Rank 'em: Best of 2012

December 23, 2012

Rank 'em: Best of 2012

Gronk breaks record

Gronk breaks record

While having a breakout season, Rob Gronkowski set a new record for most receiving yards for a tight end in a game against the Bills.


KG re-signs with Celtics

KG re-signs with Celtics

After considering retirement, Kevin Garnett agreed to return to Boston at a considerable discount -- signing a three-year deal, $34 million with the Celtics.


Harvard makes NCAAs

Harvard makes NCAAs

Tommy Amaker's Harvard basketball team earned its first NCAA tournament bid since 1946, and clinched its first outright Ivy League title.


BC hockey wins title

BC hockey wins title

The Eagles beat underdog Ferris State, 4-1, to capture their fifth NCAA Division 1 men's hockey title -- and third in five seasons.


Fenway's 100th anniversary

Fenway's 100th anniversary

The Red Sox celebrated Fenway Park's 100th anniversary in grand style, as dozens of former managers and players took the field and stood at their former positions before a game against the Yankees. Terry Francona received the loudest ovation.


Raisman leads team to gold

Raisman leads team to gold

Needham's Aly Raisman led the U.S. women's gymnastics team to a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Raisman, the US team captain, won a total of two gold medals and a bronze.


C's go up 3-2 on Heat

C's go up 3-2 on Heat

The Celtics took an unlikely 3-2 lead over the Miami Heat and appeared to take control of the series. In a 94-90 Game 5 victory, KG had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 19, including a huge 3-pointer over LeBron James.


Red Sox blow it up

Red Sox blow it up

The Red Sox shocked everyone by pulling off a blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto -- along with their $262.5 million chokehold on Boston -- to the Dodgers, in an effort to wipe the slate clean.


Valentine fired; Farrell hired

Valentine fired; Farrell hired

A day after the finale of a dreadful 69-93 season, the Red Sox halted the Bobby Valentine era and vowed to fix the problems. Just 16 days later, they hired Boston's former pitching coach and current Blue Jays manager John Farrell.


Pats head to Super Bowl

Pats head to Super Bowl

The Patriots punched their ticket to the Super Bowl by edging the Ravens 23-20 in the AFC title game. Brady credited his team's defense, while owner Robert Kraft suggested his late wife, Myra, had a hand in the victory.


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