Athletes Practicing Yoga
Yup, that's Dirk Nowitzki working on his yoga game with Mavs owner Mark Cuban. The ancient art has become a mainstay in the NBA and is practiced by LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Kevin Garnett, among others. SI Edge contributor Sarah Toland has a look at the growing popularity of yoga among today's athletes.
This Did Not Turn Out As Planned
It was a rainy night in Chicago on Wednesday and the White Sox decided to do their fans a solid by passing out white ponchos. Unfortunately, all the white ponchos made Chicago's game against the Angels look a bit like a KKK rally.
Landon Donovan had been mostly taking the high road after being left off the U.S. World Cup roster by Jurgen Klinsmann, but the gloves appear to be off now. On Wednesday, Donovan criticized the U.S. coach for the team's on-field strategy and mindset going into the tournament. In women's tennis news, Martina Navratilova doesn't seem pleased with Serena Williams' decision to take the court on Tuesday for a match that she eventually forfeited due to sickness.
(Throwback) Lovely Lady of the Day
I wasn't sure who to choose for today's Throwback LLOD, but then I saw this post from Guyism titled "17 Jennifer Lopez GIFs that prove she doesn't age" and my decision was easy.
When Stealing In Baseball Goes Bad
Anderson Placido, a 20-year-old Class A pitcher in the Diamondbacks' system, was released earlier this week after he allegedly stole "valuables" from a teammate during a game. Even worse, he was released from the Indians in 2012 for the same offense.
Bad Tattoo of the Day
Brooke Tessmacher (aka - Brooke Adams) is an Impact Wrestling knockout and future LLOD. A Twitter user named @rammyrascal got Tessmacher's likeness tattooed on his arm, which would be a great gesture if the tattoo in any way resembled her.
Eugenie Bouchard: Pride of Canada
The Wimbledon finalist (watch her in the championship on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET) shared this Throwback Thursday photo. Bouchard is a Montreal native, which at least explains her love of Justin Bieber.
Odds and Ends
Stephen Curry scored 43 points in a San Francisco Pro-Am game ... The best cuisine from the eight remaining World Cup teams ... I didn't know the Toronto Toronto was an actual team ... Gallery: A Day in the Life of Lindsay Vonn ... A couple days late but Hacksaw Jim Duggan enjoyed the U.S.-Belgium game from a Des Moines bar ... Speaking of the U.S.-Belgium game, Tuesday was a big day for waffles on social media ... Ralph Nadar thinks Facebook users should be paid ... How to cook steak over an open fire ... The worst TV shows of 2014 ... Photos of the crazy lightning storm that hit NYC last night ... The cast of Family Guy as Game of Thrones characters ... Nobody in the U.S. bought classical music last week.
Yasiel Puig Sings Take Me Out To The Ballgame
The Dodgers outfielder showed off his singing skills on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Rangers Pitcher Eats Live Lizard
Baseball players will do anything on a dare. Just ask Miles Mikolas.
Chihuahua Does Yoga
I mentioned earlier how popular yoga was becoming among NBA players. Now it seems dogs are getting in on the fun too.