<preform>Sport Quiz of the Year: <br>The Answers</preform>

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1 Ernie Els, who prevailed in a play-off to win the Open at Muirfield.

2 The triple jumper Jonathan Edwards.

3 Ice hockey (at the Winter Olympics).

4 Craig Perks, who chipped in twice and holed a birdie putt on the last three holes on his way to victory in the Players' Championship at Sawgrass.

5 Peter Ebdon, who won the Embassy World Snooker Championship with victory over Stephen Hendry.

6 Albert Costa, who won the French Open tennis title three years after his last tournament victory.

7 Leicester Tigers, winners of rugby union's Zurich Premiership.

8 Britain's male athletes, winners of the European Cup.

9 Kris Radlinski, of Wigan Warriors, who beat St Helens in rugby league's Challenge Cup final.

10 Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Chelsea 5-1 (6-3 on aggregate) in the semi-finals of the Worthington Cup.


1 Tim Henman, beaten by Hewitt at the Stella Artois Championships and Wimbledon.

2 Yorkshire, relegated to cricket's county championship second division.

3 Kilbane, Holland and Connolly failed to score in the penalty shoot-out as the Republic of Ireland lost to Spain in the World Cup.

4 Ian Thorpe, the Australian swimmer, at the Commonwealth Games.

5 France, in football's World Cup.

6 The British rowers Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell were beaten in a heat at the World Cup in Lucerne.

7 The England cricket team, who lost the first three Tests of the five-match Ashes series in Australia after only 11 days' play.

8 Cambridge, in the Boat Race.

9 The Davis Cup, playing for Thailand against Britain.

10 The England women's hockey team, who claimed that India's winning goal at the Commonwealth Games had been scored after the final hooter.


1 The Republic of Ireland's Matt Holland equalised against Cameroon in the World Cup in Niigata.

2 Andrew Caddick, the England bowler, took his 200th Test wicket.

3 Tim Henman v Greg Rusedski in the Australian Open.

4 Andrew Flintoff, who bowled the final over as England beat India in a one-day international.

5 Mike Tyson, who was refused a licence to box in Las Vegas but was allowed to fight Lennox Lewis in Memphis.

6 The Rose Bowl, Southampton, where Hampshire's County Championship cricket match against Lancashire was held up by a swarm of bees,

7 At Augusta, where he won the US Masters for the second year in a row.

8 The Davis Cup final, in which Russia's Mikhail Youzhny beat Paul-Henri Mathieu in the deciding rubber.

9 Berti Vogts, whose Scotland football team lost 5-0 to France.

10 The Ireland rugby union team beat Australia thanks to six penalties by Ronan O'Gara.


1 Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United's manager, in January

2 Sir Alex Ferguson, owner of the racehorse Rock of Gibraltar.

3 Sam Torrance, Europe's victorious Ryder Cup captain.

4 Rudolf Straeuli, coach of the South Africa rugby union team, after their defeat by England in a bad-tempered match at Twickenham

5 Lleyton Hewitt after his victory at Wimbledon.

6 Mick McCarthy, the Republic of Ireland manager, on his decision to send Roy Keane home before the World Cup.

7 Paula Radcliffe after winning the Chicago Marathon in a world best time.

8 David Beckham after playing for England against Sweden in Saitama in the World Cup, his first game for more than seven weeks after suffering a foot injury.

9 Steve Waugh, Australia's cricket captain, after beating England to win the Ashes.

10 Oliver Kahn, the Germany goalkeeper, after his bad mistake let Brazil score the first goal in their victory in the World Cup final.


1 Robbie Savage, of Leicester City, who was punished for using the referee's toilet before a Premiership match against Aston Villa.

2 Darkie Smith, the boxing trainer, entered the ring and attacked the referee in protest at what he claimed was Ricky Hatton's butting and illegal use of the elbow against his son, Stephen.

3 The sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis flew to Austria for the European indoor athletics championships on the day that he failed to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court to be sentenced for driving offences.

4 Sheffield United, who had three players sent off and then lost two players through injury (having used all their substitutes) at home to West Bromwich Albion, leaving them below the minimum number of players a team must have on the field.

5 The appeal by Martin Johnson, the England rugby union captain, against a three-week ban for punching the Saracens hooker, Robbie Russell, was heard by David Pannick QC.

