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  • US Open 2014 Day 4

    A Slice of the Big Apple: 2014 US Open Day 4

    Upset Update Ana Ivanovic, the tournaments 8th seed, was dispatched ruthlessly in straight sets by Karolina Pliskova yesterday.  The upset clears another hurdle out of Serena’s path, leaving Flavia Pennetta as the highest remaining seed

  • Walking Shoes vs Running Shoes

    Can I Wear a Running Shoe for Walking?

    They may seem similar but in reality, running and walking are very different activities and require their own specialized footwear. Running is a high impact sport. When you walk, you impact the ground with 1.5

  • US Open 2014 Day 3

    A Slice of the Big Apple: 2014 US Open Day 3

    Upset Update Fourth seed Aga Radwanska crashed out to former top-20 player Peng Shuai in straight sets yesterday, leaving her quarter of the draw wide even more wide open for the likes of Jelena Jankovic

  • US Open 2014 Day 2

    A Slice of the Big Apple: US Open 2014 Day 2

    Upset Update Former US Open Champion and 20th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova fell in a third set ‘breaker to Marina Erakovic. Not only is the upset detrimental to my bracket (I had Kuznetsova reaching the quarterfinals),

  • U.S. Open 2014 - Day 1

    A Slice of the Big Apple: US Open Day 1

    Upset Special Surging youngster Nick Kyrgios dismissed slumping veteran Mikhail Youzhny in four sets yesterday.  In a minor upset, the mercurial Benoit Paire topped his countryman Julien Benneteau in a five set match.  Early Scares

Nike Lunar Ballistec

WATCH: Nike Lunar Ballistic Tennis Shoe Review

More flexible in the forefoot and two ounces lighter, the new Nike Lunar Ballistec Tennis Shoe is an exciting update. You get the best features from the Nike Court Ballistec and the Vapor all rolled into this perfect package of speed and comfort. Check out the Nike Lunar Ballistec Tennis Shoe [...]

February 21, 2014 Greg Jubb Tennis 0
Garmin Forerunner

Gary’s Garmin Tip #3

What a lot of people do not realize is that most of the bands on the Forerunner watches can be replaced. If a band breaks under warranty (1 year), Garmin will send the customer (if they go through customer support or the store if they go through their account) a new replacement band free of [...]

February 20, 2014 Gary Rosenberg Running 0
ASICS GEL-Noosa Fast 2

SELF Gives Us the Best Shoes for Spring

SELF magazine has released their “Best Shoes for Spring 2014.” It’s a fantastic list, including some of the most innovative shoes we’ve seen in a while. Below are just a few of our favorites out of the many they picked. When you think of things that go fast, do you think about race cars? Reebok [...]

February 19, 2014 Cara Bruce Running 2
Treadmill running tips

Treadmill Running Tips

I know tons of runners who absolutely despise running on a treadmill. I get it. I do. However, I have a confession to make: While I always prefer to be outside, I don’t hate the treadmill. Yes, I get bored faster, but, when the weather is absolutely horrid and it’s between the treadmill and not [...]

February 18, 2014 Cara Bruce Running 1
Babolat Play Wishlist

Babolat Play Drive Tennis Racquet Wishlist

So we’re nearly midway through February now (I know, it’s going too fast, right?) and it already feels like it has been a pretty busy year.  2014′s first Grand Slam event is already in the books and the Olympics are well underway in Sochi, Russia.  Even so, I’d like to take another quick look back [...]

February 17, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Happy Valentine's Day

Forget Flowers, Red & Pink Running Gear Offer Way More Benefits

Here in Baltimore we’re buried in snow. It’s hard to spend these freezing cold days indoors, putting off running outside until the snow melts or the plows come around. On days like today, there is nothing better than dreaming of being outside in the sunshine… with a bunch of bright red and pink running accessories. [...]

February 14, 2014 Cara Bruce Running 0
Nathan hydration packs

Which Nathan Hydration Pack is Right for You?

Avid long-distance or trail runners will find exactly what they’re looking for in the updated line of Nathan Hydration Vests. With new ergonomic shapes for men, women or both, more safety features and pockets to accommodate the needs of the modern enthusiast, these vests are designed to create the most convenient running experience possible. Plus, [...]

February 12, 2014 Curtis Cox Running 0
Garmin Forerunner

Gary’s Garmin Tip #2

With the use of the built in accelerometer in the new Forerunner 220 and Forerunner 620, questions have come up about how it works and how accurate is it. These watches use a three-dimensional accelerometer which measures movement in all three dimensions, just like our foot pod. This is not to be confused or compared [...]

February 11, 2014 Gary Rosenberg Running 0
Culex Square String

Topspin Culex Squarestring Review

By this point, virtually everyone who’s in or around the tennis world is familiar with polyester strings and their popularity.  Television commentators consistently mention how much polyester has changed the game and players continue to rave about how much control and topspin they can produce with polyester strings.  With that in mind, I’ll spare everyone [...]

February 10, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
New Babolat tennis gear 2014

Babolat 2014 Promises Innovative Advances in Racquet & String Technology

Babolat introduces even more innovation with updates to some of their most beloved products and the introduction of new and advanced technology. Babolat Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager Monte Long stopped by Holabird Sports with a Babolat Team Line 12 Pack bag full of racquets, grips, string and more to show us some of the gear. Monte [...]

February 7, 2014 Kandice Wilson Tennis 0