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Comeback Kid: Gordie Howe’s Return to Hockey

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

Uncovering Unseen Jackie Robinson Photos

SI has published new photos of the iconic athlete.

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.

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.

Cool Summer: How Winter Olympians Train Without Winter

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

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.

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.

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

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

Photos: The Hidden Gems of Sports

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

A Famous LeBron James Cover Made Dreams Come True

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

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.

Dak Prescott Smiles at His Scars

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

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.

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

Photographers describe their favorite images of Woods.

Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos of Tiger Woods

A collection of images from throughout his career so far.

Turning Reggie Bush Into an Oscar

The former USC star was turned into a replica of Hollywood’s biggest award.

Leading Off: Minor League Baseball Is Back

For more than a year, Minor League stadiums hosted everything, it seemed, but actual Minor League games. That finally changed in May.

SI Full Frame: The Cage

This streetball destination is where some of the greatest raw hoopers have earned their stripes.

John Iacono’s Tiger Tale

Photographing boxer George Foreman led him to an encounter with a baby tiger and a German shepherd.

Photos: Triumph and Heartbreak at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Sports Illustrated photographers captured the emotions of the 2020 Olympic Games

A Look at Team USA’s Biggest Olympic Names

A collection of Sports Illustrated photos of past and present big names of Team USA.

Q&A With Photographers in Tokyo

We asked about the differences in capturing these Olympics.

The Unique Eye of Sports Illustrated Photographers

Sports Illustrated photographers Simon Bruty, Kohjiro Kinno and Erick W. Rasco capture athletes in motion at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Picks and Fits at the NBA Draft

As players make their leaps to the pros, some use fashion to help introduce themselves to the world.

Best Photos from the Tokyo Olympics

From the Opening Ceremony through each day of competition, here are the top moments and pictures from the Tokyo Summer Olympics.