Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014

When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the most.

12/26/2014

Oscar Pistorius arrives in the Pretoria High Court for sentencing on October 21, 2014, in South Africa.  (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years For Killing Girlfriend

The double-amputee Olympic athlete was sentenced Tuesday by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times.

10/21/2014

David Wilson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ex-Giant Wilson Says He Hopes To Do Triple Jump At 2016 Summer Olympics

David Wilson said from the start not to feel sorry for him. And now we’re seeing why.

08/18/2014

Olympic Rings (Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Boston, LA, San Francisco, DC Emerge As U.S. Choices For 2024 Olympics

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

06/14/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill De Blasio Rules Out Making Bid To Host 2024 Olympic Games

De Blasio’s senior adviser Peter Ragone told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb they rejected the possible Olympic bid after a cost benefit discussion.

05/28/2014

A general view of the atmosphere around the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Day 2 of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Report: NYC May Make Another Pitch To Host Summer Olympics

While Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he would work with Gov. Andrew Cuomo if a bid is planned, he has previously expressed little interest in hosting the Olympics.

05/14/2014

Michael Phelps (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

He’s Back! Michael Phelps Ends Retirement, Could Target Rio Olympics

The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games in late April. “I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,” Phelps’ coach told the AP.

04/14/2014

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Witness Describes ‘Blood-Curdling’ Screams As Pistorius Murder Trial Begins

Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius’ gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.

03/03/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

For the past 118 years, the Modern Olympics have given us some of the most incredible moments in sports history. Paring them down to a mere five was a monumental task.

02/25/2014

The competing nations' flags enter the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Winter Olympics Draws To A Close In Sochi

Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show.

02/23/2014

Canada's Sidney Crosby scores against Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist during the Winter Olympics' gold medal game Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Canada Tops Sweden, Lundqvist To Win Hockey Gold

Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament and Canada defended its Olympic men’s hockey title Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Sweden.

02/23/2014

Finland celebrates after scoring their team's fifth goal during the Men's ice hockey Bronze Medal Game USA vs Finland at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Selanne, Finland Rout U.S. 5-0 In Bronze Medal Game

Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games.

02/22/2014

Canada's Jamie Benn, center, celebrates after scoring the lone goal of Canada’s win over United States in the semifinals of the Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2014. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

It Would Have Taken A Miracle: Canada Handles Team USA Again

For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the brink of gold again.

02/21/2014

US skier Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after taking gold in the Women's Alpine Skiing Slalom Run 2 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Becomes Youngest Olympic Slalom Champion

Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom.

02/21/2014

John Tavares and Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, right, speak to the media during a press conference to announce Tavares had signed a six-year contract extension on Sept. 15, 2011 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Islanders)

Capellini: Garth Going To Bat For Islanders Season-Ticket Holders Is Hysterical

Garth Snow is angry, and understandably so. But the words that came out of his mouth on Thursday regarding the shocking injury that ended John Tavares’ Olympics and, more importantly, his season with the Islanders, were misguided.

02/21/2014