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Athletes That Have Appeared in ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue

The 2015 edition of ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue is out and another 24 athletes will grace its pages in the artistic buff – 23 for the first time.

Skier Laird Hamilton is making his second appearance. In the seven editions since The Body Issue’s debut in 2009, only two athletes have appeared more than once: Hamilton in 2009 and 2015 and figure skater Julia Mancuso in 2009 and 2010.

SPORT ATHLETE EDITION
1. Basketball 16 Dwight Howard 2009
Cappie Pondexter 2009
Diana Taurasi 2010
Amare Stoudamire 2010
Sylvia Fowles 2011
Blake Griffin 2011
Tyson Chandler 2012
Candace Parker 2012
John Wall 2013
Kenneth Faried 2013
Swin Cash 2013
Serge Ibaka 2014
Angel McCoughtry 2014
Brittney Griner 2015
Kevin Love 2015
DeAndre Jordan 2015
1. Football 16 Adrian Peterson 2009
Casey Hampton 2009
Torry Holt 2009
Patrick Willis 2010
Herschel Walker* 2010
Steven Jackson 2011
Rob Gronkowski 2012
Maurice Jones-Drew 2012
Colin Kaepernick 2013
Vernon Davis 2013
Marshawn Lynch 2014
Larry Fitzgerald 2014
Odell Beckham Jr. 2015
Jack Mewhort 2015
Anthony Castonzo 2015
Todd Herremans 2015
3. Volleyball 14 Kim Glass 2010
U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team 2012* 2012
Destinee Hooker 2012
Megan Hodge 2012
Alisha Glass 2012
Stacy Sykora 2012
Kerri Walsh Jennings 2013
Gabrielle Reece 2015
Eddie Matz 2009
Tim Struby 2009
Carol Hamilton 2009
Michele Rauter 2009
Noah Kaiser 2009
Greg Hunter 2009
3. World Football (Soccer) 14 Oguchi Onyewu 2009
Natasha Kai 2009
Chris Pontius 2009
Bryan Namoff 2009
Clyde Simms 2009
Tim Howard 2010
Hope Solo 2011
Carlos Bocanegra 2012
Abby Wambach 2012
Sydney Leroux 2013
Omar Gonzalez 2014
Megan Rapinoe 2014
Ali Krieger 2015
Jermaine Jones 2015
5. Ice Hockey 11 Zdeno Chara 2009
Chris Higgins 2009
Sheldon Souray 2009
Bill Guerin 2009
Mike Komisarek 2009
Julie Chu 2011
Ryan Kesler 2011
Brad Richards 2012
Joffrey Lupul 2013
Hilary Knight 2014
Tyler Seguin 2015
6. Baseball 9 Nelson Cruz 2009
Joba Chamberlain 2009
Ivan Rodriguez 2009
Jose Reyes 2011
José Bautista 2012
Giancarlo Stanton 2013
Matt Harvey 2013
Prince Fielder 2014
Bryce Harper 2015
6. Golf 9 Christina Kim 2009
Sandra Gal 2009
Anna Grzebien 2009
Camilo Villegas 2010
Belen Mozo 2011
Suzann Pettersen 2012
Carly Booth 2013
Gary Player 2013
Sadena Parks 2015
6. Tennis 9 Serena Williams 2009
James Blake 2009
Vera Zvonareva 2011
Daniela Hantuchová 2012
Agnieszka Radwanska 2013
John Isner 2013
