Sports Year In Review 2010

On Nov. 1, it took five nights and a final 3-1 game for the San Francisco Giants to take the World Series title from the Texas Rangers. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Giants Win World Series On Nov. 1, it took five nights and a final 3-1 game for the San Francisco Giants to take the World Series title from the Texas Rangers. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
On July 13, before the 81st All-Star Game, iconic New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died of a heart attack in Tampa, Fla. "The Boss" had led the champion baseball franchise for 37 years. (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
George Steinbrenner Dies At Age 80 On July 13, before the 81st All-Star Game, iconic New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died of a heart attack in Tampa, Fla. "The Boss" had led the champion baseball franchise for 37 years. (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
On Sept. 11, Azteca TV reporter Ines Sainz claimed a New York Jets assistant coach and players harrassed her during practice.  (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Reporter Ines Sainz claims Jets harassed her On Sept. 11, Azteca TV reporter Ines Sainz claimed a New York Jets assistant coach and players harrassed her during practice. (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Quarterback Drew Brees led his New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts Feb. 7, 2010, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (credit: Audry C. Tiernan-Pool/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints Win Super Bowl Quarterback Drew Brees led his New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts Feb. 7, 2010, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (credit: Audry C. Tiernan-Pool/Getty Images)
The United States took the overall medal count with 37 during the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, but the home nation won the most gold with 14 medals. (credit: David Hecker/AFP/Getty Images)
Winter Olympics Held In Vancouver The United States took the overall medal count with 37 during the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, but the home nation won the most gold with 14 medals. (credit: David Hecker/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke Blue Devils won a narrow 61-59 victory over the underdog Butler Bulldogs to claim the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship on April 5, 2010. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Duke Beats Butler In NCAA Championships The Duke Blue Devils won a narrow 61-59 victory over the underdog Butler Bulldogs to claim the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship on April 5, 2010. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
On June 9, an overtime shot by Patrick Kane won the Chicago Blackhawks their first championship in nearly four decades in a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Blackhawks win Stanley Cup On June 9, an overtime shot by Patrick Kane won the Chicago Blackhawks their first championship in nearly four decades in a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
On June 17, the Los Angeles Lakers topped their Boston Celtics rivals 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA finals. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Lakers Win 2nd Consecutive NBA Finals On June 17, the Los Angeles Lakers topped their Boston Celtics rivals 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA finals. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
In June, the United States' soccer team put in a fair showing at the 19th FIFA World Cup. Spain won the cup in a 1-0 match against the Netherlands. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
World Cup Comes To South Africa In June, the United States' soccer team put in a fair showing at the 19th FIFA World Cup. Spain won the cup in a 1-0 match against the Netherlands. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
Begun on June 22, American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut battled for more than 11 hours of play over three days at the Wimbledon Championships. Isner won the first round match in a final game that lasted eight hours. (credit: Suzanne Plunkett/AFP/Getty Images)
Wimbledon Sees Longest Tennis Match Ever Begun on June 22, American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut battled for more than 11 hours of play over three days at the Wimbledon Championships. Isner won the first round match in a final game that lasted eight hours. (credit: Suzanne Plunkett/AFP/Getty Images)
Capping weeks of media speculation with an hour-long TV special on July 8, NBA star LeBron James stunned his Cleveland Cavalier fans by announcing he would be leaving to sign with the Miami Heat. (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James Quits Cleveland Capping weeks of media speculation with an hour-long TV special on July 8, NBA star LeBron James stunned his Cleveland Cavalier fans by announcing he would be leaving to sign with the Miami Heat. (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
On April 21, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was given a six-game suspension by the NFL following an incident with a 20-year-old college student at a Georgia nightclub in March. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger Suspended On April 21, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was given a six-game suspension by the NFL following an incident with a 20-year-old college student at a Georgia nightclub in March. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
On Sept. 8, New York Jets "Gameday Host" Jenn Sterger revealed former team quarterback Brett Favre had sent her unwanted advances via text messages and graphic personal cameraphone photos. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Brett Favre 'Sexts' Revealed On Sept. 8, New York Jets "Gameday Host" Jenn Sterger revealed former team quarterback Brett Favre had sent her unwanted advances via text messages and graphic personal cameraphone photos. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
On June 17, the Los Angeles Lakers topped their Boston Celtics rivals 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Lakers Beat Celtics To Win Championships On June 17, the Los Angeles Lakers topped their Boston Celtics rivals 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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