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Valentina Sampaio Makes History
Valentina Sampaio
Makes History

Valentina Sampaio Makes History

Valentina Sampaio is the first trans model to appear in SI's exclusive swimsuit edition

(Newser) - Valentina Sampaio has smashed yet another barrier. The 23-year-old beauty is now the first transgender model to appear in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, Vogue reports. "I was filled with so many emotions of happiness when I heard the news. The feeling was surreal," she tells People . "...

History-Making Tyra Banks Is Back for the Swimsuit Issue

She was the first black woman ever to be featured on the cover alone

(Newser) - More than two decades after Tyra Banks made history as the first black woman to appear solo on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue , she's back on the cover for her third appearance, People reports. The 45-year-old came out of modeling retirement to shoot the cover. Inside...

8th-Grade Football Star Featured in Sports Illustrated Shot Dead at Party

Jaylon McKenzie was 14

(Newser) - In November, Sports Illustrated featured 14-year-old football sensation Jaylon McKenzie as one of "Six Teens Who Will Rule the Future in Sports." Less than six months later, he was dead. Police say the eighth-grader was fatally shot after leaving a party in the southern Illinois city of Venice...

Rookie Model Nabs SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

Danielle Herrington, 24, is also the 3rd black woman to grace Swimsuit Issue's cover

(Newser) - Danielle Herrington is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model for 2018. The magazine revealed its swimsuit edition cover Tuesday. Herrington is the third black woman to appear on the cover of the annual issue that launched in 1964, the AP reports. Beyonce appeared on the cover in 2007, while...

In 2014, Sports Illustrated Predicted Year, MVP of Astros' Series Win

The jinx may have been broken

(Newser) - What jinx? Sports Illustrated boldly predicted an Astros' World Series title on its cover in 2014—after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight years—proclaiming: "Your 2017 World Series Champs." It featured a picture of George Springer in a bright Astros jersey. It proved...

MLB Pitcher's Tragic Struggle to Fit In, Succeed, Find Peace

The sad, conflicted life of Hideki Irabu, who killed himself in 2011

(Newser) - He was known as the "Japanese Nolan Ryan" for how fast he could hurl a ball. But more unflattering descriptions eventually found their way to MLB's Hideki Irabu, leading to a downward spiral that culminated in his 2011 suicide . In his look at Irabu for Sports Illustrated , Ben...

Kate Upton Gets 3 Separate SI Swimsuit Issue Covers

Because she's Kate Upton, naturally (and because it's her 3rd time on the cover)

(Newser) - Third time's a charm for Kate Upton. Actually, every time on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has been a charm for Kate Upton, which is probably why the magazine asked her back after two other successful cover appearances. SI made its heart-pounding announcement on (appropriately enough)...

SI's Cover Model Is 63 Years Old
SI's Cover Model
Is 63 Years Old

SI's Cover Model Is 63 Years Old

Of course, she's also Christie Brinkley

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley first posed for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in 1979. Almost four decades later, she's back for "one last go." The 63-year-old ex-supermodel is featured in the issue hitting newsstands on Feb. 15 in a red bikini and in a black one-piece next to daughters,...

Kaepernick Cripples His Own Message by Not Voting

Quarterback takes flak for skipping Election Day

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick blew it by not voting on Tuesday, writes Melissa Jacobs at Sports Illustrated . His take-a-knee protests of police brutality during the national anthem have been "gutsy" and "heroic," she writes, but his decision to skip Election Day is a "huge miss." The NFL...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

OSU Football Players Handed Envelopes of Cash
 OSU Football Players 
 Handed Envelopes of Cash 
investigation

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...

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...

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...

Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel Tied to Series of NCAA Scandals
Series of Scandals Led to
Fall of Ohio State's Tressel
'SI' INVESTIGATION

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.”...

Why SI Needs a Swimsuit Issue
 Why SI Needs a Swimsuit Issue 

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....

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