HOW MANY TIMES DOES it happen in the course of a year? Hundreds? Thousands? How many games, matches, rounds and races distill to a seminal moment when an athlete's entire season is defined by what happens there, in that narrow slice of time? How frequently does a team's ultimate success or failure, a year's worth of work, come down to that one decisive interval? How many times do players find themselves changed by a single brief episode that unfolds far from the playing field? Sports in 2005 offered a rich compendium of these defining moments, too many to count. Here are six that epitomize the best of them.
This is an article from the Dec. 12, 2005 issue
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