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Sports Illustrated Kids

September 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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freeze frame

PROMISE KEEPER July 26, 2019 • Boston, Massachusetts Before a Red Sox game against the New York Yankees, 10-year-old Nico Sapienza, a passionate Boston fan who is suffering from a spinal disease, had a request for Mookie Betts: Hit a home run. So what did Betts do? He hit three homers in the 10–5 win, making this post game dousing extra meaningful. HEELS OVER HEAD July 17, 2019 • Gwangju, South Korea Members of Brazil’s artistic swimming team were ecstatic to be competing—upside down—at the FINA World Championships. The sport, also called synchronized swimming, requires athletes to perform elaborate routines that sometimes keep them under water for a minute.…

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should more teams go for it?

BURNING QUESTION KAWHI LEONARD NEVER wanted to play in Toronto. When the Raptors traded for the Spurs’ disgruntled forward in July 2018, it was widely suspected he was a year away from signing with an L.A. team in free agency. And the Raptors had done all right without him, leading the Eastern Conference with 59 regular season wins in 2017–18. Still, Toronto president Masai Ujiri gave up fan favorite DeMar DeRozan, center Jakob Pöltl, and a first-round pick for a player who, the season before, had only played nine games because of an injury. At the time of the deal, it was uncertain whether Leonard would even agree to suit up for the Raptors. Of course, he did. Averaging 30.5 points per game in the playoffs, Leonard almost single-handedly delivered the Raptors their…

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what to watch / know about in september

WATCH INDY BAND Brickyard 400 (September 8, 2 p.m. ET, NBC) Since 1996, the winner of the September NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has kissed the yard of bricks, one of the most iconic venue features in all of sports. The 36-inch strip that runs along the start/finish line at the speedway is all that remains of the 3.2 million bricks that once paved the track. See if you can match the teams on the right with similarly tiny portions of the unique elements from their stadiums and arenas. ANSWERS: 1. B, CHICAGO CUBS (OUTFIELD IVY AT WRIGLEY FIELD); 2. E, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (HOWARD’S ROCK AT MEMORIAL STADIUM); 3. F, SAN DIEGO PADRES (OUTFIELD SANDBOX AT PETCO PARK); 4. C, CALGARY FLAMES (ROOF OF THE SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME); 5. D, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (THE…

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on our radar

KENDRA WAIT HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: GARDNER, KS BIRTH DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2002 SPORT: VOLLEYBALL, TRACK AND FIELD Kendra, a two-sport athlete at Gardner Edgerton High, won two events at the 2019 Kansas 6A championship track and field meet as a sophomore. She finished first in the 100-meter dash (12.04) and the shot put (42' 113⁄4"). It was Kendra’s second straight title in the 100. She also finished second in the pole vault and fourth in the 200-meter dash, and led all competitors in points scored (34). Her performance earned her the Gatorade Kansas Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year award. A setter in volleyball, Kendra led the Trailblazers with 111 total blocks and 944 assists last season en route to a state tournament appearance. She was named to the all-tournament team.…

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mistaken identity, favorites and funny bits

WHAT’S IN A NAME? MISTAKEN IDENTITY Every once in a while, two professional athletes crop up with the same name, like Panthers QB Cam Newton (far left) and safety Cam Newton (near left), who once signed with the Panthers. Here are three more notable namesakes. SEBASTIAN AHO The Finnish Hurricanes forward hooked the Swedish Islanders defenseman in an NHL game in March 2018. It wasn’t the first time they had tangled. Hailing from bordering, rival countries, the two Ahos had met in international games. ADRIAN PETERSON The one you know is on the left, chasing records as a member of the Washington Redskins. When the future Hall of Famer entered the NFL, however, there was another AP who played RB. The Bears’ Peterson had 1,283 rushing yards for his career. BRADY FEIGL Two Brady Feigls pitching in the…

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prime time

R.J. BARRETT TEAM New York Knicks POSITION Shooting guard SPOTLIGHT The Canadian scorer has long been heralded as a star-in-the-making. Now that he’s a pro, the first-round draft pick is ready to embrace his bright future. The Santa Monica Pier is one of the most well-worn tourist spots in all of California, but for R.J. Barrett, after the past 12 months, spending two hours among strangers was a welcome opportunity to relax and blend into the crowd. So, in between two-a-day workouts one afternoon in late May, he brought some friends from Toronto to the boardwalk’s mini–amusement park. They ate hot dogs and funnel cakes (his funnel cake was made of churros), and jumped on a hydraulic tower that took them 44 feet in the air before dropping straight down (the Pacific Plunge). Barrett shot carnival free throws…

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