Did you miss the opening weekend of Major League Soccer's 19th season? If you did, don't worry. MLS and KickTV have you covered with this solid video featuring every goal from the first games of the year. It's a six-minute video, but it opens and closes with some pretty sweet scores — and there are some great goals in between — so make sure you watch it all the way through!
Here's something you don't see everyday: Last night, the New York Islanders defeated the Vancouver Canucks 7-4 — by scoring seven goals in the third period!
Heading into the final 20 minutes of the game, the Isles trailed 3-0. It was a typical position for the team, which has struggled all season despite heavy expectations. But if there's a team with more problems that New York, it's Vancouver. The Canucks are rudderless these days, and the Islanders took advantage in a big way.
If you watched the 2014 Winter Olympics, chances are you saw figure skating commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi. Both competed in the past Olympics — Lipinksi won gold as a 15-year-old at the 1998 Games, while Weir skated (but didn’t medal) in 2006 and 2010 — so they were expertly qualified to weigh in on the action at Sochi. But it wasn’t what they said on air that made them overnight sensations. It was what they wore. Weir and Lipinski were the talk of Sochi thanks to their matching (sometimes crazy) outfits and hairdos. And when they returned to the US they were superstars.
On Friday, Weir and Lipinski were in New York to watch the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Paralympic Games with Olympians and members of the media. Sports Illustrated Kids talked to the duo at the party about their experience in Sochi, their massive popularity, and tips they have for kids who want to be skaters.
Major League Soccer returns to the pitch on Saturday. And from the number of players joining the US World Cup team to the top-tier Americans returning from Europe to play in the United States, this should be one of the most exciting MLS seasons ever.
Sports Illustrated Kids has everything you need to know before the Seattle Sounders and defending MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City kick off the season tomorrow night!
It's October 29, and there are 100 days until the start of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The United States Olympic Committee has turned New York City's Times Square into a mini Olympic Village. More than 40 Olympians, Paralympians, and Olympic hopefuls are on hand to do interviews to get fans excited about the Games.
One of those athletes is Paralympic sled hockey player Rico Roman. He has a huge smile on his face as he talks about his road to Sochi. And when a reporter shows him a Topps card with his face on it, Roman's excitement is uncontainable. "No way! I haven't even seen that!" he exclaims.
Unlike many athletes, Roman, a 32-year-old Army veteran, never dreamed of competing in the Games, let alone having his own trading card. "But you get [hurt] overseas," he says, "and it gives you a totally different path."
OK, so it wasn't quite as good, scoring-wise, as Melo's 62-point night in January. But yesterday, LeBron James set personal and Heat records by lighting up the Charlotte Bobcats for 61 points. And he only took 33 shots. That's primetime. Oh, and he also contributed seven rebounds and five assists as Miami defeated Charlotte 124-107. (Fun fact: Carmelo's huge night came against the Bobcats, too.)
If you missed the game, here's a recap of every one of his scores:
Andy and Jamie Murray are two of the best tennis players in the world. You might think that they learned the game on a perfect court at some fancy facility. But you’d be wrong.
When they were toddlers growing up in Scotland, their mother, Judy, introduced them to tennis in a creative way. Instead of taking lessons at a club, the Murrays learned the game in their home. They used cereal boxes and cans of beans for nets, and a Ping-Pong ball instead of a tennis ball.
The unconventional introduction to the sport was clearly successful. Andy has won the US Open and Wimbledon championships, and Jamie is an accomplished doubles player.
The takeaway from the Murrays’ story is that you don’t need lessons or expensive gear to learn the sport. It’s a message Judy tries to share through her work with tennis programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Today, she is participating in the United States Tennis Association’s World Tennis Day celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The event will feature an exhibition match between Andy Murray and top-ranked Novak Djokovic, as well as host a doubles match between elite doubles players Bob and Mike Bryan and tennis legends John and Patrick McEnroe.