Thursday August 20th, 2015

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Praying Mantis > Johnny Manziel

Juan Perez

I know I'm supposed to lead with Johnny Manziel because sportswriters/bloggers (whatever I am) are required to mention him every 11.4 seconds. But instead I'm going with Giants outfielder Juan Perez and the praying mantis that somehow landed on his head during Thursday night's game against the  Pirates. After all, how many times will you see a praying mantis invade a baseball game. As for Mr. Football, he did pretty well against the Bills.

Battle of the Sexes II?

John McEnroe on a potential tennis match against Serena Williams: "I believe that I could still take her." Can we make this happen? I'd pay up to $10 to watch (that's my limit, though).

27 SummerSlam Main Events, Ranked

SummerSlam, WWE's second biggest pay-per-view of the year, takes place on Sunday and Luke Winkie ranked the main events of all 27 SummerSlams. We've pumped out a bunch of great wrestling content this week, so also check out this profile of Jay Lethal, a look inside the Divas Revolution and this interview with Chris Jericho. Or you can watch this YouTube video of Apollo Crews (a.k.a. - Uhaa Nation) highlights (he makes his NXT debut Saturday). But beware, the weird song in the background will be on your head all day. 

Lovely Lady of the Day

Loyal Follower Josh (his words, not mine) from North Carolina wrote in requesting some love for former Miss Florida Brittany Oldehoff. She earns LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery). 

Collin McHugh Sews Up Gold Glove Award

The Astros pitcher made a pair of dandy plays Thursday night against Tampa.

Why Doesn't This Happen To Me?

Two friends found boxes and boxes of baseball cards worth an estimated $1 million in a Detroit warehouse.

When Statues Get Weird

You never know what's hiding in the sewer.

Nats Gets Nesting Dolls

Can't Wait For This

Now Bring Back These

What Are The Chances?

Odds & Ends

Emily Ratajkowski watches Game of Thrones naked ... Going to a sports art gallery is a lot cooler than it sounds​ ... Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo forgot how many outs there were and threw a live ball into the stands ... Tim Tebow looks to have earned a spot on the Eagles ... Steve Nash is executive producer of a movie about the rave scene in 1980s Dallas​ ... The Redskins coaching staff is to blame for RGIII's latest injury ... Klay Thompson has his own signature shoe, courtesy of Anta ... The best-selling sports books of July ...  ​Adidas is suing Forever 21 for stealing its most recognizable logo ... These are the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood ... Some popular foods are taking on new hues ... Classic movie posters get emoji treatment ... Alfonso Ribeiro based "The Carlton Dance" off Courtney Cox's appearance in the Dancing in the Dark video ... The Hateful Eight character posters are out ... This guy built a secret smoking room behind the library at his house. ... 

SI Swimsuit Preview

The staff of SI Swimsuit is shooting as we speak and gave us a preview of next year's issue.

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Surprise Scholarship of the Day

Western Michigan's Trevor Sweeney finds out he's no longer a walk-on, thanks to an onsides kick play.

Dan Snyder Busts a Move

Video was recently unearthed of Dan Snyder and RG3 on a bowling trip. Snyder dances to hip-hop. Need I say more?

Timeout With T.O.

Tiffany Oshinsky runs down the week in sports.

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