August 15, 2014

Boxing's Best Photos

Since starting at Sports Illustrated at age 16, Neil Leifer has produced some of the most iconic and memorable images in SI's 60-year history. And no sport was a better match for Leifer's talents than boxing. In the latest SI Longform, Leifer discusses some of his most iconic images and his close relationship with Muhammad Ali. We've collected the best pics in this gallery of Neil Leifer's Iconic Boxing Photos.

Important WAG Update

Kacie McDonnell, an anchor and reporter for Fox 29 Philly and girlfriend of Chiefs rookie quarterback Aaron Murray, announced that she has taken a job at 41 Action News in Kansas City to be closer to Murray. If you want to do some research on McDonnell (i.e. look at her photos), this is a good place to start.

Take Sports Quiz From 1954

As SI celebrates it's 60th anniversary, we went back to our first issue and found this sports quiz. See how well you know sports (or at least sports in 1954, when the issue was published).

Lovely Lady Round-Up

Jake in Philadelphia had an excellent request - more Natalie Pack photos - to which I have gladly obliged ... The 101 hottest celebrity Instagram pics of the week ... Nina Agdal continues to put out great photo shoots, the latest for H&M ... This is how SI Swimsuit models relax after a long day of shooting.

The Most Iconic Cover in Sports Illustrated History

After two weeks of voting, the results are in and this 1980 cover featuring the Miracle on Ice is the most iconic cover in Sports Illustrated history. Also worth noting is that it's the only cover without a headline or type or anything. 

Check Out Great-Great Grandma Ida 

I can't say enough good things about Ida Keeling, a 99-year-old great-great grandmother from New York, who finished a 100-meter race in a record 59.8 seconds. The best part is that Keeling, all 4-foot-6 of her, wore bright gold Nikes during the race.

Bob Stoops Feeds His Sooners

Odds & Ends

SI Swimsuit models Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Hannah Ferguson, Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, Ariel Meredith, Jess Perez and Adaora Akubilo will throw out the first pitch and be on hand at next Friday's Brooklyn Cyclones game in Coney Island ... An attractive Arkansas fan sent Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury a love letter and mix tape of '90s R&B songs ... These are the 10 most popular SI stories of the past week ... One of the refs working last night's Bears-Jaguars game threw a penalty flag 31 yards in the air ... Arian Foster isn't afraid to admit he pees in the hot tub ... Sacramento signed 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar to a non-guaranteed contract. He will be the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA if he makes the squad ... The funniest celebrity yearbook photos of all time ... Allison Brie and Jennifer Lawrence (this morning's LLOD, by the way) once starred in a teen TV show parody.

Freestyle Friday With the Texans Cheerleaders 

Last year the Texans cheerleaders hosted a dance-off every Friday from a surprise location. It looks like the tradition will continue again this year.

Arizona State Football Players Show Off Musical Prowess

Members of the Arizona State football team, led by redshirt junior defensive lineman Mo Latu, perform John Legend's All of Me on ukulele. I reached out to Chrissy Teigen, wife of Legend, to get her take on the song and she said, "I cried all over again."

Fat Men Can Catch

Maryland coach Randy Edsall let his linemen field punts in a Battle of the Big Men. (H/T Next Impulse Sports)

The Best-Looking Metallica Cover You'll See Today

Eyes on the guitar!! (H/T BroBible)

Retro Commercial of the Day

Before everyone had cameras on their phone, recording life's events was a little more challenging.

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