Oakley offers up sports performance eyewear for youth

Oakley has long known about fashion and performance for the big kids, but now the youth can get in on the Oakley experience too, with sports performance glasses in youth-friendly sizes. Read about the engineering and design via my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Jordan Brand flexes with new trainer

As Jordan Brand offerings expand beyond the hardwood, it flexed its way into a new trainer. Check out the new shoe via my Sports Illustrated article here.

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adidas preps for hoops season with Boost cushioning

The signature basketball shoes for adidas took on a little Boost. The latest D Rose 5 and new edition of Crazylight both feature adidas’ Boost foam, a first for the basketball lines. To find out more about Boost and the shoes, check out my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Oakley goes high-tech in materials and engineering for October releases

You can see Oakley’s latest engineering marvels—set for an October release—via my exclusive with Popular Mechanics. Check out the high-tech materials and industrial design, along with the engineering accomplishments packed into a pair of sunglasses. Read the article via PopMech here.

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Inside the world’s premier paddleboarding event

The tips of Moloka’i and O’ahu separate by 32 miles, including the daunting Ka’iwi Channel. Thirty-two miles of shifting currents, open water and unknown conditions. Taking on that 32 mile-stretch on a paddleboard has given the Molokai’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships a singular position atop the list of paddleboard races in the world for the last 18 years. Check out the race via my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Bell Helmets offers best of both worlds

The tradeoff between ventilation and aerodynamic needs comes with a flip of a switch in the new Bell Helmets creation. Take a look at the high-tech helmet via my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Talking ivy and brick at Wrigley

Wrigley Field has pure quirkiness. But nothing fits my weekly Sports Illustrated Ballpark Quirks column better than the field’s ivy and brick. Learn about its history via my SI article here.

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Australian stadium will have promotional SlideLiner seats

Want to move with the action? And quickly, up to 12 mph, along the sidelines of a field? Then win one of four seats on the Australian SlideLiner seat system. Check out the promotional event that offers up a crazy new way to watch a rugby game via my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Sleeping in the outdoors: A work of gear art

Sleeping in the outdoors, especially if you have hiked your way there, has a certain feel to it. But it sure does have more comfort when you do it with the right gear. And that is what I’m here for, to point you in the right direction when it comes time to choose gear for sleeping in the outdoors. I took a look at some of the newest tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads, helping you figure out which way to go. Check it all out via my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Petco’s historic building a must-keep

While one historic building at Petco Park was moved elsewhere in downtown San Diego, the Western Metal Supply Co. building turned into an integral part of the ballpark, the latest feature of my weekly Sports Illustrated Ballpark Quirks series. Learn the history of the building and its history in the stadium via my SI story here.

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