NO SOONER DOES one Final Four end then another begins. Denver, Harvard, Minnesota-Duluth and Notre Dame—the Frozen Four—hit the ice in Chicago this week. Both Fours have evolved into fixtures on the sports calendar, but what are the best foursomes in sports? We've whittled the list down to—four.

4 | THE BIG FOUR

What: The major U.S. sports leagues

Who: NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB

Why: The oldest, most watched, most lucrative sports

Who has a gripe: MLS?

3 | THE CORE FOUR

What: The Yankees' central cast from 1995 to '04, etc.

Who: Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera

Why: Four World Series in five years

Who has a gripe: Bernie Williams, who arrived in '91

2 | FEARSOME FOURSOME

What: The Rams' defensive line from 1963 to '69

Who: Rosey Grier, Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen

Why: Fewest rushing yards allowed, 1964 to '68

Who has a gripe: Steel Curtain, Purple People Eaters

1 THE FOUR HORSEMEN

What: Notre Dame's 1922--24 backfield

Who: Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, Don Miller and Harry Stuhldreher

Why: In three seasons they lost twice

Who has a gripe: Conquest, War, Famine and Death

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

This became this.

THEY SAID IT

"HE PINCHED ME."

Draymond Green

Warriors forward, explaining his hard foul on James Harden during a 107--98 Golden State win over the Rockets last Friday.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)