In a season dominated by Peyton Manning's destruction of the NFL's touchdown record book, you might have missed the season Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is putting together. Last week, he threw for 522 yards and six TDs in a wild game against the Indianapolis Colts. It was his single-best day as an NFL QB.
So what does he do for an encore? How about more of the same? Yesterday, Big Ben threw for 340 yards and six more TDs against the Baltimore Ravens. And in throwing six touchdowns on Sunday Roethlisberger became the first QB in NFL history to throw six touchdowns in back-to-back games. The only people who have come closer were Oakland's Tom Flores in 1963 and Tom Brady in 2007, both of whom threw 11 TDs in a two-game span.
Australian snowboarder Torah Bright was one of the big stories of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Heading into the Games, Bright had won championships at every level. All she needed was a gold medal to make her status as one of the best — if not the best — snowboarder in the world official. After crashing on her first run, Bright dominated her second run to win gold in the halfpipe and bring home only the fourth Winter Olympics gold medal in Australia’s history.
Bright will be back on the Australian team for the Sochi Games in February. But rather than simply try to repeat her success in Vancouver, she has set a more ambitious goal. Bright hopes to be the first person ever to qualify in halfpipe, slopestyle, and snowboard cross.
Last summer, Bright stopped by Sports Illustrated Kids’ offices to talk preparing to compete in three events, what she knows about Sochi, and her goals for the 2014 Games.
When it comes to action sports, nobody goes bigger than Red Bull athletes. They turn in big-time performances and pull big-time tricks to push the limits of their sports. And that usually results in some wild video and great photography — like the images selected by the company as the best sports images of 2013.
The folks at Red Bull revealed their list of the top 13 photos "from the world of Red Bull" today, and the selections are pretty amazing. Here's what I think are the five best images from the group:
At this time last year, the world was obsessively watching skydiver and daredevil Felix Baumgartner — outfitted in a state-of-the-art pressure suit — jump out of a capsule 127,852 feet above the earth in the planet's stratosphere. It was scary. It was exciting. And it was epic.
Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Red Bull Stratos mission, and it's a great excuse to relive it.
We recently talked with one of the world's best Razor scooter riders Tanner Markley about his time as a pro, how he got started, his training and his action sports team All Wheel Sports’ high-energy performances on America’s Got Talent. You can read that interview here, but we've also pulled together some of his best tricks, check out those photos below!More »
We chatted with Tanner Markley one of the country’s leading Razor scooter riders about how he got started, his training and his action sports team All Wheel Sports’ high-energy performances on America’s Got Talent.
[Photos: Tanner Markley in action]
How did you and your team, All Wheel Sports, end up on America’s Got Talent?
That’s the action sports show that I do year round. It’s with rollerbladers, BMX riders, skateboarders, parkour, gymnasts and cheerleaders; everything that involves an action sport, all in one show. I’ve been with the show for three years. This year we happened to try out for America’s Got Talent and we made it pretty far—we got into the semifinals. More »