Wednesday May 27th, 2015

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The Riley Curry Show

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The Warriors eliminated the Rockets and Riley Curry stole the show, both after the game and in the press conference. The game had its physical moments, including Dwight Howard elbowing Andre Iguodala in the throat and Klay Thompson taking a flying knee to the head from Trevor Ariza. James Harden struggled throughout and set a playoff turnover record. The victory left former Warriors coach Mark Jackson choked up and Lil B trying to make himself relevant with his dumb 'stirring the pot' dance. Did I mention Riley Curry is cute?


FIFA Scandal Fallout

The investigation into FIFA's shadiness began in 2010, when Bill Clinton lobbied for the U.S. to host the World Cup but was denied in favor of tiny Qatar. Five years later, top FIFA officials were arrested at the crack of dawn in their five-star hotel (read this N.Y. Times piece for all the arrest details). Unsurprisingly, Vladimir Putin thinks the U.S. should stop meddling in FIFA's affairs, though he should be mad at the official who blew the whistle (and had a $6,000/month apartment for his cats). The story is still developing so check our soccer page for the latest details.


The Ultimate Logo Mashup

Designer Dennis Fanning created logos combining all the major teams of a particular city. Buffalo is my favorite.


Lovely Lady of the Day

I've received several requests for curvier girls in Hot Clicks. Luckily, my friends at Mandatory just posted this feature of Australian model Allira Cohrs. She earns today's LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery). 


Behind the Scenes at the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee

Jack McCallum has been writing at SI for over 30 years and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. So when he writes about the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, it's probably worth checking out. As is this compilation of spelling bee highlights and bloopers and this gallery of some of the hardest players's names to spell in sports.


The NBA's Most Overrated Player

It's Carmelo Anthony, at least according to Bucks forward Jared Dudley.


Great Moments in Wi-Fi Network Names

These are hilarious.


Juan Uribe's Jersey Problems


Top 40 Hoops Recruits in 1982


The Mets Next Slugger


Swaggy P Hoops It Up in Ski Mask


This is Ugly


Odds & Ends

The best deep cuts on the WWE Network ... Villanova's sad Piccolo Girl will get her own bobblehead, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign ... Congrats to the Tokyo University baseball squad, which won its first game in five years ... Cleveland Indians players shaved their heads as a show of support for Mike Aviles's daughter ... Someone needs to get Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers some food ... Old MLB scouting reports (such as this one for Barry Larkin) are the best ... Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka is officially engaged to longtime girlfriend Nia Long ... Help these Penn State grads pay for their kickball team ... The mayor of Houston is urging Colin Kaepernick to make a donation and help flood victims after his controversial Instagram post ...  A brief history of the wristwatch ... A bartender in France was found guilty of manslaughter after he served 56 shots to a customer who subsequently died.


Meet Rose Bertram

We played Fill in the Dots with SI Swimsuit rookie Rose Bertram. Things got slightly inappropriate at the 23-second mark.


Best of Inside The NBA 

A look at the antics of Charles, Shaq and company from the 2014-15 season.


Trick Field Goals

UCF kicker Donald Delahaye shows off his skills.


Trick Golf Shots

Not to be outdone, here's the University of Oklahoma golf team.

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