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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474701 Most searched sports stars Most+searched+sports+stars NFL

Sports stars are always in high demand. See which sports star commanded the biggest spotlight in 2012 according to Bing searches...

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474686 Peyton Manning Peyton+Manning NFL

It has been a year of ups and downs for Peyton Manning. After missing the entire 2011 season, Manning cut ties with the Indianapolis Colts — the only organization he’d ever played for. Manning got a fresh start in Denver and he has made the most of it. Manning has the Broncos atop the AFC West and is putting up incredible numbers.  


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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474685 Tiger Woods Tiger+Woods NFL

Everybody knows the record that Tiger Woods covets most: Jack Nicklaus' career majors won (for the record the Golden Bear leads Tiger by four, 18-14). But with Woods' resurgence in 2012, another PGA Tour record is suddenly on the radar. Tiger is within 10 of the mark for career victories on the tour.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474684 Tim Tebow Tim+Tebow NFL

There was little doubt Tim Tebow would find himself on this list. The Jets acquired Tebow from Denver to play a niche role on offense and special teams as well as serve as Mark Sanchez’s backup. The hype was far greater than the end result. Tebow has barely played. And when he has gone under center, the gimmick plays are usually being stuffed. Nonetheless, people want to know about this guy.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474682 Maria Sharapova Maria+Sharapova NFL

Maria Sharapova was named one of the Olympics sexiest athletes. No surprises as to why she makes this list.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31473417 Kobe Bryant Kobe+Bryant NFL

At the age of 34 and in his 17th NBA season, Kobe Bryant is still making buckets. Lots of them. He's making nearly half his shots while taking on more playmaking responsibilities for the Lakers in the absence of injured point guard Steve Nash. Kobe remains one of the most sought-after stars in the NBA and fans still crave information about him.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31473416 Serena Williams Serena+Williams NFL

What the tennis world was hoping would have been the Wimbledon final a month before came to fruition in the Olympic gold medal match when Serena Williams met Russia's Maria Sharapova. We expected more of a match, but Serena came out ready to win and with laser-beam precision drilled near-unhittable serves and returns to a rather shell-shocked Sharapova to win 6-0, 6-1 in a match that took little over one hour to complete.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31475622 Lamar Odom Lamar+Odom NFL

Lamar Odom is always a hot topic in sports given the popularity of his wife’s family. As Khloe’s husband, Lamar gets a lot of attention beyond his fame as a basketball player. Odom has started slowly this year, but his numbers are picking up as a member of the LA Clippers.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474681 LeBron James LeBron+James NFL

LeBron James' sublime 2012 season puts him in elite company; few players have ruled the league like he does today. He's already set himself apart with his three MVPs and his sheer dominance in so many phases of the game.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474680 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano+Ronaldo NFL

The Portuguese soccer star has the highest annual salary in the sport ($20 million), a boatload of endorsements and more Facebook fans than any other athlete. It makes sense Cristiano Ronaldo is a popular search subject.

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NFL 5 43 Most searched sports stars 31474679 Terrell Owens Terrell+Owens NFL

Apparently we aren’t the only ones wondering where Terrell Owens is now that he’s no longer an NFL wide receiver. Owens rounds out the list of the 10 most searched sports stars.

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