Bar Refaeli, Hayden Panettiere, and the New Sports WAGs of Summer

Scott HowardContributor IMay 31, 2011

Bar Refaeli, Hayden Panettiere, and the New Sports WAGs of Summer

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    Here at Bleacher Report we like to keep you on top of your game. We don't want you to be the last one at your weekly poker game to find out that Kim Kardashian is engaged or that Mark Sanchez is dating Vladimir Klitschko's ex.

    We're here to take care of you.

    Summer can be a tumultuous time for celebrity/sports relationships. Something about the heat causes athletes to switch partners like they're at a square dance.

    So we just wanted to touch base and let you know about the new sports WAGs of the summer. You can thank us later.

10. Lindsay Davis

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    Omer Asik had a coming out party in this year's playoffs. He proved to be a vital ingredient in the Bulls' winning formula, and when he was lost to injury the Bulls never recovered.

    His winning qualities were also noticed by Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis, who has reportedly been dating the Turkish center.

    It would have been a great matchup, but Davis has come out and denied that the two are dating. But you never know with these things.

    Hmmm, maybe it was just a ploy by fellow Ohio native LeBron James to distract Asik during the playoffs...the plot thickens...

9. Meeka Claxton

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    The hit reality show, Basketball Wives, has started its third season. Along with the names we've come to know and love like Shaunie, Evelyn and Jennifer is a new girl on the block, Meeka Claxton.

    She's the wife of former NBA point guard Speedy Claxton, and apparently she brings some new flavor and drama to the third season of the show.

8. Candice Crawford

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    Candice Crawford is not a new WAG, but her status has recently been updated. The former Miss Missouri and ex-fiancee of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo can now call herself a football wife.

    The couple was married over Memorial Day weekend at Arlington Hall in Dallas.

    Candice's brother Chace is one of the stars of Gossip Girl, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a cameo in Romo's future.

7. Jessica Olsson

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    Dirk Nowitzki is pretty much on top of the world right now. He has led his team to the NBA Finals, hasn't missed a shot in the entire 2011 Playoffs, and now we have word that he has a new hottie by his side.

    The lucky lady is model/actress Jessica Olsson, who has yet to get in the spotlight enough for us to find a good picture of her.

    One thing's for sure, Dirk can't do any worse than his last girlfriend.

6. Ciara

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    After much speculation, we finally received official word that Ciara and Amar'e Stoudemire are, in fact, dating.

    Ciara likes to keep quiet about her personal life, but she probably just got sick of being asked about it until she finally admitted to the relationship.

    At least now she can remain BFFs with LaLa Vasquez.

5. Draya Michele

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    Draya Michele is a hip-hop video vixen and model who has appeared in photo spreads for magazines like King.

    She has also reportedly been spending her evenings with Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian.

    Judging by the pictures of Draya Michele, we can't really blame Berrian for partying with her.

4. Kim Kardashian

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    Kim's name has been synonymous with WAG since she got into the national spotlight, but she recently went farther than she has ever gone before when she became engaged to Nets forward Kris Humphries.

    Kim really had no choice in the matter. It's family tradition to marry NBA players, and when Kris pulled out that ridiculous 20.5 carat ring, what could she say besides, "yes"?

3. Hayden Panettiere

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    We all know that Hayden Panettiere was a WAG, but some of you may not know that she recently swapped athletes.

    Panettiere was in a long relationship with boxer Wladimir Klitschko, but the couple called it quits in mid-May.

    Careful not to allow her WAG status to deteriorate, Panettiere quickly jumped to celebrity Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

    The pint-sized actress definitely has a thing for tall jocks.

2. Bar Refaeli

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 11:  Model Bar Refaeli host a 'Lexus' party at the Villamagna Hotel on May 11, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
    Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

    Bar Refaeli is one of the hottest swimsuit models in the world, so it makes sense that she would end up dating a movie star like Leonardo DiCaprio.

    Since the couple split up, however, Bar has been trying her had as a WAG. She was recently spotted snuggling up with her "good friend," Omri Casspi of the Sacramento Kings, in a picture she posted on Twitter.

    Both Refaeli and Casspi are from Israel, so the fact that Casspi was the first Israeli player to play in the NBA must have had a major effect on her.

1. Bella Gonzalez

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    The world is a better place now that we get to see Bella Gonzalez ringside at Shane Moseley's fights.

    Bella is a model of some kind, but to me it seems that her job is just to be really, really hot. And she's executing it to perfection.