In Wednesday's Hot Clicks, we check in on Sammy Sosa in London. Plus a look at the lovely Lydia Clair.
Sammy Sosa visits London, dabs
If you haven't seen Sammy Sosa since his playing days, you're in for a surprise. The former Cubs slugger posted photos from his trip to London, and Twitter is (once again) freaking out about his lightened skin color.
R.I.P. Roy Halladay
Sad to hear about the tragic death of Roy Halladay. Tom Verducci has a great obituary on the Blue Jays and Phillies legend and how much work he put into his craft. Also of interest: The latest updates on Halladay's plane crash ... Good story about Halladay going to the zoo with a Phillies blogger ... SI's best photos of Halladay ... Players from around the league tweeted thoughts and prayers ... The plane he was flying was a "jet ski with wings."
LeBron busted sliding into Instagram model's DMs
I'm sure he just wanted some hunting lessons. Nothing more.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Texas model Lydia Clair is someone who should be on your radar. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
Three UCLA players arrested in China
Three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball (LaVar's son), were arrested for shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store while on a trip to China. The three could face jail time, according to our legal expert Michael McCann, though they were released on bail at 4 a.m. this morning. It'll be interesting to see what happens, especially with President Trump visiting China for the first time as president. The incident caps off a disastrous start to the 2017–18 college basketball season.
What type of car should JuJu Smith-Schuster drive?
The Steelers' rookie finally got his driver's license and told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that he'd like to lease a "sensible, well-priced sedan." With that in mind, we have some sensible suggestions for Pittsburgh's newest driver. And while we're on the subject, here's a huge gallery of athletes and their cars.
Skip being Skip
We try to avoid promoting Skip Bayless' dumb comments, but sometimes we have to go there.
One way to spend $10,000
Britney Spears painted some blue and purple flowers on a canvas. You'll never guess who decided to spend $10,000 to purchase said canvas.
NBA refs have jokes
Now that we all have #280Characters, we expect your Twitter complaints about specific calls against your favorite teams to be calm, well-reasoned, and full of complete sentences. Thanks in advance for this positive step forward in basketball officiating-related discourse."— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) November 7, 2017
This week's SI cover
I vote for Lenny
Odds & Ends
Was pro wrestling's famous Montreal Screwjob an elaborate hoax? ... Kristaps Porzingis received a vote in the NYC mayoral election ... P. Diddy backed off his "Brother Love" name change after wrestling fans destroyed him ... Julio Jones' dropped pass has become an internet meme ... This was a really impressive soccer goal ... If you love Hot Clicks but wish it were more Latino-skewed, this new column is perfect for you ... These hockey pads are brought to you by Head & Shoulders .... I can not wait for the Bill Belichick/Bill Parcells 30 for 30 ... Roger Federer wore a kilt while playing tennis in Scotland ...You can now buy a keg of ranch dressing ... The 20 best cult movies on Netflix ... Film critics are boycotting Disney for its treatment of the Los Angeles Times ... Sia posted her own nude photo to stop someone from selling it ... A flight from Qatar to Indonesia made an emergency landing after a woman found out her husband was cheating on her.