Venus Williams 2014
Tomas Berdych 2014
Stan Wawrinka 2015
9. Mixed Martial Arts 7 Gina Carano 2009
Randy Couture 2009
Evangelista Santos 2010
Cristiane Justino 2010
Jon “Bones” Jones 2011
Ronda Rousey 2012
Miesha Tate 2013
9. Surfing 7 Claire Bevilacqua 2009
Laird Hamilton 2009
Kelly Slater 2010
Stephanie Gilmore 2011
Maya Gabeira 2012
Coco Ho 2014
Laird Hamilton 2015
11. Boxing 5 Manny Pacquiao 2009
Sergio Martinez 2011
Marlen Esparza 2013
Bernard Hopkins 2014
Danyelle Wolf 2014
11. Snowboarding 5 Gretchen Bleiler 2011
Louie Vito 2011
Elena Hight 2013
Jamie Anderson 2014
Amy Purdy 2014
13. Auto Racing 4 Carl Edwards 2009
Mark Martin 2009
Helio Castroneves 2011
Courtney Force 2013
13. Gymnastics 4 Shawn Johnson 2009
Alicia Sacramone 2011
Danell Leyva 2012
Aly Raisman 2015
13. Swimming 4 Ryan Lochte 2009
Jeff Farrell 2010
Michael Phelps 2014
Natalie Coughlin 2015
13. Track and Field 4 Michelle Carter 2009
Lolo Jones* 2009
Philipa Raschker 2010
Natasha Hastings 2011
17. Rock Climbing 3 Steph Davis 2009
Chris Sharma 2013
Daila Ojeda 2013
17. Running 3 Ryan Hall 2011
Carmelita Jeter 2012
Walter Dix 2012
17. Skiing 3 Kristi Leskinen 2009
Julia Mancuso 2009
Julia Mancuso 2010
20. Archery 2 Erika Anschutz 2010
Khatuna Lorig 2015
20. Bobsledding 2 Steven Holcomb 2010
Aja Evans 2014
20. Figure Skating 2 Johnny Weir 2009
Evan Lysacek 2010
20. Horse Racing 2 Alexis Solis 2009
Mike Smith 2012
20. Motocross 2 Tarah Gieger 2013
Travis Pastrana 2014
20. Rowing 2 Susan Francia 2009
Oksana Masters 2012
20. Skateboarding 2 Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins 2014
Leticia Bufoni 2015
20. Speed Skating 2 Allison Baver 2009
Apolo Anton Ohno 2011
28. Billiards 1 Jeanette Lee 2010
28. BMX 1 Nigel Sylvester 2014
28. Bowling 1 Kelly Kulick 2011
28. Cliff Diving 1 Ginger Huber 2014
28. Decathlon 1 Ashton Eaton 2012
28. Fencing 1 Tim Morehouse 2012
28. Field Hockey 1 Paige Selenski 2015
28. Hammer Throw 1 Amanda Bingson 2015
28. Heptathlon 1 Chantae McMillan 2015
28. Javelin 1 Rachel Yurkovich 2010
28. Pentathlon (Paralympics) 1 Jeremy Campbell 2011
28. Roller Derby 1 Suzy Hotrod 2011
28. Rugby 1 Todd Clever 2015
28. Sailing 1 Anna Tunnicliffe 2012
28. Softball 1 Jessica Mendoza 2009
28. Sumo Wrestling 1 Byambajav Ulambayaryn 2009
28. Table Tennis 1 Biljana “Biba” Golic 2009
28. Triathlon (Paralympics) 1 Sarah Reinertsen 2009
28. Wakeboarding 1 Dallas Friday 2015
28. Water Polo 1 USA Women’s Water Polo Team* 2010
28. Weightlifting 1 Cheryl Haworth 2009
28. Wheelchair Tennis (Paralympics) 1 Esther Vergeer 2010
28. Yachting 1 Jimmy Spithill 2014

