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  • Former LSU star La'el Collins posts pancake-themed preseason kicks

    July 6, 2016 5:04 PM

    DALLAS - Former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins is sure to get more than a few looks as he’ll debut a new pair of pancake-themed football cleats for preseason warmups as football season draws near. The Dallas Morning News reported that the Cowboys’ Collins gave his Instagram followers a... more »
  • Nike unveils new self-tying shoe

    March 17, 2016 4:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Nike unveiled a new futuristic shoe model, HyperAdapt 1.0, with power-operated laces. Nike CEO Mark Parker unveiled the shoe at an event in New York on Wednesday and says they are expected to be available by the holiday season. The price of the futuristic shoe has not... more »
  • Nike suspends ties with Sharapova after failed drug test

    March 8, 2016 4:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. A five-time major champion and 7th-ranked player in the world says she tested positive for meldonium, which she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. Meldonium became a banned substance this year.... more »
  • Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements

    February 17, 2016 4:56 PM

    BEAVERTON, Ore. - Manny Pacquiao's comments disparaging gays have cost him his contract with apparel giant Nike. The company issued a release Wednesday saying it has dropped the Filipino boxer after he was quoted as saying gay people "are worse than animals." Nike called Pacquiao's comments "abhorrent" and said the... more »
  • Nike opening store with only Michael Jordan items in Chicago

    October 22, 2015 9:14 AM

    CHICAGO- Nike is opening a Michael Jordan-only store in Chicago's Loop this weekend. The new Jordan Brand store opens Saturday. It will sell merchandise with the trademarked Michael Jordan "Jumpman" silhouette. Nike also plans stores in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto featuring the former Chicago Bulls star. Jordan Brand... more »
  • Denham Springs standout Roddy heads to exclusive high school football showcase Play Video

    July 8, 2015 5:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With a scholarship offer and verbal committment to LSU, Caleb Roddy has already established himself as one of the best high school football players in the country: now the Denham Springs defensive end is headed to The Opening to test himself against the best. The Opening... more »
  • Obama pitches trade at Nike with jobs, labor rights at issue

    May 8, 2015 3:36 AM

    PORTLAND, OR.- President Barack Obama is in Oregon to visit Nike headquarters to promote his trade agenda in an export-dependent region of the country. The pitch at the giant athletic wear company is the latest in his uphill fight to win Democratic support for a massive Trans-Pacific commerce agreement. The... more »
  • 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 »

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