If you were an athlete visiting the White House to celebrate your world championship with the President, what would you wear? If you're a man, you can't go wrong with a suit. But if you're the Boston Red Sox, a traditional suit just won't do — at least according to Jonny Gomes.
The Red Sox are scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on April 1 to mark their win in the 2013 World Series. And Gomes apparently hatched the idea that his team should go big or go home. So they'll enter the White House wearing the most patriotic outfits, maybe ever:
Opening Day 2014 is right around the corner, and a lot of people (this writer included) have baseball on the brain. While we wait for the first pitches to be thrown out, a lot of us are talking about what players will be great this season and argue over who will win the World Series. Check out SI Kids' April issue for our complete 2014 MLB Preview, as well as this week's Sports Illustrated for even more baseball coverage!
But if you need a break from all the stats and predictions, we have just the thing for you: Rare video of the legendary Babe Ruth in action.
If you say the date May 4, it sounds like one of the famous lines in the Star Wars saga: May the Fourth be with you. So every May 4, people around the world — or at least on the Internet — celebrate Star Wars. But no one goes harder than minor league baseball, right Durham Bulls?
The Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays has an annual Star Wars night (in fact, a lot of minor league clubs do), and last night it announced for 2014 the Bulls will wear special uniforms that will make them look like R2-D2.
After the early rounds of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, you’re probably wishing you could re-do your bracket. But then again, where’s the fun in making all the picks correctly? Upsets and surprises are what make March Madness so fun.
There’s been plenty of craziness so far in this year’s tournament. And the bracket busting started early.
Get to know Cleanthony Early, the star forward who wants to lead Wichita State back to the Final Four
Last spring, Cleanthony Early and the Number 9-seeded Wichita State Shockers became the darlings of the Big Dance when they won four straight games to reach the Final Four. (They lost to eventual champion Louisville.) The Shockers' hot streak has carried into this season: They enter the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament as the nation's only undefeated team at 34-0 and are the top seed in the Midwest bracket. Early, a 6′ 8″ forward, was leading the team with 16.0 points and 6.6 rebounds a game. SI Kids asked the former junior college player about the emotions of the NCAA tournament, what music pumps him up, and how he expects to close out his senior season.
Last night, the Ottawa Senators' chance at a postseason berth got a little dimmer thanks to a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. But there was a really bright silver lining to the night: Sens forward Ales Hemsky scored what might be the goal of the season.
Near the end of the second period, Hemsky took a pass from Milan Michaelk in the neutral zone then put some serious moves on not one, not two, but three Lightning players before completely owning Tampa Bay goalie Radko Gudas. In the words of legendary hockey broadcaster Mike Lange, Gudas doesn't know whether to cry or wind his watch.
Check out the video of the sick goal below. It's a thing of beauty. But the best part might be the collective "OOOH!" that fills the Canadian Tire Centre as fans experience Hemsky's artistry.
Life is good for Iouri Podladtchikov these days. The man nicknamed I-Pod has made a rapid ascent to the top of his sport. He won silver in snowboarding halfpipe at the past two Winter X Games and gold at last year's world championships. But he really made his mark at the 2014 Olympics, winning gold by completing a move that he calls the "YOLO flip," which knocked off defending champion Shaun White.
It's been a month since he rose to Olympic glory, but the 25-year-old Swiss national is still beaming. On a recent visit to the SI Kids office in New York City, he happily chatted for an hour about his Olympic experience, his biggest influences, and where he plans to keep his gold medal.