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Kiran Gollakota

Wimbledon Semifinal Breakdown 12

  • The Arena
  • Posted by: Kiran Gollakota
  • June 29, 2011, 5:04 PM

The final weekend of Wimbledon is upon us, which means that it’s time to pick our favorites in the men’s and women’s semifinal matches. Bracket-busting upsets have paved the way for new faces in both fields, making this year’s tournament one of the most exciting yet.

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Paul Ulane

10 Questions With...David Cone 22


David Cone’s illustrious career included 196 wins, a perfect game at Yankee Stadium and five World Series rings. But these days this baseball hero is honoring the real heroes. Cone is working in conjunction with New Era to help Major League Baseball raise money for the Welcome Back Veterans fund. Everyone knows about those cool stars & stripes caps that players wear during 4th of July weekend, but New Era also built a custom stars & stripes motorcycle to auction off at the end of the season, with all proceeds going to Welcome Back Veterans. Cone took time out from enjoying the summer and raising awareness for veterans to take on our 10 Questions. Keep reading to see how he did…

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Matthew Harrigan

NBA Rookies Join NBA Cares in NYC 12

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Matthew Harrigan
  • June 23, 2011, 10:28 AM


While NBA teams gear up for draft night, some of the league’s top prospects made their way to midtown Manhattan for the NBA Cares Community Caravan clinic at John Jay College.
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Kiran Gollakota

Tennis Legends Make Wimbledon Picks 4

  • The Arena
  • Posted by: Kiran Gollakota
  • June 20, 2011, 5:32 PM


To celebrate the start of Wimbledon 2011, Manhattan played host to “HSBC Bank presents Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Center,” a weeklong event honoring one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

Former world number ones Jim Courier and Monica Seles were on hand to help get things started by showing off their skills on the borough’s only grass court — which was built just for this occasion in the middle of Rockefeller Center.

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Kiran Gollakota

10 Questions With...John Wall 41

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Kiran Gollakota
  • June 15, 2011, 4:53 PM

Though much of the world first discovered Washington Wizards point guard John Wall when he did the Dougie on court before his professional debut, real hoopheads have known about 2010’s No. 1 overall draft pick since he first made waves at the Reebok Basketball Breakout Challenge. The Breakout Challenge is an event where unranked basketball players without access to traditional opportunities — players just like Wall was in 2007 — can showcase their talents for hundreds of college coaches and earn a chance to further their careers based solely on their basketball skill. Together with Reebok, Wall is bringing back the Breakout Challenge this summer to help other kids get the same chance to prove themselves that he himself once had. We know that Wall can take on the Breakout Challenge, but what about the challenge of our 10 Questions? Keep reading to find out.

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Paul Ulane

Walking the Walk with GeoPalz Pedometers 5

  • GearHead
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • June 3, 2011, 7:47 AM

Did you know every time you step outside to take a walk, you’re getting good exercise? It may not seem like much, but all those steps can add up to quite a workout over the course of the day. If you don’t believe me, you might want to check out a new product from GeoPalz which can track just how much exercise you’re getting during your daily strolls.

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Paul Ulane

Get Behind the Wheel with Hot Wheels Video Racer 6

  • GearHead
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • June 2, 2011, 5:02 PM


Have you ever wished you could shrink yourself down into a tiny race car driver and jump behind the steering wheel of a Hot Wheels hot rod? Well now you can get that exact experience without having to find a brand-new quadruple extra-small wardrobe.

The Hot Wheels Video Racer is a new toy car that comes with a built in video camera and LCD screen. Now when you race your cars around your house, you can record everything that happens. It’s like you’re sitting in the driver’s seat and it’s amazing!

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