Kids rule. And I can tell you that kids certainly did rock at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles last week. The Kids Choice Awards allowed kids to vote for their favorite athletes, and the winners received orange blimp trophies.
Most kids watched the show from their living rooms. But I had the awesome opportunity to experience it live!
Imagine a packed stadium, your favorite athletes, neon lights, cool music, dancing, games, cheerleaders, and lots of surprises. That was the experience at the awards. Nickelodeon sure knows how to party!
Chelsea FC and Adidas have a brand-new motto for the 2015-16 soccer season: “If it’s not blue, it will be.” The slogan draws from Chelsea’s nickname (the Blues) and represents the club’s ongoing mission to conquer English and European soccer.
Chelsea can’t paint its colors across England until its season begins on August 2. So they started in the U.S. instead.
Last night, the reigning Barclays Premier League champs celebrated the launch of their new kits in New York City. But the event, held in Harlem was about more than unis. The team also hosted a two-on-two, 32-team skills tournament — and made a big announcement. Along with Adidas and its affiliate club FC Harlem, Chelsea will build a $3 million year-round soccer facility for local youth players. Construction is set to begin in 2016.
Last August, former WNBA star Becky Hammon made history as the first woman to become a full-time assistant coach in the NBA.
Earlier this month, she was named the first woman to ever coach an NBA summer league team.
And on Monday, Hammon led the summer league San Antonio Spurs to a 93-90 win over Phoenix to capture to the third ever Las Vegas Summer League title.
The win was the first for the Spurs and the first time a women’s coach had led an NBA team to a championship at any level.
“You never know what your journey has in store,” Hammon told Sports Illustrated. “You just work hard and keep your nose to the grind. You do things the right way, you treat people the right way and good things happen.”
In each issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, we feature three kids who excel in sports, does well in school, and gives back to the community. These young athletes do it all — on and off the field! Meet this month’s SportsKids of the Month!
Cuyler Baxter, 9
During the second game of the USSSA Spring Break Bash tournament in March, Cuyler blasted a left-handed home run and then hit a right-handed in his second at bat. He also recorded six RBIs and helped Team Majestic Greensboro finish as runners-up in the 9U division.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth's spirited bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, who is no longer just a normal guy from Iowa.
Not with a Claret Jug to go with that green jacket.
Johnson captured his second major, winning The Open in a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman that capped off five wild days at St. Andrews and a suspense-filled final round.
The 39-year-old Johnson now has two majors among his 12 PGA Tour victories, an astounding record and an example that a good wedge game and putter can still go a long way in this era of the long ball. Johnson was in tears when he was interviewed off the green, and he cradled the jug after his acceptance speech.
"I'm grateful. I'm humbled. I'm honored," Johnson said. "This is the birthplace of the game, and that jug means so much in sports."
Going through Women's World Cup withdrawal? EA Sports has just what you need — even if you have to wait a couple months for it. FIFA 16 hits stores on September 22, but today we get our first look at the cover, featuring Messi and American star Alex Morgan.
“It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA,” said Morgan. “I know people all over the world play this game and I’m really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on women’s soccer. And now to share the cover with today’s greatest player is surreal.”
But Morgan’s more than just a cover star — she’s also part of the game.
Buffalo Sabres rightwinger Patrick Kaleta talked to SI Kids about his mini construction projects — and the super cool room he built to hold them all.
Right around the 2010 World Cup, I heard soccer star David Beckham was doing the Taj Mahal Lego set. I had broken my hand, and I figured if David Beckham can do it, there's gotta be something to it. I started off just goofing around, and ultimately it turned into a whole room in my house dedicated to Legos.
I'm not a person who can sit down and relax. At first I was curious, and it ended up being pretty good therapy for my hands, just rehabbing after breaks and surgeries. (I've had four surgeries.)