The Biggest Sports Stories In 2012

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Another year in the competitive sports world has come and gone. The year 2012 was ripe with new accomplishments, controversies and moments we’ll never forget.We’ve compiled a list of what we’ve deemed to be the biggest sports stories from 2012.

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title=”Jan. 9- Alabama wins its second BCS Championship in three seasons, and becomes the sixth straight winner from the SEC”
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title=”Jan. 22- Legendary Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno dies at age 85″
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title=”Feb. 4- Linsanity takes hold of the sports world when the seldom-used guard scores more than 20 points in nine of 10 straight games”
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title=”March 2- The Saints bounty scandal breaks, alleging former coordinator Gregg Williams paid his players to hurt members of the opposing team”
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title=”March 19- Peyton Manning is cut by the Colts and joins the Denver Broncos”
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title=”April 2- Kentucky wins its eighth NCAA basketball title in school history behind super-freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist”
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title=”May 2- Future Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau takes his own life”
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title=”June 11- Los Angeles Kings win its first Stanley Cup in franchise history”
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title=”June 21- LeBron James wins his first NBA title and Finals MVP.”
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title=”June 22- Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is proven guilty of 45 child sex abuse charges”
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title=”Jul. 1- Spain wins the Euro Cup, the third straight major tournament title they have won (Two Euros, 2010 World Cup)”
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title=”July 30- Michael Phelps wins his 19th Olympic medal to become the most decorated Olympian ever”
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title=”July, Aug. 10- Dwight Howard and Steve Nash join the Los Angeles Lakers in the span of a month, creating another NBA super team”
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title=”Aug. 23- Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency”
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title=”Sept. 25- The replacement referee fiasco reaches its height when a crucial blown call decides the game between Green Bay and Seattle”
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title=”Oct. 3- Miguel Cabrera wins the first Triple Crown in 45 years”
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title=”Oct. 28- San Francisco Giants win its second World Series in three years”
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title=”Dec. 1- Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker Jovan Belcher murders his girlfriend before committing suicide at the team facility”
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title=”Here are all of the details from one of the biggest stories in sports this year.”
content=”The Long, Ugly Downfall Of Lance Armstrong >>>
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