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Kaepernick Jerseys Go Flying Off Shelves During Protest

NFL quarterback's red jersey now No. 1 top seller on NFL Shop website

(Newser) - The Colin Kaepernick controversy continues to rumble, but whereas at first his jerseys burned , now they are a hot commodity. NBC Sports reports that before the 49ers quarterback decided to sit out the national anthem, sales of his jerseys via the NFL Shop were sluggish. But a recent peek at... More »

Soccer Team Jerseys Drop Sponsor, Add Paris Tribute

'Je Suis Paris' to temporarily take place of Emirates Airline on Paris team's shirts

(Newser) - The Paris Saint-Germain soccer team wanted to show the world that its thoughts are with its home city and the victims of the recent terror attacks —so it has (temporarily) ditched a major sponsor from its jerseys and replaced it with a message of solidarity instead, reports For the... More »

Ray Rice Jersey Swap 'Overwhelms' Ravens

Exchange costs team 'six figures,' spokesman says

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens apparently underestimated the anger level among fans. Allowed to turn in Ray Rice jerseys this weekend, over 7,000 people showed up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to exchange jerseys bearing the name of the running back who knocked out his then-fiancee in an elevator,... More »

Colorado School: No Peyton Manning Jerseys Allowed

Number 18 linked to gang fears

(Newser) - At one Colorado school district, Peyton Manning fans will have to wait until after hours to show their colors. That's because Manning's number, 18, is associated with gangs, district officials tell the Indianapolis Star . In fact, the number 18 has been banned for years—but it was no... More »

Jeremy Lin Jersey Nets $42K for Charity

Wore uniform during huge game against Lakers

(Newser) - The jersey Jeremy Lin wore while scoring 38 points against Kobe Bryan's Los Angeles Lakers has been auctioned off online—for $42,388, USA Today reports. The money from the Knicks jersey, worn Feb. 10, will go to the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a charity linked to Madison Square... More »

Barcelona: Sweaty Nike Shirts Weighing Us Down

By half time, the shirts are 2.5 times heavier

(Newser) - Nike is selling a ton of its new specially-designed Barcelona kits (that’s uniforms for the Americans in the audience), but there’s one big problem: The team hates them. Why? Because the eco-friendly shirts, which are supposed to improve performance somehow, actually get so dang sweaty that the players... More »

Cops Seek Foiled Robber in Lakers Uniform

LA man tries to rob security guard wearing team's uniform

(Newser) - A would-be mugger who attempted to rob a security guard shouldn't be that hard to find, police tell the LA Times : He was wearing a Lakers uniform. The man asked for directions, then pulled an assault pistol and ordered the guard to the ground. He demanded and got the guard's... More »

Player Debuts 'San Francicso' Giants Jersey

'I didn't know,' says player Eugenio Velez of spelling snafu

(Newser) - Outfielder Eugenio Velez made his season debut yesterday when his San Francicso Giants took on and beat the Houston Astros. That’s right—Velez played the whole game blissfully unaware that his jersey pegged him as a player from some mythical, misspelled version of the City by the Bay. “... More »

Why LeBron James Is Changing Jersey Numbers

It has to do with another player by the name of Michael Jordan

(Newser) - LeBron James has notified the league he wants to switch from No. 23 to No. 6 next season as a tribute to a previous No. 23—Michael Jordan. In today's merchandise-crazy sports world, of course, the move is no simple thing. Nike, for instance, incorporates the "23" into its... More »

Michael Vick (and His Jersey) Go to the Dogs

Humane Society cleans up its kennels with number 7 shirts

(Newser) - Deluged with jerseys of fleet-footed number 7, a humane society is putting them all to good use – in wiping up dog doo and keeping canines comfy, nestling their heads as they doze in their cages. The Atlanta Humane Society says it didn’t know what to do with the... More »

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