OK, this is straight off the cuff, possibly missed a few worthy mentions, but here are some of my sporting highlights of 2006, might just end up as a poll, what do you guys think? My nominations: Football - Italy winning the World Cup for the 4th time - Zizou finally moving out of Cantona`s shadow with his well-timed World Cup Final header, single-handedly erasing any memories of Kung-Fu Cantona. Motorsport - Awesome F1 season, title race between Schumi and Alonso going down to the wire - Schumi`s retirement- thanks for the memories, a legend of note, whether you loved or hated him. - Andy Hayden`s MotoGP title victory vs Rossi- another great title race going down to the wire. Golf - Europe kicking some Yankee butt, again, in the Ryder Cup - Tiger`s phenomenal Open victory, with all the emotion going with it Tennis - Roger Federer winning his 3rd successive Wimbledon and US Open titles, also throwing in the Aussie open and the French Open final in the process. - Maria Sharapova winning at Wimbledon- in fact, Maria Sharapova in tennis kit, full stop! Rugby - AB`s winning 7th Tri-Nations title - France scooping the Six Nations - Ireland`s back-to-back victories over the SH superpowers, SA and Aus - Rustenburg, SA vs NZ- some Saffa indulgence! Cricket - Mohammad Yousuf`s 2006 form- breaking Viv Richards` calendar-year record - Aus taking the ICC Champion`s trophy - Shane Warne getting to 700 Test wickets? Possible during this year still- there`s Perth and the Boxing Day test Cycling - Yet ANOTHER farking drugs scandal hits the Tour de France- no real moments there then. Baseball, basketball, Gridiron and Ice-hockey - American team wins the USA, uhm sorry I mean the World Championship- again. No real highlights internationally in athletics or boxing that immediately comes to mind. Feel free to add to this list, or make any suggestions- possible poll later on?