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Sports dynasties of the past 20 years

A third Stanley Cup in six seasons puts the Chicago Blackhawks in the "dynasty" conversation. These days, it's rare to see a team win a championship with such frequency. Here's a look back at sports dynasties of the past 20 years.

YANKEES, 1996-2000

The winningest franchise in American sports added to
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The winningest franchise in American sports added to its already rich history with four World Series titles in five years. Manager Joe Torre led the Yanks past the Braves in 1996 and 1999, the Padres in 1998 and the Mets in 2000. Four different players, John Wetteland (1996), Scott Brosius (1998), Mariano Rivera (1999) and Derek Jeter (2000), won the MVP Award.

CHICAGO BULLS, 1996-98

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and company
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Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and company dominated the NBA in the mid-1990s. For the second time in the decade, the Bulls, led by Phil Jackson, won three straight titles. Jordan put on historic performances, including his infamous flu game in 1997, to win his fourth, fifth and sixth NBA Finals MVPs.

DETROIT RED WINGS, 1997-2002

With Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL
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With Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history with 1,244 regular-season victories, the Red Wings won three Stanley Cups in six seasons, including back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS, 2000-02

After a one-year hiatus, Phil Jackson added to
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After a one-year hiatus, Phil Jackson added to his legacy with another three straight titles in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille ONeal led the Lakers past the Knicks, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers, respectively. ONeal averaged a double-double in each series to win three consecutive NBA Finals MVPs.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, 2002-05

At the start of the 2001 season, Tom
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At the start of the 2001 season, Tom Brady was an unheard of sixth-round pick. But then-Jets linebacker Mo Lewis hit on Drew Bledsoe changed that. Bledsoe was knocked out of the game with internal injuries, and by the time he was ready to play, Brady was playing so well he kept the starting job. Brady went on to lead the Patriots to their first Super Bowl championship at the conclusion of the 2001 NFL season. After losing to the Denver Broncos in the divisional round the following year, Bill Belichicks team bounced back with two straight Super Bowls victories after the 2003 and 2004 NFL seasons. The Pats won each of those three titles by just a field goal.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS, 2003-07

Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich started their historic
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Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich started their historic run with their first title in 1999, and theyve gone on to win a total of five in 15 years. It was in the mid-2000s that the Spurs really started to own the NBA. Duncan led the Spurs to titles in 2003, 2005 and 2007, while winning two of his three NBA Finals MVPs. With veterans Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker still leading the way, the Spurs won their fifth title in 2014 with new faces, including Danny Green and Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, 2010-14

Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval are
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Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval are all three-time World Series winners, and theyre all under the age of 30. The Bruce Bochy-led Giants have won three World Series title in the past five MLB seasons.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS, 2010-15

For the first time since April 12, 1938,
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For the first time since April 12, 1938, the Blackhawks clinched the Stanley Cup on home ice as they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0, in Game 6. Of course, the Blackhawks have clinched four Cups since then, including one in 2010 against the Flyers in Philadelphia and one against the Bruins in Boston in 2013.

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