The Top Five Sports Moments in 2014

Here is a list of the best sports moments from the last year

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Serena Williams. There was no need to tack her name to the list because we all know that she is the greatest woman tennis player in the world. Besides an undisputed Williams (she has thousands of key sports accomplishments), we complied a list of the best sports moment in 2014.

5. After a dip in his endorsement deals, Tiger Woods came back strong, this year. Woods inked a five-year contract with Hero MotoCorp, a motorcycle brand in India. The deal is expected to pay the golf star  $6 million to $8 million annually, reported ESPN. The nice contract was Woods’s biggest deal in five year. Go, Tiger. Read more here.

4. The King goes home. Back in July, LeBron James announced in a letter on Sports Illustrated’s website that he was leaving Miami to go back to Cleveland. The personal essay by James helped Sports Illustrated’s traffic balloon on July 11. But the website didn’t attempt to build any advertising around the piece, according to the Wall Street Journal.

3. Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on NBA’s all-time scoring list. The Los Angeles Lakers star is behind basketball greats Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone with 32,293 points.

2. Wilt Chamberlain was the first NBA player to grace a postage stamp. The USPS printed 50 million Wilt Chamberlain stamps, which is unusual because from 25 million to 30 million special edition stamps are released, said Mark Saunders, USPS communications director.

1. As the only girl on the Philadelphia Taney Dragons all-star team, Davis became the first girl in the 75-year history of the Little League World Series to pitch a shutout in the tournament. Davis has even generated income, this year. Read here. She also landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s August issue. Remember her name.

  • Sports Lover

    How did Tiger Woods make this list, but Derek Jeter didn’t? Tiger Woods’ deal was not a big sports moment last year, but the NBA banning an owner for life, and the fact that a woman is now the CMO of the NBA certainly was. How about the fact that a woman is assistant coaching an NBA Team? How did any of these get trumped by Tiger Woods?

  • Real Sports Fanatic

    While I appreciate your attempt…you missed the mark. How did you NOT mention Ray Rice, Donald Sterling, Jeter, Pamela El, and the list could go on. I hardly believe Wilt Chamberlain on a stamp was the sports highlight of the year. While I know who your no. 1 moment is, it would help your readers know that the first name of the young lady you are referring to is “Mo’Ne”. Again…good attempt, better lunch in 2015.

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