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Stunning Photography Traces the Changing Game

Michael Zagaris’s career is chronicled in a new book, “Field of Play.”

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LeBron James: NBA Legend and Photo Director?

Photographer Jeffery A. Salter details photographing James and his sons.

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A Portrait of Joe Burrow and the Man Who ‘Protects Him’

Photographer Jeffery A. Salter talks about his session photographing the star QB’s SI cover.

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Summer Gloving

SI’s best photos from the 2022 Cape Cod Baseball League season

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12 Hours with the Diggs Brothers

A day full of activities ended with images capturing the NFL stars’ personalities.

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Royal Treatment: The Open Championship Returns to St. Andrews

The final men’s golf major of the year is at one of the game’s most historic venues.

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Match Was Tricky to Photograph

Neil Leifer details his effort to cover the iconic event.

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NBA Finals MVPs: Jordan, LeBron, Magic and Every Award Winner

Here’s a look at the stars who shined brightest on the game’s biggest stage.

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How Mo’Ne Davis’s SI Cover Came to Be

Photographer Al Tielemans sensed the local youth baseball player could become a star.

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These Women Are Setting a New Standard for College Athletes

For the generation that grew up after Title IX was long-established, the goal is not to simply participate in sports—it’s to compete and create a legacy.

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The Pressure of Covering a Historic Boxing Match

What it’s like to photograph the biggest fight of the year.

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The Story Behind SI’s June 2022 Title IX Anniversary Cover

Women of all ages, eras and levels—from Major League Baseball to rec-league soccer—shared their stories and photos embodying what Title IX means to them. The unique crowdsourced cover image demonstrates the deep-rooted effect of the 1972 law.

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Comeback Kid: Gordie Howe’s Return to Hockey

Looking back at some of Neil Leifer photos of the legend.

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Uncovering Unseen Jackie Robinson Photos

SI has published new photos of the iconic athlete.

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Jackie Robinson Day: Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Icon

In celebration of this day, we unearthed these images by legendary photographer Richard Meek from the SI Vault.

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Candid Camera: Arnie and Jack

Walter Iooss Jr.’s iconic photo of two golf legends

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Game On: Basketball at Its Purest

While March Madness takes center stage, hoops obsessives take to their own courts.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month Through Iconic SI Photos

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of Sports Illustrated’s best photos of iconic women athletes throughout the years.

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When the GOATs Come Back

SI has photographed the unretiring of some of the greatest athletes of all time.

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Happy Returns: 24 Athletes Who Came Out of Retirement

With his decision to return to the NFL, Tom Brady becomes the latest in a long line of athletes to reverse course after retiring.

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Images and Stories That Honor International Women’s Day

From Lisa Lane to Simone Biles, here are some of the stories behind the photos.

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Shaq Through the Years: Celebrating the Big Man’s 50th Birthday

The Big Aristotle, The Diesel, Superman—the list of Shaq’s nicknames goes on. And so do the memories during a Hall of Fame career as we look back on his birthday milestone.

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The First Time Steve Smith Sr. Was in SI

The former All-Pro wideout still keeps a copy of his SI cover, too.

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The Images Missed Without Spring Training

Walter Iooss Jr. always enjoyed the settings and vibe of spring training.

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Frigid, Icy Conditions Make Photographing the 2022 Olympics Especially Cool

Dek: Photographers are encountering subzero temps, (real and fake) snow, icy mountain climbs and more.

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The Super Bowl Returns to Greater Los Angeles

For the first time since 1993, the Super Bowl comes back to where it all started.

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The Teen Snowboarder Hoping to Break Out in Beijing

Ben Pickman and Kohjiro Kinno caught up with Dusty Henricksen last year, looking ahead to the 2022 Olympics.

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Driving Through the Snowy Alps To Photograph American Skiers

After a car accident, Thomas Lovelock continued on to photograph two covers for SI’s Olympics preview.

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This Is What It Looked Like The Last Time Georgia Won It All

The 1981 Sugar Bowl featured Herschel Walker—and an innovative use of strobe lights.

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How SI Captured NBA Stars’ Every Move During a Game

Looking for a unique way to photograph the 2000–21 season, SI created unique composites of three star guards.

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Surfing on New Year’s Eve—in Rhode Island

Photographing winter surfing in New England.

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The Long Ride: Bull Riding Goes Back To Its Roots

Erick W. Rasco got behind-the-scenes access for Pro Bull Riding’s Elite series.

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Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos of 2021

SI’s photographers captured the greatest athletes, moments and competitions of the past year.

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Capturing the Emotion of Tom Brady, SI’s Sportsperson of the Year

Simon Bruty explains how he tries to photograph the all-time-great QB

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Looking back on the NBA’s 75 Years in SI Photos

We handpicked some of our favorite shots from over the decades.

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Ohio State Vs. Michigan: Looking Back on ‘The Spot,’ Five Years On

In the rivalry’s 100th meeting, they played their first overtime game.

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The Photographer in the Green Shirt

John Iacono became known for his sartorial choice.

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Photos: Sports Legends Who Served in the Military

Time to honor the sacrifices of those people who have served in the armed forces—a group that includes several athletes.

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The Hustle Never Stopped for Ping-Pong Legend Marty Reisman

He even tried with photographer Manny Millan on a $1 bet during a shoot.

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Cool Summer: How Winter Olympians Train Without Winter

Three Winter Olympians shared how they're training in the lead-up to the Beijing Games.

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Trae Young, Luka Dončić and the SI Cover From Two Shoots

After careful planning, photos taken in Atlanta and Dallas came together in one portrait.

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Photo Gallery: Celebrating 75 Years of NBA Action

From Bird and Magic to Shaq and Kobe, we share our favorite images of the all-time greats.

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For Hidden Gems Package, David E. Klutho Didn’t Know What to Expect

The photographer helped tell the stories of unheralded American sports venues.

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Photos: The Hidden Gems of Sports

Sports Illustrated photographers traveled across the country to capture these local masterpieces.

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A Famous LeBron James Cover Made Dreams Come True

How SI’s ‘The Chosen One’ cover helped set the stage for two careers.

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In Hockey, ‘If You Saw It, You Missed It’

David E. Klutho explains the differences in photographing hockey now compared with 30-plus years ago.

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Dak Prescott Smiles at His Scars

Photographer Michael J. Le Brecht II explains how he captured the QB’s ‘joy amongst it all.’

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U.S. Open’s Atmosphere Brings Out the Best—and Worst—in Tennis Stars

Photographer Manny Millan covered his first U.S. Open in 1974.

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Tiger’s 25 Years As a Pro, Captured in SI

Photographers describe their favorite images of Woods.