The 30 Sexiest Male Athletes of 2013

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We're not  into sports, but we love athletic men. We may not know their stats, but we are hip to their red carpet looks or how fine they look while playing their perspective sport. Although we are happy with the men we have in our life, these pro-athletes are our guilty pleasure. Last year, we ranked the sexiest male athletes with David Oliver topping our list. Although he hasn't gotten any less cuter, he has more contenders that caught our eye this year.

Flip the pages to see which athlete ranked high or low on our list of the 30 sexiest male athletes of 2013.

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Amir Khan 

30. Amir Khan

We didn't know wrestling had such attractive players.

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29. Jon Isner

Hello tennis player Jon. A young face but attractive nonetheless, we're here for all Mr. Isner is hitting our way.

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Randy De Puniet

28. Randy de Puniet

Riding a bike never looked so sexy, unless you're Randy de Puniet and you get paid the big bucks to do it; one of the many reasons we love this sport.

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Fernando Verdasco

27. Fernando Verdasco

;A fine tennis player, who knew? Fernando isn't just a good match on the court, but also in the looks department.

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FLoyd Mayweather

26. Floyd Mayweather

Money Mayweather isn't just the top athlete out right now; he's also one of the cutest. His slick mouth and confidence is one of the main reasons we always root for him.

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Tom Brady 2013 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala

25. Tom Brady

When you're as fine as Tom Brady, the only person you can have on your arm to match your sexy is a supermodel. Another reason we're a bit envious of Gisele Bundchen for getting to lay next to this Patriots quarterback every night.

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Tally Hall

24. Tally Hall

We're starting to thing fútbol has the sexiest players of all sports; especially internationally.

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Mark Sanchez  

23. Mark Sanchez

Ladies, Mark Sanchez is still on the market and up for snags. The Jets may not be in the running for a superbowl win this year, but he's always winning in our books.

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Trey Burke

22. Trey Burke

This new comer to the pro athlete world is very easy on the eyes. Thanks to his good looks and impeccable skills, we won't have a problem tuning into the Utah Jazz games once in a while.

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Dwight Howard

21. Dwight Howard

Funny man may not get along with his reality show baby mothe,r but that doesn't affect how much we love his good looks and talent on and off the court.

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Shannon Brown Phoenix Suns Media Day

20. Shannon Brown

We love Shannon because of his love for family and his sport. We aren't sure who's luckier, Monica or her hubby, but watching them swoon over each other on IG makes us fall in love with him all over again with each post.

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19. Franklin Gutierrez

We weren't big fans of baseball until we discovered the Seattle Mariner's outfielder Franklin Gutierrez. Now we're in love with the game.

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Reggie Bush

18. Reggie Bush

Not only is Reggie Bush very attractive, but he knows how to make even cuter offspring.

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Carmelo Anthony New York knicks

17. Carmelo Anthony

We love the Anthonys which is the only reason why we're happy and not as jealous of Lala for taking this gorgeous basketball player off the market many moons ago.

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Aaron Ross "Sanya's Glam And Gold" Series Premiere 

16. Aaron Ross

This 2 time superbowl winner has been lowkey throughout his career. He's unfortunately taken but if you watch him on the field and on his reality show Gold n Glam with wife Sanya Richards-Ross, you'll become an instant Ross fan like we did.

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 Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

15. Derrick Rose

Basketball may not be his #1 fan considering much of his career seems to be spent on the bench,  but we're always here for him and his good looks.

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Colin Kaepernick for ESPN Body Issue

14. Colin Kaepernick

Ever since he helped take the 49ers to the Superbowl and bared  all for Sports Illustrated, we've been rooting for this handsome guy. Plus being linked to beautiful Sanaa Lathan helps his suave player card in our books.

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13. Chris Paul

His love for family and the game will always make Chris Paul a winner in our books. Plus his eyes and smile always stop us dead in our tracks!

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Eric Decker 2nd Annual NFL Honors

12. Eric Decker

Thanks to Eric Decker, we're Denver Broncos fans. We aren't sure how his good looks slipped under our radar.

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Victor Cruz

11. Victor Cruz

We were so heartbroken to learn that our favorite salsa dancing pretty boy would be sidelined for the season due to knee injury. However, we're praying for a speedy recovery so that we can see him shut down more red carpets with his good looks and suave appeal.

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10. DeSean Jackson

He's a bad boy with a good game. One of the few football players that we see as much on the field as we see off and we aren't complaining one bit. This Eagles wide reciever knows how to play hard and dress well.

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9. David Beckham

Victoria Beckham is the luckiest woman alive. Not only is he a great soccer player. but he's a good father and spouse. Plus, we wouldn't mind growing old with him because he gets better looking with age.

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Cam Newton

8. Cam Newton

Mr. million dollar smile himself! We'd love to have this Panther's player in our corner.

