The most popular sports news stories of 2010
Deaths, grudges, affairs and mutinies - just another year in sport.
With 2010 nearly at an end we've trawled through the stats to bring you the most read sports news stories of the year.
Wayne Rooney, England's dire World Cup and the upheaval at Liverpool feature most prominently in a list that, if nothing else, proves the sporting world is never short of entertainment.
The Independent's Chief Sports Writer revealed that Nodar Kumaritashvili had just 26 practice runs, as opposed to the 200 for the Canadians before he was tragically killed at the Vancouver Olympics.
The recent dismissal of Chris Hughton and the effect it could have on their England No 9.
The Manchester United manager's take on one of the most sensational stories of the year when Wayne Rooney requested a transfer from Old Trafford.
Then England football captain John Terry went from the back pages to the front after he lost his legal battle to keep allegations about his private life secret.
The Independent's Chief Sports Writer gives his take on England's exit from the World Cup.
As early as January we had the story that then Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez would be leaving Anfield for Italy, although eventually he ended up at Inter Milan.
After Rooney announced his desire to leave Manchester United, we revealed how a Fifa loophole would have allowed the striker to terminate his own contract at a reduced price.
Liverpool's star assets were assessing their future amid the uncertainty at Anfield following Rafa Benitez's departure.
The Independent columnist and former Manchester United striker revealed the reason for his long held grudge against Teddy Sheringham.
Following the dreadful 0-0 draw with Algeria, Sam Wallace set the scene as England looked to turn things around.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
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Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
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