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Sports Illustrated Kids December 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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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
freeze frame

FIRST FLIGHT October 7, 2019 • Atlanta, Georgia Pelicans forward Zion Williamson scored 16 points in his NBA preseason debut, a 133–109 win over the Hawks that featured three dunks from the rookie. He scored his team’s first three points on an and-one play, then immediately followed up with this posterizing slam over Hawks center Damian Jones. SPLASH DOWNS October 20, 2019 • Landover, Maryland San Francisco running back Tevin Coleman did his best to keep his team undefeated at a sloppy FedEx Field. Behind Coleman’s 62 yards—and three field goals from Robbie Gould—the 49ers beat Washington 9–0 in the shortest game played in the stadium’s 22-year history (2 hours, 36 minutes).…

3 min.
perils of the pastime

BOO-BOOS BASEBALL IS A SPORT with a long season and lots of downtime. That means plenty of opportunities for players to injure themselves in bizarre ways. Test how well you remember some of the strangest maladies from 2019. 1 Nationals ace Max Scherzer ended up with a black eye and a broken nose in June after he did what during batting practice? A) Ran into the batting cage B) Fought the Pirates’ mascot C) Walked in front of a pitch D) Bunted a pitch into his face 2 Already on the injured list, Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes suffered multiple ankle fractures in May doing what? A) Tripping while walking into the doctor’s office B) Attempting to run the bases C) Falling into a hole at his ranch D) Celebrating a Mets win 3 In the span of two minutes on May 13,…

1 min.
what to watch/know about in december

ANSWER KEY: B. KANSAS STATE (2); C. TEXAS (2); D. FLORIDA (3); E. STANFORD (1); F. MICHIGAN STATE (5); G. ARKANSAS (3); H. IOWA (5) DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 2 Atlanta Hawks rookie De’Andre Hunter celebrates his 22nd birthday. 7 New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is 25. 8 Midfielder Raheem Sterling of Manchester City turns 25. 9 Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor is 23. 12 Buffalo Bills rookie defensive tackle Ed Oliver celebrates his 22nd birthday. 13 PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler turns 31. 20 Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé is 21. 25 Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon celebrates his 31st birthday. 28 Kicker Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts turns 47. 29 USWNT and Utah Royals FC forward Christen Press is 31. 30 L.A. Lakers forward LeBron James turns 35. 31 Relief pitcher Alex Colomé of the Chicago White Sox…

4 min.
fresh take, favorites and funny bits

AVERY WILLIAMSON HAS despised washing dishes ever since he was a kid growing up in rural Milan, Tennessee. As a result, he and his sister Erika made a deal: She handled the inside chores he didn’t enjoy, while he looked after the family’s cattle with their father. Williamson welcomed the farming responsibilities, and that hasn’t changed since the 27-year-old became a defensive standout in the NFL. Each year during the offseason, he returns home to tend to his family’s farm by growing vegetables in the garden, baling hay, and operating the tractor. “[Farming] taught me to do my work before it’s time to play,” he says. “It teaches me now that I have to do my film study, work out—I’ve got to do that before I go out and enjoy myself.” Williamson’s…

2 min.
routine maintenance

TIPS FROM THE PROS WHETHER MAHOMES IS 100% healthy or battling injuries as he’s done throughout this season, the 2018 NFL MVP relies on head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and his staff to help ensure that he’s as prepared as possible to step onto the field. “Our very first job as an athletic trainer is athlete health and safety,” says Burkholder. “And then we talk performance after that.” QUARTERBACK SCHOOL All the QBs on the roster attend specialized workouts with the athletic training staff as part of their weightlifting program three times a week. These “quarterback school” sessions, which last 20 to 30 minutes, are designed to strengthen and lengthen muscles. “We work legs, core, and shoulders in unison,” says Burkholder, who is in his 27th year as an NFL athletic trainer and…

4 min.
decade ditty

2010 Our story starts with Sid the Kid in OT clinching gold For Canada, Olympic hosts, against the U.S. Bold! LeBron was a free agent. So which team would he choose? He picked Miami on TV and Cavs fans let out boos. The Giants won the Series; ’twas their first since moving West. They beat the Rangers 4–1 and proved they were the best. Jimmie Johnson: NASCAR’s champ! His fifth win in a row. He now has seven—tied for most!—that JJ sure can go. 2011 Marshawn Lynch dashed down the field against the Saints. Touchdown! The Seahawks fans then cheered so much they truly shook the ground. LeBron, Wade, Bosh—the Heat’s Big Three—just couldn’t get it done. In the end Nowitzki’s Mavs were having all the fun. Rangers fans groaned, “Not again!” this time against the Cards, As David Freese tied Game 6 late; in…