In 1987, Sports Illustrated chose "Athletes Who Care" as their Sportsperson of the Year. Thirty years later, athletes remain as committed as ever to charity and activism. These are just a few of the many athletes who dedicate their efforts to helping others. — Nihal Kolur & Ben Baskin
In honor of International Women's Day, Sports Illustrated showcases portraits back through the years on our outstanding women athletes.
Days after winning their first World Series since 1908, three members of the Chicago Cubs—David Ross, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler—appeared in a a pair of Saturday Night Live sketches in New York City. The three players entered as surprise male dancers at a Bachelorette party and later, during “Weekend Update,” the Cubs were joined by Bill Murray to sing “Go Cubs Go.” Here are the many athletes who have appeared in SNL sketches over the years.
Professional athletes are never too grown-up to dress up in costume, be it for photo shoots, SNL skits or especially rookie hazing. In the spirit of Halloween, we present athletes in costume through the years.
Rapper. Producer. Mogul. Entrepreneur. Pro sports owner. Player agent. Designer. Beyonce's husband. That celebrity who always seems to be in the thick of the action. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has been all those things (and more), but he's also one of the biggest players in the sports scene, especially in his native New York. We present a gallery of Jay-Z with many different athletes through the years.