Top five athletes
1. Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals: 70 HRs, 147 RBI, .299, 130 runs, .752 slugging.
2. Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos: 2,008 yards rushing, 5.1 average, 23 TDs, NFL MVP.
3. Michael Jordan: 28.7 points, MVP, Finals MVP for sixth time.
4. Dominik Hasek, Buffalo Sabres: 2.09 GAA, 13 SHO, NHL MVP, led Czech Republic to Olympic gold.
5. Jeff Gordon: Won 13 times in 33 races, 7 poles, 3rd points title in 4 years.
Top five teams
1. New York Yankees (114-48). Tie AL record for wins and then sweep World Series.
2. Tennessee women's hoops (39-0). Chamique Holdsclaw led the best of Pat Summitt's title teams.
3. Tennessee football (13-0). A banner year for the Vols.
4. Denver Broncos (12-4). In fourth try, John Elway finally gets his Super Bowl ring.
5. Chicago Bulls (62-20). Jordan goes in style (for second time) with sixth NBA championship.
Expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays begin play at Tropicana Field
Expansion Arizona Diamondbacks begin play at Bank One Ballpark
Baltimore Ravens into PSINet Stadium
Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Raymond James Stadium
Florida Panthers into Office Depot Center
Tennessee Oilers to Nashville from Memphis
Expansion Nashville Predators begin play in NHL
ABL goes out of business
Pop culture trivia
Oscar winner: Shakespeare in Love
Most popular TV show: ER
Top of the Pops: Too Close, Next
Fiction bestseller: The Street Lawyer, John Grisham
Nonfiction bestseller: The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, Suze Orman
Pop culture potpourri: Last episode of "Seinfeld" draws 76 million viewers, all of them suckers who expected at least a decent show; Monica Lewinsky becomes a household name, especially in the White Household; Viagra lifts off after FDA approval.