Recent Performance Sports News
Kerri Walsh and her partner Misty May-Treanor definitely have a hump to overtake. And that hump is a pair of Brazilian Bombers. Oakley’s Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva topped fellow Oakley Beach Volleyball Star, Kerry, for the fifth time this year, claiming the Gold at The Hague Open in the Netherlands late August. After leading the Brazilians most of the first set – Larissa and Juliana stormed back for four straight points to take the game. It was cruisin’ from there – as the South American duo pulled away after an eight-all tie for the 21-17, 21-15 victory.
Track to 2012: Oakley BMX Racers Shanaze Reade and Marc Willers Sweep UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in London
Think Supercross. Minus the motors…and with Olympic implications. BMX’s version of the two-wheel racing spectacle hit a fever pitch in London last month for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in the Olympic Park. And not surprisingly, Oakley dominated. Shanaze Reade laid the smack down and dominated the final on the Olympic ‘first course’ as fellow Oakley rider Marc Willers of New Zealand claimed the title on the men’s side. In a truly tough day for all athletes, organizers and track builders involved, 64 Elite Men and 32 Elite Women battled through a three hour rain delay and threw down after the sky cleared.
Storming Times Square: Tennis Stars Janko Tipsarevic and Sam Stosur Meet Massive Oakley Store Crowd and Media for US Open Celebration
Armageddon was descending upon New York City. Or so it seemed. In the midst of sprawling metropolis’ first major shutdown of the entire public transit system (MTA) – in anticipation of Hurricane Irene – the city was in an eerie state of calm. But peering into Times Square, the cameras of the nationally prominent Dateline NBC program were curiously zoomed in at one location. One slammed location – filled with people. Tennis fans from across the globe, in town for the start of the US Open scheduled to start just a couple days later, packed the impressively placed Oakley Store for the scheduled “Hang with the Pros” event – set to feature ATP (Men’s) World Top 20 Ranked Janko Tipsarevic, WTA (Women’s) World No. 9 Sam Stosur and ATP World Doubles No. 1 Duo, the Bryan Brothers. And the media took notice. The fan-centered gathering, originally designed as a full presentation – complete with an MC from the Tennis Media, a DJ and a full run-of-show – was nearly cancelled, as NYC was supposed...