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Michelle Obama Gets Kids Moving

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First Lady Michelle Obama tells SI KIDS Kid Reporter Grace Ybarra about her mission to get kids healthy and active.

Q: What initially sparked your idea for Let's Move!, your campaign against childhood obesity?

A: Let's Move! started because, as a mom before coming to the White House, I watched how hard it was for me and for a lot of my friends with kids to find that balance. I had a job and my husband traveled a lot. We just didn't have time to cook healthy meals. Our refrigerators were filled with too much processed food and sugary drinks, and it was starting to take a toll on my family's health. So we made some basic changes. We eliminated really sugary foods; we cleaned out our pantry of a lot of processed foods; and we started visiting the farmers market. I also involved the girls in the process of what they ate and introduced them to new fruits and vegetables. Those basic changes made a world of difference in the health of my girls, and I thought, Well, if I didn't know this — and I thought I was a pretty educated mom — then there are probably a lot of families struggling with this issue. We needed to have a movement in this country to give families and communities the education they need to make the best choices for their kids. So when I got to the White House, I thought, What better platform than being First Lady?
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Adidas Unveils Springblade, a Crazy, Revolutionary New Shoe

  • GearHead
  • Jeremy Repanich
  • June 25, 2013, 3:17 PM

You'd be excused if you thought the shoe above looked a little crazy. If not crazy, you could definitely call the Adidas Springblade different than most any shoe we've seen. In some ways, the shoe has thrown out 30 years of shoe technology to try something completely different. More »

One Happy Blackhawks Fan

  • Puckhead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • June 25, 2013, 3:17 PM

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When the Chicago Blackhawks closed out the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup last night, they did in Boston. So you'd think TD Bank Garden would be free of Hawks fans. But you'd be wrong.

There was a pretty sizable showing of Chicago faithful in Boston, and judging by this photo this guy is the happiest of the bunch.
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Inside the SABR Analytics Conference — Part 4

SABR metrics vs. traditional stats — which can we trust more?

When it comes to baseball statistics, which can we trust more: traditional stats or SABR metrics? This question has been debated ever since Bill James coined “SABR metrics.” WAR (wins above replacement) or homers? BABIP (batting average on balls in play) or RBIs? LIPS (late-inning pressure situations) or saves?

Traditional stats can have gaps in them. Take Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes’ 2010 season, for example. Despite having a rather high ERA of 4.19, Hughes “earned” 18 wins. This contradiction probably happened because his offense gave him and the rest of the starting rotation tons of offensive support that year, which led the Yankees to an ALCS appearance against the Texas Rangers.
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Patrick Kane and Chicago Blackhawks Win Second Stanley Cup in Four Years

  • Puckhead
  • Associated Press
  • June 25, 2013, 6:01 AM

Chicago Blackawks 2013 Staley Cup Champions

BOSTON (AP) -- Two goals. Seventeen seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks.
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10 Fun Facts About Wimbledon

  • The Arena
  • James Blankenship
  • June 24, 2013, 2:00 PM

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London is the center of the tennis world for the next few weeks as the sport's top players and up-and-coming stars compete in the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. The tournament began this morning, and thousands flocked the All-England Club to watch reigning champion and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer open up his title defense on Centre Court.

In its 136th year, Wimbledon is tennis’s oldest and most prestigious tournament, having hosted some of the longest and most intense matches in history. The 2010 match between American John Isner and Nicolas Mahut of France lasted 11 hours and spanned several days before Isner won 70-68.

Here are 10 more fun facts you probably don’t know about tennis' premier contest:

Every LeBron James Shot from Game 7, Gif'ed

  • Hoophead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • June 24, 2013, 8:43 AM

Check this out: Every shot LeBron hit in Game 7 of the NBA Finals in gif form.
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