Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Denise Schaefer; Shady Umpire of the Day

Thursday May 12th, 2016

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NBA Round-Up

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The Thunder eliminated the Spurs in what may have been Tim Duncan's final game. Russell Westbrook wore zebra-striped shoes to the game and then had the staredown of the playoffs. Duncan looked old while Gregg Popovich was at his testy best in the postgame news conference. Oklahoma City will play Golden State in the Western Conference Finals.

Shady Umpire of the Day

From the "I can't believe this actually happened" department, a high school baseball umpire in Texas is under investigation for covering home plate in dirt to nullify a batter’s home run. As the video shows, it didn't work and the batter just wiped the dirt aside. But that umpire looks really shady.

Weirdest Uniform in Sports

Take a bow, CD Palencia. You have the oddest uniform in sports.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Denise Schaefer is the latest model to visit the SI office for a 2017 Swimsuit casting. Let's just say a few heads definitely turned. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).

Pick Your Dream Inside the NBA Cast

With fans still buzzing about Dwight Howard's Inside the NBA appearance, our NBA editors asked a few smart and creative people to name their dream panel for the show if Shaq, Charles and Kenny quit. My answer is easily the best.

Def Leppard Meets Deaf Leopards

Love this story. The band Def Leppard visited the Arkansas School for the Deaf, which has a leopard as its mascot. The internet, of course, went crazy.

Good Brown

This story about Browns guard Cameron Erving is great. Athletes get a lot of bad press, but some really make a positive difference in the world.

Weird Brown

Mind. Blown.

Odds & Ends

Six trade packages for Mike Trout (if the Angels take the plunge) ... Triple A baseball players make very little money ... This is the best 11-year-old archer you'll see today ... Aaron Rodgers' brother is going to be on The Bachelorette ... Gallery: The Day in Sports (May 12).

Sports Style Swipe

We brought in our fashion expert and a random dude we work with to weigh in on the best style of the NBA Playoffs.

Hard Knocks: L.A. Rams Style

Thursday's MLB Highlights

Who Sang it Better: True Colors

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