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.
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
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
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
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