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Detroit Tigers star Justin Verlander briefly addressed the controversy surrounding the leaked, naked photos of himself and girlfriend Kate Upton on Wednesday.

Just don't expect the athlete to comment on it any further. Ever.

  • Justin Verlander in Action
  • Kate Upton Lingerie Photograph

Verlander, 31, and Upton, 22, were among the many stars victimized by a rogue hacker still on the lam. Naked photos of them surfaced online Sunday.

Will it shake the confidence of the Detroit Tigers pitching ace?

“Instead of everybody kind of sneaking around and getting questions at specific times, it’s just easier to say I’m not commenting on that," Verlander said.

"I’m trying to win a pennant," he added, not worrying about the possible phishing scam. “I’m not going to comment on my personal life. I never have and I never plan on it."

"I keep my personal life personal. The focus for me is on the Detroit Tigers. I don’t want to take focus away from this team and what we’re trying to accomplish.”

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has generated millions of dollars for a very worthy cause and, perhaps just as importantly, raised awareness of a debilitating and often deadly illness.

Needless to say, the Challenge has done a lot more good than possibly any online trend in history. On top of all that, it's now given us a gift upon which no price can be placed:

The sight of Kate Upton in a wet t-shirt!!!

Yes, Kate and Justin Verlander went viral recently when he tossed her a baseball during a Detroit Tigers game, and it looks like they may do it again with their Ice Bucket Instagram clip.

Kate and Justin are just two of the dozens of celebs to accept the challenge in recent weeks, but did we mention that this video features Kate Upton in a wet t-shirt?

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After Kate Upton changed teams, so to speak, she's officially been barred from wearing gear supporting Justin Verlander's Tigers at New York's Yankee Stadium.

Appearing on Live! With Kelly and Michael recently, the 22-year-old supermodel admitted she's having a hard time breaking up with her former squad.

"I'm sleeping with the enemy," she told host Michael Strahan of why she changed allegiances. "My boyfriend plays for the Tigers. I had to pick a side!"

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton

MLB allegiances aside, television audiences who saw Justin Verlander toss Kate Upton a ball at the Tigers-Yankees game last week were awwwed.

Or disappointed, because there's no longer any doubt Upton and Verlander are an item. But for the most part, there was no denying the cuteness.

The Bronx Bombers, however, aren't too happy about one of their high-profile cheerleaders all of a sudden throwing her support behind a rival team.

"I felt it, too, when I walked in [to Yankee Stadium]," Upton said. "They specifically said, the Yankees told me, 'You're not allowed to wear a Tigers hat!'"

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Lest anyone doubt they were a full-on couple, baseball star Justin Verlander let the whole country know Kate Upton is his MVP last night at Yankee Stadium.

Upton was in the front row supporting the Detroit Tigers pitcher, whom she's dated off and on for some time. Looks like they're 100 percent "on" now.

You don't toss a baseball into just any pretty girl in the stands.

Verlander made the cute, romantic move that was all caught on camera, causing the supermodel to blush and smile at Justin's sweet gesture.

Even the sportscaster who saw this couldn't help but gush, "It must be love!" Fortunately, he refrained from Brent Musberger-Katherine Webb style ogling.

Also in attendance during Tuesday night's game? Jack White, who appeared slightly less suicidal than his recent miserable Cubs game appearance.

As for the outcome, the hometown Yankees prevailed 2-1 Monday.

Verlander, who pitches tomorrow, was the big winner, however:

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Kate Upton gave Justin Verlander puppy dog eyes in a recent pic, but even that wasn't enough to convince him to adopt the puppy seen with her in it.

On Tuesday, the supermodel Instagrammed a photo of herself with an adorable dog and tagged her athlete boyfriend, writing, "Pleaseeeee @justinverlander."

Kate Upton, Doggy Style!

The Detroit Tigers' pitching ace responded by Instagramming a picture of his current mutt, writing: "@kateupton If anyone objects raise your hand!"

"#RileyObjects #jealous #RileyWins."

Riley was indeed raising a paw.

The 31-year-old baseball star and his ex-girlfriend Emily Yuen adopted "the coolest dog ever" when they were in college. He recalled a few years later:

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The following celebrities love to play the field.

Or the basketball court. Or sometimes the ice hockey rink.

