THE LOWDOWN: Kurt Tippett's exit from Adelaide and Quade Cooper's anger with the ARU lead part two of the year's best quotes ... Full story
THE LOWDOWN: Adam Reynolds took the NRL by storm in 2012, while a 15-year-old amateur stunned the golfing world
THE LOWDOWN: An Olympic bellyflop and a massive crash in the Rockies capped a year of big hits and bigger spills
Thrills, spills, fireworks, passion, wipeouts, dunks, sunsets, lingerie and more in our selection of 2012's best sporting pictures.
Check out the year's best pics
From Bolt to Black Caviar, Messi to Barba, Clarke to Wiggins, we name the biggest winners of the sporting world in 2012.
Celebrate the winners of 2012
It was the year Lance, Quade and Bernard embarrassed themselves, a 'Missile' misfired, NSW lost again and an Olympic diver flopped (literally).
Remember the losers of 2012
Sport isn't just about the stars on the field. Check the weirdest, wackiest, hottest and most passionate fan photos of the year.
See 2012's most weird and wonderful fans
All the gold, glory, fireworks , colour and action from the track to the pool to the beach volleyball courts, relive one of the greatest Olympics of the modern era.
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From the up-and-comers through to the established Test stars, we rank Australia's best batsmen, bowlers, 'keepers and all-rounders. Who is No.1?
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Does Lance Franklin pip Gary Ablett? Is Chris Judd one of the best 10 players in the AFL? Which club boasts the most stars? Here's how we rate the AFL's best.
Just how good is Ben Barba? Who is the NRL's best playmaker? Is Benji Marshall still the Tigers' most valuable player? And does Inglis, Slater, Smith or Gallen get No.1?
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THE LOWDOWN: Huge hits, incredible goals, spectacular dummy spits and Australia's sexy dancing hurdler were... Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: LeBron silences his critics, Jeremy Lin takes the NBA by storm and the college football finale... Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: Manchester City, the Sydney Swans and our golden girl Sally Pearson feature in the year's best... Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: Michael Phelps achieves 'king of the Olympics' status, while Rafa does the same on the clay of... Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: A Gunners miracle and South Sydney's great escape lead the year's best come-from-behind wins. Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: Doping, tanking, paedophilia and Kurt Tippett - a look back at the year's biggest scandals Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: James Graham's biting incident marred the NRL's biggest day, while David Nalbandian and Chris ... Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: Lionel Messi, Michael Clarke, Black Caviar and Bubba Watson - what a year for heroes it was in... Full Story
THE LOWDOWN: The Missile misfires, Tomic does his best not to realise his potential and Aker crosses the line Full Story
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