The 43 Best Sports Photos Of 2013

Thrills. Chills. Spills. Red Sox. What a year it was.

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Stan Grossfeld / Boston Globe / Getty

Steve Horgan, the most famous stadium cop in history, raises his arms in exaltation as Detroit's Torii Hunter flips into the bullpen and David Ortiz's eighth-inning home run in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series ties a critical game the Red Sox would later win.

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AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall

Though Michigan's Trey Burke defied physics, Louisville would still go on to win the NCAA title game, its third championship in school history.

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Tó Mané / Barcroft Media / Landov

Garrett McNamara attempts to break the Guinness World Record for tallest wave ever surfed in Nazare, Portugal. He didn't succeed, but still holds the record from an effort in 2011.

CORRECTION: The final photo shows the Red Sox advancing to the World Series. An earlier version of this story misstated the event. (12/10/13)