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In 2014 British sportswomen made headlines like never before

World Cup triumph in rugby, Ashes success, golds for Jo Pavey and Lizzy Yarnold - this was a great year for British women

In this strangely directionless time before New Year’s Day when an uneasy ceasefire on food, fizz and football bingeing takes hold it is traditional to ruminate on the passing year – once more, for old times’ sake – before plunging into stupor and failed resolutions. Sport, of course, is no different.

So what will you remember? For me, Brazil 1 Germany 7 was exceptional in an unexceptional World Cup, Novak Djokovic repelling the wills of 15,001 people on Centre Court to thwart Roger Federer bore comparison with the best Wimbledon finals and Rory McIlroy winning back to back majors also left a deep mark, although not on viewers of the BBC’s Sport’s Personality of the Year.

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