How Top Gun’s Jon Hamm fell in love with 80s wrestling

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every week and provides beneath-the-surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. Jon Hamm: “I’ll always be an’ 80s WWF guy ” In May 1986, Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik were still headlining house shows for the World Wrestling Federation. “Macho Man” Randy Savage wore the intercontinental title, … Read more

NBA, sports media strategist Alyson Furch: 100 influential Black women

Courtesy of Alyson Furch Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports — from veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more — in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Alyson Furch, head of communications for the Underdog Venture Team, was … Read more

Monique Nelson bring global perspective to mainstream, sports

Courtesy of Monique Nelson Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports — from veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more — in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Monique Nelson has made her life’s work looking out for other … Read more

NBA draft, transfer portal give NCAA stars crucial options

Keion Brooks Jr. may be in the transfer portal, but don’t ask him which schools are recruiting him. He doesn’t know. “I couldn’t even tell you who’s recruiting me or who’s reaching out because I just let my parents handle it all,” Brooks told reporters Monday. Brooks is one of six players at this year’s … Read more

NCAA transfer portal has cautionary tales like Josiah Jeffers

Radford, Va., Is home to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, touted as “America’s Favorite Drive,” miles and miles of breathtaking vistas and ethereal sunsets looming over old historic buildings and picturesque farmsteads. It’s a quaint, mountainside community with just north of 17,000 people surrounding the city’s namesake university. There, 4,000 fans pack the Dedmon Center … Read more

Juice Robinson contract extension: NJPW wrestler signs new deal

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every week and provides beneath-the-surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. After signing a new extension with NJPW, Juice Robinson is ready to wreak havoc in Bullet Club Hiroshi Tanahashi regained the IWGP United States championship for a record third time earlier this month at New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s … Read more

UFC 274: Michael Chandler on kick that knocked out Tony Ferguson

Michael Chandler was in serious trouble after the first round of last night’s UFC 274 bout against Tony Ferguson. Ferguson reverted back to his old, elusive self in the opening moments of the clash between the two lightweights, clipping Chandler and landing some significant blows, particularly one to his right eye. Chandler finished the round … Read more