Bollywood industry comprises of talents that stretch beyond acting and dancing. Many of our actors and actresses are trained in sports as well. While some have started training after the start of their career, while some have left their skills for Bollywood.
The trend of getting body parts insured, as I can tell from memory (because I want to give Google a break, and put my brain to work again), started with Jennifer Lopez and her famous posterior. It wasn’t too long before our very desi celebs took their body parts to the insurance agents and got them cover for a huge amount.
These are actors who are sportsmen and we beleive that they could have easily earned laurels for India, had they played their sports instead of pursuing acting.
While bets were on Lady Gaga to get political during her half time performance, the Schuyler Sisters beat her to it.
Actress Sonakshi Sinha along with Rio Olympics bronze medalist, wrestler Sakshi Malik, announced the LikeAGirl campaign. Leading Feminine care brand Whisper celebrated its LikeAGirl campaign, now a nationwide movement, to reinforce the need to redefine the phrase Like A Girl. My parents have always supported my decisions and haven’t pressurised me to not do certain things just because I am a girl,” Sonakshi Sinha said at the event here.
Because Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being held up at gunpoint in Rio during the 2016 Olympics, Speedo USA is terminating its relationship with him.
Eugenie Bouchard’s Olympics journey was only short-lived, falling to Angelique Kerber in straight sets and then losing in doubles with partner Gabriela Dabrowski to Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, both during the second round of tournament play. Neither loss can be blamed on any one specific hit, point, or serve, but a sports analyst seems to know exactly what went wrong: the Canadian was too distracted by beauty, fashion, and hair to get the gold.
During the preliminaries for the 100m women’s backstroke on Sunday, Kathleen Baker lost one of her earrings. As Baker told NBC, pearl earrings are “kind of her thing” and when she exited the pool the other day she only had one on even though she had both when she went in. Luckily, Baker’s pearl earring was returned to her before the medal race the next day where she took silver.
Gone are the days when models and movie stars enjoyed monopoly in fashion. These days politicians, writers and of course sports personalities are casting their heavy-weight influence over the wardrobe trends. Check out these 10 names from the world of sports who have been equally popular in the fashion arena as well.
A touching video of a young Portuguese fan consoling a French fan after Portugal’s victory over France in the Euro 2016 final has gone viral on the internet. The little boy’s gesture serves as a redeeming end to Euro 2016 which was marred by fan violence as hooligans from England and Russia clashed in Marseille on the opening day of the tournament which led to an expulsion threat to both the teams from the event. Meanwhile it was a tough loss for France, who had won all their matches, saving for one ( they had a goalless draw against Switzerland in the group stages), whereas Portugal’s road to the finals was a tad less impressive with a sluggish start in the group stages, marked by three draws, not to mention Cristiano Ronaldo and his boys benefitting from a less challenging draw compared to that of the host nation.
This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.
Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been tapped as Banana Republic's first style ambassador. The appointment marks the company’s first activation with a sports influencer.
This Sunday, February 7th marks the 50th NFL Super Bowl— a golden anniversary for one of the most expensive and profitable sporting events in U.S. history—with an average ticket price of $4,841. Both teams possess impressive rosters (with celebrity players like Peyton Manning and Cam Newton), nearly unbeatable rankings, and an abiding season-long fortitude that have propelled them both into limelight—on and off the field. For the Broncos, a team that built itself with a “win-now” mentality, since signing quarterback Peyton Manning in 2012, have proven themselves as one of the most feared defensive units in the league.
At 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds, Ashima Shiraishi might not look like the elite, groundbreaking athlete that she is. But Shiraishi is quite possibly the best female rock climber in the world.
The NFL’s championship game might be taking place on Sunday, but the most important matchup of the season doesn’t involve the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. For the second year in a row, Victoria’s Secret is airing an ad during the Super Bowl in which the Angels — including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, and Taylor Hill — challenge the Devils in the sexiest battle ever to take place on a football field. Obviously, thanks to head coach Erin Andrews, fancy lingerie underneath their pads, wings, and being in really good shape (seriously, being a professional model requires stamina — just ask Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen), the Angels were victorious. Perhaps their touchdowns were a present from Cupid?
If Cam Newton was a fashion blogger, he’d probably be a peacock. Stepping off the plane at Mineta San Jose International Airport, the 26-year-old wore cropped Versace patterned pants with a black sweater and white collared shirt underneath. The Carolina Panther kept warm for the flight with a hooded leather jacket on top.
Steph Curry in an Everlane full-look; Photo: @everlane/instagram Basketball players are perhaps the most boastful breed in professional sports: they have tremendous tempers, diva-like tendencies, and arguably, the most flamboyant style of all athletes (although NFL quarterback Cam Newton’s affinity for fur keychains gives the ballers a run for their money). Post-game press conferences aren’t just a forum for reflection, they’re a stage to set trends. (Thank you, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook for giving the world the glasses without lenses look.) Now with social media, these ballers can put their other passion — fashion — on display.
Serena Williams, who has made it through the third round of the Australian Open, going for a shot. Photo: Reuters In the third round of the Australian Open, Serena Williams beat Daria Kasatkina 6-1, 6-1 in just 44 minutes, the shortest match of the tournament so far. After a four month “break” (which included lots of training, dates with Drake, a runway show at New York Fashion Week, taking home Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, posing topless for Pirelli, and more), the GOAT of women’s tennis is already having a strong 2016 season. But fans, looking for fault in her game and finding nothing, hated on her outfit instead, For the match, Williams opted for a bright yellow crop top with mesh panels and black lining around the bicep and neckline.
This morning, Sports Illustrated announced its Sportsperson of the Year to be Serena Williams, a clear choice considering she won 53 of 56 matches and three of four Grand Slam events this year. But the cover decision, photographed by Yo Tsai, is also monumental: Williams is the first and only Sportsperson of the Year to be slathered in baby oil and photographed without pants. ...
Photo: @ysl/Twitter Unlike many designers behind Paris-based fashion brands, Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent’s creative director, spends most of his time in Los Angeles. Now, he’s taken his affection for board sports even further and collaborated on a line of surfboards and skateboard decks. The limited edition boards — only 80 surfboards and 300 skate decks were made — were manufactured in California by Tanner Prairie, a local shaper. The eclectic designs include a hot pink tie dye with “BABY” in big block letters and cheetah print boards with Saint Laurent on the bottom.
11-year-old Makayla Fallaw of Tomball, Texas, who was kicked off her cheer team. The preteen, who has been cheerleading since she was four years old, told local news station KTRK that her curls give her power and confidence. “Just a few weeks ago is the first time I had heard about a special hairstyle,” Fallaw’s mother Jenny told KTRK.
Serena Williams. (Photo: Getty Images) Along the same lines of the #AskHerMore campaign, in which actresses are asking red carpet commentators to go beyond the outfit, there is a new burgeoning campaign for professional athletes called #CoverTheAthlete. Jessica Schnurr and Hannah Smit, two creative consultants at branding agency John St., made a video in which professional male athletes look flabbergasted or dumbstruck when they get asked the exact same questions that female professional athletes have asked. “These are not the actual responses of the athletes featured in these clips.