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Best Sports Movie nominees  

Ali
Credentials: The film depicts the life story of heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, chronicling the champ's early days as Cassius Clay and his rise in politics and sports. Starring Will Smith.

The Rookie winner
Credentials: When a shoulder injury ended his minor league pitching career 12 years ago, Jim Morris resorted to the next best thing: coaching. A deal with his team puts him in a Major League tryout and eventually in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays uniform. Starring Dennis Quaid.

61*
Credentials: Billy Crystal directs this winning drama about New York Yankees - Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, who captivated America in 1961 with their assault on Babe Ruth's record of 60 homers in a season. Starring: Thomas Jane and Barry Pepper

Joe and Max
Credentials: In '30s, American boxer Joe Louis and German boxer Max Schmeling enjoyed both a professional rivalry and a friendship. Starring Til Schweiger and Leonard Roberts.

Monday Night Mayhem
Credentials: A candid behind-the-scenes look at the launch and lasting impact of Monday Night FootballŪ and the colorful personalities that made it an institution such as Howard Cosell. Starring John Turturro John Turturro as Cosell.

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