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Dwyane Wade

7. Dwyane Wade

The fact that he finally put a ring on one of the hottest women in Hollywood , Gabrielle Union, makes him much more attractive. It's a catch 22 because we want him all to ourselves, but we just love the power couple!

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Ryan Lochte6. Ryan Lochte

We can't stress enough how fine Ryan Lochte is in and out the water, plus after his rumored fling with K. Michelle, we know he could handle anything we bring to him.

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Matt Kemp

5. Matt Kemp

We're still debating whether or not he's an official rebound  (i.e. Rihanna and now Khloe Kardashian), but once he's done playing the side lines we'd love to make him next up to bat in our love lives.

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Peyton Siva

 

4. Peyton Siva

He may be a rookie on the courts, but we've been keeping an eye on him ever since he played for the Louisville Cardinals in his college days. Now that he's a Piston, our attention to the game grew just a little bit more.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Cristiano Renaldo

Soccer has some of the finest guys on their field and Cristiano is leading the pack. We've been fans of him for years and our adoration only grows as he gets the hotter.

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Serge Ibaka

2. Serge Ibaka

He plays well on the court, but he cleans up better off. This 24-years old basketball starter also snagged one of the finest lady's in music which makes him a sure winner, even if we're jealous of Keri Hilson.

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1. David Oliver

There's no question why David Oliver is the sexiest athelete two years in a row. This olympic medalist is educated with a college degree and his smile could melt our hearts.

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Fans Rally For Aaliyah's Discography To Be Released On Streaming Platforms

As another day passes without Aaliyah's music on streaming platforms, fans are looking for answers.

Over the weekend, the hashtag #FreeAaliyahMusic appeared on Twitter in light of song battles between Swizz Beats vs. Timbaland and Ne-Yo vs. Johnta Austin. The latter opponents played their collaborations with the late singer, proving Baby Girl's dynamic relevancy in the age of modern R&B. As songs like "I Don't Wanna" and "Come Over" picked up plays on YouTube, the hashtag pointed out the tragedy of her songs not existing on platforms like Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music.

Aaliyah's only album on multiple platforms is her 1994 debut, Age Ain't Nothing But A Number. Other albums like the platinum-selling One in A Million and Aaliyah are being held in a vault of sorts along with other unmixed vocals by her uncle and founder of Blackground Records, Barry Hankerson.

Hankerson has built up a mysterious yet haunting aura over the years due to his refusal to release Aaliyah's music on streaming platforms. Reasons are unknown but Stephen Witt's 2016 investigation revealed business deals like the shift in distribution from  Jive Records to Atlantic helped Hankerson take ownership of the singer's masters. The deal was made in 1996 when Blackground featured artists like Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, then-production duo Timbaland and Magoo as well as Missy Elliott.

Sadly, Aaliyah's music isn't the only recordings lost in the shuffle. Recordings from Timbaland and Toni Braxton have been hidden from the world with both taking legal action against the label over the years. There's also JoJo, who had to break from the label after they refused to release her third album. The singer recently re-recorded her first two albums.

With Aaliyah's music getting the attention it deserves, Johnta Austin discussed the singer's impact on R&B today. "It was amazing, she was incredible from top to bottom," he told OkayPlayer of working with the singer on "Come Over" and "I Don't Wanna." "I don't think Aaliyah gets the vocal credit that she deserves. When she was on it, she had the riffs, she had everything."

Earlier this year, an account impersonating Hankerson claimed her music would arrive on streaming platforms January 16, on what would've been her 41st birthday. A docuseries called the Aaliyah Diaries was also promoted for a release on Netflix.

Of course, it was far from the truth. Fans can enjoy selected videos and songs on YouTube, but it's clear they want more.

 

Aaliyah’s music is the landmark for a lot of your favs not only was she ahead of her time with her futuristic sounds she also was a fashion Icon dancer and phenomenal actress . The future generations need be exposed to her artistry and pay homage .#FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/LxZfxcqRgF

— Black Clover (@la_alchemist) March 29, 2020

Her first #1 solely based on AirPlay! She was the first ! #FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/BHlANZjCGZ

— (@hodeciii) March 29, 2020

Makes no sense for someone still so influential to be hidden. Many try to emulate her. On Spotifys This is Aaliyah playlist, theres some great tracks not on her main Spotify #FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/vLqLTVxqO9

— Blackity Black⁷ (@ClaudBuzzzz) March 29, 2020

Aaliyah is trending once again. She deserves endless flowers. This is true impact y’all. Her voice, her sound, her music...She’s been gone for 2 decades and y’all see the love for her is even stronger! We miss you baby girl! #FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/ALDcT0ZQxR

