Todd Bertuzzi is famous for harming people as a hockey player. But credit where it's due: one of the NHL's baddest did come up with a very good way to nearly kill a (female) 11-year-old goalie back when he was just a minor league star/budding sociopath.
Baylor's Brittney Griner can dunk, and not as a novelty act. But her effect on the women's game is more far-reaching, and profound, than that single highlight can convey. Why Griner is dominating the college game like no one before or since.
With Gina Carano departed for Hollywood, and Cristiane Santos tainted by steroids, women's MMA is pretty threadbare right now. But there is Strikeforce women’s 135 lb. champion Miesha Tate. There is 2008 Olympic judo bronze medalist turned arm-breaking savant Ronda Rousey. There is the scheduled March 3 title fight between them. Whoever wins will be the sport’s most visible face.