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Armstrong’s sixth Tour win among AP’s top sports stories of ’04

LONDON (AP)- The Associated Press list of the top 10 international sportsstories of 2004, based on a worldwide poll of AP subscribers outside the UnitedStates (first-place votes in parentheses):1. Greece wins the 2004 European Championship, 444 points (10).2. Athens Olympics go off successfully despite security and organizationworries, 310 (21).3. Lance Armstrong wins sixth straight Tour de France, 259 (4).4. Michael Schumacher wins record 13 Formula One races for fifth straighttitle, 257 (0).5. Doping cases rock Athens Olympics, 189 (6).6. Swimmer Michael Phelps wins six Olympic golds and

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By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP)- The Associated Press list of the top 10 international sportsstories of 2004, based on a worldwide poll of AP subscribers outside the UnitedStates (first-place votes in parentheses):1. Greece wins the 2004 European Championship, 444 points (10).2. Athens Olympics go off successfully despite security and organizationworries, 310 (21).3. Lance Armstrong wins sixth straight Tour de France, 259 (4).4. Michael Schumacher wins record 13 Formula One races for fifth straighttitle, 257 (0).5. Doping cases rock Athens Olympics, 189 (6).6. Swimmer Michael Phelps wins six Olympic golds and eight medals overall,185 (4).7. Russian revolution in women’s tennis, 181 (1).8. China emerges as world force in Olympics and other sports, 170 (5).9. Roger Federer wins three Grand Slam tennis titles, 154 (0).10. Arsenal wins English Premier League without losing a game, sets 49-gameunbeaten record, 147 (0).


Voting for the 2004 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, based ona 3-2-1 point system (first place votes in parentheses):
Player                      Pts
 
Lance Armstrong (51) 312
 Peyton Manning (17) 156
 Michael Phelps (11) 124
 Curt Schilling (17) 122
 Vijay Singh (9) 90
 Tom Brady (3)  31
 Ichiro Suzuki (3) 29
 Barry Bonds (1) 26
 Roger Clemens (1) 22
 Roger Federer (1) 14
 Kevin Garnett (1) 13
 Emeka Okafor (1) 6
 Kobe Bryant (1) 5
 Justin Gatlin (1) 5
 Phil Mickelson (1) 5
 Albert Pujols (1) 5
 Cedric Benson  4
 Vladimir Guerrero 3
 Bode Miller  3
 Terrell Owens  3
 Adrian Peterson 3
 Martin St. Louis 3
 Kurt Busch  2
 Paul Hamm  2
 Adrian Beltre  1
 Matt Leinart  1
 Smarty Jones  1
 Jason White  1