Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News

Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#10 - Super Bowl XLIV
The New Orleans Saints bring home their first Super Bowl title over the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Pictured Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees #9, celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#9 - Brett Favre 'Sexts' Revealed
On Sept. 8, New York Jets "Gameday Host" Jenn Sterger revealed former team quarterback Brett Favre had sent her unwanted advances via text messages and graphic personal cameraphone photos.
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#8 - 2010 FIFA World Cup
In June, the United States' soccer team put in a fair showing at the 19th FIFA World Cup. Spain won the cup in a 1-0 match against the Netherlands. Pictured US midfielder Landon Donovan celebrates his goal with teammate striker Edson Buddle during the Group C, first round, 2010 World Cup football match USA vs. Algeria on June 23, 2010 at Loftus Verfeld stadium in Tshwane/Pretoria. Lacen received a yellow card for the tackle.
US midfielder Landon Donovan celebrates his goal with teammate striker Edson Buddle during the Group C, first round, 2010 World Cup. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#7 - The XXI Olympic Winter Games
Vancouver, British Columbia, hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics from February 12–28, 2010. Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. The U.S. team had a historic Winter Games winning an unprecedented 37 medals. Team USA's medal haul, which included nine gold, marked the first time since the 1932 Lake Placid Games that the U.S. earned more medals than any other participant. 2010 is the year most Canadians will not soon forget.
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#6 - George Steinbrenner Passes Away
On July 13, before the 81st All-Star Game, iconic New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died of a heart attack in Tampa, Fla. "The Boss" had led the champion baseball franchise for 37 years.
(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#5 - Los Angeles Lakers Win NBA Finals
Kobe Bryant #24, Lamar Odom #7 and Sasha Vujacic #18 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate after winning the 2010 NBA Championship 83-79 against the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#4 - LeBron James Quits Cleveland
Capping weeks of media speculation with an hour-long TV special on July 8, NBA star LeBron James stunned his Cleveland Cavalier fans by announcing he would be leaving to sign with the Miami Heat.
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#3 - Tiger Woods Apologizes
Tiger Woods makes a statement from the Sunset Room on the second floor of the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour on February 19, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren but maintained that the issues remain "a matter between a husband and a wife."
(Photo by Lori Moffett-Pool/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#2 - San Francisco 49ers Fire Singletary
After being eliminated from playoff contention with a loss of 25-17 at St. Louis, the San Francisco 49ers announced they are letting go of Coach Mike Singletary.
Fromer 49ers head coach Coach Mike Singletary. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Year In Review: 2010 Top Sports News
#1 - San Francisco Giants Win 2010 World Series
The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace. Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria and the Giants won the World Series on November 1st, 2010, beating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a tense Game 5 and taking the trophy home to the city by the Bay for the first time.
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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