Nike Yu Darvish T-Shirt

Nike Yu Darvish T-Shirt

words // Brennan Hiro Williams

With the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues set to begin in under two weeks, MLB rosters are slowly trickling into sunny training complexes across Arizona and Florida. In Surprise, Arizona, Texas Rangers fans eagerly await the arrival of the team’s new $111.7 million investment, pitcher Yu Darvish. In a wild offseason full of game-changing transactions, few were bigger than the Rangers’ acquisition of the 25-year-old Japanese superstar.

Rangers fans can join Darvish Mania with this new Nike tee, featuring the right-hander’s name and a Rangers logo hit on the sleeve. The Nike MLB Darvish T-Shirt is now available on Eastbay.

Available now: Nike MLB Darvish T-Shirt


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NCAA Watch: Madness Awaits

NCAA Watch: Madness Awaits

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words // Brennan Hiro Williams

It’s that time of year again. Heading into Selection Sunday (March 11), discussions of RPI and hopeful mid-majors will increasingly dominate college basketball discussions, with fans around the country hoping that their team receives optimal placement in the field of 68.

I can hear Gus Johnson and Len Elmore screaming in a distant future. March Madness is almost here.

Photos via Y! Sports.

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San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin hits the floor in the Nike Basketball Metallic Red Foamposite.

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Georgetown’s Jason Clarke (Air Jordan 2012) and Syracuse’s Scoop Jardine (Jordan Melo M8) battle for the rock

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Lousville’s Chane Behanan (adidas adiZero Rose 2) and Chris Smith (adidas adiZero Crazy Light) celebrate a big play.

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Before his season-ending injury, Maryland’s Pe’Shon Howard led the Terrapins in the Under Armour Micro G Bloodline.

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San Diego State’s Xavier Thames gets to the hoop in the Air Jordan Retro 5.

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UVA’s Mike Scott (Nike Zoom KD IV) defends UNC’s John Henson (Air Jordan 2012).

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One part of the Anthony Davis signature look is a Nike Pro Combat Compression shirt under his jersey.

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TCU’s Hank Thorns (Air Jordan Retro 12) celebrates the Horned Frog’s upset over UNLV.

NCAA Watch: Wildcats On Top

NCAA Watch: Wildcats On Top

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words // Brennan Hiro Williams

Following the Orange’s loss to Notre Dame earlier this month, the University of Kentucky finally supplanted Syracuse at the top of the rankings. Heading into February, the Wildcats will try to hold onto the top spot, building their case for number one seeding during March Madness. Will Coach Cal’s young team keep it together?

Check out some of the kicks on court in the latest edition of NCAA Watch.

Photos via Y! Sports.

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Anthony Davis keeps on racking up blocked shots in the Nike Hyperdunk 2011.

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Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine goes around a Fab Melo screen in the Air Jordan Retro 10.

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Virginia Tech’s Dorenzo Hudson shoots a corner three in the Nike Zoom Rookie.

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UNC’s John Henson throws down a dunk in the Nike Zoom KD IV.

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NC State’s Reggie Bullock take a hard foul wearing the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.

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Purdue’s Lewis Jackson (Air Jordan Retro 11) guards Michigan’s Trey Burke (adidas adiZero Rose 2).

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Kentucky’s Marquis Teague wears a special UK colorway Nike LeBron 9.

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North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall wears the Coaches vs Cancer edition Jordan CP3.V, complete with a special shout out to his mom.

NCAA Watch: Aztec Motto

NCAA Watch: Aztec Motto

words // Brennan Hiro Williams

San Diego State took an early lead in the Mountain West Conference on Saturday, defeating ranked league rival UNLV. The Aztecs carry the momentum of an eight-game winning streak into the week, led by stars Chase Tapley and Jamaal Franklin. Morale is high, as evidenced by center Tim Shelton’s latest rap classic.

Take a look at some of the kicks on court in the latest edition of NCAA watch.


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Chase Tapley pushes the rock in the Air Jordan Retro 10.

Auburn’s Chris Denson looks to score in the Under Armour Micro G Bloodline “Roma.”

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Maryland’s Mychal Parker also wears the Under Armour Micro G Bloodline in a special Terrapins colorway.

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Washington’s Tony Wroten does his best MJ impression in the Air Jordan Retro 5.

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In a matchup of adidas Basketball powers, Kansas handed Baylor their first loss of the season.

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Kris Joseph leads undefeated Syracuse in the Jordan Melo M8.

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Myck Kabongo wears the special Texas edition Nike Zoom KD IV.

Sneaker Watch: New Years Fireworks

Sneaker Watch: New Years Fireworks

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2012 is off to a great start, with Miami and Chicago pacing the league with 5-1 records. Portland is a surprising early leader in the West, while Dallas is, so far, slow out of the gates. The Wizards, in the words of Jan Vesely, are “playing and they are playing bad.”

Who will rise and fall in the first month of the new year? Let’s take a look back at the last few days in the latest edition of Sneaker Watch.

Photos via Y! Sports, ESPN.


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Courtney Lee (Air Jordan Retro 3) defends the Black Mamba (Nike Kobe VII Supreme).

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Derrick Rose wearing the adidas adiZero Rose 2, along with adiZero Speedwrap Ankle Braces.

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DeAndre Jordan brutalizes the rim in the Under Armour Micro G Funk.

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Jeff Teague gets to the hoop in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 Supreme, as an onlooking LBJ says, “not bad.”

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Jason Thompson battles Marc Gasol, wearing the Nike Air Max Sweep Thru.

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Jarret Jack joins the growing list of players sporting the Nike Zoom KD IV.

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Al Harrington, still getting buckets, in the Nike Hyperdunk 2011.

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Milwaukee’s Shaun Livingston wears the Jordan Big Ups.