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2012: The Year in Sports (84 images)

UPI top photos from the year in sports for 2012. Highlights include the year's champions for major league sports, and the gold medal winners who captivated the world during the London Olympics.
UPI Pictures of the Year 2012 - LONDON OLYMPICS
Jamaica's Usain Bolt screams in jubilation after crossing the finish line to win the gold medal in the Men's 200M Final at Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Olympic Park in Stratford, London on August 9, 2012. Bolt became the first Olympican to win the 100M and 200M race in consecutive Olympics. His time was 19.32. Jamaica swept the race with teammates Yohan Blake getting the silver and Warren Weir the bronze medal. UPI/Pat Benic
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Oakland A's Coco Crisp gets a pie in the face and the Gatorade treatment after he singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th of game four of the American League Divisional Series against the Detroit Tigers at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on October 10, 2012. The A's scored three times in the 9th to beat Detroit 4-3. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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Andy Murray of Great Britain holds up the championship trophy after his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the Mens Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on September 10, 2012. Murray defeated Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 and wins the first major of his career. UPI/John Angelillo
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New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes (L) kisses trophy on the victory podium at Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis. New York beat New England 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Lebron James (Right) and Dwyne Wade watch the replay of the last game during the celebration for the NBA 2012 Champions Miami Heat inside the American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida, June 25, 2012. UPI/Gary I Rothstein
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San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo (R) kisses teammate Marco Scutaro as they celebrate after game 4 of the World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit. The Giants won 4-3, sweeping the Detroit Tigers 4-0 to win the World Series. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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The infamous call. Referee Derrick Rhone Dunn signals a Seattle Seahawks touchdown against the Green Bay Packers' at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington during a Monday Night Football game on September 24, 2012. Russell Wilson threw a 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on Monday night in a controversial ending. UPI/Jim Bryant
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