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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Sports bests for 2012

  • A look back at the year in sports.
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  • The United States Olympic Team wins the most medals and gold medals in London. Michael Phelps becomes the all-time medal winner. Misty May and Kerri Walsh win for the third Olympics in a row. The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team captures the Gold Medal and Gabby Douglas wins the all-around title.
    Kentucky wins the NCAA title for the eighth time. Several players from the Wildcats team will go to play in the NBA.
    LeBron James wins his first NBA Championship as the Miami Heat defeat the young and talented Oklahoma City Thunder.
    Bubba Watson wins the Masters. Bubba is self-taught golfer who never had a golf lesson. Rory Mcilroy will be the 2012 PGA player of the year.
    Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers wins the Triple Crown (home runs, batting average, runs batted In) in the American League. He is the first winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
    Johnny Manzeil, a redshirt freshman, wins the Heisman trophy and puts up big numbers for Texas A&M. The Aggies’ first year in the SEC will be remarkably successful including a win over then No. 1-rated Alabama.
    Notre Dame, the traditional power, returns to the top of the rankings and will play for the national championship against Alabama. The BCS still will have a mythical champion because Ohio State is on probation will be the only undefeated team if Alabama wins the title game.
    In the NFL, the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons are having exceptionally good seasons for teams that have not been traditional powerhouses in pro football. Peyton Manning has had a terrific come back season, and should win the comeback player of the year award.

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