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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Real's Javier Morales and C.J. Sapong head the ball as Real Salt Lake and Sporting KC play Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in MLS Cup action. Sporting KC won in a shootout.

It's not likely that any of the local sports teams want to repeat what they did in 2013. With the exception of some high school programs and local winter sports athletes, the past year was one of pain, change and disappointment.

Local teams baited fans with promising victories, only to disappoint in the biggest moments. The year was memorable in the controversies and chaos, but despite the disappointment, there were some performances worth celebrating.

This is a list of the Deseret News Top 10 local sports stories for 2013.

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