Monday, January 6, 2014

Full Court Press: The Best Moments in Sports in 2013

The Year 2013 was one riddled with both ups and downs in the sports world. We saw 365 days of overcoming adversity, broken records, hard work, pride, drama, disappointments, victories, and defeats. The following pictures and videos depict 10 of the most influential and shocking moments in sports during the last year. 
Lance Armstrong's public admittance to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd

The Boston Marathon bombings became a tragic and emotional distraction from one of the most prolific sporting events of the year. The aftermath for the city of Boston was an overwhelming sense of pride by coining the phrase "Boston Strong", and demonstrated at both Bruins and Red Sox games.

Andy Murray won in miraculous fashion in front of a home crowd at Wimbledon

Former NBA basketball player, Jason Collins 'comes out' to become the first openly gay American professional athlete

Manti Te'o's unfortunate girlfriend hoax swept the nation

The Exit Sandman saga comes to a close when Mariano Rivera is taken out of the game for the last time by his longtime teammates, Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter

Louisville guard Kevin Ware endures a gruesome injury during the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament against Duke (don't watch, if squeamish) 

Adam Scott with an emotionally charged victory to earn his first green jacket at the Masters

Auburn's Chris Davis returns a missed FG for the game-winning touchdown to defeat Alabama in one of the most exciting college football games of all time.


Hayley ZedeckHayley Zedeck is a Junior Sport Management major, with minors in TV Production and Communications, at Drexel University. She is originally from Nashua, New Hampshire. She has completed co-ops and internships with Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, WPHL-17 TV, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, and 97.5 The Fanatic. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys bike riding, playing intramural sports, watching movies, CrossFit, and coaching softball. You can follow Hayley on Twitter @BigLeagueDebut.

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