Recent Performance Sports News
Cyclocross: Brian Lopes Claims Second Consecutive Southern California-Nevada District Title – Eite Men’s Class
Make it two years in a row. After Thanksgiving dinners and holiday cheer, Oakley’s long-time Mountain Bike Star Brian Lopes threw on some skinny tires and took it hard to the competition at the “Turkey Trot” – Southern California-Nevada District Cyclocross Championships in Verdugo Park. Busting out a total time of 58:19:8 – Brian emerged with the Men’s Elite Class victory, blazing the 2.7 km course and leaving the more than 500 overall racers in his dust. Image: Corey Keiser
Last year’s World Cup battle is no more. This year, Lindsey Vonn’s dominance is unquestioned. Extending an already commanding lead in the overall standings, Lindsey swept her way through Lake Louise this past weekend, claiming downhill races on Friday and Saturday before taking the Super-G on Sunday with a time of 1:20.21. The latter victory was her 11th at Lake Louise.
It’s a phrase that every hockey player should know: Use protection. And Drew Doughty is already the second NHL star, this year alone, to get the point reinforced…big time. The Los Angeles Kings star was smacked by a shot by James Neal of the Pittsburgh Penguins to the face recently (early November). But of course, the supreme performance and protection technologies employed by Oakley’s unrivaled Hockey Visor saved the day…and his eye.