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  • New Poly Strings

    Freshen Up Your Poly

    Did you know that polyester strings lose tension faster than most other types of string? Even if your racquets are just sitting around, your strings are getting looser—especially with polyester. If you haven’t replaced your

  • ASICS NYC Nimbus Limited Edition

    The 2015 NYC Marathon Brings a New Grand Marshal & New ASICS

    Only a few more weeks until the New York City marathon! The 2015 NYC marathon will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015. This year, Spike Lee will be Grand Marshal of the Marathon. Spike

  • Oakley Sunglasses

    Oakley Sunglasses: Stronger than Ever.

    Thirty years ago Oakley released the Oakley Frogskin, their first casual sunglass style. Since then they have pushed the boundaries of technological developments in sunglasses, using input from athletes and doing extensive field testing in

  • Pooch Selfie

    Are Tennis Balls the Answer to Better Dog Selfies?

    If you are like me then your smart phone is full of photos of your puppy. I have hundreds of photos of my dog. Unfortunately, many come out blurry (“pose” is a command he has yet

  • number 1

    Serena Reaches 260 Weeks at #1

    Serena Williams is no stranger to reaching milestones or breaking records. Even though she didn’t get her calendar Grand Slam this year, she’s still at the top of her game and the top of the

Wimbledon Highlights Day 8

Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Day 8

Aussie Rules Tennis Wildcard Nick Kyrgios took the court yesterday as a major underdog against world #1 Rafael Nadal.  Though Nadal had some struggles through his first three matches—he dropped the first set in all three matches before storming back—Kyrgios simply lacked the résumé to be considered a possible contender.  Before Wimbledon, Kyrgios’ ATP Tour [...]

July 2, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Hoka One One Clifton

VIDEO: Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe Preview

This July, Hoka One One will launch the long-awaited Clifton model—a shoe that combines Hoka’s ultra-cushioned feel with a lightweight ride. The Clifton weighs 7.9 ounces for men (size 9) and 6.8 ounces for women (size 7), making it the lightest model in the brand’s line of running shoes. With an entirely-EVA midsole and RMAT [...]

July 2, 2014 Greg Jubb Running 0
Wimbledon Day 7

Grass Clippings: Wimbledon Day 7

Radwanska Again Fails to Seize Opportunities With the exit of the tournament’s top two seeds, 2014 became the fourth consecutive year where Aga Radwanska seemed to have a strong chance to grab her maiden Grand Slam title.  In 2012, she ran all the way to the finals, falling to Serena Williams.  Last year, Aga’s chances [...]

July 1, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
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 quarterfinals at Wimbledon, she didn’t play any grass court warmups this year, and she lost [...]

June 30, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0
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 a monster game and could be a contender in the future. Richard Gasquet joined his [...]

June 27, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
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 of minor upsets.  French Open semifinalist Ernest Gulbis crashed out to Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.  Gulbis [...]

June 26, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0
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 to lucky loser Frank Dancevic, while Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to Michelle Larcher De Brito.  Jelena [...]

June 25, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
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 is comprised of thousands of TPU pellets that are bonded together, resulting in high energy [...]

June 25, 2014 Greg Jubb Running 0
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 the fourth round in the past six Majors before Kirilenko snapped her streak. Sam Stosur [...]

June 24, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
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 defending champion to play her way back to glory. Can Serena Williams step up after [...]

June 21, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0