OF TROPHIES. HERE ARE 44 SHINING EXAMPLES FROM 2006-AND THE ATHLETES WHO WON THEM

1. Olympic Men's Halfpipe Snowboarding, Shaun White, U.S. 2. Stanley Cup, MVP Cam Ward, Hurricanes 3. NBA All-Star Game, MVP LeBron James, Cavaliers 4. Australian Open (tennis), Roger Federer 5.World Baseball Classic, Ichiro Suzuki, Japan 6. NFL Super Bowl, Jerome Bettis, Steelers 7. U.S. Women's Open (golf), Annika Sorenstam 8. ISFWomen's World Softball Championship, Laura Berg, USA National Team 9. Kentucky Derby, Barbaro jockey Edgar Prado 10. FIBA Men's World Championship, MVP Pau Gasol, Spain 11. Tour de France, Floyd Landis, U.S. 12. NCAA D1 Women's Basketball Championship, Laura Harper, U. of Maryland 13. U.S. Open (tennis), Maria Sharapova 14. NBA Championship, Shaquille O'Neal and Finals MVP Dwyane Wade, Heat 15. PGA Championship, Tiger Woods 16. Wimbledon, Amelie Mauresmo, France 17. French Open, Rafael Nadal 18. NASCAR Nextel Cup, Jimmie Johnson 19. MLB All-Star Game, MVP Michael Young, Rangers 20. U.S. Open (golf), Geoff Ogilvy, Australia 21. U.S. Open (tennis), Roger Federer 22. Bassmaster Classic, Luke Clausen 23. ADT Championship (golf), Julieta Granada, Paraguay 24. Little League World Series, Columbus Northern Little League, Columbus, Ga. 25. Belmont Stakes, Jazil trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and jockey Fernando Jara 26. NCAA Men's College World Series, MVP Jonah Nickerson, Oregon State 27. IIHF World Championships (hockey), Sweden 28. French Open, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Belgium 29.World Cup, Italy 30. Olympic Women's Halfpipe Snowboarding, Hannah Teter, U.S. 31. MLB World Series, Albert Pujols (far left), Cardinals 32. CFL Grey Cup, Buck Pierce, Lions 33. Ryder Cup, Europe 34. Men's World Team Table Tennis Championships, China 35. NCAA D1 Men's Basketball Championship, U. of Florida 36. Breeders' Cup Classic, Team Invasor 37. Heisman Trophy, Troy Smith, Ohio State 38. NCAA D1 Men's Lacrosse Championship, U of Virginia 39. The Masters, Tiger Woods congratulating champion Phil Mickelson 40. MLS Cup, Wade Barrett, Dynamo 41.World Puzzle Championship, Team USA 42. Indianapolis 500, Sam Hornish Jr. 43. FIBA Women's World Championship, MVP Lauren Jackson, Australia 44. Rose Bowl, MVP Vince Young, U. of Texas