'Tis the season, and Sports Illustrated Kids has great gift ideas for everyone on your list! We have loads of cool stuff perfect for kids, sports fans, athletes, and everyone in between — click the images below to get inspired!
When it comes to action sports, nobody goes bigger than Red Bull athletes. They turn in big-time performances and pull big-time tricks to push the limits of their sports. And that usually results in some wild video and great photography — like the images selected by the company as the best sports images of 2013.
The folks at Red Bull revealed their list of the top 13 photos "from the world of Red Bull" today, and the selections are pretty amazing. Here's what I think are the five best images from the group:
The Indiana Pacers continue to make a case for being the best team in the Eastern Conference. Their win over Miami on Tuesday gives them bragging rights until the two squads meet again next week.
But are the Pacers the best team in the league? The Portland Trail Blazers are right on Indiana’s heels, and they’re proving that Rip City might just be a more serious contender than we all thought.
Check out this week's NBA Power Rankings and tell us in the comments section where you think your team should be ranked!
By Paul George, as told to Christina M. Tapper
Paul George made a lot of noise during his third season in the NBA. The 23-year-old swingman for the Indiana Pacers had career highs of 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game on his way to earning his first All-Star selection and winning the NBA's Most Improved Player Award. George made even more noise in the postseason, helping Indiana reach the Eastern Conference Finals by averaging 19.2 points per game.
But long before his rise in the NBA, George was a quiet kid who grew up in Palmdale, California. He spoke with SI KIDS about battling his sister in basketball, the time he played a game in jean shorts, and mastering chess.
It's safe to say the 2013-14 NHL season is in full swing. The hits are getting harder, the scoring getting wilder, and the rivalries are getting nastier. If you need proof, just look at Saturday's Boston-Pittsburgh game, their last regular-season matchup this season: Two concussions, two suspensions, and a tightly played 3-2 Boston win. Meanwhile, in the West, the Ducks and Blackhawks are looking for the inside track on the conference lead. Anaheim beat Chicago in their first meeting, but there's still a lot of hockey to play.
Check out this week's NHL Power Rankings and tell us in the comments section where you think your team should be ranked!
Last week we told you about the new Stadium Series jerseys that the Kings and Ducks will wear when they meet for their outdoor game in January. But it slipped by us that the New York Islanders — who will also be playing outside as part of the Stadium Series — debuted their news sweaters, too.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Aurelien Collin scored the equalizer in the second half of the MLS Cup, then drove home the deciding penalty kick to give Sporting Kansas City a dramatic victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night and its first league title since 2000.