Serena’s Epic Run Ends
Serena Williams fell to the unseeded Roberta Vinci on Friday afternoon, ending her quest for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title, and a rare calendar slam. Vinci quickly won the pro-Serena crowd over with a charming post-match interview. Just as quickly people decided the loss was all Drake’s fault. ... Where does the upset rank in sports history? Take a spin through this gallery and decide.
Fan Signs Bright Spot of Deflategate
Football is back, but the Patriots deflating the Steelers was not enough to distract the Foxboro Faithful from their real enemy, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Check out some of the best fan signs from Thursday night in this gallery, and be ready for rival fanbases to have their own take on the situation at every Patriots road game this season. You can also check out the Tom Brady banner the team planned to hang if the quarterback had not been reinstated.
Does This Mean Ryan Braun Is Bane?
The Pirates gave starting pitcher and Batman fanatic A.J. Burnett the full Dark Knight treatment Thursday night, for his first start since returning from the DL with a strained elbow, putting the Bat Signal up along the Skyline. Gotham. Pittsburgh still fell 6–4 to the Brewers in extra innings.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Lilly Sanders stopped by the Sports Illustrated offices for a Swimsuit Issue casting call recently, and she seems more than qualified to be your Friday P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day. (click here for full-size gallery)
Music is Better Than Pregame Shows
SI’s Luke Winkie is giving fans of each NFL team an album recommendation as the season starts, so you will have something to listen to other than sports commentators as you realize it is probably not your team’s year.
Hot Clicks Giveaway
Our friends at Rabble.TV are so excited about the start of the NFL season that they have provided me with two jerseys to give away. As I’m sure you know, Rabble.TV just launched its live audio streaming service to enable NFL fans everywhere to broadcast, announce and riff on games throughout the season, including conducting their own pregame, halftime and postgame shows. Football lovers can also listen to broadcasts done by fellow passionate and truly knowledgeable fans from around the country versus being stuck with national broadcasting crews on FOX, CBS, NBC and ESPN. I will send a jersey (you can pick the player and team) to the 100th and 200th person to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the fastest turtle in the world. The answer was in A.M. Clicks. Please make the subject line “Rabble.TV.”
Brian Billick: Pizza Delivery Man
Some coaches are coming to the Patriots defense over HeadsetTransmissionFailureGate, with Chip Kelly saying he has heard air traffic controllers, and Brian Billick grabbing pizza orders.
Jets Enter Concession Arms Race...
... But Are Quickly Dwarfed By A&M
Djokovic’s New Practice Partner
Field of Screams
Odds and Ends
What’s it like to be a baseball team with no home? ... The Krickstein family relives a famous loss at every U.S. Open ... If Mayweather really retires what will his legacy be? ... Donald Trump made a Miss Universe power play ... Volunteers eat pizza and burgers while lying down, for science ... Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is aiming high this season ... Six other movies for Ronda Rousey to remake ... Braxton Miller is the latest on the list of major college position swaps
Roger Goodell Is Not Going To Like This Sea of Tom Bradys
As you try to recover from Patriots overload, here is an army of Tom Bradys
A Good Way To Spend A Weekend
You Can Spend The Next 48 Hours Watching Football
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