Sports Rewind: The Top Sports Stories of 2012

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  • Top Picks at the 2012 NFL Draft
  • Giants win Super Bowl XLVI
  • New Orleans Saints Bounty Program
  • University of Kentucky Wins NCAA Championship
  • Junior Seau Suicide
  • Miami Heat win NBA Championship
  • Tony Parker Suffers Eye Injury in Club Brawl
  • Amar’e Stoudemire Tweets Gay Slur at Fan
  • Dream Team Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • Mike Tyson's Broadway Run
  • Penn State Sanctioned in Wake of Sandusky Scandal
  • Gabby Douglas takes gold at London Olympics
  • Michael Phelps retires after London Olympics
  • Usain Bolt Is Still the Fastest Man in the World
  • Williams Sisters Sweep Doubles Competition at London Olympics
  • The Summer of Serena Williams
  • Chad Johnson Convicted of Domestic Abuse
  • NFL replacement refs cause controversy over Green Bay-Seattle Seahawks call
  • Muhammad Ali Awarded Liberty Medal
  • Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao settle lawsuit
  • Condoleezza Rice Breaks Barriers at Augusta National
  • Brooklyn Nets Move to Barclays Center
  • Michael Strahan Joins Live! With Kelly
  • O.J. Simpson Trial Reopened
  • Lance Armstrong Stripped of Titles, Banned From Cycling
  • LSU's "Honey Badger's" Tough Year
  • John Terry Convicted in FA Racism Probe
  • Evander Holyfield Still Wants the Heavyweight Title
  • Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide
  • The top sports stories of 2012

New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal

In March, the NFL released findings proving the New Orleans Saints had engaged in an illegal pay-per-hit program targeting their opponents between the 2009 and 2011 seasons, spurring the suspensions of head coach Sean Payton, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and several players. Payton is still negotiating his contract to return next season. (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)