Straw is Back
Darryl Strawberry :: Manny Millan/SI


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Is it time for a Darryl Strawberry comeback? Maybe not on the baseball field, but the former Mets star is one of 14 contestants in the upcoming season of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice. My money is on Sinbad to win, Bret Michaels to score (with the beautiful Maria Kanellis) and for this to be the final season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Tiger Tries to Look Scary
I don't know what to make of this Vanity Fair cover featuring a topless Tiger Woods looking scary and lifting weights.
Can We Make this Happen?
The latest trend in sports seems to be athletes challenging one another to a foot race. I, for one, can't say enough good things about it. It all started about a year ago when Charles Barkley beat 67-year old NBA referee Dick Bavetta in a race during the 2007 All-Star Weekend. Not to be outdone, the artist formally known as Chad Johnson defeated a horse (though he had a healthy headstart). Then, Rajon Rondo stated that he could beat not only Usain Bolt in a race, but also Chris Johnson. Johnson, meanwhile, is also trying to arrange a race with Bolt, who apparently wants nothing to do with it. Meanwhile, 48-year-old Celtics coach Doc Rivers thinks he can beat Glen "Big Baby" Davis and possibly Rasheed Wallace. This got me thinking about my dream races. I'd love to see David Ortiz vs. Prince Fielder or John Calipari take on Rick Pitino. Send me your choices and I'll post the best answers in tomorrow's Hot Clicks.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Velvet Sky :: Courtesy of TNA Wrestling
Tonight is a dream night for professional wrestling fans as Bret Hart returns to the WWE after a 12-year absence following the famous Montreal Screwjob. If you have an extra 90 minutes, this fascinating documentary gives a first-hand look at what went down between Hart and WWE owner Vince McMahon that night. Not to be outdone, TNA Wrestling welcomes Hulk Hogan to the company as it goes head-to-head against the WWE. Speaking of TNA, the lovely Velvet Sky (aka - Talia Madison) is our Lovely Lady of the Day.
Matt Kemp's New Squeeze
This morning we told you about the odd couple of Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere. Now comes word that Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is dating Rihanna, who manages to be ridiculously hot or rather unattractive, depending on which photo of her you're looking at.
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We Can't Spell Video of the Day
Houston fans may have beaten New England, but they still have trouble spelling five-letter words.

Failed Building Demolition Video of the Day
Someone should've gotten fired over this.

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