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Sarah Braunstein

A Quad. Who needs it?

  • Olympics
  • Sarah Braunstein
  • February 19, 2010, 1:05 PM

Before the Olympics began all the talk surrounding the men’s figure skating was about the quad. Consisting of four full rotations in the air, this mega jump was supposed to decide the winner. Pull it off and the gold is yours. Fail to land it and settle for second.

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Sarah Braunstein

Q&A With Evan Lysacek

  • Olympics
  • Sarah Braunstein
  • February 17, 2010, 11:47 AM

If you missed the men’s figure skating short programs last night you missed quite a show. In 2006 Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko ended the first stage of competition with a big lead that would only increase. But last night, as he sought to defend his gold, it was clear his competition has caught up. Chief among those competitors is Evan Lysacek of the United States who sits in second place just a fraction of a point behind Plushenko. SI Kids sat down with Lysacek, the current World Champion, before the Olympics. Here’s what the gold medal contender had to say.

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Duane Munn

Nike Presents the Human Chain

  • Jumbotron
  • Duane Munn
  • February 12, 2010, 8:20 PM


Courtesy of Nike

Just in case there wasn't already enough coolness streaming across television screens this weekend (NBA All-Star Weekend, 2010 Winter Olympics), Nike has decided to make all of our viewing choices even more complicated with a new commercial. It's not supposed to air until tonight... but this is the internet age! Who waits to see commercials on TV nowadays?

This one's called Human Chain, and is meant to showcase the determination and drive that can be found in all great athletes, regardless of sport.

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Sarah Braunstein

Winter Olympics: What to Watch

  • Olympics
  • Sarah Braunstein
  • February 12, 2010, 5:20 PM

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics open tonight and save sports fans everywhere from the annual post-Super Bowl boredom. The only bummer is that there are so many things happening, it’s hard to know what to watch. Here’s a quick guide to the biggest stories, the best action and the top stars, and when you can catch them competing.

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Scott Jones

MotorStorm: Arctic Edge Review


The MotorStorm series finally comes to the PSP and the PSP go, and I’m happy to report that it’s every bit as good as its console cousins.
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Paul Ulane

Wow! The Pop-up Book of Sports

  • GearHead
  • Paul Ulane
  • October 27, 2009, 5:31 PM

Soundtrack provided by konsonant.com

Published: October 2009 
Price: $26.95
 
Wow! The Pop-up Book of Sports was born out of our fascination with pop-up combined with the fact that we had Sports Illustrated’s collection of amazing sports photography at our fingertips. We decided a pop-up book of real photographs was a truly unique way to showcase the one-of-a-kind action shots.  (You’ll see a lot of the original photographs we used for the pop-ups in the embedded video to the right.) 
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Scott Jones

EXCLUSIVE SCREEN GRABS! Need for Speed: NITRO (Wii)


I know it seems like lately all I ever write about is new racing games. But, man, what a year for racing games this has been! Forza 3, Dirt 2, and even smaller games like MySims Racing (as well as next year’s ModNation Racers) have all exceeded my expectations.
 
Come November 3rd, yet another racing game hits the virtual streets and we have exclusive screen grabs. Keep reading to get an exclusive look at Need for Speed NITRO.
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