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Sports Review of the Year 2001
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Sir Donald Bradman Yorke Ellen MacArthur
 
Cricket loses its greatest player of the 20th century when Sir Donald Bradman passes away at the age of 92. The Australian scored 6,996 runs in only 52 Test matches at an average of 99.94. Millions of cricket enthusiasts around the world pay tribute to “The Don”.
 
 
Dwight Yorke can hardly contain his delight after scoring his third goal in Manchester United’s memorable 6-1 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premiership. Roy Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham are also on the mark.
 
 
At 24 years of age, Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest woman, as well as the youngest competitor, ever to sail around the world single-handedly. She finishes second in the Vendee Globe race, behind Frenchman Michel Desjoyeaux.
 
Wilkinson Trescothick Westerveld
 
Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson kicks another three points on his way to clocking up a record 35-point haul in England’s 80-23 humiliation of Italy. Austin Healey runs in two of England’s 10 tries in front of a boisterous capacity crowd at Twickenham.
 
 
Opening batsman Marcus Trescothick pulls another four as he hits 122 in England’s first innings total of 253 in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. However, the left-hander’s efforts are in vain as England slump to defeat by an innings and 28 runs.
 
 
Sander Westerveld is Liverpool’s hero in their Worthington Cup final win over Birmingham City at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. The match ends 1-1 but the Dutch keeper saves twice in a penalty shoot-out as the Reds claim their first trophy under Gerard Houllier.
 
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