A Look Back At 2013

Article Written By: Alexandro H. Zatarain, Julian Beck, and Manny Alcala

2013 has been quite a year. Below, we have some of the biggest moments throughout the year.

BCS Championship: Alabama Crimson Tide

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John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

AJ McCarron, Alabama QB, kissing the ‘Crystal Ball’ after winning his second BCS Championship against Notre Dame, 42-14.

Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens

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AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Ray Lewis celebrates after the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers 34-31

World Baseball Classic: Dominican Republic

Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports

Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 to win the ‘World Baseball Classic’

Kobe Bryant Injuries

AP

AP

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Getty Images

Kobe Bryant ruptures Achilles tendon (top photo) in April. He also fractured his knee that following December (bottom photo).

Adam Scott Winning The Masters

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Getty Images

Adam Scott celebrates after winning the Masters on the second hole of a sudden death playoff against Angel Cabrera. Scott became the first Australian to win the Green Jacket.

NCAA Basketball Champions

Men: Louisville Cardinals

Women: Connecticut Huskies

CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Louisville defeats Michigan for National Basketball Championship 82-76. Kevin Ware, who broke his leg earlier in the tournament, got the opportunity to cut the net down (top photo). Connecticut dominates Louisville to win Women’s National Basketball Championship 93-60 (bottom photo).

Boston Bombings: David Ortiz Speech

JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

David Ortiz commemorating the ‘Boston Bombing’ victims. Famously saying, “This is our f***in city!”

NBA Finals: Miami Heat

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Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images

Miami Heat wins second Championship in a row, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Chicago Blackhawks

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Brian Babineau/NHLI/Getty Images

Blackhawks started the season on a 24 game win streak and ended up winning the Stanley Cup, beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in game 6.

Confederations Cup Brazil: Home Team Takes It

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Photo provided by Sports Illustrated

Brazil celebrating after defeating Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final in Rio De Janeiro.

CONCACAF Gold Cup: United States Comes Into Power

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Photo by ISIPhotos.com

USA lifts Gold Cup after defeating Panama 1-0 in the Gold Cup Final in Chicago.

Henrik Stenson- FedEx Cup and Race To Dubai Champion

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Getty Images

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Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson was the first golfer to win both the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup(above) and the European Tour’s Race To Dubai(below) in one season.

MLB World Series: Boston Red Sox

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Rob Tringali/MLB Photos/Getty Images

Boston Red Sox lift the ‘Commissioner’s Trophy’ after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in game 6 of the World Series.

MLS Cup: Sporting Kansas City Wins In Penalty Kicks

Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City crowding  Jimmy Nielsen after blocking the Championship clinching penalty kick verses Real Salt Lake. Kansas City won 1 (7)-1 (6).

Auburn Tigers Shocks Alabama Crimson Tide In The Iron Bowl

It’s only fitting to have the video up for this. Is says it all.

Remembering Nelson Mandela

ESPN

ESPN

Nelson Mandela influenced the sports world by showing considerable support for bringing the World Cup to South Africa. Rest In Peace Madiba.

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