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2012 sports year in review: records, achievements, plus sundry feats and streaks from Brees and Bryant to Cain and Ko

It’s impossible to list all the records set in 2012, but here’s a short rundown of some heralded highlights, plus 20 of our favorites, including some you might have missed.

5. Cubs hurler retires in style

Kerry Woods, whose 14-year baseball career as a flame-throwing pitcher was marked by 16 trips to the disabled list, ended his career fittingly, with a three-pitch strikeout of the last batter he faced for the Chicago Cubs. Dayan Vicied of the cross-town White Sox swung and missed the third strike as Woods cranked up the heat to 96 m.p.h.

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