Arthur Ashe. The tennis great looked above defeat in his on-court gear, including shades, unbuttoned polo, short shorts, and belt. He’s shown here in 1978 on the courts in Paris.
The face of an NHL goalie before masks became standard game equipment...
October 25, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Earl Goodwin, Georgetown-Bucknell." The Bisons spanked the Hilltoppers 14-6. National Photo Co.
1924. "Lewis, Maryland Agricultural College." Gomer Lewis, University of Maryland lacrosse star.
Former Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith walks to the stage before enshrinement ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Smith joins Jerry Rice, John Randle, Floyd Little, Dick LeBeau, Rickey Jackson and Russ Grimm in the 2010 class. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Women ice hockey players - 1925. So sad that this is the only picture I could find of women's hockey. Thanks to women like Manon Rheaume we now have a women's Olympic hockey team
Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library
Maya Lawrence - fencing epee for USA in the Olympics. Bronze Medal winner at London 2012.
Team U.S.A. Waterpolo, Tony Azavedo
Gautam Gambhir is hopeful
Terry Butcher 1990 World Cup qualifying Despite a gash in his head that required stitches mid-match, Butcher insisted on returning to a pivotal match against Sweden during qualifying for Italia 90. The cut opened again as he continued to head the ball, leaving his face and kit in a bloody mess. Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0806/playing.in.pain/content.25.html#ixzz1vujycurX Sweden, World Cup, Sports, White Shirt, Game, Sport Photographi, Footbal Legend, Soccer, Terri Butcher
Terry Butcher 1990 World Cup qualifying Despite a gash in his head that required stitches mid-match, Butcher insisted on returning to a pivotal match against Sweden during qualifying for Italia 90. The cut opened again as he continued to head the ball, leaving his face and kit in a bloody mess. THAT'S DEDICATION!!
Manchester United v. Arsenal, Winter 1924
Jordan with his first pair of Nikes. Look at how young he was.
This is the cutest thing ever!!
Walter Payton. Maybe the greatest.
Twitter / si_vault: Today would have been Walter ...
cutest thing ever... One other great thing about hockey players