Radek Štěpánek may have only played one match at the U.S. Open, but it will be hard for anyone to top his attire.

In his first-round match against Spain's Nicolas Almagro, Štěpánek donned a unique tribute to New York City. Štěpánek, who hails from the Czech Republic, wore a shirt which featured the Statue of Liberty jutting out in front of the New York skyline.

The 33-year-old Štěpánek has never advanced past the quaterfinals of a major tournament, and he is more accomplished in doubles than he is in singles (he took home the Australian Open doubles crown this year). But this t-shirt will definitely get him noticed.

Unfortunately for the one-time fiancee of Martina Hingis, the t-shirt was the climax of his time in Flushing Meadows. Štěpánek lost to Almagro in four sets.

(H/T to USA Today)

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The Chicago White Sox have this message for the rival Chicago Cubs:

Anything you can do, we can do better.

The Cubs recently donned superhero costumes for a flight out of St. Louis as a way of lightening the mood in the locker room. And now, the South Siders are putting a twist on the Cubs' flying fashion foray.

Members of the White Sox were seen leaving US Cellular Field this weekend wearing checkered and brightly colored slacks. It looks like a disco-ball exploded in the locker room.

"They're in need of some loosening of the restrains right now," manager Robin Ventura said. "They're dressing in some loud-mouth clothing."

After winning its sixth straight game on Sunday, Chicago holds a 2.5 game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. With a crucial road trip coming up that includes stops in Baltimore and Detroit, the team decided to lighten the mood on the flights.

And, amazingly, the players are in favor of the outfits.

"We're all fans," first baseman Paul Konerko said. "Because any time you get out of wearing a suit, we're up for it."

These outfits may look like they're straight out of the 1970s, but don't call them Disco Pants. The White Sox do not have a positive history with disco-related items.

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Even in the dog days of August, we can always count on Tim Tebow to provide a heaping helping of sizzle.

The latest issue of GQ, which hits newsstands on August 21, offers an interesting take from a writer who is a Jets fan but not a Tebow fan, and how he is trying to resolve this dilemma.

"This, really, is the root of my beef with Tebowmania: It has nothing to do with football," writes Devin Gordon. "It's a sales pitch -- a sensation built on evangelism, not ability, powered by people who see a chance to turn the NFL into the next front of the culture war. And now that culture war is coming to my team."

Compelling stuff. Not just the standard I-love-this-guy/I-hate-this-guy yelling that inevitably comes with any Tebow discussion. Gordon brings some context, texture and complexity to the conversation.

But Gordon's incisive analysis will likely have to settle for the silver medal in the Generating Buzz competition when GQ packages his story with a photo like this:

Shirtless Tebow.

In a Jesus-like pose.

Because there hadn't been nearly enough hype around the Jets, right?

But let's face it. Tebow would still be an attraction even if he had ended up in Jacksonville. The lights might be brighter on Broadway, but there are certain people from whom geography is irrelevant. As Reggie Jackson once put it: "I didn't come to New York to be a star. I brought my star with me."

Well, Jets fans will love it if Tebow can bring two championships to New York the way Reggie did, but for the moment, they'll have to deal with daily doses of Tebowmania that will only crank up once the season starts.

Even Gordon acknowledges that Tebow has that je ne sais quoi, which is noticeable just from being in his presence.

"The charisma is real, folks," he writes. "It almost startles you, especially if you're the kind of person who is skeptical about airy notions like charisma. It's there.

"Tebow smiles the entire time he is surrounded by reporters, no matter what he's asked, no matter how naked the trap being laid for him, every one of which he dodges, effortlessly, with a soft chuckle. He is clearly enjoying himself. He likes the attention, and not in a craven, needy way. More like: I'm a people person!"

And that has been the case whether he was at Florida (where this was shot a few years ago), Denver or New York.

-- For complete article and more photos of Tebow, go to GQ.com.

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