Again and again, it seemed, the sports world in 2012 saw the end of long tales with tragic or, at best, bittersweet endings.
Champ: Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers for playing like the MVP talent that he is.
Michael Phelps leaves the sport with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. At these games he won four golds and two silvers.
And Michael Phelps’ record number of Olympic medals is not among the them…
Sorry gang. I can’t do it. I cannot call Michael Phelps the best athlete ever.
The United States has long been dominant in the swimming pool at the Olympics, but it has few moments to rival what happened on Tuesday.
Champ: Doug Fister for finally pitching like the Doug Fister of last season.
Michael Phelps barely qualified in the 400-meter individual medley, Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan was disqualified and world record-holder Paul Biedermann failed to make the final in a surprising first day of swimming at the London Games on Saturday.
Michael Phelps and the rest of the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team take a break from practice to sing along to this popular hit.