2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
- Alonso hits back at Ferrari boss Mattiacci
By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari principal Marco Mattiacci for saying that Sebastian Vettel would bring "the utmost motivation and commitment" to the Formula One team when he replaces the Spaniard next season. "I heard the comments and I don't think they were very good," Alonso told reporters ahead of his last race for the Italian team at Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "If he tried to mean that I was not motivated, he arrived too late at Ferrari. ...
- Kiwi golf star Ko wins Tour Championship, season crown
New Zealand teen Lydia Ko parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Carlota Ciganda and win the LPGA Tour Championship, completing a $1.5 million haul that included a season points crown. Ko tapped in for par on the final extra hole Sunday after her Spanish rival buried her approach under a bush, giving the Seoul-born 17-year-old her third title of her first full LPGA season. "This has been a big year, a roller coaster ride," Ko said. It will be hard for Ko to top the richest payday in women's golf history, the $500,000 tournament top prize and the $1 million season points bonus, an actual box filled with money.
- Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016
- Soccer-Liverpool's soft centre exposed again by Palace
By Rex Gowar LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Liverpool, beaten 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday, are again facing serious questions about their mental strength after a Selhurt Park defeat with a former player laying into the side and manager Brendan Rodgers aghast. It was at Palace in last season's run-in that Liverpool saw their Premier League title hopes all but vanish when the home side recovered from three goals down to snatch a 3-3 draw. This time the team are only halfway up the league and rather than struggling with the weight of expectation, they are struggling full stop. ...