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Dec. 28, 2009
Dec. 28, 2009

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Dec. 28, 2009

LEADING OFF
THE DECADE IN SPORTS: 2000--2009
THE YEAR IN SPORTS 2009
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This is an article from the Dec. 28, 2009 issue

Photos of the Decade

SI photographers share their favorite photos, including Bob Rosato's 2002 shot of Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael leaping into the end zone

MICHAEL PHELPS

By Heinz Kluetmeier with Jeff Kavanaugh

JAWANN MCCLELLAN

By David E. Klutho

DERRICK MASON

By Damian Strohmeyer

ALI-FRAZIER

By Walter Iooss Jr.

OLYMPIC WRESTLING

By Peter Read Miller

CANDACE PARKER

By Bill Frakes

More memorable photos from the last 10 years at SI.com/photo

SI VAULT

READ ALL OF THE DECADE'S TOP STORIES AT SI.COM/VAULT

GREAT WRITING

Best Stories Of the '00s

HIGHER EDUCATION

High school basketball coach Perry Reese impacts an Amish community

By Gary Smith

THE WRECKING YARD

Retired NFL players still struggling with disability and pain

By William Nack

A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

Mike Coolbaugh was a baseball lifer until a foul ball struck him

By S.L. Price

PHOTOCOURTESY OF TOM MULLET (REESE)PHOTOWALTER IOOSS JR. (UNITAS COVER)PHOTOOTTO GREULE JR./GETTY IMAGES (COOLBAUGH)SEVEN PHOTOS