Posts tagged "athletes"

Meet Kacy Catanzaro, The First Woman To Qualify For The “American Ninja Warrior” Finals

Meet Kacy Catanzaro, who is not only a real-life ninja, but the first woman to qualify for the national finals round of "American Ninja Warrior," a series that challenges athletes/ninjas to attempt the toughest obstacle courses in the world. After killing it in the regional finals in Dallas (above), she's headed to Las Vegas for the show'…
By: Claire Hannum / July 16, 2014

Introducing Barbell Denim: The “Anti-Thigh Gap” Jeans

As anyone who has ever not been able to pull a pair of jeans up higher than their knee can tell you: skinny jeans and most current cuts of denim are certainly not made for people whose thighs are larger than, say, a salami. Athletes, especially, struggle with finding flattering, comfortable jeans that properly fit…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2014

Police Pull Over Jose Canseco, Find Goats Wearing Diapers In The Back Of His Car

Today in "headlines that prove that God exists": Jose Canseco was pulled over in Nevada while transporting a couple of diaper-wearing goats. Canseco tweeted a photo of the incident today, insisting the cops got a kick out of the whole thing. When questions began arising about, you know, why on earth he…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Mikayla Clark, The High School Cheerleader Who Did 44 Back Handsprings In A Row

Sometimes I think about how cool it would be to do a back handspring, but then I get kind of dizzy and I have to sit down and swear to myself I won't think about it again for a long time. An Atlanta high school cheerleader named Mikayla Clark has a very different approach to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 24, 2013

The Issue With Boobs And Sports

Boobs are great for a lot of things. But as anyone who has at least average-sized breasts has probably noticed, sports are not one of those things. Breasts pose a problem for athletes for several reasons. First, they are extra weight to slow down competitors. Boobs can get in the way of a golf, tennis,…
By: Mary Odell / July 13, 2013

UFC Fighter Rashad Evans Speaks Out For Gay Rights

"I am a heterosexual guy in a tough macho sport, which is exactly the reason I feel a duty to say I support gay marriage and gay rights. I have nothing to gain personally from supporting this issue, and that's the point. Society as a whole is better when there is equality, and I want…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2013

Beauty Cues: Maria Sharapova Keeps Things Sweet While Debuting Her New Candy Line

We already know that Maria Sharapova is a hardcore philanthropist and kickass tennis player who has scored some of the biggest endorsement deals around, but her equally formidable sweet tooth managed to fly under the radar … until now. The Olympic silver medalist and four-time Grand Slam winner (and she's only 25!) launched her…
By: Rachel Krause / August 21, 2012

25 Types Of Olympic Athletes And The Reasons To Have Sex With Them

So here we are, approaching the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics. What a wild ride it’s been, eh? From the Queen parachuting out of a helicopter, to Jordyn Wieber’s heartbreak, to Ryan Lochte’s tacky grill, perfect bod, and one-night stands. I have a rough time when any big sporting event rolls around, and that’…
By: Sara Barron / August 8, 2012

Race Imboden Totally Wins The Gold Medal For Best Haircut

Race Imboden is a 19-year-old DJ from Park Slope and a member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team who was eliminated from competition by Italian fencer Andrea Baldini. As much as we'll miss his athletic skills and dramatic lunges, we must admit we're going to miss his partially shaved, self-described "classical mad ma…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 2, 2012

That’s A Lot Of Look: Spain’s Olympic Uniform

Apparently Spain didn't have the money to provide new uniforms for its Olympians this year because the country is on the brink of bankruptcy (hey, who hasn't been there lately, amiright?), so it accepted some complimentary uniforms from a Russian designer. The freebie duds are, well, a lot of look, and the Spanish Olympic team…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 29, 2012

The 22 Hottest Olympic Athletes From Around The World

Go ahead, take a peek. This gallery has all the sweaty abs, pecs and thighs you can handle. We've done the tireless (exhausting!) research, and found all the hottest dudes you'll be salivating over during the 2012 Summer Olympics. And while we'll be rooting for the American team, natch, we felt it only right and…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2012

Quotable: Patti Stanger Says To Stay Away From Jocks

"I think A-Rod can be tamed like Tiger can be tamed. Not! They remind me of each other. Their vibrations are the same. They go for the nice girl, and behind doors they're always doing the kinky-winky. Straight sex is not good enough for them ... [Most professional athletes] pick the gold diggers. They…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2010

Athlete Kyle Maynard Is A Congenital Amputee, Also Hot

If you watched HBO's most recent episode of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," you met Kyle Maynard, 24, an athlete and congenital amputee born without forearms and lower legs. It's a pretty amazing story. The show first profiled Maynard several years ago when he arose to national prominence as a college wrestler with…
By: Susannah Breslin / May 24, 2010

Women To Watch At The 2010 Winter Olympics

As we settle into the sad realization that were only midway through winter, a few lucky ladies are getting in their last month of practice before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The games kick off in Vancouver on Feb. 12, but this group of girls have been growing up and getting ready since…
By: Kelli Bender / January 21, 2010

ESPN’s “Body Issue” Reveals A Lot

After we saw the leaked photos of Serena Williams and Sarah Reinertsen, nude, on two covers of ESPN's first-ever Body Issue, we knew we had to get our hands on a copy. And today we did. The Oct. 19 issue has seven different cover variations, each featuring a different athlete. Ours feature…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 14, 2009

Nike Women And Nicola Sanders Reveal What It Feels Like For A Girl

As part of Nike Women's new "Here I Am" ad campaign, British Olympic runner Nicola Sanders exposes what it's like to be a world-class female athlete -- on the inside. In the virtual reality video, her brain shouts directions while her heart pushes her to win. Other inspiring videos in the series feature…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

Slideshow: Different Body Types At The Beijing Olympics

Every four years, the Summer Olympics provide us with an inspiring display of physical and mental abilities. The athletes who get to compete are at the top of their games, whether that game is archery, swimming, Taekwondo, weightlifting, or any of the other 34 sports represented in this year's Beijing Olympics. While we might obse…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 20, 2008

The Frisky’s Top Six Fantasy Guys (According To Profession)

It’s hump day and while we should be busy working, spring flings are on our minds. Boys, boys, all types of boys -- it’s the stuff daydreams are made of. According to Savvy Miss, there are ten classic types of dudes that women fantasize about: the pirate, the movie star, the cowboy, the…
By: Simcha / May 14, 2008

Athletes’ Ovaries

Some really successful female athletes rarely or never get their periods. We would say this is unfair, except we're not really into working that hard, physically. These athletes' loss of periods was traditionally thought to be the cause of ridiculous training sessions and strict diets (and many still believe this to be true), but now…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2008

Gross Guy Trend: Athletes With Horrific Facial Hair

There is a thin line between good facial hair and bad facial hair. But extremely horrible, offensive, make-you-wanna-wretch facial hair is really easy to recognize. Like Scott Spiezio who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. Nice devil goatee, dude. AOL Sports has compiled many, many more terrible examples. I weep for the razors going unused.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 14, 2008