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Wednesday January 6th, 2016

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It's Official. Ronda Rousey To Appear in 2016 SI Swimsuit. In Body Paint!

Photo by M.J. Day

The rumors have been flying the past couple days and we decided to let the cat out of the bag. Ronda Rousey will appear in SI Swimsuit 2016 wearing nothing but body paint. Hope you don't mind.

Stubhub Screws Over Lakers Fan

From the "I can't believe this is legal" department, a fan bought tickets on Stubhub to see the Lakers final home game of the season. He paid just over $900 for four tickets. Three weeks later, Kobe Bryant announced his retirement, the value of the tickets soared and Stubhub voided his purchase, saying he bought them for too low a price. How angry would you be if this happened to you? 

Russell Westbrook Wears Poncho. The Internet Makes Jokes.

The headline says it all.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Model Liz Smith posted this great Instagram video, which made me realize how long it's been since we featured Liz as LLOD. So I did some journalism and tracked down some new photos of Liz. Hope you appreciate the hard work (click for full-size gallery).

If L.A. Ever Gets a Football Team...

The Roosevelts came up with a bunch of team names and helmet designs for the future NFL franchise in Los Angeles. My favorite is the L.A. Baristas.

Introducing SI's New Weekly Pro Wrestling Column

I know a lot of mainstream sports sites are starting to really cover pro wrestling and I like to think we are the first. Here's a 10,000-word piece on Randy (Macho Man) Savage we published in March if you don't believe me. Anyhow, Justin Barrasso will be writing a column every Wednesday with a Top 10 ranking, news and notes, interviews and more. Check out the first one and feel free to send me any feedback at (

The 49 Super Bowl Rings

What's your favorite? Mine is the Giants from Super Bowl XLVI.

I Want This Jacket

I Want This Uniform

Odds & Ends

The Reddit photoshop whizzes had fun with one of Ronda Rousey's body paint pics ... Breaking down the 2016 NHL All-Star game jerseys ... John Wall's free throw spent a lot of hanging out on the rim ... Noah Syndergaard pretended to cut his hair and people freaked out ... ​You can take Boris Diaw out of France but you can't take the France out of Boris Diaw ... Ranking the Chiefs QBs since 1993 ... Offensive hand gestures from around the world ... The 10 best It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes ... A random dude crashed the stage at Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards.

Throwback Thursday

Congrats to Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza on getting into the Hall of Fame. We hope Piazza uses his Pert Plus before the ceremony.

LeBron Airball Alert

Behind the Scenes: Notre Dame Football

Brian Kelly addresses his team in the locker room following the Fighting Irish's Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State.

Today in Sports

A look at Thursday's games, including No. 5 Michigan State taking on Illinois, No. 7 Arizona facing UCLA and seven NHL games.

Coming Soon

Here's a supercut of movies coming out in 2016.

Click here for previous versions of Hot Clicks, and visit our Extra Mustard Page throughout each day for more offbeat sports stories and the latest Cheerleader of the Week gallery. Also check out the SwimDaily Page for the latest updates and Instagram pictures of models who have appeared in our issues.

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