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Wednesday Afterschool Special: May the Fourth

Happy Star Wars Day!

May the fourth be with you! (Get it?) Today is Star Wars Day, so check out the SI Kids magazine story on Finnish former basketball player Joonas Suotamo, who helped play Chewbacca in The Force Awakens.

Star Wars and sports

Kyle Lowry's half-court buzzer beater

Unfortunately, the Raptors would lose this one in OT, 102–96.


Before Game One of the Sharks-Predators series, a black cat ran across the ice, seemingly a bad omen for the Sharks:

But the Sharks won both of their first two games at home, making Jo Paw-velski, as he is now named, the team's lucky charm. How would the Predators respond? By reenacting the scene with their own cat mascot, Gnash:

93-year-old fan throws out the first pitch

Pups in the park

Today's Peanuts

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