Sean Avery Joins DWTS
Sean Avery :: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage; Jeff Zelevansky/Icon SMI
Notorious NHL pest Sean Avery, who retired nearly two years ago, has been tapped to join the latest cast of Dancing With The Stars. The Ontario native played on four teams in his 12-year career and famously dated Rachel Hunter, Elisha Cuthbert, Hilary Rhoda and (according to rumors) Bravo TV's Andy Cohen. He is currently engaged to Rhoda, a former SI Swimsuit model. Avery joins a long list of sports figures who have appeared on DWTS.
Best Baseball Promotion Ever
The San Diego Padres are offering fans season tickets if they can hit a ball out of pitcher-friendly Petco Park. The "Swing for your Seats" promotion gives fans (16 and over) one swing (on two pitches) to go yard with the grand prize being two season tickets in the upper infield section.
Brewers Adopt Stray Dog, Name Him Hank, Make Him Team Mascot
Meet the newest member of the Milwaukee Brewers -- Hank the stray dog. The pooch had been wondering around the team's spring training facility and quickly became a hit among the players. He even participated in his first mascot race (while wearing a hot dog costume) on Wednesday.
Lovely Ladies Of The Day
SI Swimsuit rookies Sara Sampaio and Gigi Hadid took their talents to the Jersey Shore for a memorable photo shoot. Does one of them deserve Rookie of the Year honors? Vote now.
John Rocker = Still Crazy
Former Braves pitcher John Rocker, whose career was famously sidetracked by this 1999 SI profile, got into a Twitter argument with a parody account when he posed this important question.
America's Top Three Strip Clubs Are...
Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers weighs in.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
Chris Bosh :: Peter Gregoire/SI
I interviewed Chris Bosh about his cameo on Parks and Recreation, playing with Greg Oden, SI Swimsuit and the circumstances surrounding this bizarre cowboy photo of 2008. Turns out the whole thing was his idea.
Odds and Ends
Someone took a baseball bat to Richie Incognito's Ferrari ... A fan was ejected during last night's Auburn-South Carolina game ... Marlins president David Samson was given the boot during the season premiere of Survivor ... It may just be spring training but Josh Reddick made the catch of the baseball season (and followed up with the second-best catch) ... The inmate Aaron Hernandez beat up on Tuesday was in handcuffs during the attack ... Former Talking Heads singer David Byrne covered Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" during a recent concert ... Greg Popovich and Bill Clinton went on a lunch date ... Ryan Dempster threw at his young son during batting practice.
You Don't See This Everyday
The sneaker of Spurs guard Manu Ginobli rips apart in the middle of a game.
A Fond Farewell
Panthers center Ryan Kalil and other members of the Panthers burst into song to bid farewell to retiring teammate Jordan Gross.
February - The Month in News Bloopers
These never get old.
John Moschitta Jr. (aka - The Micro Machine Guy) summarizes this year’s Best Picture nominees in less than a minute. Where has he been the past 20 years?