The Most Memorable Sports Moments of 2013 — Top 20 GIFs & Videos

Published:12:27 pm EDT, December 17, 2013| Updated:3:59 pm EDT, December 17, 2013|
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16. Raul Jimenez's Spectacular Bicycle Kick

Raul Jimenez bicycle kick, Mexico, bicycle kick

Mexico City, October 11: Raul Jimenez's amazing bicycle kick helped lift Mexico to a 2-1 victory over Panama in World Cup qualifying. The score was not only eye-catching, but also instrumental in keeping Mexico's World Cup hopes alive.


17. David Ortiz's Grand Slam in ALCS

David Ortiz, Grand Slam

Boston, October 13: David Ortiz changed the course of the ALCS with a crushing grand slam in the eighth inning of Game 2 against the Detroit Tigers. With the Red Sox trailing 5-1 in the game and 1-0 in the series, Big Papi's timely blast gave Boston the momentum they wouldn't relinquish en route to their eighth World Series pennant.

Click here to read more about the Red Sox' incredible World Series run.


18. Kevin Ware Hits First Shot After Injury

Kevin Ware, Louisville, injury

Louisville, November 6: Ware's determination, humbleness and optimism captured the heart of the nation in the wake of his grisly leg injury. The 20-year-old returned to action in a November 6 game against Pikeville, and, in a truly inspiring moment, drilled his first shot attempt in his first game back.

Read more about Ware's triumphant return here.


19. Mike Tomlin Steps Onto Field During Kick Return

Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

Baltimore, November 28: Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin overstepped his bounds — literally — during a November 28 game against the arch-rival Baltimore Ravens. Tomlin stepped on the field while Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones was streaking down the Steelers sideline toward the end zone, forcing Jones to alter his path to avoid a collision. This slight shift appeared to slow Jones down enough to allow Pittsburgh's Cortez Allen to catch him from behind.

The NFL docked Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with the play - the second-highest fine for a coach in NFL history.


20. Iron Bowl Miracle

Auburn, Alabama, Iron Bowl 2013

Auburn, November 30: The 2013 Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama was a dandy. Knotted at 28 in the waning seconds, Nick Saban's team attempted to win the game with a long field goal as time expired. But Auburn's Chris Davis had victory aspirations of his own. The kick fell short and right into the waiting arms of Davis, who scampered 109 yards with no time on the clock to lift the Tigers.

Auburn will face Florida State for all the marbles in the BCS National Championship on January 6, 2014. The Tigers opened as a seven-point underdog to the Seminoles, according to CBS Sports.



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