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Matthew Harrigan

Heroes on the Hudson: Bringing Joy and Fitness to Veterans in NYC

  • The Arena
  • Matthew Harrigan
  • July 19, 2011, 7:39 PM

Comebacks make the most inspiring sports stories. Take former quarterback Kurt Warner, who won a Super Bowl after toiling in the Arena Football League. Or Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, who overcame large cell lymphoma to help Boston win the 2007 World Series.

But some of the most impressive comeback stories involve disabled veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Take a guy like Sam Cila. Cila underwent 40 surgeries to repair injuries he sustained while serving in Baghdad, Iraq in 2005. Despite losing his left forearm and hand, Cila kept active and has competed in the last two Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

Now a new project called Heroes on the Hudson is aiming to inspire more war veterans to stay active. 

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Paul Ulane

Get Behind the Wheel with Hot Wheels Video Racer

  • GearHead
  • Paul Ulane
  • June 2, 2011, 6:02 PM

Have you ever wished you could shrink yourself down into a tiny race car driver and jump behind the steering wheel of a Hot Wheels hot rod? Well now you can get that exact experience without having to find a brand-new quadruple extra-small wardrobe.

The Hot Wheels Video Racer is a new toy car that comes with a built in video camera and LCD screen. Now when you race your cars around your house, you can record everything that happens. It’s like you’re sitting in the driver’s seat and it’s amazing!

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Danica Patrick finally qualifies for Indianapolis 500

  • May 23, 2011, 10:26 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danica Patrick has taken advantage of a second chance and qualified for the Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar's most marketable personality is in the 33-car field with a four-lap qualifying average of 224.861 mph, the second fastest of the day.

It wasn't easy.

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Joely Rice

Monster Jam is Coming to Syracuse, and I'll Be There!

The biggest, baddest, loudest trucks on the planet are pulling into the Carrier Dome for the first time ever on Saturday, March 12 for a Monster Jam show! If you want to join the fun come out to the home of the ‘Cuse at Syracuse University.

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Download the New SI Kids 3D App Now!

Hold on to your seats! The SI Kids IN YOUR FACE 3D App is throwing you right into the action. You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate the exciting 3D photographs that jump out from your iPad. Based on the popular book, these 3D photos will truly make you feel like you’re part of the game. Get ready to catch a pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, block a shot with NBA star Carlos Boozer, and cruise down a mountain with Olympic snowboarders.


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Steve Schmidt

Chew with Your Mouth...Open!

  • The Arena
  • Steve Schmidt
  • July 9, 2010, 5:57 PM

This past weekend, did you chow down on a hot dog or two? How about 54 within a 10-minute period? That’s what American Joey “Jaws” Chestnut accomplished this past weekend at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on his way to the fourth straight title of what is considered the Super Bowl of competitive eating.

Chestnut’s long-time nemesis, Takeru Kobayashi, stood in the crowd before he was arrested for rushing the stage. Kobayashi, who had won the hot dog contest six straight times before being upending by Chestnut in 2007, did not compete on Sunday due to a dispute with newly required contracts that have been handed down by the sport’s league, Major League Eating. Yes, a contract dispute. Sounds like perfect grounds for a food fight.

But it’s not just hot dogs that competitive eaters gobble down. Here’s a few more contests to nibble on….

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Paul Ulane

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

  • Olympics
  • Paul Ulane
  • February 22, 2010, 1:43 PM

I’m not going to lie, for the most part the Winter Olympics make me fall asleep faster than taking extra-strength cough syrup. Combine that with the fact that NBC has been tape-delaying the most interesting events – even after all of the results show up online in the afternoon – and it looked like the 2010 Games were going to come and go without me even noticing.

Then a funny thing happened…

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