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Which athletes have been spinning the wheel of reinvention?
For any number of reasons—curiosity, boredom, bloodlust—a slew of professional athletes have ditched their specialty sport lately (or at least threatened to) in favor of another occupation. Can you guess which of these eight imagined athlete-sport pairings is real?
ANSWERS: KIMBO SLICE said of his move to heavyweight boxing, where he's expected to debut later this year, "I want to see what it's like to break some ribs ... with one punch"; SIDNEY CROSBY took batting practice with the Pirates on Sept. 8 and hit a 370-foot home run that nearly cleared PNC Park; BRANDON MARSHALL said that he planned to audition for the Nuggets and the Heat—"seriously"—if there was an NFL lockout in 2011; and USAIN BOLT said he'd turn to soccer after track, either as a defensive or attacking midfielder.
THE WHEEL OF REINVENTION