Fitness is crucial for young athletes, and the NBA’s newest stars emphasized that to 100 Harlem kids at a pre-draft basketball clinic sponsored by NBA FIT.More »
I’m a longtime EA Sports FIFA Soccer fan. I have multiple editions of the franchise and it’s probably the game that finds its way into my Xbox 360 the most. But I’m always a little worried when I’m about to try out the latest edition. Back around 2004, they changed the game big time and we had a disaster on our hands. The gameplay slowed to a crawl and I didn’t enjoy it as much as previous editions. The franchise eventually rebounded and I grew to love FIFA again, but I still hold my breath each year until I get my hands on the new one.
I had no need to worry. Yesterday the Wizard (Gary Gramling) and I got to battle each other on an early build of FIFA 13, due out this fall, and the new version was solid. EA has delivered a game with crisp and fluid gameplay, which is important because if you don’t have that, all the bells and whistles don’t mean much. More »
Some of you might be old enough to remember when the Nintendo Wii came out back in 2006. It was incredible, the most amazing video game breakthrough I had seen in my lifetime. (And I’m a lot older than you.)More »
Oh, there's plenty of intrigue and excitement entering Thursday night's draft. There's going to be a ton of trades, maybe even one involving Dwight Howard. But just in case nobody makes a move, here's how I see the first round playing out...More »
I'll admit I wasn't all that psyched about a new Pokemon game. But Pokemon Conquest, for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, proved to be a pleasant surprise.More »
Sacramento Kings star and 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans will spend this offseason working to improve his game. But this week, he's also going to help some very special players get better.
Evans is hosting his second annual free basketball camp for Sacramento students in need, with an assist from VSP Vision Care. On Thursday and Friday, 100 campers each day will shoot hoops and spend some time with the star guard. On top of that, kids who qualify will receive free eye exams and glasses in a VSP mobile eye clinic during the camp.
“I’m excited to team up with VSP Vision Care,” says Evans. “Healthy vision is important in both basketball and in life, and this camp helps me reinforce that message.”
Tyreke took some time out of his busy offseason to take a different kind of exam: SI Kids' 10 Questions! Read on to see his answers...
Each day this week we’re getting you ready for Euro 2012, the European soccer championships, hosted by Poland and Ukraine. On Monday we previewed Group A and on Tuesday Group B, Wednesday Group C and today Group D
GROUP D (England, France, Sweden, Ukraine)
No matter who else is in the group, when you put France and England together in pool play at a major international soccer tournament, compelling theater results. Unfortunately for France in 2010 and England in 2012, the theater remained largely off the field. France couldn’t overcome their distractions in 2010, but are back for redemption and England hope they can overcome the strife of the last five months. More »