2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows and online media.
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- Reigning champion Djokovic advances at Miami Open
World number one Novak Djokovic moved closer to a possible fourth Miami Open trophy by defeating Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-0, 7-5 to reach the fourth round. Defending champion Djokovic, seeking his third March hardcourt double of Indian Wells and Miami in the same year, fired five aces and broke Darcis five times. Djokovic will next play Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, who ousted Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 7-5, 6-4. Australian Open winner Djokovic wrapped up victory with a break in the final game to earn his 21st victory of the season as he pursues his third title of the year.
- International Cricket Council names World Cup XI
New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team’s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement. The other New Zealanders in the line up are Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, and Daniel Vettori.