Sure, Ted Bishop's choice of words was head-scratching, and those Colombian cycling uniforms were bizarre, but nothing was more puzzling than the World Boxing Council's reasoning for keeping women's fights to 10, 2-minute rounds.
Serena Williams performed a floral redirect, Alex Morgan partied with Snooki, Michelle Wie morphed into Beyonce and Brittney Griner revolutionized breakfast. But don't let them trip you up. Sydney Leroux had the year's best LOL moments by far.
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.