Top Sports Headlines of 2013

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  • Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII
  • Beyoncé + Destiny’s Child = Epic Super Bowl Halftime Show
  • Mariano Rivera Retires
  • Brooklyn Nets Plays First Playoff Game at the Barclays
  • Boston Marathon Is Bombed
  • Jason Collins Is First NBA Player to Publically Announce He Is Gay
  • Kobe Bryant Gets Achilles Heel Surgery
  • Magic Johnson Stands Up for His Gay Son, EJ
  • Jay Z Launches Roc Nation Sports With Robinson Cano
  • Miami Heat Win NBA Finals for a Second Year in a Row
  • Aaron Hernandez Indicted for Murder, Kicked Off Patriots
  • A-Rod and 12 Other MLB Players Suspended
  • Serena Williams Wins the US Open
  • David Ortiz Gets Three Titles in 10 Years
  • Red Sox Win the World Series
  • Lamar Odom’s Crack Rumors and DUI Hurt His NBA Career
  • Miami Dolphins' Bullying Scandal
  • LeBron James Hits Scoring Milestone
  • Timothy Bradley Is Back on Top
  • Derrick Rose Makes the Injured List Again
  • Geoffrey Mutai Wins NYC Marathon Again
  • Andre Ward Returns to the Ring
  • Blake Leeper Became the First Disabled Athlete to Sign With Fathead
  • Michael Jordan Flu Game Shoes Auctioned Off
  • Seneca Wallace Breaks Racial Barriers
  • Michael Jordan and New Wife Announce New Baby
  • NFL Agrees to Settle Concussion Suit for $765 Million
  • From "Blade Runner" to Killer
  • The Most Memorable Moments in Sports
  • Ray Lewis Retires
  • Josh Brent Drives Car Which Kills Cowboys Teammate

Mariano Rivera Retires

After 19 seasons, one of the best closers in Major League Baseball, Mariano Rivera announced his retirement in March. The all-time saves leader, with 652 saves, played the last game of his career in September.

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