Wednesday A.M. Hot Clicks: Abbey Lee; Nick Kyrgios’s Open Antics
We Will Miss You, Nick Kyrgios
Polarizing tennis star Nick Kyrgios made the most of his short time in Flushing Meadows. The Australian showed his signature flair, hitting shots from between his legs, with varying degrees of success, whiffing on an overhead smash, and complaining about spectators walking around during play in his opening-round loss to Andy Murray. SI’s Jon Wertheim has rounded up the rest of the action from Day 2 at the U.S. Open. Also check out this gallery of today’s biggest tennis stars with Andre Aggasi’s signature feathered mullet.
20 Years of Iron Man
The Orioles celebrated the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr. becoming baseball’s Iron Man on Tuesday night, with the Baltimore legend returning to Camden to throw out the first pitch. The team put together a video tribute to the dependable shortstop, which left Ripken teary-eyed on the field.
Diet Coke Shortage Coming to Corvallis
Oregon State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin says he crushes 16 to 18 cans of Diet Coke, and has been drinking the calorie-free soft drink at that clip for 20 years now. Perhaps he should get in touch with Redskins coordinator and coffee glutton Joe Barry.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Australian supermodel Abbey Lee is your Wednesday morning Lovely Lady. You may recognize her from Mad Max: Fury Road or her time on the runway with Victoria’s Secret. (Click here for full-size gallery)
Baseball Gets Weird
Many casual fans will claim that MLB doesn’t really come alive until September and they may have been proven right Tuesday night. Two of baseball’s more rare and exciting plays occurred on the first day of the month, with the Rockies executing a very relaxed triple play, and Texas Rangers’ shortstop Elvis Andrus swiping home.
Farmer Wilfork is Bringing Back Overalls
Hard Knocks teased Vince Wilfork’s country couture outfit early on Tuesday, and the episode did not disappoint.
Serena’s Skills Rubbing Off on Drake
Green Jacket Meets Green Monster
Victoria Azarenka Thinks Your Forehand is Trash
Odds & Ends
Queen Margery of Westeros will not be running the NYC Marathon after all ... Frank Beamer was witness to a Peak Jim Harbuagh moment ... Nina Agdal’s golf game is improving rapidly ... Blake Lively’s $860 diaper bag seems relatable ... J.K. Rowling sends Harry Potter’s son off to Hogwarts ... Rangers fan suffers foul ball-induced salsa explosion ... Doubleheader starts with 19-inning marathon game ... Do you wish Air Jordans were more expensive? Try these ... Kermit’s new GF is a pig named Denise
Fan Saving Some Ice Cream For Later
King Joffrey the Kindhearted
Baby Beast Mode
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