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Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.

Prosecutors: Deeply-in-debt Michael Avenatti sought payday

Prosecutors say California attorney Michael Avenatti was over $15 million in debt when he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike, while Avenatti’s lawyers say the money he …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Nike cuts ties with Amazon, but shoes won’t vanish from site

Nike will stop selling its sneakers and athletic gear directly to Amazon, ending a two-year relationship with the world’s largest online retailer.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Nike CEO Mark Parker to step down in January

Nike said Tuesday that its longtime CEO Mark Parker is stepping down early next year.

Liverpool headed to court to resolve sponsor dispute

New Balance is taking Liverpool to court in a bid to remain the European soccer champion’s uniform supplier beyond their current contract.

Nike signs merchandising agreement with New York City

Sneaker giant Nike will sell New York City-branded merchandise under a two-year licensing agreement.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K

Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to a hotel chain in Eugene, Oregon, that is building a Nike-themed property.

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

Native American basketball legend Jaci McCormack continues to inspire

The turnaround jumper that sent Illinois State to the 2005 NCAA Tournament was among the defining moments of Jaci McCormack’s college career. Another proved to be an intense, heart-rending exchange …

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Nike, Converse, Adidas among 170 shoe retailers warning Trump against trade war

More than 170 of the nation’s largest footwear companies have sent a clear message to President Donald Trump: A trade war with China will burn a hole in Americans’ soles.

Nike fined $14 million by European Union regulators over antitrust violation

Nike, the iconic sports retailer, has become the latest target in the Europe Union’s crackdown on antitrust violations.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Zion Williamson freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

Nike says it’s investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it’s an “isolated occurrence.”

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Swoosh up front: Nike to replace Under Armour for MLB

The swoosh is expected to be on the front of Major League Baseball uniforms starting in 2020. Nike will take over from Majestic Athletic as Major League Baseball’s uniform supplier …

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 to sell Nike sneakers ahead of holidays

Walmart-owned 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.