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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: September 4, 2014

Upgrading-Tennis-Tech-Gear-Patrol Upgrading Tennis Technology
An Israeli startup, PlaySight, is looking to replace the Hawk-Eye system currently used to capture and analyze close or disputed calls in Grand Slam tennis tournaments. It also has coaching applications. One of the big investors? Novak Djokavic, currently ranked the world’s best player (who just defeated Andy Murray in the semifinals of the U.S. Open).
Fly-Fishing-Cast-School-Gear-Patrol Fly Fishing’s All-Star Cast
Sandy Moret’s Florida Keys Fly Fishing School is the Holy Grail of instruction in the sport. Garden and Gun reports from the 25th anniversary session at the Islander Resort.
Rapha-Cross-Shoe-Gear-Patrol Rapha Cyclocross Shoes
Rapha continues its cycling footwear partnership with Giro with a ‘cross-specific shoe, available November 1. It’s the brand’s first shoe intended specifically for the growing cycling discipline. $350
No-Positive-Dope-Test-Gear-Patrol Tour Blood Comes Back Clean
There’s good news for cycling fans who want to see sport’s tarnished reputation clean again: the UCI announced that there were no positive dope tests at this year’s Tour de France.
AccuBall-Gear-Patrol SKLZ AccuBall
Those who have already embraced foam rolling can deepen their arsenal of personal massage tools with SKLZ AccuBall, a dual-density ball for targeting trigger points (muscle knots). $20
Reboot-Or-Die-Gear-Patrol Reboot or Die
Political blogger David Roberts unplugs for a year and reports back for Outside. Stunt or worthwhile pursuit? We’ll leave that judgement to you.
Filson-Shirt-Jacket-Gear-Patrol Shirt Jackets for Fall
If an outdoor garment isn’t going to be technical, it sure as hell better be handsome. These fall-weather-approved shirt jackets are ideal for apple picking, whiskey drinking and bbq ribs-smoking.
Best-Outdoor-Shirts-Gear-Patrol-Lead Best Hiking Shirts for Men
If you’re looking for something more technical than a shirt jacket, these adventure shirts combine fashion (sort of) and function.