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Ali to Get His 40th Sports Illustrated Cover

A 'singular force'

(Newser) - Muhammad Ali will be on the June 13 cover of Sports Illustrated for the 40th time—featuring a photo shot by Neil Leifer while Ali trained in Miami Beach in 1970, reports AP . The decision comes in the wake of Ali's death at age 74 . "Muhammad Ali was... More »

Caitlyn Jenner to Pose Nude for SI Cover

She's celebrating the 40th anniversary of Olympic gold

(Newser) - To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her decathlon world record at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Caitlyn Jenner will appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing her gold medal—and not much else. A source tells Us Weekly that Jenner will be on the cover wearing "nothing but an... More »

In Sheryl Sandberg's Dark Hour, There Was ... Serena

Tennis great wins Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year

(Newser) - Sports Illustrated bestows its Sportsperson of the Year award on "the athlete or team whose performance that year embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement." And for more than three decades, that sportsperson has been a sportsman. No more. This year the crown has gone to Serena... More »

In Sports Illustrated: Plus-Size Model in Tiny Bikini

It's a first for the mag

(Newser) - Sports Illustrated's vaunted "Swimsuit Issue" hits newsstands Monday, and there's a whole lot of buzz being generated about one of the bikini-clad models who appears in it: Ashley Graham, who happens to be a size 16. She marks the first inclusion of a plus-size model in the... More »

Mo'ne Davis: Ahead of the Boys, for Now

Sports Illustrated cover aside, she's got long odds ahead of her

(Newser) - Even though Mo'ne Davis's incredible 70mph pitch is on this week's Sports Illustrated cover , it doesn't seem likely that the teen phenom has a baseball career ahead of her. "The most likely scenario is that Davis has no future in professional baseball," writes Amanda... More »

SI Swimsuit Model: Weightless Kate Upton

She's photographed on zero gravity flight

(Newser) - Kate Upton's breasts are even perkier than usual in the photos taken for Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Issue —because she modeled while flying in zero gravity. Upton went on a Zero Gravity Corporation flight in March 2013, where she experienced weightlessness and was photographed while floating through... More »

OSU Football Players Handed Envelopes of Cash

Club bent rules, gave players bonuses up to 25K: Sports Illustrated

(Newser) - Oklahoma State University is in hot water, and the temperature may only rise. Sports Illustrated today ran part one of a five-part series on the Cowboys and "the measures that a program will take to become elite." The magazine's 10-month investigation saw it talk to 64 former... More »

Kate Upton Freezes for Sake of Sports Illustrated

Cover shot features her in Antarctica, barely clad

(Newser) - For the second year running , Kate Upton graces the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue . And this year, the apparently sadistic SI bosses thought it would be fun to make the 20-year-old stand, in bikini bottoms and an unzipped jacket, in icy Antarctica for the cover shoot. Upton was... More »

YouTube Star Kate Upton Is Sports Illustrated Bikini Babe

19-year-old shot to cover following 'Dougie' video

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret model and YouTube starlet Kate Upton flashes a wild bikini on this week's cover as Sports Illustrated's much-awaited annual swimsuit babe. Upton, a 19-year-old Floridian, was named the top "rookie" model in last year's Swimsuit Issue by the mag. This time she poses... More »

Series of Scandals Led to Fall of Ohio State's Tressel

Resigned Jim Tressel been applauded for 'integrity'

(Newser) - Ohio State’s vaunted football coach Jim Tressel resigned suddenly yesterday , and a new Sports Illustrated story may explain why. The piece on Tressel details a “pattern” of broken rules under his coaching, all amid much praise from other football heavyweights for his “steadiness” and “integrity.”... More »

Why SI Needs a Swimsuit Issue

Sexy annual is like the 'Super Bowl for print'

(Newser) - Sports Illustrated recently unveiled the cover for its most important product of the year: The 2010 Swimsuit Issue. Roll your eyes if you must, but this annual bikini-fest is big business, writes Dylan Stableford at The Wrap . The swimsuit issue accounts for a whopping 7% of SI’s annual revenues.... More »

Roddick's Wife Sizzles on SI Swimsuit Cover

Brooklyn Decker bared as latest star of special edition

(Newser) - Tennis ace Andy Roddick's model wife Brooklyn Decker nearly loses the top of her barely-there bikini on the much-anticipated cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition. The super secret cover was bared today just as the magazine hits the stands. Decker said being told she was chosen to kick off the... More »

SI Website Ad on Chris Henry Story Goes Too Far

Image of cracked windshield superimposed over truck accident victim

(Newser) - An unfortunate juxtaposition has the sports blogosphere abuzz: As Sports Illustrated was reporting the death of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry this morning, the website's advertising apparatus was employing a special effect on behalf of Liberty Mutual's car insurance offerings. The effect? A shattered windshield. "The cracked windshield... More »

N-ice! Colbert Skates Onto Sports Illustrated

Cover boy dons speedskating uniform for media issue

(Newser) - Speedskating savior Stephen Colbert has joined the legions of athletes, swimsuit models and other celebrities to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. The Colbert Report comedian appears on the the magazine's latest issue wearing an Olympic speedskating uniform, AP reports. More »

Publishers Forming 'Magazine iTunes'

Online newsstand to combat slumping sales

(Newser) - The latest bid to save magazine publishing may soon have readers browsing the online racks of an iTunes-style newsstand. Major magazine publishers including Time Inc. and Conde Nast hope to exert some control over digital readership with a joint venture enabling readers to buy copies of the New Yorker, Sports ... More »

A-Rod Bio Author 'Feminist Version of Al Sharpton'

Sourcing is questionable, writers has credibility issues

(Newser) - Selena Roberts’ new book makes many claims about Alex Rodriguez: He juiced in high school, tipped off opposing batters to pitches, and is even a stingy tipper. Roberts’ sourcing is scanty and anonymous, but we can trust her, a respected journalist for Sports Illustrated and formerly the New York Times,... More »

Bar Refaeli Scores SI Cover

DiCaprio squeeze 'ecstatic' over nod

(Newser) - The much-ballyhooed cover spot of this year's Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue goes to Bar Refaeli, the 23-year-old Israeli flame of Leonardo DiCaprio. “I am ecstatic! I'm in heaven right now,” Refaeli told People minutes after she got the news. Getting the cover “was my dream,”... More »

Phelps Pulls a Spitz on Sports Illustrated Cover

Swimmer mimics iconic shot of Olympian whose record he broke

(Newser) - Michael Phelps now has "the picture" to match his record Olympic medal haul, the New York Daily News reports. Sports Illustrated features a grinning, medal-clad, bare-chested Phelps on the cover of its issue out tomorrow, a shot that mimics the mag's iconic 1972 photo of Mark Spitz. "This... More »

Fortunate 50: Sports Elite in the Green

Tiger, NBA stars top Sports Illustrated annual income ranking

(Newser) - Forget all the talk of economic uncertainty. Sports Illustrated has released its fifth annual Fortunate 50 ranking of top athlete incomes, and things are certain as they've ever been; the NBA pays the best, women aren't being paid enough and Tiger Woods is absolutely untouchable. Ranked by combined on- and... More »

Favre Nails Sportsman of Year

Recognizing Favre's impact on and off the field

(Newser) - Brett Favre is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, a title earned due to his astounding resurrection on the field, and for his many charitable and social efforts off it, the magazine says. The player teammates call "the ultimate warrior" has already surpassed Dan Marino's records for touchdown passes... More »

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