Our friends at Yahoo Sports say the Penn State college football scandal was the biggest sports story of 2011, a tragedy that will continue to unfold in 2012.
On the brighter side, 2011 saw championships for the Dallas Mavs, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Cardinals and even Japan winning the Women's World Cup soon after their nation was devastated by a tsunami.
With labor lockouts from the NFL and NBA, fans were stuck in the middle of disputes on finances.
What's your choice for the top sports story of 2011? If your choice isn't listed, let us know in the comments.