Year in Review: Sports

12/30/2009, 3:57 a.m.
Muhammad Ali (center) unveils a monument on Sept. 1, in Ennis Ireland,...




      Muhammad Ali (center) unveils a monument on Sept. 1, in Ennis Ireland, where his great-grandfather once lived. During a visit to the United Kingdom and Ireland to promote his various charities, Ali made a sentimental journey to discover his Irish roots and meet some of his distant relatives. (AP photo/PictureGroup, M J Kim)

      Two-time Olympic gold medalist Edwin Moses prepares to receive his honorary doctor of science degree at the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s 41st commencement, held May 29. (Photo courtesy of Harry Brett)

      Boston Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice is congratulated by an American League teammate after he hit a home run to left field in the third inning of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 7, 1983, in Chicago. In his final year of eligibility, Rice was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame with his name included on 76.4 percent of ballots cast by Hall voters. (AP Photo/John Swart)

      Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin celebrates after his team defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, Feb. 1, in Tampa Fla. The Steelers won 27-23. (AP Photo/David J. Philip)