Athletes

Caroline Wozniacki 'Excited' To Be Part Of SI Swimsuit Issue (Watch)

2/11/2015 11:13am EST
Caroline Wozniacki 'Excited' To Be Part Of Sports Illustrated Sw
Caroline Wozniacki is "excited" to be included in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

"Excited to be included," Caroline Wozniacki said to her surprised fans on Twitter, alongside a photo of her in a bikini.

The former world number one tennis star joins a long list of famous sports stars included in the much anticipated edition of the magazine.

The Danish beauty joins MMA star Rhonda Rousey alongside top supermodels for the best-selling issue. Wozniacki is featured in several swimsuits from a shoot in Florida by photographer Walter Iooss Jr.

"It's always been a dream of mine,'...
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Hope Solo To Spend A Month Away From U.S. Soccer -- Read Why

1/22/2015 6:47pm EST
Hope Solo
Women's soccer star Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. national team for 30 days following an incident early Monday morning when her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The goalkeeper was in the car at the time when police pulled them over in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and became belligerent toward officers during the stop, nearly landing herself in jail.

Wednesday evening, U.S. Soccer head coach Jill Ellis released a statement, saying, "During our current national team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a ne...
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Olivia Munn Thought Boyfriend Aaron Rodgers Played College Football

1/22/2015 12:02pm EST
Olivia Munn Had No Idea Boyfriend Aaron Rodgers Was A  Famous NF
Olivia Munn has been making the rounds in support of her new film Mortdecai, and on Tuesday the actress revealed that she had no clue that boyfriend Aaron Rodgers was a professional football player, no less the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, when they first met.

"The Newsroom" star appeared on Conan O'Brien's TBS show and explained that when she met the hunky QB it didn't matter what he did for a living.

"I said, 'So what do you do?' And he said, 'Oh I play football,' I go, 'Cool. What college?' And he's like, 'Oh, no. I play professional,' And I was like, 'Cool, what pos...
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Stuart Scott, 1965 - 2015

1/4/2015 12:37pm EST
Legendary ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49
Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott died early Sunday morning following a long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Scott became a household name thanks to his many catchphrases while anchoring the network's "SportsCenter," most notably his exclamation "Boo-Yah" (which co-anchor Rich Eisen says was correctly spelled "Boo-Yow") and "Cool as the other side of the pillow."

"People say I stole it from a movie," he said in a 1998 interview, "but I first thought of that and said it on my first job ... I just liked it."

Scott was honored at the 2014 ESPY awards in July, where he was given the Jim...
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British Royals Meet King James During Trip To NYC

12/9/2014 3:35pm EST
Duke And Duchess William and Kate with LeBron James
Prince William and Princess Kate continued their brief visit to the New York on Monday night by catching the Brooklyn Nets basketball game -- but they weren't there to see the hometown team.

The Nets took on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the British Royals got to meet the visiting team's star player LeBron James after the game.

According to ESPN.com, the LeBron and his team turned it on when the couple finally arrived to the game shortly after the second half began, outscoring the home team 49-27 to win the game handily 110-88.

Following the game, King James had a photo opp with the coupl...
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'Top Gear's' Tanner Foust Named Red Bull GRC Fan Favorite Driver

11/9/2014 12:05pm EST
'Top Gear's' Tanner Foust Named Red Bull GRC Fan Favorite Driver
Top Gear co-host Tanner Foust finished his "day job" on a high note, taking home the Royal Purple Fan Favorite Driver Award for Red Bull Global Rallycross the day after he placed sixth in the series' final race in Las Vegas.

Tanner, wrapping up his first season with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, was named Fan Favorite for Red Bull GRC's Supercars division on Thursday night. The two-time series champion won the GRC event in July on his way to finishing ninth in a hotly contested driver championship.

The ever-busy driver also wrapped shooting on the fourth season of Top Gear - in which he...
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Meet 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley

11/2/2014 11:53pm EST
Interviewing 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley
I leapt for joy when the opportunity to interview WWE wrestler and subject of Tommy Avallone's documentary "I Am Santa Claus" arrived. "I Am Santa Claus" is the latest film underneath the "Morgan Spurlock Presents" label. It looks at the lives of five Department Store Santas the other 364 days of the year. Its primary subjects include crusty Santa Russell, Bear-ish Santa Jim, Christmas enthusiast Mick Foley, feuding Santa Nicholas (president of the Order of Real Bearded Santas), and singer Santa Bob.

Don't let the tag line "Whose lap is your child sitting on" fool you. The documentary was ...
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NFL Stars Make Another Goofy Rap Video (Watch It!)

8/11/2014 11:01pm EDT
Peyton and Eli Manning
Last year they brought us "Football on Your Phone," and this year Eli and Peyton Manning are at it again.

The quarterback brothers have filmed a new commercial for DirecTV in which they rap about the TV provider's new Fantasy Zone Channel, part of its NFL Sunday Ticket package that gives subscribers the opportunity to keep up with all of their fantasy football statistics in real time.

The video, which features footballs that open up and have nachos inside, touchdowns with waterfalls and rainbows and showers that spray out mini footballs, also features a cameo from Peyton and Eli's dad, fo...
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David Beckham & His Sons Get Slimed At Kids' Choice Sports Awards

7/18/2014 10:57am EDT
David Beckham & His Sons Get Slimed At Kids' Choice Sports Award
During the first annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, David Beckham and his sons were slimed in gold. The soccer star received the first Legend Award at the event, held in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Beckham's two youngest sons gave their dad his award following a video montage featuring the top moments of Beckham's career.

A few moments later, golden goo was blasted up from the stage floor, completely covering the Beckhams, who wound up looking like living Oscar statues.

The show honored athletes such as NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, NBA player Carmelo Anthony and gymnast...
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Michael Sam Gives Emotional Speech At The ESPYs

7/17/2014 2:30pm EDT
Michael Sam Gives Emotional Speech At The ESPYs
Michael Sam received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award last night at the ESPYs. The defensive end for the St. Louis Rams is the first openly gay man drafted by the NFL, and he gave an emotional speech as he talked about his passion for football and his responsibility as a gay athlete.

He talked about tennis player Ashe's motto, "Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can," and added, "Those were words to live by, whether you're white or black. Young or old. Straight or gay."

Sam explained: "Like a lot of us, I didn't start on top, but that only drove me to get somewhere better...
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