The trailer for 42, the upcoming movie about Jackie Robinson's life, was released recently. The movie will come out in April 2013 just in time for the start of the 2013 baseball season. Chadwick Boseman plays Robinson, who broke major league baseball's color barrier when he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Harrison Ford, who appeared as Han Solo in the Star Wars movies, stars as Branch Rickey, the Dodgers' general manager who signed Robinson. Robinson's story is one of the greatest in sports, so let's hope the movie does it justice.
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At the Tokyo Game Show on Tuesday, Sony showed off the newest version of the PlayStation 3, and it looked a lot like an old PlayStation 3 that has gone on a diet. The big news is that it is 25% slimmer and 20% lighter. So if you have been doing bicep curls with your old PS3, expect them to get a little bit easier now. A 250GB version of the new PS3 will be released on September 25, with a 500GB version dropping on October 30.
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When you think of the San Antonio Spurs you think of Tim Duncan, Coach Pop and sometimes their classic, simple uniforms. All three are consistent, reserved and maybe even a little bit boring. Well, the stoic Spurs departed from that identity a somewhat today when they unveiled a new alternate jersey for the upcoming 2012-13 season.
If the new uni's appearance is a little jarring at first, it's likely because we haven't seen such a design in the league's history. The team's president, Rick Pych, touted the silver uniforms as the first-ever NBA jersey to not have words on the front. Instead of the team name or city, there's just a large version of the Spurs' logo and the player's number in the upper-right hand side. More »
At first I was taken aback by this photo of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson arriving to AT&T Park for a game last week. But then I realized this is exactly how Brian Wilson should commute to the office. The scooter with the seat too low (admittedly, it would've been better if his glove was in the basket in back), the super limited edition Nike Mag sneakers that were inspired by the Back to the Future movies, the fanny pack, the kinda creepy cap. That's so Brian (which, by the way, would be such a better show than That's So Raven). Seeing him drive to the ballpark in some luxury automobile like every other pro athlete would actually be kind of disappointing. Let's hope time a fan snaps a pic of Wilson arriving for a game, he's hopping in on a pogo stick. More »
On Wednesday, Reebok announced that they would be re-releasing the Question shoe in the white/blue colorway on October 5. Since the shoe was originally released during Allen Iverson's NBA rookie season in 1996-97 (before most SI Kids readers were born), a brief history lesson may be required here. First, there was a basketball player named Allen Iverson.
Andrew Luck knows football, as he showed while piloting the Indianapolis Colts to a Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie quarterback also appears to know futbol, or as we call it here in the U.S., soccer. In this new video for EA Sports' FIFA 13 video game, Luck plays the new version of the game alongside rappers Snoop Lion and ASAP Rocky and ESPN soccer analyst Monica Gonzalez. In a performance for the ages, Luck passionately delivers his heartfelt lines ("Pass it!" "Cross it in." "Shoot, shoot, shoot."). There was no word on whether Lucked worked with a real controller during the film shoot or one made of soap. More »