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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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NBA Draft 2015: ESPN, CBS, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports Mock Drafts

TEAM ESPN CBS BLEACHER REPORT FOX SPORTS
1. Minnesota Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky
2. Los Angeles Lakers Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky Justise Winslow, SF, Duke
3. Philadelphia 76ers Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke
4. New York Knicks D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State Justise Winslow, SF, Duke D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State
5. Orlando Magic Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia Justise Winslow, SF, Duke Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia
6. Sacramento Kings Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China
7. Denver Nuggets Justise Winslow, SF, Duke Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia
8. Detroit Pistons Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky
9. Charlotte Hornets Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona
10. Miami Heat Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona Myles Turner, C, Texas Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin
11. Indiana Pacers Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin Myles Turner, C, Texas
12. Utah Jazz Myles Turner, C, Texas Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky
13. Phoenix Suns Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas Myles Turner, C, Texas Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas
14. Oklahoma City Thunder Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State
15. Atlanta Hawks Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas Kevon Looney, F UCLA Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin
16. Boston Celtics Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky
17. Milwaukee Bucks Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville Kevon Looney, F UCLA
18. Houston Rockets Tyus Jones, PG, Duke Tyus Jones, PG, Duke Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State
19. Washington Wizards Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV Kevon Looney, F UCLA Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia
20. Toronto Raptors Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas

MLB 2015: The 20 Best Players in Baseball (MLB, ESPN, FoxSports and Sports Illustrated Rankings)

The Unanimous Best Player In Baseball: Mike Trout

The Unanimous Best Player In Baseball: Mike Trout

It’s official and it’s unanimous. Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout is projected to be the best player in baseball this season, according to four of the biggest baseball sources on the Internet, including Major League Baseball itself.

ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated also perch Trout at the top of the rankings.

Then, naturally, things get fuzzier.

Three different players – Clayton Kershaw, Giancarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutchen – can claim second best.

Add Felix Hernandez, Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Cabrera, and you have everybody that populates the top five.

Check out the top 20 below for all four sources (and click on the source name to see the full rankings from each – from 100 to 300 players. Overall, 31 different players from 21 different teams make the cut. The Washington Nationalsfavorites to win the 2015 World Series – have the most with four.

THE RANKINGS

ESPN (BBTN) MLB FOX SPORTS SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
1. Mike Trout, CF Mike Trout, CF Mike Trout, CF Mike Trout, CF
2. Clayton Kershaw, LHP Giancarlo Stanton, RF Giancarlo Stanton, RF Andrew McCutchen, CF
3. Andrew McCutchen, CF Andrew McCutchen, CF Miguel Cabrera, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF Paul Goldschmidt, 1B Andrew McCutchen, CF Clayton Kershaw, LHP
5. Felix Hernandez, RHP Clayton Kershaw, LHP Clayton Kershaw, LHP Giancarlo Stanton, RF
6. Miguel Cabrera, 1B Miguel Cabrera, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 1B Jose Abreu, 1B
7. Chris Sale, LHP Carlos Gomez, CF Carlos Gomez, CF Miguel Cabrera, 1B
8. Robinson Cano, 2B Jose Abreu, 1B Jose Abreu, 1B Carlos Gomez, CF
9. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B Jose Altuve, 2B Felix Hernandez, RHP Anthony Rizzo, 1B
10. Buster Posey, C Adam Jones, CF Jose Bautista, RF Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
11. Max Scherzer, RHP Jose Bautista, RF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Adam Jones, CF
12. Jose Abreu, 1B Robinson Cano, 2B Troy Tulowitzki, SS Jose Bautista, RF
13. Troy Tulowitzki, SS Felix Hernandez, RHP Edwin Encarnacion, 1B Robinson Cano, 2B
14. Jose Bautista, RF Edwin Encarnacion, 1B Robinson Cano, 2B Felix Hernandez, RHP
15. Madison Bumgarner, LHP Troy Tulowitzki, SS Jose Altuve, 2B Adrian Beltre, 3B
16. Corey Kluber, RHP Anthony Rizzo, 1B Anthony Rendon, 3B Chris Sale, LHP
17. Johnny Cueto, RHP Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Adam Jones, CF Troy Tulowitzki, SS
18. David Price, LHP Yasiel Puig, RF Buster Posey, C Anthony Rendon, 3B
19. Yasiel Puig, RF Michael Brantley, LF Adrian Beltre, 3B Ian Desmond, SS
20. Stephen Strasburg, RHP Hanley Ramirez, SS Max Scherzer, RHP Jose Altuve, 2B

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THE PLAYERS

PLAYER # OF TOP 20 LISTS TOP RANKING TEAM
1. Mike Trout, CF 4 1 Los Angeles Angels
2. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4 2 Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Clayton Kershaw, LHP 4 2 Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 4 2 Miami Marlins
5. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4 3 Detroit Tigers
6. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B 4 3 Arizona Diamondbacks
7. Felix Hernandez, RHP 4 5 Seattle Mariners
8. Jose Abreu, 1B 4 6 Chicago White Sox
9. Robinson Cano, 2B 4 8 Seattle Mariners
10. Jose Bautista, RF 4 10 Toronto Blue Jays
11. Troy Tulowitzki, SS 4 12 Colorado Rockies
12. Carlos Gomez, CF 3 7 Milwaukee Brewers
13. Anthony Rizzo, 1B 3 9 Chicago Cubs
14. Jose Altuve, 2B 3 9 Houston Astros
15. Adam Jones, CF 3 10 Baltimore Orioles
16. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B 3 10 Toronto Blue Jays
17. Chris Sale, LHP 2 7 Chicago White Sox
18. Buster Posey, C 2 10 San Francisco Giants
19. Max Scherzer, RHP 2 11 Washington Nationals
20. Adrian Beltre, 3B 2 15 Texas Rangers
21. Anthony Rendon, 3B 2 16 Washington Nationals
22. Yasiel Puig, RF 2 18 Los Angeles Dodgers
23. Madison Bumgarner, LHP 1 15 San Francisco Giants
24. Corey Kluber, RHP 1 16 Cleveland Indians
25. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF 1 17 New York Yankees
26. Johnny Cueto, RHP 1 17 Cincinnati Reds
27. David Price, LHP 1 18 Detroit Tigers
28. Ian Desmond, SS 1 19 Washington Nationals
29. Michael Brantley, LF 1 19 Cleveland Indians
30. Hanley Ramirez, SS 1 20 Boston Red Sox
31. Stephen Strasburg, RHP 1 20 Washington Nationals

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THE TEAMS

TEAM PLAYERS IN TOP 20
1. Washington Nationals 4
2. Chicago White Sox 2
3. Cleveland Indians 2
4. Detroit Tigers 2
5. Los Angeles Dodgers 2
6. San Francisco Giants 2
7, Seattle Mariners 2
8. Toronto Blue Jays 2
9. Arizona Diamondbacks 1
10. Baltimore Orioles 1
11. Boston Red Sox 1
12. Chicago Cubs 1
13. Cincinnati Reds 1
14. Colorado Rockies 1
15. Houston Astros 1
16. Los Angeles Angels 1
17. Miami Marlins 1
18. Milwaukee Brewers 1
19. New York Yankees 1
20. Pittsburgh Pirates 1
21. Texas Rangers 1

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