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Nike inks endorsement deal with basketball star Zion Williamson

07 July, 2019 10:25 am 10:25 am

(Reuters) – Nike Inc has signed Zion Williamson, the No 1 NBA draft pick and rising 19-year-old basketball star, to its Jordan brand, the world’s largest sportswear maker said. Williamson, the reigning college basketball player of the year, dominated in his only season at Duke University, breaking several school records, including most 25-point games by … Read More

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World number one Osaka signs with Nike

04 April, 2019 10:39 am 10:39 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka has agreed a deal with Nike, the sports apparel giant has announced. The Japanese, who had previously been tied to rival Adidas, will first wear Nike gear at the Stuttgart Grand Prix later this month, the US sportswear maker said on its website. “I’m proud to become … Read More

Sponsors EA and Nike say concerned about Ronaldo rape claims

10 October, 2018 8:10 am 8:10 am

(Reuters) – Sportswear maker Nike Inc and video game maker Electronic Arts Inc and said on Thursday they were concerned about rape allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s best football players. The 33-year-old athlete on Tuesday denied rape allegations levelled against him by a woman who sued him in court in Nevada. “We … Read More

Woods had no prior knowledge of Nike’s Kaepernick commercial

09 September, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 am

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods said on Friday that the Nike commercial narrated by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was “something that’s special” but added he did not know the company was producing the advert. Former San Francisco 49er Kaepernick sparked a national debate when he knelt during the national anthem in the 2016 NFL season to … Read More

In Paris, historic ties and designer takes on basketball

08 August, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France may have won the World Cup and be a football-obsessed nation, but it’s the US game of basketball that has some surprisingly old roots and expanding niches in Paris. The world’s oldest still-in-use basketball court is tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of the city’s 9th arrondissement, not … Read More

Nike favored to beat soccer juggernaut Adidas at World Cup

07 July, 2018 8:59 am 8:59 am

(Reuters) – In a World Cup brimming with upsets, Nike Inc  looks on track to defeat soccer juggernaut and archrival Adidas AG  in the closely watched jersey sponsorship battle. The Nike swoosh decorates the outfits of Brazil, France and England, the sides in the quarter-finals most favored by betting websites to win the World Cup, … Read More