The 500 Home Run Club
On Saturday, David Ortiz became the third player in Red Sox history to hit 400 home runs with the team, joining Ted Williams (521) and Carl Yastrzemski (452). Ortiz, who spent the early part of his career with the Twins, now has 459 round-trippers in his career and joins Adam Dunn as the next active players in line to smash 500. Here's a look at the 26 members of the 500 Home Run Club, starting with Babe Ruth.
Kobe's Weird New Statue
Not sure what would inspire someone to create a statue of Kobe Bryant having his Achilles bit by a black mamba, but it's currently on display in Taiwan. Speaking of Kobe, he took a rather lame Ice Bucket Challenge by dipping himself in an ice bath.
Ranking the Los Angeles Kings' Dogs
If you are a frequent Hot Clicks reader, you know I'm a sucker for anything involving dogs. So when this blog (The Royal Half) went to the trouble of tracking down photos of Los Angeles Kings players with their dogs and ranked them all, the least I can do is link to it.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
I've never featured the offspring of a pro wrestling legend as LLOD but Noelle Foley (daughter of Mick) certainly deserves some love, especially the day after SummerSlam (click here for full-size gallery) ... Tasha Franken stopped by the office for a SI Swimsuit 2015 casting call ... Xenia Deli has a new lingerie shoot out. Xenia was also in recently for a 2015 casting call ... Adrienne Curry was in Vegas over the weekend.
Hot Clicks Giveaway: SI Swimsuit 2014 Extra
For those who can't get enough SI Swimsuit models in their life, the Swimsuit 2014 Extra is now on newsstands (featuring the lovely Nina Agdal on the cover). I have five copies in my office that I will send to the 20th, 40th, 60th, 80th and 100th person who emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the athlete featured in the Vault photo of this morning's Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "SI Swimsuit Giveaway."
Update (6:21 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified. Another giveaway coming this afternoon.
College Football's New Helmets and Uniforms for 2014
Athlon Sports compiled photos of all the new college football uniforms and helmets for the upcoming season. My two favorites are Kansas and N.C. State.
Paul Pierce Meets Al Pacino
Odds & Ends
Jamaal Charles injured his foot moving a box out of his training camp dorm room ... Michigan is now selling tickets to its home football games on Living Social ... The Rams donated a bunch of tickets to high school football players in Ferguson ... New sport alert: Big Knockout Boxing is like regular boxing, but with a smaller, rope-free ring ... Baylor football now has an app for fans attending the games to view instant replays on their phones ... The NFL Network confused Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler on a graphic ... Jessica Alba threw out the first pitch at yesterday's Dodgers game ... The internet is officially more popular than cable TV in the USA ... The 40 greatest rock documentaries of all time.
Meltdown of the Day
Joe Mikulik, manager of the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, has an epic tirade with the umpire.
Jerome Bettis Speaks to Mississippi State Players
Bettis, a former teammate of Bulldogs assistant coach Deshea Townsend, gives a pep talk.
New Clip From 'Saved by the Bell' Movie
We're inching closer to the Sept. 9 premiere of The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on Lifetime. One clip has already been released. Here's another.