SI has been shooting athlete portraits since the magazine's launch 60 years ago. Here at SI.com we've already published galleries of our photographers' best NFL, NBA and college basketball portraits, and today we have our 100 best from major league baseball, of which I've picked my favorites for the gallery above.
And you thought college football was controversial. Texas Tech chess coach Susan Polgar led the school to national championships in 2011 and 2012, but left Lubbock after her request for more than $1 million in funding for the program (including a salary of $250,000 for her and $150,000 for her husband, a fellow coach) was denied by the school. Polgar and her team landed at Webster University, where she has coached the past two Final Four champions. Now other schools are crying foul because Webster is spending so much more than other chess programs.
Old friend Cyrus from Boulder wrote in to remind me to make Constance Nunes a LLOD soon. I like his suggestion ... A ranking of the hottest women on Mad Men ... The best-looking women at last weekend's Stagecoach Festival ... Ashley Smith is the latest model to stop by the office for a 2015 SI Swimsuit casting ... These GIFs of attractive women hula-hooping is mesmerizing.
Last month, The Laker Girls teamed up with Carl’s Junior to for a “Laker Girls Lunch Date,” where the cheerleaders visited 12 Carl's Jr. locations in southern California and met with fans, signed autographs and posed for photos. The resulting photos are the most awkward and funniest I've seen this week.
I can't say enough good things about this cancer survivor and the sign she brought to Sunday's Blazers-Rockets game.
The jacket Jim Boeheim wore during his now infamous ejection from February's Duke-Syracuse game was purchased for $14,000 by Syracuse superfan Neil Gold, who was sitting behind the Syracuse coach during the outburst. Gold, who also received the shirt and tie Boeheim wore that day, will add the jacket to his collection of at least 100 SU basketball-themed items.
Twitter reactions to Adam Silver's lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling ... Nike's special-edition Bo Jackson sneakers have been released and they are awesome ... Retired defensive end Jevon Kearse took off his shirt to raise money for charity and he is still ripped ... Paul George's house was robbed during last night's game against the Hawks ... The Flyers' 1975 Stanley Cup car ... Want to work out with Mike Tyson? The March of Dimes is auctioning off a workout for Mother's Day ... Love this quote from Kevin Garnett about what would've happened if he were playing for the Clippers right now ... There is a random blimp floating free somewhere in the Canadian skies ... The New Kids on the Block are filming a reality show about being on a cruise ship with fans ... Nine things we learned about Billy Joel at Howard Stern's Town Hall.
Antonio Cromartie interviews potential social media ghost writers.
The headline says it all.
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