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Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics …


Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, and the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting.


Walmart’s Jet.com to sell Nike sneakers ahead of holidays

Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A corporation takes a risk to support a man who gave up his career for justice

Colin Kaepernick risked his career to make us see. Now Nike risks its bottom line to support him.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

Nike’s Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

With the Colin Kaepernick campaign, Nike is embracing activism and racial justice at a time when shoe companies can no longer avoid the nation’s political division. After years of building …


First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during NFL opener

Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, and a person familiar with the situation says the spot is scheduled to air during the NFL …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Nike store in downtown Spokane draws politically driven customers after Kaepernick ad campaign unveiled

Todd Eklof, the reverend of the Unitarian Universalist Chruch of Spokane, had heard the story of Nike’s ad featuring Colin Kaepernick on the radio and he thought it was courageous.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad

Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel …


Colin Kaepernick has new deal with Nike, though he’s not in NFL

Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:08 a.m.

Nike opens downtown Spokane location; sidewalks barriers cleared

Downtown Spokane welcomed its latest retail giant Thursday with the grand opening of the sportswear company’s shop at Main Street and Howard Avenue.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Nike store to open Thursday in former downtown Macy’s building

Rumors, speculation and anticipation have come to an end with the announcement that a Nike Factory Store will open Thursday in the former Macy’s building downtown.


Commission calls for more transparency from shoe companies

The Commission on College Basketball calls for shoe companies to have more financial transparency and accountability in “non-scholastic basketball” to help the NCAA fight corruption.


Once a top seller of Nike shoes, Steve Warwick prepares to close his Sport Town shop as big Nike store opens

Steve Warwick began selling Nikes in the early 1970s, becoming one of the shoemaker’s best customers. Now he is closing his store as a Nike Factory Outlet prepares to open …


The Motley Fool: Consider Nike and its strong track record

With its relatively low risk profile and a track record of dividend growth, Nike (NYSE: NKE) is a smart growth stock to consider.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Gonzaga donning special Nike uniforms at PK80

The PK80 tournament next week in Portland honors Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday and Gonzaga and the 15 other participating teams will be outfitted accordingly.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Nike to start selling sneakers through online giant Amazon

Nike said it will sell some of its sneakers through e-commerce giant Amazon, part of a plan to make its swoosh-branded products available in more places online.


Sports chains’ stock plummets amid Nike joining Amazon roster

Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Nike to slash 1,400 jobs, cut sneaker styles in shakeup

Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet. The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring …


Motley Fool: Footwear giant Nike more than just sneakers

Shares of global footwear and apparel giant Nike (NYSE: NKE) were recently down about 13 percent from their 52-week highs. That spells opportunity more than trouble.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Nike, Ford caught in crossfire of Trump’s trade overhaul

Sneaker producers, automakers and retail giants are facing tumult in their international operations as President Donald Trump pushes ahead with a dramatic overhaul of U.S. trade policy. His decision not …


Cristiano Ronaldo signs long-term deal with Nike

Nike and Cristiano Ronaldo have extended their long-term sponsorship deal. In a video released by the Beaverton, Oregon-based apparel maker, he suggested the deal was “for life,” although terms weren’t …


Nike co-founder pledges $500 million to University of Oregon

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife have pledged $500 million to the University of Oregon toward a new scientific research facility.


Chuck Taylor sequel flops, dealing blow to Nike’s Converse brand

Converse released a more expensive version of the classic Chuck Taylor, the first major overhaul of the world’s most iconic and best-selling sneaker. After a little more than a year, …


Zags in 2017 holiday tournament honoring Phil Knight

Gonzaga is in a powerhouse field for the Phil Knight Invitational, a 16-team tournament in November, 2017, honoring the Nike co-founder and chairman’s 80 birthday.


Spokane’s ‘Iron Nun’ highlighted in new Nike ad

Local nun Madonna Buder was recently highlighted in Nike’s “Unlmited Youth” campaign and was featured in a commercial that ran during the Rio Olympics.


Three sponsors cut ties with Sharapova after positive drug test

Three of Maria Sharapova’s major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open.


Nike founder’s daughter-in-law gets probation for sex abuse of teen

The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse for having a relationship with a 17-year-old boy on the track team she coached in central Oregon.


Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements

Manny Pacquiao’s comments disparaging gays have cost him his contract with apparel giant Nike.


Ohio State, Nike agree on $252M sponsorship extension

Ohio State University extended its current sponsorship contract with Nike by 15 years in a deal worth $252 million, the school and athletic apparel company announced Thursday.