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Happy New Year, and welcome to the next time around … for the real world.

But as real sports heads, you know the year never ends really. There’s still business to be handled. So with 2012 out the way, whose year is it in 2013?

All around there are expectations for the next level to be reached. However, with so many hands reaching for the same grail, somebody has to make it and somebody has to fall back down. Coming into this year, there’s no shortage of athletes that have unfinished business to take care of, and from more than just last year. For a very select few, the New Year is the time to get it done, stake their claim or just answer the call.