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Athletes With 'Courage' Talked. Now, a Coaching Legend Banned

Alberto Salazar booted from track and field for 4 years over Nike-bankrolled doping experiments

(Newser) - Alberto Salazar was so excited in 2011 about the performance-enhancing supplement L-carnitine that he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong. "Lance, call me asap!" Salazar wrote. "We have tested it, and it's amazing." Salazar was prepping to infuse the supplement into his... More »

Rare Nike Sneakers Sell for Jaw-Dropping Amount

The 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon Shoes fetched nearly triple what they were expected to

(Newser) - A Canadian collector really, really wanted this pair of rare Nike sneakers: The 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon Shoes sold at auction this week for a record-breaking $437,500, nearly three times the price they were predicted to fetch, the BBC reports. The shoes were the final pair from... More »

99% of Sneakers Auction at Sotheby's Goes to 1 Buyer

Canadian entrepreneur had bid on all 100 pairs

(Newser) - On Thursday, 100 pairs of the rarest sneakers—labeled Nike, Adidas, and Air Jordan, for starters—went up for auction. By Friday, they were all sold to a single bidder, except for one lone, expensive pair: the 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon Shoe. Bill Bowerman, a cofounder of Nike,... More »

Arizona Makes a Move Against Nike Over Axed Flag Sneakers

The company is facing a backlash after pulling the shoe at Colin Kaepernick's urging

(Newser) - An uproar quickly sprang up following Nike's decision to pull a planned patriotic shoe days before the 4th of July. The shoe featured the "Betsy Ross flag," which has a circle of 13 stars to represent the 13 colonies, and Colin Kaepernick reportedly urged the sportswear company... More »

Report: After Kaepernick Complaint, Nike Pulls 'Betsy Ross' Shoe

Company yanks shoe that featured an early version of the American flag

(Newser) - A patriotic sneaker featuring an early version of the American flag has been abruptly pulled by Nike just days before the Fourth of July—and sources say Colin Kaepernick helped persuade the company to change course. Insiders tell the Wall Street Journal that the former 49ers quarterback, who is one... More »

Inside the Controversy Over Nike's New Mannequin

Some argue the company is promoting an unhealthy lifestyle with plus size mannequin

(Newser) - NikeTown London launched its newly redesigned Women by Nike floor last week, and the flagship London store now features plus size mannequins and para-sport mannequins on the floor. Good, right? Well, while you might think the inclusion of a plus size mannequin would be cheered, it actually sparked quite an... More »

Nike Releases Tearjerker Ad After Tiger Win

He's 'chasing the same dream as a 3-year-old'

(Newser) - Nike had a new ad ready to go as soon as Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters on Sunday , capping an amazing comeback with his first major tournament win in 11 years. The 52-second spot Nike tweeted on Sunday looks at different stages of Woods' career and says "It'... More »

Avenatti Comes Out Swinging Against Nike

He says he will reveal 'major scandal'

(Newser) - Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker—without evidence—of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on Twitter —a medium he... More »

Avenatti's Alleged Co-Conspirator Is a Huge Name in Legal Circles

Mark Geragos has represented Michael Jackson, Jussie Smollett, and more

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti is in hot water legally on accusations that he tried to extort Nike . Turns out, his alleged co-conspirator is a big name, too. CNN was among numerous outlets Monday to name Mark Geragos as the unnamed co-conspirator in the indictment. After doing so, the network fired Geragos... More »

Nike Shoe Explodes in One of Year's Biggest Games

Duke's Zion Williamson suffered a knee sprain, and the team lost to UNC 88-72

(Newser) - It was a game so anticipated, and a rivalry so fierce, that ESPN had a countdown till game time running on its networks Wednesday, reports the Charlotte Observer . Barack Obama, Spike Lee, and Ken Griffey Jr. were among the celebs in attendance. Tickets were selling for thousands . But just 36... More »

Sports Store's Nike Boycott a Factor in Its Demise

'This was about principle,' says Prime Time Sports owner Stephen Martin

(Newser) - A man's counter-protest to Colin Kaepernick's taking a knee is putting his sports store out of business . Stephen Martin, owner of Prime Time Sports in Colorado Springs, opted to drop all Nike gear after Nike debuted its 30th anniversary ad campaign featuring Kaepernick last fall. Now, he can... More »

Recognize This Shoe? Its Owner Is Missing a Foot

Authorities look to identify 15th foot washed ashore in Canada

(Newser) - Canadian police say they're not alarmed by a human foot on a British Columbia beach—at least the 15th discovered since 2007. The left foot washed ashore in West Vancouver in September, though the BC Coroners Service is just now looking for help identifying its owner. "Typically …... More »

Meet the First Nike Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

Sportswear company just signed runner Justin Gallegos

(Newser) - We dare you to watch without tearing up. A new video shows Justin Gallegos getting the surprise of a lifetime as he becomes the first Nike athlete with cerebral palsy, Yahoo Sports reports. Gallegos, a junior at the University of Oregon and a member of the school's running club,... More »

Louisiana Mayor Rescinds His Nike Ban

Says he did so on advice of city attorney

(Newser) - The mayor of a New Orleans suburb says he's rescinding his order banning his city's recreation department from purchasing Nike products for use at city recreation facilities, the AP reports. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn said at a news conference Wednesday that he did so on the advice of... More »

Mayor Issues Memo Banning Nike Products

Parks and recreation department can no longer purchase Nike products, he says

(Newser) - The mayor of a New Orleans suburb is banning the city's parks and recreation department from purchasing Nike products, the AP reports. The memo by Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn to the parks and recreation director says Nike products cannot be purchased for use at the city's recreation facilities.... More »

Missouri College Dumps Its Nike Uniforms

College of the Ozarks accuses company of disrespecting America

(Newser) - Nike uniforms are vestimenta non grata at the College of the Ozarks after the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The private Christian college in Missouri announced Thursday that its athletic teams will no longer buy Nike uniforms and any it has now will be removed, the Kansas City Star... More »

Nike Reveals 'Dream Crazy' Kaepernick Commercial

Ad will appear during opening NFL telecast Thursday

(Newser) - "Don't ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they're crazy enough," says Colin Kaepernick, urging viewers to reach for and exceed their wildest dreams in Nike's first full-length ad of its new campaign featuring the former San Francisco 49er. In the "Dream Crazy"... More »

Nike's 'Just Do It' Slogan Was Born From a 1977 Execution

Gary Gilmore uttered 'Let's do it' before his death by firing squad

(Newser) - Amid the reactions—most recently from President Trump and LeBron James —to Colin Kaepernick's new campaign with Nike in honor of its 30-year-old slogan comes an unusual sidebar from the Washington Post on the origins of those three words. As it turns out, "Just Do It" was... More »

LeBron Speaks on Nike Kaepernick Campaign

'I stand with Nike, all day, every day'

(Newser) - Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he "stands with Nike," a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign . The basketball superstar—and new Los Angeles Laker —made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both... More »

Trump Weighs In on Kaepernick's Nike Ad

'A terrible message'

(Newser) - The backlash over Colin Kaepernick's appearance in Nike's latest ad campaign continues: Now President Trump has weighed in. "I think it’s a terrible message," Trump tells the Daily Caller . "I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of... More »

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