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UPDATED: Pharoah Wins Online Vote For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’, Magazine Awards Title To Serena Williams

The online poll for Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” award closed Saturday night, and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah won the popular vote by a landslide, according to Pharoah closed with 288,824 votes for 47 percent of the total, nearly double that of the second-place finisher the Kansas City Royals. The baseball team […]

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Commentary: Should Pharoah Really Be Considered For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’?

Sports Illustrated revealed its list of contenders for the magazine’s annual ‘Sportsman of the Year’ honor on Wednesday, and racing fans were delighted to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah among the nominees. The 3-year-old colt currently ranks second in fan voting with 31 percent; World Series champs the Kansas City Royals are currently in first […]

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Cast Your Vote: American Pharoah Among Nominees For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is among the 12 contenders for Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsman of the Year. The editors of SI are asking fans to vote for who they’d like to see win the honor. In addition to American Pharoah, the 2015 nominees are: Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Stephen Curry, Thomas Davis, Novak Djokovic, Carli Lloyd, Lionel Messi, Ronda […]

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Layden: ‘The Page Turns’ After Pharoah’s Travers Loss

What’s next for the Triple Crown winner? That question came into many minds following American Pharoah’s defeat to longshot Keen Ice in Saturday’s Travers Stakes, losing the lead in the final stages of the race. Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden takes a look back at this year’s running of the Travers, including the lead-up and fervor […]

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Layden: History-Making Belmont ‘A Story For All Time’

Tim Layden has been a writer for Sports Illustrated since 1994. During that time, he’s covered a plethora of sporting events, and while he’s been at Belmont Park many times when there’s been a Triple Crown on the line, this past Saturday was, as we all know, the first time in 37 years that a […]

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Cover Boy: American Pharoah Front And Center In Sports Illustrated

American Pharoah’s Triple Crown sweep resulted in horse racing’s first Sports Illustrated cover story since Mine That Bird won the 2009 Kentucky Derby at odds of 50-1. Erick Rasco, the deputy picture editor for Sports Illustrated, shot the photo. An article on magazine’s website describes how Rasco captured the photo, which was shot as American […]

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Women In Racing: Racing’s Adventuress

It can never be said that Virginia Kraft Payson is a passive observer of sports she loves. Race fans know her as the owner of Payson Park in Indiantown, Fla., as well as breeder of G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Vindication and G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Farda Amiga; while her racing and breeding career is […]

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Sports Illustrated Republishes Nack’s ‘Pure Heart’ for Magazine’s 60th Anniversary

In honor of Sports Illustrated’s 60th anniversary, the magazine’s website is republishing 60 of its best stories. On Friday, “Pure Heart,” a story by Bill Nack chronicling the life and death of champion Secretariat, was the featured story. “It was about as honest as anything I’ve ever written,” said Nack in a Q&A session accompanying […]

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Donna Brothers Honored by Sports Illustrated as Year’s ‘Best Sideline Reporter’

NBC’s Donna Brothers was named 2014’s “Best Sideline Reporter” in a column by Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch honoring notable members of sports media this year. Deitsch mentions Brothers’ coverage of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, when she promptly spoke with winning jockey Martin Garcia, offering viewers more insight into a controversial start of the race. […]

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