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Paul Ulane

Sneak Peek: September Issue

The September issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but, why wait to see the new cover?! We're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on!

Scroll to the bottom of this article (or click the "More" tab if you're on the News & Blogs page) for a close-up of this month's cover athlete. After you've checked it out, be sure to hit up the comments section and let us know what you think!

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Alan Chen

Can the Pack go Back-to-Back?

No matter who you’re a fan of, there’s no doubting that last year the Green Bay Packers had a superior season, topped of with the Lombardi trophy. They had a rough start, but a late-season surge brought them into the playoffs. Then they won six straight games to win the title. But can they come out on top again? Here are some reasons why the Packers could be back-to-back Super Bowl Champions.

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Sources: Vick signs $100M contract

  • August 30, 2011, 10:21 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick is really back on top now.

Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a six-year contract on Monday that again makes the Pro Bowl quarterback one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.

A source familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the deal is worth $100 million, including about $40 million guaranteed. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because terms weren't released.

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Manning activated from PUP list

  • August 30, 2011, 10:19 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning is back. Whether he is ready to play is an open question.

The Colts activated Manning from the physically unable to perform list Monday. A few hours later, the four-time MVP pulled on his white No. 18 jersey and a helmet, and jogged onto the practice field, renewing hopes that he might actually play in the season-opener at Houston on Sept. 11 four months after neck surgery.

"That's kind of been my goal all along, trying to get better and I know everybody's into predictions and everybody wants to have the breaking news," an upbeat Manning said. "But I just can't give you any more than what I'm giving you."

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Titans place RB Johnson on reserve/did not report list

  • August 30, 2011, 10:18 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have placed running back Chris Johnson on the reserve/did not report list in a move that frees up an extra roster spot for the final preseason game.

The administrative move has no impact on contract talks with Johnson, who met with the Titans last week but remains a holdout. Johnson's agent, Joel Segal, did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press, and coach Mike Munchak said he hadn't heard of any changes in the talks.

The clock is ticking with final roster cuts due Saturday before the season opener Sept. 11.

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Julia Maddock

Fun at the County Fair: The Combine Demolition Derby

As summer comes to an end, county fairs across the country are happening. Most people know the county fair has cows, pigs, horses, chickens and turkeys. But how many people know the county fair offer sporting events that may be a little… well, unusual, but a lot of fun?

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Eric Levenson

Legends Flock to New York City for Madden NFL 12

If you’re like most kids in the summer, you can’t wait to get your hands on the newest copy of Madden. Well wait no more.
We here at got a sneak preview at the Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am, a two-day event centered on the Madden NFL 12’s upcoming release. A mix of Hall of Famers – such as Jerry Rice, Dan Marino, and Deion Sanders – battled on the gridiron with celebrities and actors in a competitive game of flag football. They also gave us some tips on the upcoming season and their favorite players right now.
Smack dab in the middle of New York City, we got to test out the new Madden game AND watch these former stars play. Press play and check it all out!

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