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John Elway

Whirled Famous: John Elway’s Helicopter Play in Super Bowl XXXII

John W. McDonough looks back at a memorable Super Bowl for him.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady’s Retirement: Capturing a ‘Special Image of the Best of the Best’

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

Bills Mafia

Why Bills Mafia Showcases ‘What Sport Is’

Sports Illustrated photographed the wild scenes outside a Bills game during the 2022 season.

Georgia QB Stetson Bennett

Dawg Dynasty

Photographers captured Georgia’s dominance in a second straight national title


Most Memorable Moments at NFL Snow Games Over the Years

From sideline fires to the infamous “Tuck Rule” game, winter weather causes bitter cold temperatures, gusty winds and blizzard conditions for NFL games across the country.

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp

Hail to the Champs

The champions of 2022 wowed and thrilled—and looked good doing it.

US men’s national soccer team at the 2002 World Cup

Glory Days

This edition of the Full Frame newsletter looks back at the USMNT’s run in 2002.


Ring Trilogy

Five years after their first fight, Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin closed out one of boxing’s epic rivalries.

Max Muncy’s walk-off home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series

Photographing the Longest World Series Game Ever

Capturing the historic nature of the game was top of mind for photographer Erick W. Rasco.

Zion Williamson

Illustrating Zion’s Comeback

Photographer Jeffery A. Salter used Howard Beck’s story to inform his portrait session with the Pelicans star.

Joe Montana

Stunning Photography Traces the Changing Game

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

LeBron James poses with his sons Bronny and Bryce.

LeBron James: NBA Legend and Photo Director?

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

Ted Karras and Joe Burrow sit

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.

Cape Cod Baseball League

Summer Gloving

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

Stefon and Trevon Diggs try to catch a football

12 Hours with the Diggs Brothers

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

The Old Course at St. Andrews

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.

Billie Jean King

‘Battle of the Sexes’ Match Was Tricky to Photograph

Neil Leifer details his effort to cover the iconic event.

LeBron James

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.

Mo’Ne Davis pitching

How Mo’Ne Davis’s SI Cover Came to Be

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


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.


The Pressure of Covering a Historic Boxing Match

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


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.


Comeback Kid: Gordie Howe’s Return to Hockey

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

Jackie Robinson

Uncovering Unseen Jackie Robinson Photos

SI has published new photos of the iconic athlete.

Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson (42) awaits a pitch at home plate during a game against the Milwaukee Braves in Brooklyn on Thursday, Aug. 2, 1956. Brooklyn defeated Milwaukee, 3–0.

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.


Candid Camera: Arnie and Jack

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


Game On: Basketball at Its Purest

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


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.


When the GOATs Come Back

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


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.


Images and Stories That Honor International Women’s Day

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


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.


The First Time Steve Smith Sr. Was in SI

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


The Images Missed Without Spring Training

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


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.


The Super Bowl Returns to Greater Los Angeles

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Surfing on New Year’s Eve—in Rhode Island

Photographing winter surfing in New England.


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.


Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos of 2021

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


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


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

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


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

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


The Photographer in the Green Shirt

John Iacono became known for his sartorial choice.

Roger Staubach, United States Navy in Vietnam War

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.


The Hustle Never Stopped for Ping-Pong Legend Marty Reisman

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