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Forbes’ 20 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World (2015)

Manny Pacquiao And Floyd Mayweather Combined To Make Almost Half A Billion Dollars

Manny Pacquiao And Floyd Mayweather Combined To Make Almost Half A Billion Dollars

Floyd Mayweather bests Manny Pacquiao again – and for the second year in a row tops everybody on Forbes’ annual list of the 100 richest athletes in the world.

Mayweather made almost twice as much as Pacquiao in the past 12 months – both the only current nine-figure sportsmen in the world. Together, they brought in nearly half a billion dollars ($300M + $160M).

Tiger Woods is the third member of the nine-figure club – he earned $105 million back in 2010 before it all fell apart. Still, Woods ranks ninth today, raking in a “paltry” $50.6 million.

According to Forbes, “the blockbuster showdown between boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao” had most to do with the two boxers’ earnings (duh) – and with the overall increase across the board for the top 100.

Mayweather earned nearly $180 million and Pacquiao $120 million for their May 2nd fight.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are next on the list. World football has the most members of the top 20, along with NBA Basketball, tied with four apiece.

Any MLB Baseball? Why, yes. What? Jon Lester is the highest paid player in the game.

For a look at all 100 rankers and their salary/endorsements splits, check out Forbes’ spread, here.

ATHLETE SALARY + ENDORSEMENTS SPORT COUNTRY
1. Floyd Mayweather $300M Boxing USA
2. Manny Pacquiao $160M Boxing Philippines
3. Cristiano Ronaldo $79.6M World Football Portugal
4. Lionel Messi $73.8M World Football Argentina
5. Roger Federer $67M Tennis Switzerland
6. LeBron James $64.8M NBA Basketball USA
7. Kevin Durant $54.1M NBA Basketball USA
8. Phil Mickelson $50.8M PGA Golf USA
9. Tiger Woods $50.6M PGA Golf USA
10. Kobe Bryant $49.5M NBA Basketball USA
11. Ben Roethlisberger $48.9M NFL Football USA
12. Rory McIlroy $48.3M PGA Golf UK
13. Novak Djokovic $48.2M Tennis Serbia
14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic $39.1M World Football Sweden
15. Lewis Hamilton $39M Formula One UK
16. Ndamukong Suh $38.6M NFL Football USA
17. Fernando Alonso $35.5M Formula One Spain
18. Gareth Bale $35M World Football UK
19. Jon Lester $34.1M MLB Baseball USA
20. Derrick Rose $33.9M NBA Basketball USA

Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime via boxingnews24.com

The Top-Selling NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL Jerseys (2014-2015)

NBA (2014-15)

PLAYER TEAM POS. BIRTHPLACE
1. LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers SF-PF Akron, OH
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors PG Akron, OH
3. Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder SF Washington, D.C.
4. Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers SG Philadelphia, PA
5. Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls PG Chicago, IL
6. Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers PG Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
7. Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks SF-PF New York, NY
8. Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs PF-C St. Croix, US VIRGIN ISLANDS
9. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat SG Chicago, IL
10. Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers PF Oklahoma City, OK

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MLB (2014)

PLAYER TEAM POS. BIRTHPLACE
1. Derek Jeter New York Yankees SS Pequannock, NJ
2. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Dallas, TX
3. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels CF Vineland, NJ
4. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants C Leesburg, GA
5. Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers RF Cienfuegos, CUBA
6. David Ortiz Boston Red Sox DH Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
7. Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates CF Fort Meade, FL
8. Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 1B-3B Maracay, VENEZUELA
9. Yoenis Cespedes Oakland A’s / Boston Red Sox LF Campechuela, CUBA
10. Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 2B Woodland, CA

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NFL (2014)

PLAYER TEAM POS. BIRTHPLACE
1. Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks QB Richmond, VA
2. Peyton Manning Denver Broncos QB New Orleans, LA
3. Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers QB Milwaukee, WI
4. Tom Brady New England Patriots QB San Mateo, CA
5. Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers QB Chico, CA
6. Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys WR Lufkin, TX
7. Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns QB Tyler, TX
8. Drew Brees New Orleans Saints QB Austin, TX
9. Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys TE Elizabethton, TN
10. J.J. Watt Houston Texans DE Pewaukee, WI

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NHL (2014-15)

PLAYER TEAM POS. BIRTHPLACE
1. Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks RW Buffalo, NY
2. Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins C Cole Harbour, CANADA
3. Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks C Winnipeg, CANADA
4. Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers G Are, SWEDEN
5. Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals LW Moscow, RUSSIA
6. Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins C Magnitogorsk, RUSSIA
7. Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers RW Hearst, CANADA
8. Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins C Ancienne-Lorette, CANADA
9. Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings C Sverdlovsk, RUSSIA
10. Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings C Jesenice, YUGOSLAVIA

 

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