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Sarah Braunstein

A Quad. Who needs it? 7

  • Olympics
  • Posted by: Sarah Braunstein
  • February 19, 2010, 12:05 PM

Before the Olympics began all the talk surrounding the men’s figure skating was about the quad. Consisting of four full rotations in the air, this mega jump was supposed to decide the winner. Pull it off and the gold is yours. Fail to land it and settle for second.

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Duane Munn

Behind the Scenes: Nightmares Never Sleep 2

  • GearHead
  • Posted by: Duane Munn
  • February 18, 2010, 4:31 PM


Courtesy of Jordan Brand

SIKIDS.com followers have known for a while that Dwyane Wade had been tabbed to replace Michael Jordan as the signature athlete for His Airness' Air Jordan line. But the announcement became national news during All-Star Weekend, when a new spot -- featuring Wade getting busy in a pair of Air Jordan 2010's -- made it's television/youtube debut.

In case you missed the clip (btw... that part where Wade's chucking defenders like Adrian Peterson? Siccccccccck!), or you wanted to see it again (and again, and again...), I've got a treat for you...

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Sarah Braunstein

Best. Day. Ever. 16

  • Olympics
  • Posted by: Sarah Braunstein
  • February 18, 2010, 10:53 AM

You ever have one of those amazing days, when it feels like you can do no wrong and everything you want to happen happens? Well, the US had one of those days yesterday when athletes representing the stars and stripes brought home six medals, a new record, including three golds.

If you didn’t tune in to the show, here’s what you missed:

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Duane Munn

Move Over Wendell Scott... 11

  • The Arena
  • Posted by: Duane Munn
  • February 17, 2010, 6:42 PM


Courtesy of NASCAR

You guys should know the drill by now: every now and again, I use the space afforded to me at SIKIDS.com to point out some of the finest young sports talent in the country (And for those of you that don't know... check here. And here).

This week, I'd like to show some love to a youngster on the NASCAR circuit.

"Why NASCAR, Duane From NJ" (I can hear you!)? Well, because Sergio Pena -- in addition to the fact that he's arguably the finest driver yet to roll out of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program (an initiative designed to increase the number of qualified minorities driving and working inside NASCAR) -- has managed to make a name for himself in racing circles at an age when he should be busy finishing his homework.

The 16-year-old debuted in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series, the top developmental series in the land, late last month, finishing second at the Toyota All-Star Showdown and giving 19-year-old phenom (and TAS Showdown winner) Joey Logano all he could handle in the process. Had he won, Pena  would've become the youngest driver ever to finish first at the Toyota All-Star Showdown, smashing Logano's current record by a full year.

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Sarah Braunstein

Q&A With Evan Lysacek 5

  • Olympics
  • Posted by: Sarah Braunstein
  • February 17, 2010, 10:47 AM

If you missed the men’s figure skating short programs last night you missed quite a show. In 2006 Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko ended the first stage of competition with a big lead that would only increase. But last night, as he sought to defend his gold, it was clear his competition has caught up. Chief among those competitors is Evan Lysacek of the United States who sits in second place just a fraction of a point behind Plushenko. SI Kids sat down with Lysacek, the current World Champion, before the Olympics. Here’s what the gold medal contender had to say.

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Duane Munn

The BD Doom 9

  • GearHead
  • Posted by: Duane Munn
  • February 16, 2010, 4:32 PM


COurtesy of Li-Ning

There was a party in Portland, Oregon, last night, and Baron Davis was the guest of honor.

The Los Angeles Clippers point guard took some time off from breaking ankles to help Chinese sneaker-maker Li-Ning open up it's flagship store... and roll out one of its signature sneaker models, Davis' BD Doom.

*In addition to purchasing the new kicks, those attending the Grand Opening were also able to scoop up limited-edition "Beardman" toys, modeled after Baron's well-known affinity for facial hair.*

You can check after the break for close-ups of Baron's new kicks. And be sure to check back in at sikids.com in the near-future for a special Q&A with The Beardman himself.

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Sarah Braunstein

Olympic Highlights: The First Weekend 6

  • Olympics
  • Posted by: Sarah Braunstein
  • February 16, 2010, 12:41 PM

The Olympics have been underway for just four days but already so much has happened. Here are my favorite moments of the first few days. Check them out and then hit the comments to tell me what you liked.

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