6 Jamie Carragher, for Liverpool at Arsenal in an FA Cup fourth-round match.

7 Alain Baxter, who lost his skiing bronze medal at the Winter Olympics after failing a drugs test.

8 Manchester United's Roy Keane, dismissed for an attack on Sunderland's Jason McAteer, his Republic of Ireland colleague.

9 Pieter van Zyl was banned from attending future games after attacking the referee, David McHugh, when South Africa played New Zealand.

10 Boston United, punished for financial irregularities before their promotion to the Nationwide League Third Division.


1 Michael Schumacher, Formula One world champion.

2 The American athlete Tim Montgomery, who broke the world 100m record.

3 The jockey Tony McCoy, who beat Richard Dunwoody's tally of National Hunt winners.

4 Sachin Tendulkar, who played his 100th Test match at The Oval, 13 years after making his India Test debut.

5 Greg Rusedski at the Heineken Open in Auckland in January.

6 David Byas, the former Yorkshire cricket captain, who joined Lancashire.

7 Everton's Wayne Rooney, aged 16 years and 360 days.

8 Thomas Johansson, winner of the men's singles at the Australian Open.

9 Dave Bassett, who completed 1,000 matches as a League manager in England.

10 Colin Jackson, winner of the 60 metres hurdles at the European Indoor Athletics Championships.


1 Martina Hingis, beaten in the Australian Open singles final for the third year in a row.

2 Alex Coomber, who won a bronze medal in the skeleton bobsleigh event at the Winter Olympics.

3 Paula Radcliffe, who won the London Marathon.

4 Serena Williams, who won three Grand Slam tennis tournaments in a row in the same year.

5 Jackie Lockhart, who became the women's world curling champion.

6 Ellen MacArthur, winner of sailing's Route du Rhum

7 The pole vaulter Janine Whitlock, suspended after testing positive for methandienone.

8 Elena Baltacha, who reached the third round of the women's singles.

9 Annika Sorenstam, who won 11 times on the US women's golf Tour.

10 Britain's Kelly Holmes, talking about Jolanda Ceplak's victory in the 800m at the European Athletics Championships in Munich.


1 Manchester United.

2 The Oval, where Surrey beat Glamorgan in a Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy match. The runs total and Alistair Brown's innings of 268 were both one-day world records.

3 Lynn Davies' British long jump record.

4 New York, where Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi to win his 14th Grand Slam title.

5 South Africa.

6 Ruud van Nistelrooy.

7 Nathan Astle, for New Zealand against England (200 in 153 balls), beating Adam Gilchrist's 200 in 212 balls against South Africa.

8 South Korea.

9 Selhurst Park, where a post-war record low for a First Division match watched Wimbledon v Gillingham.

10 Steve Bradbury (Australia) won gold in the men's 1,000m short-track speed skating final after all four of his rivals fell on the final bend.


1 George Bastl beat Pete Sampras in the second round at Wimbledon.

2 Darren Carter scored the penalty which gave Birmingham City victory in the First Division play-off final over Norwich City.

3 Ahn Jung-Hwan scored the golden goal for South Korea that knocked Italy out of the World Cup.

4 Adam Vinatieri, of the New England Patriots, kicked the field goal seven seconds from the end of Super Bowl XXXVI to earn victory over the St Louis Rams.

5 Scott Young scored the goal for Cardiff City which knocked Leeds United out of the third round of the FA Cup.

6 Aldo Pedro Duscher, of Deportivo La Coruña, made the tackle on David Beckham which left the Manchester United player with a broken bone in his foot, threatening his participation in the World Cup.

7 The Canadians Jamie Salé and David Pelletier were denied the gold medal in the pairs ice skating competition at the Winter Olympics by the Russians Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze. The French judge, Marie-Reine Le Gougne, was subsequently suspended after a scandal over the marking.

8 John Petersen scored the goals which took the Faroe Islands into a 2-0 lead at home to Scotland, who fought back to draw 2-2 in the Euro 2004 qualifying match.

9 Gary Evans briefly led the Open at Muirfield on the final day after a round of 65.

10 Papa Bouba Diop scored the only goal as Senegal beat France in the opening game of the World Cup.

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