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Eric Levenson

adidas Basketball Team Nights 11

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  • Posted by: Eric Levenson
  • July 29, 2011, 4:03 PM

The NBA may be in a lockout, but that doesn’t mean there’s no pro basketball going on. The WNBA is in full force and the excitement is just heating up with something special. Get to the stadium and young ballers could leave with a prize in any size.

Let me put that another way: Who wants free t-shirts?!

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Matthew Harrigan

Heroes on the Hudson: Bringing Joy and Fitness to Veterans in NYC 4

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  • Posted by: Matthew Harrigan
  • July 19, 2011, 7:39 PM


Comebacks make the most inspiring sports stories. Take former quarterback Kurt Warner, who won a Super Bowl after toiling in the Arena Football League. Or Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, who overcame large cell lymphoma to help Boston win the 2007 World Series.

But some of the most impressive comeback stories involve disabled veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Take a guy like Sam Cila. Cila underwent 40 surgeries to repair injuries he sustained while serving in Baghdad, Iraq in 2005. Despite losing his left forearm and hand, Cila kept active and has competed in the last two Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

Now a new project called Heroes on the Hudson is aiming to inspire more war veterans to stay active. 

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Eric Levenson

10 Questions With...Reggie Bush 72

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  • Posted by: Eric Levenson
  • July 19, 2011, 12:38 PM

Reggie Bush won a Heisman Trophy, two national titles with USC, and a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints. Even with all that, there is one championship he wishes he had the chance to conquer. Last week, Bush was in Dallas, Texas at the Red Bull Game Breakers, a 7-on-7 national high school football tournament. Like any other kid, Bush played flag and two-hand-touch football during recess or on the street, and he said he would have loved an opportunity to represent California and play in a national tournament. Unfortunately for Reggie, a team from Texas took the Red Bull Game Breakers title this year. During the tournament, the NFL star talked to SIKids.com about his favorite number, the ultimate athlete, and the scorching Texas heat.

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Paul Ulane

Arian Foster Takes On A Mechanical Bull…And Loses 13


NFL running backs like to get hit – if they didn’t, they’d have picked a less physically demanding position – so the longer this lockout lasts, the more creative players have to be to get their competitive juices flowing.

Well I think Houston Texans Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster might have just come up with the most amusing way to get a little roughhousing in during his extended vacation. If you need a quick afternoon laugh, click on the video player and check out last year’s leading rusher getting tossed for a ride when he takes on a mechanical bull.

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Matthew Harrigan

2011 MLB Midseason Awards 92

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  • Posted by: Matthew Harrigan
  • July 8, 2011, 5:09 PM

The first half of the 2011 MLB season delivered some surprises — both the Indians and the Pirates emerged from the bottom of their divisions after finishing the 2010 season 25 and 34 games back respectively. Then again, the stacked and steady Phillies own the best record in baseball and the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is heating up in the AL East. It may only be July, but all signs point to some exciting fall ball.

As the game’s best report to Arizona for the All-Star game, we break down the numbers for SI Kids’ midseason awards. Keep reading to see our picks.

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Matthew Harrigan

10 Questions With...Amanda Beard 28

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  • Posted by: Matthew Harrigan
  • July 8, 2011, 4:51 PM

Every day, U.S. swimmer Amanda Beard spends hours in the sun training for next summer’s Olympic Games in London. That’s why the seven-time Olympic medalist teamed up with Serena Williams, David Wright, and Mia Hamm to engineer and test Mission Athletecare’s skincare products under the most extreme training conditions. A solid sunscreen helps these athletes burn their opponents without burning their skin, and now it’s available to everyone (Products on missionathletecare.com are 30% off when you use the discount code “SummerSun”). The hot summer sun is no match for Amanda, but our 10 questions will turn up the heat. Keep reading to see how she does.

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