Since 2006, All-Star pitcher Jon Lester has been tormenting sluggers in the heavy-hitting American League East. Now the Boston Red Sox ace is taking on a new set of challengers: anyone with a mobile device. Face the Ace Games has developed a new 3D mobile game called Jon Lester Hardball Ace (available for download at the iTunes store). The game dares you to get a hit against Lester from a first-person perspective – and trust us, it is not easy. Lester took some time off from intimidating both real hitters and mobile challengers to talk to us. Pitching for Lester is easy, but 10 Questions? Keep reading to see how he did.
The June issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but, why wait to see the new cover?! We're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on SIKIDS.com!
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The NFL is in a messy situation right now. But no one wants to talk about that, so let’s have some fun with two of the league’s brightest up-and-coming stars instead!
Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller recently filmed a couple of hilarious clips to promote the new 6.9 ounce adiZero 5-Star, the lightest cleat in football.
Three-time Pro Bowler Robert Mathis has won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, but he’s just as super off the field. When Mathis isn’t working to better himself as an athlete, he’s working to better the lives of others. Every year, Mathis spreads joy throughout the community with his annual Indiana Wish Fund, an event where the Colts’ defensive end grants wishes to families and children in need. Recently, Mathis took some time out of his busy schedule to take on our questions. Keep reading to see what he had to say!
With Derrick Rose earning MVP honors this year, the NBA has officially become a little man’s league. From Chris Paul to Deron Williams to Rajon Rondo all the way up to John Wall, teams covet the young and fast point guard more than any other position in basketball right now.
Maybe they shouldn’t.
See, the thing is, you still need size to win the ring. The Lakers won back-to-back titles with a trio of 7-footers patrolling the paint. The Celtics won the year before that with KG and Kendrick Perkins guarding the basket. Before the Big Three, Tim Duncan was hoisting championship trophies. And so on and so forth.
This all brings me to Carlos Boozer and Pau Gasol. The two big men on each conference’s top seed have been missing in action so far in these playoffs. Both guys are posting numbers well below their career averages and both of those poor performances have led to their team’s struggles.
Eric Berry didn't waste any time making an impression on the NFL. In his rookie season, the safety made the Pro Bowl by helping the Kansas City Chiefs make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. In the off-season, Berry has teamed up with Adidas to help promote the adiZero 5-Star cleat, the lightest cleat ever created (it's only 6.9 ounces!). The 5-Star cleat is out this Friday, April 1, but 10 Questions is ready now. Keep reading to see how Berry handled our questions!
We didn’t have enough room to post our entire chat with Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love in the April issue, but you can read the rest right here. Click the “More” button to see Love’s extended thoughts on his first All-Star weekend, playing one-on-one against his NBA dad and how he maintained his double-double streak for so long.