Megyn Kelly hit out at tennis star Naomi Osaka, 23, for posing for magazine shoots in light of her revelation that she struggles with interviews.
Osaka fired back at critics who questioned her magazine covers in the wake of her tournament withdrawals, saying she shot the images months earlier.
The iconic sports magazine that began in 1954 will now print just once a month, but the swimsuit edition and four additional special editions will remain on the print calendar.
"I would love to see more women who look like me in Sports Illustrated, a woman of color with these big hips and this not-so-flat stomach."
"In a divided nation, sports united," reads the cover of the magazine, but Curry wasn't happy.
Frank Deford, the long-time sports commentator for NPR and Sports Illustrated writer, died aged 78.
The Maryland native helped bring sports broadcasting into mainstream cultural conversation.
The former supermodel said of Ashley Graham: "Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don't think it's healthy in the long run."
The 13-year-old female pitcher was given the title Monday by Sports Illustrated Kids.