49. A DEFLECTION by Miami defensive back Ken Calhoun of a pass by Nebraska quarterback Turner Gill, denying the Cornhuskers a potential game-winning, two-point conversion in the final seconds of the 1984 Orange Bowl. If Nebraska had gone for the tie, it might have won a national championship. Instead, the 31-30 loss gave the national title to upstart Miami--and forever changed the football fortunes of the Hurricanes.
50. THE TEAM HUG shared by the giants of Villanova and pint-sized coach Rollie Massimino after the Wildcats had pulled one of the most stunning upsets in the NCAA basketball championship game, a 66-64 victory over Georgetown in 1985.
51. THE STUMBLE of Ruffian in the first minute of her celebrated 1975 match race with Foolish Pleasure at Belmont Park. The champion filly had shattered her right ankle, and was later euthanized and buried in the Belmont infield.
52. THE LONG BLAST to center field by Reggie Jackson in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 1977 World Series between the Yankees and the Dodgers. It was his third of the game.
53. THE JOYOUS LAP along the edge of the Camden Yard stands by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995. He slapped the hands of fans and stadium workers after breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games streak of 2,130.
54. THE LIMP onto the Madison Square Garden court by Willis Reed for Game 7 of the 1970 NBA championship series against the Lakers. Despite a badly pulled thigh muscle, Reed limped out just before the opening tip, scored two quick baskets, and the Lakers were finished.
55. THE TOUCHDOWN SNEAK by Green Bay's Bart Starr to win the 1967 NFL championship game over Dallas in a game known as "the Ice Bowl" because of below-zero temperatures.
56. A JUMP INTO HISTORY by Bob Beamon, who leaped 29 feet 2 1/2 inches in the 1968 Olympic long jump in Mexico City. That broke the world record by almost two feet. Beamon collapsed in tears when he saw his numbers, which stood as the record for 23 years.
57. A METAL-BANGING STRETCH RUN between cars driven by Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona Beach in 1984. Petty won the duel by less than half a car length for his 200th--and final--stock car victory.
58. THE INCREDIBLE BLAST out of a sand trap by Bob Tway on the final hole of the final day for victory in the 1986 PGA championship over Greg Norman.
59. THE EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE CHIP INTO THE HOLE from 140 feet by Larry Mize on the second playoff hole for victory in the 1987 Masters over, yes, Greg Norman.
60. THE PUNCH thrown by Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes at Clemson linebacker Charlie Baumann during the 1978 Gator Bowl game. Hayes was fired one day later, marking the end of an era when all college football coaches were tough guys.
61. A BICYCLE KICK by Marcel Balboa for the United States against Colombia in the 1994 World Cup. Although the ball sailed just wide of the net, the display of athleticism and daring did as much for U.S. soccer popularity among the common fan as any goal before or since.