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Baseball's return to D.C. was one of the lead stories from a decade that also included NCAA men's and women's basketball titles for Maryland, George Mason's trip to the Final Four and second acts from Michael Jordan and Joe Gibbs.

  • Rank the top local sports stories of the decade
  • Comment thread: Debate the options, criticize our choices
  • Top athletes

    Ovechkin? Portis? Arenas? Who was the area's top athlete in the 2000s?

    Biggest busts

    D.C. hasn't been short on disappointment in the past decade. Rank the guys who failed to deliver.

    Your take

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    Our Choices

    Dan Steinberg
    Top local athletes
    Top local stories
    • Dec. 24: Biggest local busts

    Michael Wilbon
    • Dec. 28: Top national/international athletes
    • Dec. 28: Top national/international stories
    • Dec. 28: Best overlooked stories

    Josh Barr and Alan Goldenbach
    Top prep football players: offense
    Top prep football players: defense
    Top prep football teams

    More on the Decade
    Michael Wilbon
    Michael Wilbon

    Q&A transcript: Dec. 21

    Dan Steinberg
    Dan Steinberg

    Q&A transcript: Dec. 22

    Dan Steinberg
    D.C. Sports Bog

    Most painful losses

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