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December 26, 2005
LANCE Armstrong
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December 26, 2005

Crowd-pleasers

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SLASH AND BURN

2005 | Yeah, yeah--he doesn't always set his feet, he sprays some throws, and he's killing your fantasy team. You've got to let it go because 1) he wins games that his team would never win without him, and 2) when he's on the field, you can't take your eyes off him. 2006 | As Vick, like John Elway and Steve Young before him, learns to harness his prodigious talents and becomes a complete QB, he will be a force to behold.

MICHELLE Wie

PAR EXCELLENCE

2005 | The sweet-swinging Sweet 16 finished second at one major, led another on Saturday and had Hootie sweating with a thrilling run at the Publinx, where a win snags a Masters tee time. 2006 | Now that she's a pro, she'll light a fire on the LPGA and PGA tours with cameos while maintaining her spot on the honor roll at her prep school, where she's studying, among other things, Japanese and Chinese, because there are no boundaries for this crossover star.

RYAN Sheckler

SHREDDER EXTRAORDINAIRE

2005 | In a sport in which creative facial hair and body art make the man, this San Clemente teen still managed to make his mark, and he saved his best for last with a first place in October that pushed his '05 winnings into six figures. He also won a new truck ... which he won't be able to drive until he turns 16, on Dec. 30. 2006 | He'll kick off the year with new kicks--one of his sponsors, Etnies, will debut a Sheckler shoe.

LEBRON James

HOOP SPRINGS ETERNAL

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