Whenever the NHL plays a game outside, fans know to expect that teams will wear special jerseys when they hit the rink. And the inaugural Stadium Series is no different. What is different, though, is that it's not a heritage game — that is, the teams won't be wearing throwbacks like they do in the Winter and Heritage Classics. So what will these other outdoor game sweaters look like? Today, the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings gave us our first look.
Snowboarder Kevin Pearce was a rising star when, in December 2009, he suffered a traumatic brain injury while trying to pull a difficult trick called the cab double cork. Pearce was lucky to be alive, and some people thought he would never ride a snowboard again. But he persevered, and only eight months after his accident was back on a board. He quickly realized he was not recovered enough to be as good as he was, and in 2011 he announced he would never ride competitively again. At 24 years old, his professional snowboarding career was over -- but his life was just beginning. He became a passionate and devoted advocate for head injury awareness and brain health. And his story of recovery has inspired millions of kids and adults around the world.
On Tuesday, the organization Stoked will recognize Pearce with the Stoked Achievement Award at its sixth annual Stoked Awards dinner in New York. The award celebrates resilience, success, and using action sports culture to help under-served kids. Past winners have included Tony Hawk and Paul Rodriguez.
Last week, Pearce talked with Sports Illustrated Kids about receiving the award, how his recovery has been going, and going to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Another crazy regular season is almost over, but we still don’t know which teams will separate themselves as the best in the nation. With conference championships still up for grabs, the last weeks of the season will be incredibly important for several teams.
Arizona’s major upset of Oregon continued to change the national landscape, and a Ducks team that was recently competing for a national championship is now out of the top 10. That’s just another reminder that anything can happen in college football.
It's Thanksgiving in America, and that means family, turkey, and football! But before we get to this year's gridiron feast, let's all take a moment to remember one of the most legendary plays in Thanksgiving football history.
It was Thanksgiving 2012. The New York Jets vs. the New England Patriots. It's the second quarter and the Jets are down 14-0. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is trying to get his team back on track when it happened. The Buttfumble. Sanchez took the snap, the play collapsed, and, what happened next immedately became the stuff of legend.
You've seen the replays and the gifs, now experience the play in glorious OYO bricks!
New England’s win over Denver changed the look of the power rankings. Seattle and New Orleans are now the top teams, while Denver and Kansas City - which lost its second consecutive game - both fell. As the top and middle sections of the rankings change, we’ll get a better idea of who will fill the playoff spots in each conference.
Right now things are still wide open, which means we’ll probably see a lot more movement as the regular season nears its end.
Tell us where you think your team should be ranked in the comments!
In the November issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, there’s an illustration that imagines current sports legends such as Stephen Curry, Miguel Cabrera, the Manning brothers, and Brittney Griner sitting down at a Thanksgiving meal. Now imagine Yogi Berra calling together a dinner between Yankees legends, past and present, such as Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard, and Lou Gehrig. That would be pretty cool! And that’s exactly what happens in Eric Simpson’s play Bronx Bombers.