2008 has been one of the great sports years of the modern era. Sports like baseball, basketball, football, and soccer that traditionally garner considerable interest shined brightly this year.
In addition, sports like tennis, golf, track, and swimming achieved new heights in public attention and interest due to unparalleled performances in those sports.
This is a tribute to the sports heroes behind those great performances. Without further delay: The top 10 sports heroes of 2008.