WHEN BILL BELICHICK showed up at a press conference with a black eye, no one was surprised that he refused to explain it. The taciturn Patriots' coach is not the first sports figure to face the public with a mysterious shiner.
First sighted: Jan. 12, 2016
Severity: Love tap from a kindergartner
Rumored cause: None
Comment: "I think I'll live."
First sighted: Jan. 16, 2015
Severity: Wrestling match with cheese grater
Rumored cause: Said he was beaten, robbed, dumped from a car; police never determined cause
Comment: "We think this only happens in the movies."
First sighted: Nov. 15, 2013
Severity: Dictionary falling off a bookshelf
Rumored cause: Locker room fight with backcourt mate Dion Waiters
First sighted: Sept. 17, 2010
Severity: MMA sparring session
Rumored cause: Brawl with pitching coach Dave Eiland, who was let go a month later
Comment: "It makes me look tough."
THEY SAID IT
"THIS L IS 100% YOUR FAULT."
Steelers "fan" tweeting at Isaac Redman, a retired back who wore number 33 in Pittsburgh in 2013, about Fitzgerald Toussaint's fumble against the Broncos.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Trinidad and Tobago gymnast Marisa Dick invented a new move, which has been named after her.
ROB CARR/AP (BURNETT)
DAVID LIAM KYLE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (IRVING)
ABC NEWS (ALLENBY)
ROBERT BECK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (TOUSSAINT)
AL MILLIGAN/KLC FOTOS (DICK)