The first clue came last month. That's when Kate Upton (who was named Model of the Year earlier this month) tweeted a photo of herself with none other than golf legend Arnold Palmer:
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) August 27, 2013
You wouldn't necessarily put the two-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl and the seven-time major winner together — but the two share a common link to Pennsylvania. Upton's agent, Lisa Benson, is a Punxsutawney, Pa. native. And while growing up in the western part of the state, Benson played at Latrobe Country Club — which just happens to be Palmer's home course. Benson's father helped arrange a job interview for his daughter with IMG years ago — the company that has handled the iconic sports figure's business affairs for decades. She got the gig and eventually came to manage Upton. The model and golfer even had dinner during his tournament back in March. Now, about that tweet. The unlikely pair got together for a photo shoot in advance of the December 2013 issue of Gold Digest. The magazine released a teaser video of the duo, complete with the 21-year-old blond offering the 84-year-old legend a putting tip.
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Moving to the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts acquired running back Trent Richardson from the Cleveland Browns for a 2014 first-round draft pick. The move was questioned by some and lauded in fantasy circles.
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Finally, in sad news out of the boxing world, Hall of Famer Ken Norton Sr. passed away at the age of 70.
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