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Top 5 Summer Sports Moments of 2014

September 22, 2014

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This past weekend was the official end of summer, and what a summer it was for sports! So many incredible moments and heartwarming stories over the past three months we thought we would take a look at the Top 5 Summer Sports Moments for 2014.

5. Serena Wins Third Straight U.S. Open

Serena Williams silenced any doubts that she was no longer the queen of tennis by smashing her way to a third straight U.S. Open title in Flushing Meadows, New York. The world number one dominated Caroline Wozniacki in the final 6-3, 6-3 to capture her 18th Grand Slam title.

Serena smashes a backhand winnerSerena smashes a backhand winnerCourtesy of ESPN

4. Mo'Ne Davis

The pitcher from Philly took the Little League World Series by storm with her fearless pitching and funny post-game interviews. Mo'Ne was not only cool under pressure in one of the biggest sporting events of the summer, she was an inspiration for all the little girls out there who know they can play just as well as the boys out there. Mo'Ne became the first female pitcher to earn a win at the LLWS when she picked up the W for the Taney Dragons on August 14.

Mo'Ne Davis pitches a strike at the LLWSMo'Ne Davis pitches a strike at the LLWS

3. USA Strikes Gold at FIBA World Cup of Basketball

The FIBA World Cup of Basketball took place in Spain and even though the United States was missing some superstars, the boys in blue still took home the Gold Medal with a Finals victory over the scrappy Serbians. Anthony Davis led the way on the defensive end along with Kenneth Fareid (named to All-Tournament Team) while Kyrie Irving was named Tournament MVP. USA! USA! USA!

Anthony Davis focuses on making a free throwAnthony Davis focuses on making a free throwCourtesy of FIBA

2. LeBron Returns to Cleveland

Arguably the most talked about sports moment all summer was an off season signing of LeBron James by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who convinced the best player in basketball to return home to Ohio and help the Cavs win a title. Since signing LeBron the Cavs have shipped the last two #1 picks in the NBA draft to Minnesota and received Kevin Love in return, solidifying their status as contenders for the title in 2015.

LeBron will be back in yellow this season for ClevelandLeBron will be back in yellow this season for Cleveland

1. Germany Wins World Cup

The biggest sporting event on the planet was held in Brazil this summer and while the American squad put up a great battle it was the Germans who came away with victory, beating Argentina in the Finals after dominating host Brazil in the semis. 

German player is elated after scoring World Cup winning goalGerman player is elated after scoring World Cup winning goal

Have your say!

Did we miss any amazing sports moments? What was your favorite sports moment from the summer? Let us know in the comments section!

 

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