Athletes Taking Batting Practice
Over 22,000 fans in Seattle showed up to Safeco Field for Richard Sherman's exhibition softball game, which was highlighted by Kobe Bryant's bomb to left field (and subsequent tweet taking a mini-shot at Phil Jackson). Bryant hitting a home run isn't shocking since it's Kobe and he's good at everything. But how do other sports figures look in the batting cage? Judge for yourself with this galley of athletes taking batting practice.
The NFL's Most Popular Player
Before taking one NFL snap, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has become the most popular player in football. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, more Manziel jerseys were sold on NFLShop.com during the first quarter of the league's fiscal year than any other player's jersey. Meanwhile Tim Tebow, who once led the NFL in jersey sales, is still being courted by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
Dumb Tweet of the Day
MLB's official Twitter account decided to compare Ryan Braun to Willie Mays Hayes. This did not go over well with fans.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Ashley Sky took some beach photos while in Miami and then went to some type of internet-star dinner with Anastasia Ashley ... Hannah Ferguson is the newest Carl's Jr. babe ... Matt Harvey appears to be spending time with a new model. He had previously dated SI Swimsuit's Anne V. ... Sara Sampaio turns 23 today.
The Russell Westbrook Collection
Time to stop poking fun at Russell Westbrook's unique sense of fashion. The Oklahoma City guard just got his own fashion line into Barney's, The collection includes everything from jeans to rain gear to luggage, with prices ranging from not really affordable ($65 for a hat covered in Jordan Brand's iconic elephant-print patter) to not remotely affordable ($2,995 for a crocodile-print embossed suitcase).
Here Comes the Bride
There is a great story behind this photo. The bride didn't have anyone to walk her down the aisle after her father's death, but thanks to the Miami Athletic Department, Sebastian the Ibis filled in nicely.
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