Tracy Akers was into art growing up, not sports, and is only 5-foot-3, but her calm, tactical approach in a rough-and-tumble sport makes her a key for the favored Americans this week in the second Roller Derby World Cup.
How scary is American women's boxer Claressa Shields? At world championships last weekend, she threw one right hand before an opponent's trainer threw in the towel. At age 19, she may be the most exciting women's boxing prospect ever.
Colts QB Andrew Luck is the best-selling jersey in women's cut in the NFL, according to data compiled by Dick's Sporting Goods. Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson were close behind. And Johnny Manziel? Not so much.
A decade ago, Josyln Dalton lost her hero in her father Mike when he succumbed to cancer. On Sunday, she'll run the marathon spurred on by the positivity inside her inspired by the man who was always her biggest fan.
With roller derby on a worldwide roll, American Lynn Klas of the London Rollergirls is just one star who has crossed continents and joined a new team for the women's roller derby international championships this weekend.