Top Ten Sports Stories of 2011: Local & International

by Larry Ham

For sports fans, 2011 was an amazing, ridiculous and frustrating year. Choosing the top ten sports stories of the year was something like choosing the ten best tasting Christmas cookies my wife (and editor) baked over the holidays - there were a lot to choose from! But here, in no particular order, are my top ten local and national sports stories of 2011.