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'Sports Illustrated' uses transgender model in swimsuit issue for first time

Jul 11, 2020 - 10:37 AM

Brazil's 23-year-old Valentina Sampaio will be the first ever transgender model to grace the magazine's swimsuit issue, which is set for a July 21 release

LOOK: Tyra Banks is back on the ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit cover

May 09, 2019 - 12:05 PM

‘You ARE friggin’ fierce no matter what anybody says,’ says the queen of smize

COMEBACK. Tyra Banks returns to the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Screenshot from

A first: 'Sports Illustrated' to feature burkini-clad Muslim model on cover

Apr 30, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Halima Aden is the first Muslim model to sport a hijab and burkini on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated'

LOOK: Kelsey Merritt sizzles in Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:46 AM

2019 is starting out pretty fine for the Fil-Am stunner

GLOWING GODDESS. The Fil-Am model is part of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit 2019 rookie class. Image from Kelsey Merritt's Instagram

Warriors named Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsperson of the Year'

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The Golden State is the first NBA team to receive the award for their collective feats on the court over the past 5 years

LEGENDARY. The Golden State is the first NBA team to receive the prestigious award. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP

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Jul 18, 2018 - 9:02 PM

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Christie Brinkley, 63, back in swimsuit in 'Sports Illustrated'

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Christie poses for the magazine together with daughters Alexa and Sailor

Duterte phone call, De Lima to Aguirre, JBC submits names | Evening wRap

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

LeBron James named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Dec 02, 2016 - 12:40 PM

After leading the Cavs to their first franchise title against Golden State LeBron James win SI s Sportsperson of the Year award for a second time

KING OF CLEVELAND. LeBron James is the primary target of criticism among NBA fans, and his detractors have gotten louder as the Cavs trail 0-2 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Ronda Rousey graces Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Rousey s knockout loss to Holly Holm has done little to dampen her popularity

COVER GIRL. Ronda Rousey is involved with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for the second straight year. Screenshot from Instagram

Serena Williams named Sportsperson of 2015 by Sports Illustrated

Dec 15, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Serena Williams won 3 major titles triumphed in 53 of the 56 matches she played and ranked number one for every week of the season for the second straight year

SPORTSPERSON OF 2015. Tennis star Serena Williams, seen here during the Manila leg of the 2015 Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League, is named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MILF surrender, MERS-COV free, Pacquiao-Mayweather | The wRap

Feb 20, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The MILF can’t guarantee the surrender of troops involved in Mamasapano A Filipina nurse diagnosed with MERS COV is in the clear Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight could be coming soon

Sports Illustrated features UFC champ Ronda Rousey

Feb 10, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Rousey is the first mixed martial artist to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated’s yearly swimsuit edition

STEAMY. Ronda Rousey is the first MMA Fighter to grace Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.

Rihanna rips CBS for pulling song amid NFL scandal

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:37 PM

CBS was planning to use the Jay Z s Run This Town featuring the singer but has since dropped it

Barbie stirs up frenzy with swimsuit issue debut

Feb 15, 2014 - 3:36 PM

The doll that started it all takes center stage as Sports Illustrated s new cover girl

NBA center Jason Collins: 'I'm gay'

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:54 PM

I m a 34 year old NBA center I m black And I m gay says Collins

'I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay,' says Jason Collins.

Captivated by hoax, US learns about 'catfishing'

Jan 21, 2013 - 10:08 PM

A spectacular hoax involving a popular US sportsman s fake dead girlfriend has put a spotlight on a practice known as catfishing and raised fresh concerns about news media fact checking

Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up prior to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Nonito Donaire is Yahoo! 2012 Fighter of the Year

Jan 10, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Yahoo : None of them [the other fighters] had the goods in 2012 because of the brilliance of a quiet understated guy [Donaire] who consistently went out and performed at a high level

Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Sports Illustrated names Donaire 'Fighter of the Year'

Dec 29, 2012 - 2:17 PM

In a sport starved for new superstars Donaire 30 is emerging as one He is fast with power in both hands Sports Illustrated writes

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR. Sports Illustrated says Donaire deserves the title for winning "bigger" battles outside the ring.Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Kate Upton and 'nice' guys

May 08, 2012 - 4:02 PM

The scent of a man will work on her — only if it s nice

SIZZLING IN MONOCHROME. Colored or not, close-up or whole-body, the model knows how to bring on the sexy. Photo from