A couple weeks ago, shared a conversation we had with Heat star Chris Bosh about becoming a superhero for the Disney XD show Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Well, it looks like one time as a comic book hero wasn't enough.
In a game against the Knicks last night, LeBron James had to wear a mask to protect his recently broken nose. But he apparently didn't keep a close enough eye on it because Bosh got hold of it, and, well:
For Torin Yater-Wallace, just being able to compete in the Olympics was a blessing. In December, the 18-year-old freeskier suffered a serious chest injury and two broken ribs after a crash during an event. He recovered enough to compete in Sochi, but his result was disappointing — he finished 26th in the men's ski halfpipe.
Still, Yater-Wallace says he did enjoy the Olympic experience, getting to hang out with his teammates and also working with his sponsor Pop-Tarts on their Crazy Good Winter campaign. SI Kids caught up with the former SportsKid of the Year finalist for a quick Q&A after the Olympics.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers made his MLB debut in 2013 after getting called up in June, 70 games into the Rays season. But even without a full season under his belt, Myers was able to make a big impression, winning the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year.
Of course, heading into spring training this season, Myers will be one of the most closely watched players. So he decided to give fans a direct feed into his camp experience by strapping GoPro camera to his hat to create the ROYcam and giving the baseball world a unique view into the spring training experience!
Earlier today, in an overtime thriller worthy of the gold medal round, Canada defeated Team USA in the women's hockey final, 3-2, to win its fourth consecutive world title.
“It’s the best feeling ever,” Canadian Marie-Philip Poulin told CBC Sports. “It’s a dream come true. It’s unreal. We just wanted to play our game and it was such a team effort. We never gave up today.”
At noon today, the US and Canadian women's hockey teams meet in the gold medal round of the 2014 tournament. It's a rematch of the 2010 final, and it should be intense.
Four years ago, the Canadians defeated the US 2-0 to capture its third-straight gold medal. It was the Americans' second silver medal in three tournaments — in both cases they were runners up to Team Canada. Since then, the rivalry between these two teams has gotten fierce. Just a few months ago, during an exhibition game, the two teams got into an all-out brawl:
Several days ago, I opened up my first pack of 2014 Topps baseball cards. I flipped over the cards to look over the stats written on the back, and next to traditional stats, such as home runs, RBIs, wins, and saves, I saw that WAR, a sabermetric, was listed for each player. I was so excited to discover that Topps has decided to include SABR on their cards.
For those of you who don't know, WAR is a statistic that stands for Wins Above Replacement. It shows the amount of wins or losses a player could bring to his team if he played instead of his backup. Last season, Mike Trout (9.23), Carlos Gomez (8.36), and Andrew McCutchen (8.19) led MLB in WAR. Clayton Kershaw (7.86) led pitchers in WAR last year, and he ranked fifth overall, behind Trout, Gomez, McCutchen, and Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson (7.97).
At Yankees camp yesterday, I had the chance to speak with scout Cesar Presbott, team’s Area Scout and Supervisor, about stats and sabermetrics like WAR and how he uses them in his work.
There are only a few days left in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead to the 2014 World Cup. The biggest tournament in futbol (and maybe all of sports) begins in June in Brazil. Over the last few months, adidas has been rolling out everything from team kits to the World Cup game ball. And last week, they gave us more gear to look out.
Last Thursday, the rolled out away kits for four teams: Argentina, Russia, Germany, and Spain. Each kit was built with lightness in mind (Brazil can get pretty warm), and they feature design elements native to their national heritage. The Russian look, for example, is inspired by the Soviet astronauts of the 1960s, and Spain draws on the electric nightlife of the country's biggest cities. The Germany kit is especially cool. It's black-and-red stripes, rugby collar, and buttons set it apart from the rest of the national looks.
Here are few images of the four kits (that's Argentina at the top of the page). Check them out, and let us know which is your favorite in the comments section below!