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Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2019
Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag.
Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which...
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has announced the winners of The 23rd Annual Webby Awards, with Wieden+Kennedy taking home the top honor of “Webby Agency of the Year.” With six Webby Awards and seven Webby People’s Voice Awards, including for Colin Kaepernick’s “...
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018
Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker's stock is up and sales have been steady.
The furor seems to have largely died down and the company...
Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2018
An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.
Monday, Sep. 3, 2018
Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL.
Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an "All American Icon" and crediting attorney Ben Meiselas for getting the deal done....
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you're trying to lead a major sport out of crisis.
The head of track and field's governing body announced Thursday that he has given up...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
"Subway guy" Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with minors and received child pornography, prosecutors say, marking one of the biggest downfalls ever for a corporate pitchman.
Fogle's case is unusual because of how closely Fogle's regular-guy...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
A youngster is asked to join a pick-up game of basketball on a hot summer day and this leads to a string of invitations to join other teams spanning different sports in whirlwind across varied locations. The invites on the fly come from famous athletes such as Major League Baseball star Mike...
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
Michael Jordan was in a federal courtroom Tuesday for the start of a civil trial that will scrutinize the market value of the former basketball star's brand and look at whether a grocery-store chain diluted that value by running a steak-coupon advertisement that...
Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015
Nike chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.
Knight, 77, was a middle distance runner in college who began...