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Adidas' Greg Thomsen talks outdoors

Aug. 4, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas's U.S. outdoors business back in 2010, he faced some big challenges. The outdoors market was overcrowded, and retailers were skeptical of the German company's youthful, brightly colored designs that contrasted with the muted...

Duke AD looks for 'special' year in 2019-20

Jul. 31, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke returned to the top 10 in the Director's Cup standings behind its national champion women's golf team and a flagship men's basketball program that boasted arguably the nation's most recognizable college athlete — Zion Williamson. Yet athletic director Kevin White called it a...

Nike keeps plans for Arizona factory despite controversy

Jul. 11, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nike announced Thursday it's going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when the company pulled a flag-themed shoe from the market. The shoemaker did not address the controversy in...

Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

Jul. 2, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag. Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which...

Arizona governor yanks Nike grant over flag shoe flap

Jul. 2, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday that Nike cannot get state money for a planned factory in a Phoenix suburb after the athletic company pulled an American flag-themed shoe from the market. It was not immediately clear if the move, which Ducey announced on Twitter at 2 a.m., would derail...

Missouri Sen. Hawley slams Nike for pulling flag shoe

Jul. 2, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is slamming Nike after a report that the company pulled an American flag-themed shoe from the market. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nike pulled a shoe with a colonial-era U.S. flag after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a Nike...