Michael Phelps's dominant swimming performance at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 is an obvious candidate for one of the top stories of the decade. What other on- and off-field athletic developments rank with it?
The field is deep, headed by Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady. Who's best?
Sure, Which stories from the past decade are too good to slip between the cracks?
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