In doing this review each year, I'm amazed at how much I've forgotten about who the winners were in major sporting events during the year. Here's a nudge in case you forgot, too.
BCS Championship Game - Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14.
Australian Open Tennis - Nova Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka were singles champions.
Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens over San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 - the first game pitting two brothers against each other as head coaches of the opposing teams.
Daytona 500 - Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag. Danika Patrick was the first female driver to win the pole position.
NCAA March Madness - Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76.
The Masters Golf Tournament - Adam Scott won on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff over Angel Cabrera.
The Kentucky Derby - ORB was the winner.
The Preakness Stakes - Oxbow wins, ending any Triple Crown threat.
Indianapolis 500 - Tony Kanaan wins.
Belmont Stakes - Palace Malice is the winner.
NBA Championship - Miama defests San Antonio 4 games to 3.
Stanley Cup - Chicago Blackhawks over the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2.
French Open Tennis - Singles champions are Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
Wimbledon Tennis - Andy Murray scored an emotional victory for Great Britain and Marion Bartoli won the women's title.
The Open Championship (British Open) - Phil Mickelson wins by 3 over Henrik Stenson.
Tour de France - Great Britain's Chris Froome wins the 100th edition of cycling's greatest race.
PGA Championship - Jason Dufner by 2 over Jim Furyk.
U. S. Open Tennis - Rafael Nadal wins the men's singles, Serena Williams repeats as women's champion.
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA wins in one of sport's greatest comebacks, climbing back from an 8-1 deficit to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand 11-8.
Cleveland Indians Clinch Wild Card Playoff Spot - the first since 2007.
World Series - Boston Red Sox win 4 games to 2 over the St. Louis Cardinals.
November and December - college and pro football dominates the schedule.
Best Books of 2013 - the following titles are some of the top-circulating sports books that were added to the WPPL collection in 2013.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown (797.123 B877B).
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson (796.323092 J13E).
Fantasy Life: the Outragous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports From the Guy Who's Lived It by Matthew Berry (796.1 B534F).
Fourth and Long: the Fight for the Soul of College Football by John U. Bacon (796.33264 B128F).
Francona: the Red Sox Years by Terry Francona (796.357092 F826F).
The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America by Gregg Easterbrook (796.33209 E13K).
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada (796.332 F162L).
League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball by Ken Krsolovic (796.357068 K93L).
The Outsider: a Memoir by Jimmy Connors (796.342092 C752O).
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David J. Epstein (796 E64S).
Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective by Pat Summit (796.32363092 S955S).
Stay tuned - it all starts over again in January. Once again, most Cleveland sports fans will be watching other teams play in the big games on TV.
Coming up - Sochi Winter Olympics.