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Ahmad Rashad's celeb circle remains (mostly) intact

First he was a Vikings star, then he was a ubiquitous friend to the stars. Now Ahmad Rashad has some stories to tell.


New SI Play app simplifies, celebrates your sports life

SI Play is all about connecting the world of youth sports. A consistent top 10 most downloaded sports app, it’s now better than ever.


ESPN announces hiring of Adrian Wojnarowski

The NBA’s most powerful reporter is officially headed to ESPN. 


Reviewing Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl LI

How did Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and the rest of Fox's crew do in their coverage of Super Bowl LI? Plus an interview with ESPN's Dave McMenamin about LeBron and Charles Barkley's spat, the best journalism of the week and much more.


Brent Musburger signs off from final ESPN broadcast

Watch Brent Musberger's signs off on ESPN.


The strange ways NFL teams limit beat reporters

Beat reporters covering NFL teams face a variety of challenges, including star players speaking to the media only once a week and assistants being barred from speaking publicly.


Wilson, Beckham are social media's most valued athletes

Russell Wilson, Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt have been named the Most Valued Athletes on Social Media of 2016 by 120 Sports and MVPindex.


Watch: A legally blind Colts fan sees his first game

Scott Reese wants to be a play-by-play announcer, and eSight glasses provided him with the first glimpses of the games he loves.


Halo headsets help athletes maximize workouts

Halo's headsets aim to allow athletes to train harder and smarter via neurostimulation.


Ranking the 25 most tech savvy teams in 2016

Here are the franchises setting the standards for a tech-first approach to building brands and engaging with fans.


Student journalists discuss the future of sports media

Student journalists discuss their reactions to the 2016 Presidential election and their ideas for the future of journalism.


John Calipari's 30 for 30 debuts on April 13

With as many detractors as supporters, John Calipari makes for a great documentary subject. ESPN's upcoming 30 for 30, airing in April, will tackle his life and complex coaching career. 


Details of ESPN's doc about Celtics-Lakers rivalry

Jonathan Hock shared intimate details with SI about the upcoming 30 for 30 documentary chronicling the storied Celtics-Lakers rivalry.


Jim Harbaugh brings Big House experience to sick kids

Jim Harbaugh Foundation brings virtual Big House experience to sick kids.


Draymond Green watches film on the go with smart luggage

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green watches film on the go with Raden smart luggage.


Students develop injury alerting baseball sleeve

Two Rice students develop baseball sleeve that can alert you to arm injuries before they occur.


Media panel: Intersection of sports and politics

Ten media members discuss how sports, media, politics and social media came together during the U.S. Presidential election.


What the NBA envisions for live VR broadcasts

The NBA is enjoying its progress with virtual reality broadcasts so far.


Verne's Last Call: The voice of the SEC prepares to sign off

In Baton Rouge to call Alabama's win over LSU, CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist prepares for his impending retirement from college football.


Media Circus: Bill Simmons has uncertain TV future

With the cancellation of his HBO show, what does the future hold for Bill Simmons's TV career? That plus a dissection of NFL and World Series ratings and much more in this week's Media Circus.


Handing out grades for MLB postseason TV coverage

Richard Deitsch looks back on the best and worst of TV coverage during this MLB postseason.


Joe Maddon thinks robot umpires may be possible

Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon thinks robot umpires may be a possibility.


In ratings game, World Series Game 5 trounces SNF

Fox’s broadcast of Game 5 between the Cubs and Indians drew a 15.3 overnight rating, topping the Cowboys-Eagles overtime game on NBC by 32%.


Radio voices give inside look at 2016 World Series

How would your call of the World Series’ final out sound? The Cubs’ and Indians’ radio announcers tell SI what it’s like to call the 2016 Fall Classic.


Media members sound off on NHL’s biggest issues

Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid are two young stars headlining the NHL’s hottest topics in its 100th season in operation.


Media Circus: NFL media pick top stories to follow

How will Tom Brady play now that he’s back? Will TV ratings continue to decline? Media members give their picks for the top NFL stories to follow in the near term in this week’s Media Circus.


Hair plug addiction nearly cost Joe Buck his career

Buck revealed to that a hair replacement surgery, not a virus, nearly cost him his voice and his career in 2011.


Snapchat introduces interactive Cam Newton game

In the game, users help guide Newton through a series of obstacles. 


Could the Presidential election be hurting NFL ratings?

NFL ratings—even for marquee matchups—are way down from a year ago. Could the Presidential election be part of the decline?


Andre Drummond using VR to improve free throw shooting

Drummond, who is a career 38.0% free throw shooter, was desperate for any way to improve.


ESPN exec responds to FS1’s ratings trash talk

FS1 has bet big on opinion-oriented programming and criticism of ESPN. One exec from the World Wide Leader responds to its trash talk.


Check out Von Miller's new line of emojis

Moji has partnered with celebrities and athletes before, but the Super Bowl 50 MVP is the first NFL player to get his own line of emojis with the company.


Troy Aikman sounds off on Fox signing Skip Bayless

Said Aikman, "To say I'm disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement."


World Cup of Hockey track player data

Player and puck tracking made their NHL debut at the All-Star Game last season, and they'll get a second test at the World Cup of Hockey.


How MLS could be a global trendsetter with VARs

MLS has already made soccer history with its use of VARs, and if the pilot program goes well, the technology could expand internationally.


An ex-NFL WR thinks he's designed the perfect headphones

Mark Clayton spent much of his career wishing for better headphones; in his NFL retirement, he has created them.


NBA hosting an analytics hackathon in September

College students at accredited universities in the U.S. will have an opportunity to show of their creative and technical skills to a panel of expert judges.


MLS makes history with debut of video assistant refs

During a USL game on Aug. 12, video assistant referees—which could be a big part of the future of soccer officiating—made their professional debut.


Check out these color-changing Asics sneakers

Asics' new Chameleoid mesh is designed to be more flexible, following the foot's form as it bends and changes—oh, and the fabric changes colors, too.


Galaxy producing six-part Virtual Reality series

The Galaxy are teaming up with Laduma, a VR company, to produce the series, which will show fans another side of the team.


Kings' new arena was designed with Sacramento in mind

From its design to its food, the Golden 1 Center was designed to feel like the city which hosts it. The arena will open in October.


Why Team USA wrestlers are using auditory brain stimulation

USA wrestling coach Matt Lindland believes that can help his athletes recover mentally.


Huskies to wear new concussion-resistant helmets this year

Thanks to a donor, Washington football players will have the latest concussion-resistant helmets for their 2016 campaign.


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NFL & NFLPA implement updated concussion protocol

With concussions continuing to rise in the NFL, the league and its players association agreed on an updated protocol for caring for players with concussions.


CFL coaches can now communicate with QBs mid-play

Mid-play communication has received mixed reviews from coaches but has improved passing statistics.


Oakland A’s host youth to promote STEM education

The A's are well-known for their forward-thinking front office, but they are also engaging the minds of youth in their community.


Pokémon GO craze reaches the NBA

The Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets have been taking advantage of the game's popularity.


NFL building a Snapchat Discover team

The NFL would be the first major sports league to get a spot on SnapChat's Discover page.


How VERT gives Team USA volleyball a leg up

VERT technology tracks jumping, which helps athletes exercise at maximum efficiency.