In light of Eliza Dushku recently splitting from Rock Fox - along with Chantel Jeffries going clubbing in Houston with Johnny Manziel - the THG staff asked our research department to come up with a list of famous celebrities who have gotten it on with big-time athletes.

Some were flings. Others are marriages that remain intact to this day. And one resulted in a popcorn-based example of PDA that will forever be seared into our memory.

Click around now and be reminded of the actresses, reality stars and models who have had front row, naked seats to some of the hottest sports action around...

Kim Kardashian
Kanye West is the exception, not the rule. Kim Kardashian has gotten it on with Reggie Bush, Miles Austin and Kris Humphries.

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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander started dating in late 2012. Most would congratulate the Detroit Tigers ace for landing the ultimate WAG - the trophy girlfriend to end all trophy girlfriends.

If you care more about baseball than boobs, however, you might be screaming for Verlander to drop Kate like a hot rock.

The Cy Young winner has been struggling this season and many believe Upton is proving to be a distraction that Verlander simply can't handle.

If that's the case, at least Justin can take comfort in the fact that he's not the first athlete to fall victim to the curse of Kate:

Justin Verlander
Kate and Justin have been on and off for years. They split in 2013, leading to an epic post-season performance by the Tigers ace. Now that they're back together, Verlander is carrying a career-high ERA.

Yes, despite the fact that Upton just turned 22 earlier this month, she's already, um...rounded the bases with a number of athletes, kinda-athletes, and...mascots?

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Everybody has to start somewhere, right? Right. For some of Hollywood's best and brightest, that somewhere is on the playing field and not the movie set. 

Yes, it's true. Many of our favorite stars had aspirations of becoming professional athletes when they were children, just like you probably did. (But not me. I always dreamed of being a rock star. We can all see how THAT turned out.)

You might know that Justin Bieber loves to play hockey, but did you know he's also pretty decent at basketball? And did you know that rapper 2 Chainz was a star high school hoops standout in Atlanta?

Kate Upton, SI model, actress, and all around hottie used to ride horses! And then there's Duchess Kate Middleton who is great at basically everything she does, including besting Prince William in sailing.

Take a look at these 13 celebrity athletes who are probably better athletes than you. And me. (Hey, we're all good at something, right? Right. Let's keep telling ourselves that.)

Patrick Dempsey
When he isn't steaming up the screen as McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey likes to heat up the pavement behind the wheel of race cars.

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There's just no need to post fake Kate Upton topless photos. First and foremost, the real ones are already tremendous. Second, she might sue you over the fakery.

The image-doctoring folks at Celeb Jihad found this out the hard way this week.

The phony image purports to be one of the Kate Upton bikini photos from this year's SI, with the teaser, "Kate Upton Naked Outtake From SI Swimsuit 2014."

It's clearly a fake, and it's already been taken down thanks to Upton's lawyers.

The supermodel's legal team threatened an immediate lawsuit against the celebrity gossip site and noted incredulously that the photo "has been airbrushed."

Basically, the people at Celeb Jihad are idiots. Why mess with perfection?

Exhibits A-Z: Kate Upton in GIF form. See below. You're welcome ...

Working Her Abs
Look at her work those abs. Yes, we are staring only at her abs.

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Carol Alt, who covered the 1982 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, is not what you'd call impressed by 2012, 2013 and 2014 cover girl Kate Upton. Like at all.

  • Carol Alt Picture
  • Kate Upton in Black

"What I don't understand with Kate [Upton] is what's all the hullaballoo," Alt, 53, said of the 21-year-old beauty. "There are many covers of Sports Illustrated."

"I don't get what the hullabaloo is. I think what it is is that in this moment there's just so much social media and that's why she's had more word of mouth."

While she may not get the mass appeal, Alt is not dissing Kate Upton personally; Carol says she's as just as deserving of her success as the others.

Therein likes the issue, though, as far as she's concerned. The hype.

"I like Kate, she's a pretty girl," she continued. "But all the girls are nice, and all the girls are pretty. Every cover, to me, deserves to be talked about."

Well yes, but this is worthy of SOME hullaballoo ... don't you think?!

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Kate Upton Biography

Kate Upton Poster Kate Upton is an model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,first in 2011, when she was named... More »
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Kate Upton
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