Top 10 Sports Stories In 2011

Nevin Shapiro
Nevin Shapiro
Former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro gave details to Yahoo! Sports and CBS4 that detailed his claims of spending big money on athletes at the school and prospective recruits. The NCAA investigation is ongoing as of the end of 2011. (Source: CBS4)
Miami Heat NBA Finals
Miami Heat NBA Finals
The Big Three came together for the Miami Heat in 2010, but in June 2011 the squad led by Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James came within two games of capturing the Heat's second NBA championship. The Heat rejuvenated South Florida sports like no other team could in 2011. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Tony Sparano Fired
Tony Sparano Fired
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano was fired with three weeks to go in the season thanks to three straight losing seasons and starting the 2011 year with an 0-7 record. (Photo by: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Wrestlemania XXVIII Comes To South Florida
Wrestlemania XXVIII Comes To South Florida
Sun Life Stadium was selected as the host of Wrestlemania XXVIII early in 2011 and will feature a matchup between Miami's own The Rock versus fan favorite John Cena in the main event in 2012. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Tebowmania!
Tebowmania!
Miami Dolphins fans saw it first, but Tebowmania struck the NFL and the former Florida Gators quarterback had the Denver Broncos on the verge of the playoffs as 2011 came to an end. (Photo by: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Josh Johnson Goes Down
Josh Johnson Goes Down
Miami Marlins ace Josh Johnson went down early in the 2011 season with a shoulder injury and never made it back into the rotation. Without Johnson, the Marlins' starters struggled to capture wins. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Marlins' June Swoon
Marlins' June Swoon
The Miami Marlins couldn't stop the bleeding during a June swoon only seen once before in team history. The Fish lost 23 games in June while winning just 5. The team collapsed from first to worst in the NL East and the squad never recovered. (Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Panthers Re-Emerge In NHL
Panthers Re-Emerge In NHL
The Florida Panthers appeared to finally turn the corner after an offseason free agent spending spree. The Panthers were in first place through mid-December and appeared poised to make a strong run to the playoffs. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Sprint Cup Champion Crowned At Homestead
Sprint Cup Champion Crowned At Homestead
Tony Stewart captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in November after the Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway. (Photo by: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Marlins Open Up Their Checkbooks
Marlins Open Up Their Checkbooks
The Miami Marlins went into the winter meetings looking to spend big and did just that by inking shortstop Jose Reyes to a multi-year contract worth more than $100 million. The Marlins also signed pitcher Mark Buehrle and closer Heath Bell in an unprecedented spending spree. (Photo by: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
View Comments

Latest Galleries

CBS4 Weather Day
First Sanctioned Sailing Race To Cuba In 50 Years Begins
2015 Celebrity Deaths
Too Cute: Zoo Miami's Clouded Leopard Cubs Get Physical Exams
David Letterman's Greatest Guests Through The Years
The 2015 Tony Award Nominees
Met Gala 2015
Photo Gallery: Celebrities Ringside at Mayweather Pacquiao
blog comments powered by Disqus