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Investors call on Nike, FedEx, PepsiCo to cut ties with Redskins over name

[ad_1] The Washington Redskins face renewed pressure to change their nickname, but this time protestors are targeting their sponsors, Adweek reported.According to the report Wednesday, Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo each received letters signed by 87 investment firms and shareholders worth a combined $620 billion asking the companies to sever ties with the Redskins unless they change their controversial name. There has been more pressure in recent weeks to change their
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Nike releases ‘groovy’ new Premier League ball; Everton, Inter Miami set for ‘e-friendly’

[ad_1] The Premier League is back, and the title has already been clinched by Liverpool, but that hasn't stopped Nike from launching their brand-new official match ball for next season. Plus, Everton and Inter Miami are set to meet in a friendly with a difference.Jump to: Everton, Miami's e-friendlyNike's 'groovy' new ballThe Nike Flight ball will be used in the top flight for the 2020-21 campaign, with Nike promising that
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Zion Williamson asked to admit parents received money, gifts from Duke, Nike and Adidas

[ad_1] Attorneys representing Zion Williamson's former marketing representative and her company have asked the New Orleans Pelicans star to admit that his mother and stepfather demanded and received gifts, money and other benefits from persons acting on behalf of Adidas and Nike and also from people associated with Duke to influence him to sign with the Blue Devils and to wear Nike or Adidas products.Williamson, who played one season at
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Jury convicts Michael Avenatti of attempted Nike extortion

[ad_1] A federal jury in New York on Friday convicted disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti of attempting to extort as much as $25 million from Nike over threats that he would expose misdeeds in the apparel company's grassroots basketball division.Avenatti, who rose to fame two years ago by representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, was convicted on felony charges of transmission of interstate communications
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Jury convicts Michael Avenatti of extortion against Nike

[ad_1] A federal jury in New York on Friday convicted disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti of attempting to extort as much as $25 million from Nike over threats that he would expose misdeeds in the apparel company's grassroots basketball division.Avenatti, who rose to fame two years ago by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, was convicted on felony charges of transmission of interstate communications with
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Ex-AAU coach testifies Nike employees directed payments to basketball recruits’ parents, handlers

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- A former Nike EYBL coach testified on Friday that two of the sneaker company's employees directed him to make payments of tens of thousands of dollars to the parents and handlers of at least three high-profile recruits and then submit fraudulent invoices to the company for reimbursement.Gary Franklin, who founded California Supreme and coached its under-17 elite team on the EYBL circuit, testified during celebrity attorney
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Nike suspends online sale of Kobe Bryant-related products

[ad_1] 9:22 PM ETNick DePaulaESPN In the wake of Kobe Bryant's tragic passing, Nike has decided to pull all Kobe-related items from its Nike.com webstore, company sources have confirmed to ESPN. For now, searches for his products provide one result -- a purple and yellow Nike gift card bearing the Los Angeles Lakers logo.The company is re-evaluating its ongoing strategy for releasing Bryant's beloved signature shoe series, and in the
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10 women’s basketball prospects to watch at the Nike Tournament of Champions

[ad_1] The Nike Tournament of Champions is the center of the girls' basketball world right before Christmas. Some of the nation's top high school teams will be competing in Phoenix, Arizona, over the next four days.That also means some of the country's top high school basketball prospects will also be playing. Here are 10 players to watch headed into the event.P Kamilla CardosoChattanooga, Tennessee/Hamilton Heights Christian AcademyespnW rank (2020): 5The
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Doernbecher Children’s Hospital patients find hope in a Nike sneaker collection

[ad_1] DESIREE CASTILLO COULDN'T speak. She listened to her doctor's question, fell to the floor and just lay there, stunned.It was November of 2018. Only a few weeks had passed since Desiree, then 11, had returned home from Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Life was far from returning to normal. Her parents had locked up the chemicals, medicines and sharp objects in their Hillsboro home. They demanded she sleep
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Top athletes join Mary Cain in sharing tales of abuse at Nike

[ad_1] Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of body-shaming and alleged psychological abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting other top athletes to come forward.Amy Yoder Begley, a 10,000-meter runner, said Friday that she was told she had the "biggest butt on the starting line." Kara Goucher's husband said the Olympian endured "disgusting" comments from coaches.Nike says it's investigating, but the cascade of allegations