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Kate Upton's 'Sports Illustrated' cover: Chilling!

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Sports Illustrated has revealed its 2013 Swimsuit Issue cover, which features 20-year-old model and untalented car-washer Kate Upton (again!) braving the harsh Antarctic tundra in an open white parka and hopefully fleece-lined bikini bottoms. See the full, absurdly booby image (NSFW, BUT WHY ARE YOU STILL AT WORK?) after the break. READ FULL STORY

Ryan Lochte, Alex Morgan and other athletes recreate iconic album covers -- PHOTOS

Even professional athletes secretly want to be rock stars.

ESPN The Magazine has put out a music issue — on newsstands Feb. 8 — explaining that sports and music are more intertwined than ever. As part of that coverage, the magazine got a bunch of athletes to recreate iconic album covers – everything from Alex Morgan showing she’s One of the Boys (above) to Allyson Felix posing at Beyoncé.

Over on ESPN’s website, they have behind-the-scenes pictures and videos of each athlete getting into character, which means you can check out the details behind Felix giving her fiercest face as Bey, or Ryan Lochte floating in a pool (of course) a la Nirvana. They also have athlete playlists, if you think that may finally be the thing that gets you to the gym.

Check out Lochte’s album cover below, and head over to ESPN for more. READ FULL STORY

Sochi 2014: One year until the Winter Olympics (and return of PopWatch on Ice)

Today marks the one-year countdown to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and those inspirational NBC packages on the athletes are already taking shape: Yesterday, after skier Lindsey Vonn crashed at the Alpine World Championships and suffered a knee injury that will require surgery and six to eight months of rehab, she vowed to be ready for Russia.

In happier news, there is a $2,000 USA Luge Fantasy Camp being held in March, the 2013 USA Curling Nationals Championships will be televised later this month, and U.S. Figure Skating recently crowned its 2013 champs. Videos below. Time to care! READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl 2013: Best and Worst Commercials

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My overwhelming thought following tonight’s rippling terrain of pricey Super Bowl commercials was that Doritos missed a great cross-promotional opportunity by not joining forces with Calvin Klein. There’s always next year. Below, zip through a bunch of 2013′s most memorable — best AND worst! — Super Bowl ads. READ FULL STORY

Watch the Super Bowl 2013 commercials here! Your favorites? Your horrors? -- VIDEO

Yeah. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, America. And the finest, splashiest, nacho-cheesiest string of advertising in all the land’s about to begin. You can follow along with the hottest action of the day (not football) in the video player below — it’ll update after each quarter with the latest ads. And here’s a great guide to the commercials we already know we’ll see. In the meantime, let’s all chat in the comments here about which ones we love and which we loathe.

Check in later for EW’s Best & Worst Super Bowl Commercials roundup! READ FULL STORY

Facebook Super Bowl map bleeds 49ers red, but what about Mequon, Wisconsin?

Super-Bowl-mapThe San Francisco 49ers are about a 3.5 point favorite to win their sixth Super Bowl title on Sunday, and judging by the finely detailed Facebook map representing Niners/Ravens partisanship, that outcome will please most of the country. Not surprisingly, red spills all over the western half of the country, but there was also little love for the Ravens in the northeast — where Giants and Patriots fans are still licking their wounds after crucial losses to Baltimore.

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New Google Doodle celebrates Jackie Robinson

Here’s to you, Jackie Robinson.

Google is celebrating what would have been the famed baseball player’s 94th birthday today with a new Doodle. The new sound-free Google Doodle, above, features Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s segregated barrier in 1947, swinging a bat and wearing his iconic ’42′ Brooklyn Dodgers uniform. Robinson passed away in 1972, and posthumously, his number 42 was retired by every team in the MLB in 1997.

Robinson — while always a popular figure –  may have a bit more pop-culture clout this year with the release of the film 42 in April. The biopic, co-starring Harrison Ford, will surprisingly be the first Hollywood film about Robinson since 1950′s The Jackie Robinson Story, which starred Robinson as himself.

Read more:
’42′ trailer: The historic story of Jackie Robinson, ‘a black man in white baseball’ — VIDEO
’42′ Movie Preview
’42′ trailer: Baseball legend Jackie Robinson comes to life

Lance Armstrong tears up telling Oprah about coming clean to son: VIDEO

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After confessing to doping during night one of his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong finally explained why now was the time to come forward in Friday night’s continuation. Watch the nearly six-minute excerpt below. READ FULL STORY

Especially cool Google Doodle celebrates ice master Frank Zamboni

google-doodleIce to meet you, new Google Doodle!

Today, the search giant is celebrating the 112th birthday of one Frank Zamboni, the guy who invented the ice resurfacing machine that bears his name. The timing for this one couldn’t be better — coincidentally, Frank’s birthday this year comes just three days before the NHL’s delayed 2012-2013 season is finally scheduled to begin following a 113-day labor lockout.

And while the Doodle clearly has nothing to do with the upcoming Michael Shannon film Iceman, I would like to think that it finally gives the emotional Zamboni driver from Happy Gilmore his due: READ FULL STORY

Lance Armstrong apologizes to Livestrong staff before Oprah interview

In advance of Lance Armstrong’s highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, the cyclist offered an apology to the staff of Livestrong today, according to a report from the AP.  Amstrong resigned as Chairman of the organization in October and from the Board in November, after choosing not to challenge the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s proceedings against him.

Rae Bazzarre, Director of Communications and External Affairs for Livestrong, confirmed the report. Bazzarre said “Lance came to the Livestrong Foundation’s headquarters today for a private conversation with our staff and offered a sincere and heartfelt apology for the stress they’ve endured because of him and urged them to keep up their great work fighting for people affected by cancer.”

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