Rex Chapman is in the news after tweeting last night that "Cal 2 La-La-Land 2 coach Mamba's Lakers" is a "#DoneDeal." To translate, he tweeted that a deal was in the works for Kentucky coach John Calipari to take over as coach of the Lakers next season. Everyone involved denies the accuracy of his tweet, but it was nice to see the former Slam Dunk (almost) champion back in the news. In fact, it inspired me to look through the SI Vault for this photo tribute to Chapman
The SiriusXM radio host didn't appreciate being called out for leaving a game early.
A 17-year-old Marlins fan lost his wallet at the team's home opener only to have it returned a few days later with an extra $20 bill inside and an inspirational note.
I am not sure why more people aren't talking about first-year SI Swimsuit model Lauren Mellor, but maybe these photos will help to get the buzz started ... Never thought I'd link to Jewel in this space but then she decided to wear this dress to the Country Music Awards ... Cowboys cheerleader Sydney Durso had her annual bikini fitting ... Jenna Dewan Tatum will appear on The Mindy Project tonight ... Ten actresses who have gotten hotter with age.
Fox & Friends First co-host Heather Childers confused the NCAA and NAACP ... Louisville students played a great joke on the one Kentucky fan in their dorm ... John Calipari missed out on $375,000 in bonus money with last night's loss ... UConn now has more postseason wins at AT&T Stadium than the Dallas Cowboys ... George W. Bush and Bill Clinton enjoyed last night's game together.
MLB The Show 14 for PS3 is out and they have given me three copies to give away. The 10th, 20th and 30th person to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of Melanie Iglesias' movie recommendation (found in AM Clicks) will receive one. Please make the subject line "MLB The Show." Check out more on the game at the Baseball is Better website. CC Sabathia is excited about it. You should be too.
Update (6:27 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified this afternoon. Another golf-inspired giveaway set for Thursday.
The Redskins began voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) on Monday. New receiver DeSean Jackson told them of his pre-arranged vacation plans, so he's excused.
Nathan Horton could make hockey history tomorrow by scoring a goal in a game he probably won't appear in ... 25 GIFs of great reactions in MMA ... The Top 10 fines of the NBA season ... This is what it looks like when a 5-foot-5 man tries on the goalie pads of someone 14 inches taller ... Business cards of pop culture characters ... The 15 best texts ever sent by grandparents ... Veteran comedian Carol Leifer describes what it was like working on Seinfeld ... Comcast has been named the worst company in America.
As always, this is fantastic.
Lindsey Vonn goes undercover at Vail ski resort working at the ticket window. (HT LA Times)
Anaheim's Patrick Maroon and Edmonton's Matt Hendricks are among this week's best brawls.