Best sports photos of 2012

File - Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Super Bowl XLVI
File - Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
New Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds a Broncos jersey with his name and number at the conclusion of an NFL football news conference at the Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo., on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
New Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds a Broncos jersey with his name and number at the conclusion of an NFL football news conference at the Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo., on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
New Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds a Broncos jersey with his name and number at the conclusion of an NFL football news conference at the Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo., on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) reacts after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 2, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky won 67-59. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) reacts after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 2, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky won 67-59. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (0) reacts after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 2, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky won 67-59. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, left, and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, kiss the trophy after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, left, and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, kiss the trophy after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, left, and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, kiss the trophy after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 01: Boxer Floyd Maywether Jr. is lead away in handcuffs at the Clark County Regional Justice Center as he surrenders to serve a three-month jail sentence at theÊClark County Detention CenterÊon June 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ÊMayweather pleaded guilty in December to attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Appears In Court
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 01: Boxer Floyd Maywether Jr. is lead away in handcuffs at the Clark County Regional Justice Center as he surrenders to serve a three-month jail sentence at theÊClark County Detention CenterÊon June 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ÊMayweather pleaded guilty in December to attacking his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Spain's Cesc Fabregas celebrates with his teammate Iker Casillas after scoring the decisive penalty shootout during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Spain and Portugal in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Spain's Cesc Fabregas celebrates with his teammate Iker Casillas after scoring the decisive penalty shootout during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Spain and Portugal in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Spain's Cesc Fabregas celebrates with his teammate Iker Casillas after scoring the decisive penalty shootout during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Spain and Portugal in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
People visit the Joe Paterno statue early Sunday July 22, 2012. in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday morning, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)
People visit the Joe Paterno statue early Sunday July 22, 2012. in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday morning, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)
People visit the Joe Paterno statue early Sunday July 22, 2012. in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday morning, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)
McKayla Maroney of the U.S. celebrates with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
McKayla Maroney of the U.S. celebrates with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games
McKayla Maroney of the U.S. celebrates with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Gold medalists Serena Williams of the United States and Venus Williams of the United States celebrate on the popdium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Doubles Tennis on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 9 - Tennis
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Gold medalists Serena Williams of the United States and Venus Williams of the United States celebrate on the popdium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Doubles Tennis on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Mexico players celebrate winning the gold medal during the men's soccer final against Brazil at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Mexico players celebrate winning the gold medal during the men's soccer final against Brazil at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Mexico players celebrate winning the gold medal during the men's soccer final against Brazil at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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