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Sports Illustrated KidsSports Illustrated Kids

Sports Illustrated Kids

May 2019

The ultimate, kid-friendly, resource on sports including: profiles of the biggest names in sports, fun sports trivia, games, contests, amazing action photography, instructional tips from the pros, interactive sports cards, and hilarious Buzz Beamer cartoons. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS is a great way to encourage kids to read and has won highest honors from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents' Choice Awards.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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shining star

SHINING STARMarch 21, 2019 • Tokyo, JapanThough Mariners legend Ichiro works in the front office, he was able to play two more games when the Mariners opened the season against A’s in his native Japan. (The teams were allowed to take three extra players on the trip.) The future Hall of Famer received countless standing ovations from adoring fans.(Photograph by Fred Vuich)I’M A LITTLE TIED UP RIGHT NOW.…March 23, 2019 • Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaIt may not look like it, but Rutgers wrestler Nick Suriano (white) is actually on his way to victory. The junior defeated Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix 4–2 in the final match of the 133-pound division at the NCAA championships. He wasn’t the Scarlet Knights’ only champ: Anthony Ashnault won the 149-pound class.…

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should fans boo returning players?

AS PART OF an effort to appease all of their fans, the Islanders split their home games this season between Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum. Among the 21 dates pencilled in for the Coliseum was their February 28 match against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That gave the game a special significance to Leafs center John Tavares, who returned to New York after nine seasons as an Islander.“It’s a place where I began my career, had my first goal, first game,” Tavares told The Athletic. “It’ll be fun going back there.’’Among the fun that happened upon his return: Islanders fans burned multiple Tavares jerseys in the parking lot before the game. Someone threw a jersey at him during pregame warmups. The crowd drowned out with boos a video…

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unboxed: taking the lid off the coolest sports gear.

Batting practice is a time for big leaguers to fine-tune their mechanics, swing for the fences—and make a fashion statement. Teams now wear different caps for their pregame drills, and some of them are very cool. Here are three of the best:OAKLAND A’S.Back in 1902, when the team played in Philadelphia, the Athletics were referred to as “white elephants” by an opposing manager. (We don’t really get it either.) Ever since, the team has had an elephant as its mascot, and it adorns these green caps.COLORADO ROCKIES.The Rox make effective use of the state flag. And, because it’s the Rockies, there’s a baseball soaring through the air.WASHINGTON NATIONALS.The Nats’ game hats, which feature a script W, are awfully boring compared to their BP caps. The logo, featuring the silhouette of…

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indianapolis 500

IT’S BEEN 50 YEARS since legendary racer Mario Andretti won the Indianapolis 500 and since then, the Andretti racing dynasty has been trying to cross the finish line in first place again. They’ve come close. Michael Andretti, Mario’s son, holds the record for most laps led without winning. In fact, in total, he has led one more lap than Rick Mears—who’s won the Indy 500 four times!Marco Andretti (right), Michael’s son, was just 0.0635 seconds behind the winner in 2006. Of course, Marco, racing in his 14th 500, would be happy to win the race anytime. But if he can do it on the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s victory, it would be even more special. “Indy is Indy,” says Marco. “It’s always huge. But there’s no doubt about it:…

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may birthdays

1 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman celebrates his 28th birthday.2 NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is 34.3 Forward Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers turns 23.4 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk turns 33.5 Miami Heat guard Goran Dragić celebrates his 33rd birthday.10 Former Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns 24.13 Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone is 27.18 Olympic figure skater Alina Zagitova of Russia celebrates her 17th birthday.21 Forward Mario Mandžukić of Juventus turns 33.22 Pittsburgh Pirates leftfielder Corey Dickerson is 30.26 New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal turns 22.30 Forward Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings celebrates his 27th birthday.JARED C. TILTON/GETTY IMAGES (CAR); RICH GRAESSLE/ICON SPORTSWIRE/GETTY IMAGES (ANDRETTI); JEFF HAYNES (CUBS); CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (NADAL); PAUL BERESWILL/GETTY IMAGES (STROMAN); RON HOSKINS/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (SABONIS); JEFF BOTTARI/NHLI/GETTY IMAGES (STONE);…

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maddie diab

HEIGHT: 5' 1"BIRTHPLACE: GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOISBIRTH DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 2001SPORT: GYMNASTICS■ Maddie, a senior at Glenbard West High, won the all-around (38.55), uneven bars (9.55), vault (9.80), and beam (9.65), and finished second on floor at the Illinois state gymnastics championships. Her performance helped the Hilltoppers earn their second straight state title.■ In four seasons at Glenbard West, Maddie won 10 individual titles, including three straight in the all-around. She is only the fourth gymnast in state history to do so in the all-around. She also won two state titles in vault, bars, and beam.■ Next season, Maddie will compete at Iowa State. She will join her father, Mark, as a Cyclone. Mark was a two-time national champion on still rings in the 1980s and has been inducted to the…

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