— A A L I Y A H (@forbbygrlaali) March 30, 2020

Aaliyah said she wanted to be remembered for her music and yet most of it is not on streaming services #FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/zwk0AWMCoE

— RJR (@MyNewEssence96) March 29, 2020

aaliyah’s gems like more than a woman deserve to be in streaming sites #FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/mM2GWEg1pe

— k (@grandexrocky) March 30, 2020

I saw #FreeAaliyahMusic and IMMEDIATELY jumped into action! I can’t express how betrayed I felt when we were supposed to have all her music on Spotify by her birthday. Her discography is deeply underestimated and we need to make it right for our babygirl!pic.twitter.com/GfxBeJxUY1

— jerrica✨ (@jerricaofficial) March 29, 2020

Before Megan The Stallion drove the boat...

Aaliyah rocked the boat...

#FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/iXNwssD3sY

— Al’Bei (@_albei) March 29, 2020

i think we should have that conversation #FreeAaliyahMusic pic.twitter.com/cGl269tuTr

— AALIYAH LEGION (@AaliyahLegion) April 1, 2020

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Williams hopped on Live Monday (March 30) where she discussed her former friendship with The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon Houghton and the infamous chicken throwing fight with actress/singer Naturi Naughton. The mother of one didn't pinpoint exactly why she fell out with Houghton but did point out how she wouldn't be interested in appearing on her talk show.

"I don't think Adrienne wants to have live TV with me," Williams said. "'Cause she's gon' have to say, 'Yes Kiely, I did pretend to be your best friend. Now, I am not.' You were either lying then or you're lying now. You either were my best friend and now you're just not claiming me or you were pretending [to be my best friend."

The two remained friends after Naughton was kicked out of 3LW, the platinum-selling group known for 2000s pop hits like "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" and "Playas Gon' Play." Williams and Houghton were eventually picked to be apart of The Cheetah Girls with then-Disney darling Raven-Symonè and dancer Sabrina Bryan.

Williams went on to discuss her fight with Naughton, which she denies had anything to do with her skin color. With her mother near, Williams claimed Naughton called her a b***h, leading to the fight. While she didn't clear up the chicken throwing, she stated how she was "going for her neck" and was holding food and her baby sister in the process.

Apologies aren't on the horizon either. “I don’t feel like I have anything to make amends for, especially as it relates to Adrienne,” Kiely said. “As far as Naturi goes, if there was ever a reason to apologize, all of that has kind of been overshadowed by the literal lies and really ugly stuff that she said about my mom and my sister. So, no. Not interested in that. I’m sorry.”

Moving onto The Cheetah Girls, Williams also denied claims she got into fights with Raven-Symonè on the set of The Cheetah Girls films and never outed her as a teen. The rumor about Symonè and Williams was reportedly started by Symonè's former co-star Orlando Brown.

Symonè has often shared positive memories about The Cheetah Girls and their reign but did imply during an episode of The View how co-star Lynn Whitfield kept her from losing her cool on set.

On a lighter note, Symonè, Houghton and Naughton have kept in contact with Naughton and Houghton putting their differences aside during an appearance on The Real. 

Symonè and Houghton also reunited at the Women's March in Los Angeles in January. During Bailon's performance at the event, the two briefly performed the Cheetah Girls' classic, "Together We Can."

Willaims also shared some stories about the making of the group's hits. Check out her Live below.

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Describing the opportunity as a “dream come true” since she’s a major supporter of the streaming service, Kelis took to Instagram to share how cannabis and cooking is one of her many creative passions. “As a chef, I was intrigued by the food and as an everyday person, I was interested in how powerful this topic is in today’s society,” the mother-of-two writes. “In this country, many things have been used systemically to oppress groups of people, but this is so culturally important for us to learn and grow together.”

Each episode will place three chefs against each other as they craft three-course meals with cannabis as the central ingredient. Each episode’s winner takes home $10,000. Guests will play an integral role in who takes home the cash prize. Too $hort, and El-P are just a few of this season's guests.

 

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I'm really excited to announce my new show, Cooked with Cannabis on @Netflix!! Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love my Netflix, so this is a dream come true. Interestingly, this was one of those things that I didn't go looking for, it kind of came to me. As a chef, I was intrigued by the food and as an everyday person, I was interested in how powerful this topic is in today's society. In this country, many things have been used systematically to oppress groups of people, but this is so culturally important for us to learn and grow together. I hope you all will tune in, it's definitely going to be a good time! We launch on 4/20! XO, Kelis

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“Food is revolutionary because it is the one and only international language. It’s the most human thing you can partake in,” she said in an interview with Bon Appetit. “We are the only species that cooks.”

This isn’t Kelis’ first foray into the reality-cooking television world. In 2014, she partnered with the Cooking Channel for Saucy and Sweet and published the "My Life on a Plate" cookbook a year later.

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