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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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NFL: Every Shutout in Postseason History – By Team

WINNER SEASON LOSER SCORE ROUND DATE
1. Chicago Bears* 4 1932 Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 For First Place Dec. 18
  Chicago Bears*   1940 Washington Redskins 73-0 NFL Championship Dec. 8
  Chicago Bears*   1985 New York Giants 21-0 Division Jan. 5, 1986
  Chicago Bears*   1985 Los Angeles Rams 24-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 12, 1986
               
2. Dallas Cowboys 3 1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-0 Division Jan. 2, 1982
  Dallas Cowboys^   1970 Detroit Lions 5-0 Division Dec. 26
  Dallas Cowboys^   1978 Los Angeles Rams 28-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 7, 1979
               
2. New York Giants* 3 1986 Washington Redskins 17-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 11, 1987
  New York Giants^   1958 Cleveland Browns 10-0 Division Dec. 21
  New York Giants^   2000 Minnesota Vikings 41-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 14, 2001
               
2. Miami Dolphins 3 1992 San Diego Chargers 31-0 Division Jan. 10, 1993
  Miami Dolphins^   1971 Baltimore Colts 21-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 2, 1972
  Miami Dolphins^   1982 New York Jets 14-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 23, 1983
               
2. Philadelphia Eagles* 3 1948 Chicago Cardinals 7-0 Championship Dec. 19
  Philadelphia Eagles*   1949 Los Angeles Rams 14-0 Championship Dec. 18
  Philadelphia Eagles^   1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 21-0 Division Dec. 21
               
6. Baltimore Colts* 2 1970 Cincinnati Bengals 17-0 Division Dec. 26
  Baltimore Colts^   1968 Cleveland Browns 34-0 NFL Championship Dec. 29
               
6. Green Bay Packers* 2 1939 New York Giants 27-0 NFL Championship Dec. 10
  Green Bay Packers*   1961 New York Giants 37-0 Championship Dec. 31
               
6. Los Angeles Rams 2 1985 Dallas Cowboys 20-0 Division Jan. 4, 1986
  Los Angeles Rams^   1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 6, 1980
               
6. San Francisco 49ers 2 1996 Philadelphia Eagles 14-0 Wild Card Dec. 29
  San Francisco 49ers*   1984 Chicago Bears 23-0 Conf. Championship Jan. 6, 1985
               
10. Buffalo Bills* 1 1965 San Diego Chargers 23-0 AFL Conf. Championship Dec. 26
10. Carolina Panthers 1 2005 New York Giants 23-0 Wild Card Jan. 8, 2006
10. Cleveland Browns* 1 1964 Baltimore Colts 27-0 Championship Dec. 27
10. New York Jets 1 2002 Indianapolis Colts 41-0 Wild Card Jan. 4, 2003
10. Oakland Raiders 1 2000 Miami Dolphins 27-0 Division Jan. 6, 2001
10. San Diego Chargers 1 1992 Kansas City Chiefs 17-0 Wild Card Jan. 2, 1993
10. Washington Redskins^ 1 1943 New York Giants 28-0 Division Dec. 19

Chris Paul and Every National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) President

Chris Paul: New President of the National Basketball Players Association

Chris Paul: New President of the National Basketball Players Association

Chris Paul has been elected the new president of the National Basketball Players Association, taking over for Derek Fisher, who headed the union for (nearly) the last seven years – since November of 2006 – and through the 2011 lockout that resulted in the shortened (66-game) 2011-12 season.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on the “transfer of power,”

“Paul, a vice president on the union’s executive board for the past four years, is the biggest star to lead the group since Patrick Ewing in 2001. He begins his 18-month term replacing Derek Fisher, who had been president since 2006, with the NBPA in turmoil after 18 months of in-fighting, firings and lawsuits.”

The NBPA is not a new organization. It’s been around since the 1950’s. Bob Cousy and Tom Heinsohn of the great Boston Celtics dynasty were the first two presidents.

Below, find every NBPA president. Those who presided over work stoppages (lockouts and strikes) are noted with an asterisk.

PRESIDENT TERM TEAM(S) AT TIME
1. Bob Cousy 1954-1958 Boston Celtics
2. Tom Heinsohn 1958-1965 Boston Celtics
3. Oscar Robertson 1965-1974 Cincinnati Royals / Milwaukee Bucks
4. Paul Silas 1974-1980 Boston Celtics / Denver Nuggets / Seattle SuperSonics
5. Bob Lanier 1980-1985 Detroit Pistons / Milwaukee Bucks
6. Junior Bridgeman 1985-1988 L.A. Clippers / Milwaukee Bucks
7. Alex English 1988 Denver Nuggets
8. Isiah Thomas 1988-1994 Detroit Pistons
9. Buck Williams* 1994-1997 Portland Trail Blazers / New York Knicks
10. Patrick Ewing* 1997-2001 New York Knicks / Seattle SuperSonics
11. Michael Curry 2001-2005 Detroit Pistons / Toronto Raptors / Indiana Pacers
12. Antonio Davis 2005-2006 New York Knicks / Toronto Raptors
13. Derek Fisher* 2006-2013 Utah Jazz / L.A. Lakers / Okalahoma City Thunder / Dallas Mavericks
14. Chris Paul 2013- L.A. Clippers

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