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Sports Review of the Year 2001
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Heskey and Owen Bayliss Kefu
 
Yes, it really did happen, England beat Germany 5-1 in Munich, claiming top spot in Group Nine of the World Cup qualifying stages. Liverpool trio Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey are all on the mark, with Owen grabbing a hat-trick.
 
 
World Superbikes gets itself a new world champion in Australian Troy Bayliss at the Netherlands Grand Prix in Assen. The Infostrada Ducati riderís feat is all the more impressive considering it is only his second season in top-flight racing.
 
 
Aussie domination Ė Toutai Kefu scores a last-minute try as Australia retain their Tri-Nations crown thanks to a pulsating 29-26 victory over New Zealand in Sydney. It is yet another accolade for the world champions after their series win over the Lions.
 
Schumacher American tribute Williams and Hewitt
 
Not content with winning his third consecutive World Formula One Championship, Michael Schumacher breaks Alain Prostís all-time record of Grand Prix victories. The German collects his 52nd win at the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa.
 
 
The world of sport pays tribute to the victims of the 11 September attacks on the US. The Ryder Cup, golf's top team event scheduled to take place at The Belfry, is postponed for a year as a mark of respect and amid fears over air travel.
 
 
The first of many? Lleyton Hewitt celebrates his first Grand Slam victory after beating home favourite Pete Sampras in the menís final of the US Open in New York. Venus Williams beats sister Serena in straight sets in the womenís final.
 
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