Thursday's P.M. Hot Clicks feature Bar Refaeli as your Throwback Lovely Lady of the Day and a bear eating a kayak.
Nets Owner Has Interesting Skills
How does Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov stay in shape at age 50? By doing some really bizarre basketball-dribbling workouts.
The Thrilla in Manila, 40 Years Later
Today is the 40th anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s showdown in the Philippines against Joe Frazier. Here’s a gallery from the famous fight shot by SI’s Neil Leifer.
Sorority Girls Doing What They Do Best
The video of the Arizona State sorority girls putting on a selfie clinic is the biggest thing on the web today, but I believe my colleague Brendan Maloy is the only one to actually dig up the selfies in question.
Throwback Lovely Lady of the Day
Congratulations to Bar Refaeli on getting married in Israel on Thursday. She’s your throwback Lovely Lady of the Day.
Bears Really Will Eat Anything
Traveling 150 miles by yourself in a kayak is hard enough without having to deal with bears destroying your equipment. It’s tough to blame our ursine friend, though. She pepper sprayed him!
The woman who captured the video, Mary Maley, said she swam to a boat in the nearby bay, which took her to a town so she could repair her kayak.
Finally, Some Unique Rookie Hazing
The Mets made their rookies walk through the streets in their underwear and the Astros rookies wore skimpy superhero outfits, but nothing compares to what the Angels had their rookies wear. You can see the rest of the photos here.
Odds & Ends
ESPN’s Tim Keown has a great profile of Raiders owner Mark Davis, which includes horrifying details about his daily P.F. Chang’s routine and a 500-mile trip for a terrible haircut. ... Here’s a gross story about a bag full of vomit on an airplane. ... Honey Boo Boo has a music video because, yeah sure whatever. ... Justin Bieber can’t handle Hennessy. ... John Oliver points out as only he can that a Facebook status is not a legally binding contract. ... This GIF showing how an ACL reconstruction is performed has been going around for the past day or so and is incredibly interesting. ... Nine skeletons found under a Scottish parking lot 40 years ago are of a family of warriors who died 1,500 years ago.
Batten Down The Hatches
If you live on the east coast, you’re probably gonna have a lousy weekend. The potential landfall of Hurricane Joaquin forced Maryland to move up the kickoff time of its game against Michigan. The NFL is also monitoring whether it’ll have to do something about Washington’s game against the Eagles in D.C. on Sunday.
Ring, Ring, Ring
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