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  • Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

    November 20, 2014 11:00 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight '96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has... more »
  • Rice dropped by Nike, Madden 15 after firing

    September 9, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW YORK - Both Nike and Electronic Arts severed business ties with Ray Rice a day after he was let go by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL, following the release of a video showing him striking his then-fiancee in February. Nike Inc. confirmed via email... more »
  • Behind the Scenes: LSU uniforms changing? Play Video

    August 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the finale of the series, Sports 2's Brian Holland takes you behind the scenes and into the LSU equipment room to show you how the Tigers dress out for the big game. While some teams like to use new, flashy uniforms, LSU leans towards a... more »
  • Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

    February 21, 2013 7:44 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Nike says it has suspended the contract of Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics, is facing a charge of premeditated murder in South Africa in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend. In a brief statement announcing the... more »
  • Eagles place Foles on IR, Sign DT Dixon

    December 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract. Foles broke his hand in last Sunday's loss to Washington. Michael Vick will start the final game of the season against the New York Giants on Sunday.... more »
  • Nike ends contract with Lance Armstrong

    October 17, 2012 10:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Nike is severing ties with famed cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The clothing and footwear company said Wednesday that it was ending Armstrong's contract "with great sadness." Nike Inc. said it will... more »
  • Nike unveils new track uniforms for Olympics

    June 15, 2012 10:57 AM

    NEW YORK - U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear uniforms at the London Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100-meter sprint times. The difference could have elevated Walter Dix from bronze to the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, though he wouldn't... more »
  • One arrested at Nike Galaxy shoe sale Play Video

    February 24, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested one person and broke up an unruly crowd waiting for a limited-edition set of shoes at the Mall of Louisiana this morning. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Keenen Andre Poret, 21, of New Orleans for inciting... more »
  • VIDEO: LSU's Nike Pro Combat uniforms unveiled

    September 13, 2011 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nike revealed the new Pro Combat uniforms today that the LSU Tigers will be sporting in their game against Auburn next month. The uniform keeps the Tigers white jersey and striped sleeves, but adds gold cleats and gloves with a "tiger eye" logo on the palms.... more »
  • 10,000-plus shoes collected in Baton Rouge

    February 10, 2010 3:31 PM

    Shoes--and lots of them--were behind a major celebration at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge Wednesday. Students there helped collect more than 10,000 pairs of shoes, which will all be put to good use. Larry Galloway and his son, a Christian Life athlete, started the shoe collection. They didn't... more »
  • New NBA ad features reference to guns

    January 29, 2010 8:35 PM

    Talk about bad timing. An advertisement featuring the NBA's top stars includes gun references just days after two players were suspended for the season because of unauthorized guns in the locker room. The ad is from Nike and is insde the cover of this week's Sports Illustrarted. It has LeBron... more »

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