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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Wimbledon Days 5 & 6

Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Days 5 & 6

 Day 5 Na Li Opens the Way for Radwanska Li took her leave of Wimbledon courtesy of Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.  The upset itself isn’t too surprising; sure, Li is #2 in the world but she’s never made it past the [...]

June 30, 2014 Tennis
Wimbledon Highlights Day 4

Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Day 4

Upset Alert The ever-entertaining Gael Monfils was upset yesterday by talented youngster Jiri Vesely, a 20-year-old from the Czech Republic. As usual, La Monf’s performance was up and down, but either way it’s a great result for Vesely who has [...]

June 27, 2014 Tennis
Wimbledon Highlights Day 3

Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Day 3

Upset Alert So far, most of this year’s Wimbledon has gone mostly to form.  Unlike the turmoil at Roland Garros last month, most of the upsets have been relatively minor.  Though that trend continued yesterday, there were a fair amount [...]

June 26, 2014 Tennis
Wimbledon Highlights Day 2

Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Day 2

Upset Alert Former Roland Garros finalist and 14 seed Sara Errani fell yesterday to rising Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.  Their match started Monday but was pushed into a second day because of darkness and late-day rain.  Huge-serving Ivo Karlovic also fell [...]

June 25, 2014 Tennis
adidas Sequence 7 Boost

WATCH: adidas supernova Sequence 7 Boost Running Shoes

The Boost revolution reaches new heights with the release of the adidas Supernova Sequence 7 Boost, allowing overpronators to enjoy the Boost experience. The Sequence 6, which was released last summer, did not come complete with the Boost midsole. Boost [...]

June 25, 2014 Running
Wimbledon Highlights Day 1

Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Day 1

Upset Alerts Sloane Stephens fell to former top-ten player Maria Kirilenko in a moderately surprising upset. Stephens’ play has been up and down all year, but until yesterday she’d been saving her best for the majors—she had made at least [...]

June 24, 2014 Tennis
Wimbledon 2014

Who Will Win Wimbledon 2014?

Wimbledon starts next Monday! Will Andy Murray be able to defend his title? He has the No. 3 seed for Wimbledon, with Djokovic at No. 1 and Nadal at No. 2. Last year’s women’s winner, Marion Bartoli, has retired, leaving no [...]

June 21, 2014 Tennis
adidas Barricade 8+

New adidas Barricade 8+ Is Almost Here

The wait is almost over! The adidas Barricade 8+ tennis shoes will be released next week. According to the adidas website, “Inspired by Andy Murray’s powerful game, these men’s shoes push the boundaries of what a tennis shoe can be.” [...]

June 20, 2014 Tennis
Next Women Tennis Stars

Women to Watch: Are These the Next Tennis Superstars?

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Li Na are household names—all are well-known and well-loved stars of women’s tennis. And while these amazing women are still going strong and playing their hearts out, the next stars are right around the corner, [...]

June 19, 2014 Tennis
Running safety

Safety Tips for Running & Biking

Last weekend, Jamie Roberts, a 24-year-old woman from Rockville, MD was killed while taking part in a cross-country charity bike ride. Her team, 4k for Cancer, was riding 4000 miles, from Baltimore, Maryland to Portland, Oregon.  Roberts and two other [...]

June 17, 2014 Running