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Sports Illustrated Kids

August 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
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English
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Meredith Corporation
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freeze frame

RISING HIGH June 5, 2019 • Oakland, California Kawhi Leonard drove down the lane for a layup over the Warriors’ Draymond Green in Toronto’s Game 3 NBA Finals win. Leonard poured in a team-high 30 points during the 123–109 victory, which put the Raptors up 2–1 in the series. They went on to win in six games, and Leonard earned his second career Finals MVP award. MAKING A SPLASH June 15, 2019 • Frisco, Texas What better way to cool off on a 93° evening than by taking a dip—at a minor league baseball game? The Lazy River, which is longer than an Olympic pool, was filled with young swimmers during the Frisco RoughRiders’ game against Northwest Arkansas. A 9–4 loss didn’t stop the fans from having a good time!…

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should players celebrate in a blowout?

BURNING QUESTION WATCHING MEGAN RAPINOE’S goal at the 79-minute mark of the United States women’s national team’s World Cup opener against Thailand, you might think she had just broken a tie, not potted the Americans’ ninth unanswered score. The U.S. co-captain did a series of spins, slid in front of her team’s bench, made a kicking motion from the ground, and then joined the entire team in a hug. When Alex Morgan put the ball in the top left corner of the net just two minutes later, she counted her goals with her right hand (one, two, three, four). It’s amazing they even had time to squeeze in celebrations after goals 11, 12, and 13 before the final whistle. Nobody faulted the U.S. for running up the score—goal differential matters in the World…

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what to watch / know about in august

WATCH WORLD OF LITTLE LEAGUE Softball: August 7–14; ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPN+ Baseball: August 15–25; ESPN, ESPN2, ABC Top youth players from around the globe will come together to decide new champions at the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon, and the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. For the first time, you’ll be able to catch all the games, either by streaming them or watching on your TV. Check out the bracket to see when a team from your region will take the field; after the action, head outside with your friends to play a game of your own! SUPER SIGNAL-CALLERS College football is back! The QBs headlining these three Week 1 nonconference matchups caught our attention. Duke vs. Alabama (August 31, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) Tua Tagovailoa, the 2018 Heisman runner-up, will try…

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on our radar

LOLA POSSICK HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: WEEHAWKEN, NJ BIRTH DATE: JUNE 14, 2005 SPORT: FENCING Lola, an incoming ninth-grader at Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey, won a bronze medal in the sabre cadet division at the Pan Am Championships in Bogotá, Colombia, in February. Then 13, she was competing against 16-year-olds. In 2018, Lola won her third national fencing championship, beating out 115 competitors in the Youth 12 sabre category at the July Challenge in St. Louis. She also competed in the Youth 14 group, finishing in fifth place. As a 10-year-old in 2015, with only three years of fencing experience, she won her first national title in the under-10 division. Lola is ranked as the third-best cadet (16 and under) in the country, and the 34th-best junior (19 and under). Worldwide,…

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back to the future

EVERY YEAR THERE is at least one school that features a stacked recruiting class in college basketball—just see Duke’s group last season. For that, you have the Fab Five to thank. The 1991 freshman class at Michigan was the first to feature four McDonald’s All-Americans. One of those players was Juwan Howard (near right and above). Howard, who played for 19 years in the NBA, is now returning to his alma mater to coach. “I said I wasn’t going to cry,” Howard confessed at his introductory press conference in May. “I guess that happens when you’re excited about something that means so much.” Howard doesn’t have any head coaching experience, but Michigan is hoping his NBA connections and Wolverines legacy will inspire the team to success. SECOND ACT Before the Wolverines welcomed…

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surname silliness, favorites and funny bits

PITCHERS’ DUEL White Sox relievers Ryan Burr and Ian Hamilton dressed up like dueling 18th century politicians Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. DUCK, DUCK, PENGUIN Oregon’s Tyrell Crosby and Shane Lemieux reminded us of two legendary Pittsburgh skaters. HULL AND OATES You kids are probably too young to remember Blues legends Brett Hull and Adam Oates—or rock legends Hall & Oates, for that matter. SORRY, PARENTS Tight end Jake Butt had to choose between standing beside RB Kevin Gross or WR Very Stinky. Good call! CARD WARS The Nick Fury actor himself acknowledged this superhero team-up of former Louisville wide receiver Traveon Samuel and quarterback Lamar Jackson. Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver STEFON DIGGS’ FAVORITE THINGS FOOD Chicken parm ICE CREAM FLAVOR Vanilla SPORT OTHER THAN FOOTBALL Basketball CARTOON Family Guy ACTOR Will Smith ATHLETE GROWING UP Percy Harvin SUBJECT IN SCHOOL P.E. (and recess!) EMOJI AUTHOR Hill Harper MUSICAL ARTIST Jay-Z FUNNY PHOTO The winning caption from SIKIDS.com: “HE PUT THIS MUCH KETCHUP…

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