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Sports Illustrated Kids

March 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.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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12 Issues


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freeze frame

RATE OF RETURNJanuary 7, 2019 • Santa Clara, CaliforniaClemson didn’t waste any time showing Alabama it meant business in the College Football Playoff national championship. Cornerback A.J. Terrell intercepted a pass from Tua Tagovailoa on the Crimson Tide’s third play and returned it 44 yards for a TD, giving the Tigers a lead just 1:40 into the game. Clemson went on to win in a rout, 44–16.(Photograph by DAVID E. KLUTHO)OVER THE TOPJanuary 10, 2019 • Martin, TennesseeMurray State guard Ja Morant is just 6' 3", but who needs height when you can leap like this? The sophomore soared over Tennessee-Martin forward Quintin Dove, who stands 6' 8", for a massive dunk. Morant, who is 14th in the country in scoring (23.1 points per game), finished the contest with 26…

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should players be able to go straight to the nfl?

IF CLEMSON OFFERED a degree in football, Trevor Lawrence could have graduated after one semester.As a true freshman, the 19-year-old threw for 3,280 yards and 30 touchdowns after taking over the starting quarterback job in Week 5. He led the Tigers to a 15–0 season, a No. 1 ranking, and a 44–16 demolition of Alabama in the national championship game, in which Lawrence threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions.The Arizona Cardinals own the first pick in the 2019 NFL draft. If Lawrence declared himself eligible, pundits would undoubtedly project Arizona to take him, even though the Cardinals nabbed another quarterback, Josh Rosen, with the No. 10 pick last year. Lawrence is just that good.However, Lawrence can’t do that. NFL rules stipulate that players cannot enter the draft until three…

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(COURTESY OF NIKE (SHOE))Michael Jordan’s first SPORTS ILLUSTRATED cover as a member of the Chicago Bulls came on December 10, 1984. His Airness was shooting over three members of the Milwaukee Bucks, and the cover read “A Star Is Born.” That happens to be the name of a recently released Air Jordan 1 colorway. (MJ wore Air Jordan 1s for the first time in an NBA game a few weeks before he took on the Bucks, but they weren’t released to the public until the following spring.) In addition to the name, the shoes feature another nod to the historic cover: The colors on the swooshes mimic the green-and-white pattern that ran up the sides of the Bucks’ uniforms. ■…

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opening day

If you can’t wait for baseball season to start, have we got some good news for you! This year, Opening Day is earlier than ever before. The season kicks off on March 20 in Tokyo, where the Seattle Mariners will battle the Oakland A’s. (They’ll play again the following day.)This isn’t the first time a major league game has been played in Japan. The Tokyo Dome hosted its first games in 2000, followed by more in 2004, 2008, and 2012. Those games all drew big crowds, and don’t be surprised to see another full house this year—thanks to the presence of a Japanese legend.ICHIRO (STEPHEN BRASHEAR/GETTY IMAGES (SUZUKI))Ichiro Suzuki(above), who is 45, is likely to be in uniform for the Mariners. He played only 15 games last season before moving…

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opening day stars

Each player on the 1940 Chicago White Sox had the same batting average after his first game as he did before it: .000. That’s because Hall of Famer Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians tossed the only Opening Day no-hitter in history.(AP/SHUTTERSTOCK (FELLER))Four hitters have slugged three homers on Opening Day, but only one of those four—Dmitri Young—reached base five times and had five RBIs. The Detroit Tigers’ slugger had a single and a walk in a 2005 win over the Kansas City Royals.(JOHN WILLIAMSON/MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (YOUNG)) ■…

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march birthdays

2(CHRISTOPHE PALLOT/AGENCE ZOOM/GETTY IMAGES (SHIFFRIN))Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski celebrates his 41st birthday.10Chicago Bulls point guard Zach LaVine is 24.(GREG NELSON (DAVIS))11Power forward Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans turns 26.12Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu is 36.13Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates her 24th birthday.18Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is 41.21Charlotte Hornets rookie small forward Miles Bridges celebrates his 21st birthday.(ROBERT BECK (WATT))22Defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans is 30.26Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller celebrates his 30th birthday.(DARCY FINLEY/NHLI/GETTY IMAGES (BYFUGLIEN))27Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien turns 34.28Tennis player of Switzerland is 34.(SIMON BRUTY (SALE))30Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale celebrates his 30th birthday. ■…