Nike

  • Nike to end Manchester United sponsorship citing rising cost July 9, 2014

    US sportswear company Nike Inc will not renew its longrunning kit supply deal with former English soccer champions Manchester United after pulling out of a bidding war with a rival. United are reported to be close to finalising a 10year agreement with German sportswear company Adidas AG that could be worth...
  • Nike to end kit supply deal with Manchester United: source July 8, 2014

    US sportswear company Nike will not renew a longrunning kit supply deal with English soccer club Manchester United because of the cost of a new contract, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said. Nike has been supplying United's famous red shirts since 2002 but the current agreement expires next year....
  • Finally! Nike to bring out futuristic, selftying laces for 'Back to the Future' shoes in 2015 February 17, 2014

    In 2011, shoe giant Nike produced Marty McFly's Back to the Future II shoes Air Mag and auctioned 1,500 pairs on eBay for charity. But futuristic lacing system isn't that impossible a reality, reported SoleCollector.com quoting the company's designer Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield confirmed that the company will bring out selftying laces...
  • Nike faces rivals for Manchester United soccer kit deal January 29, 2014

    London: English soccer's reigning champions Manchester United (MANU.N) are talking to several sportswear companies about a new kit supply deal to replace one with Nike (NKE.N) that expires next year, the club said on Tuesday. Manchester United had opened talks with Nike last year on a renewal, but the club has...
  • Nike FuelBand designer Ben Shaffer reportedly joins Apple to work on iWatch September 28, 2013

    Mumbai: With all the noise about a couple of new iPhones and iOS 7, Apple sure hasn't forgotten to pay ample attention to its muchawaited iWatch. Reports have emerged now that the Cupertinobased company has welcomed aboard Nike FuelBand Director Ben Shaffer to work on its wearable. Nike confirmed to 9to5Mac...
  • Wimbledon bans Roger Federer's flashy orange shoes June 26, 2013

    London: The All England Club has ordered the seventime Wimbledon champion to change the orangesoled shoes he wore during his firstround win on Monday, after the authorities found it in breach of the tournament regulations on players' apparel that need to be almost completely white. The Swiss is scheduled to...
  • Nike, Oakley move away from Oscar Pistorius February 19, 2013

    Johannesburg: Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Oakley, the eyewear maker, suspended its contract with Pistorius. And Nike, which sells shoes and other athletic...
  • Armstrong leaves cancer charity, dropped by Nike October 17, 2012

    Austin: Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancerfighting charity on Wednesday and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the cyclist escalated. Armstrong announced his move at the charity in an earlymorning statement. Within minutes, Nike said that it would end its...
  • Nike unveils new Indian cricket gear July 17, 2012

    Chennai: Nike, the official apparel sponsor for the BCCI, on Tuesday launched its new range of training gear for the Indian team, with Duncan Fletcher and six members of the oneday team present at a function at the M A Chidambaram Stadium. The kit was unveiled ahead of Indias limitedovers tour...
  • Adidas to slash Reebok store base in India May 3, 2012

    Frankfurt/London: Germany's Adidas said on Thursday it would cut the number of its Reebok stores in India by about onethird as it tackles "commercial irregularities" at the unit, an issue that has clouded a strong start to a bumper sports year. Chief Executive Herbert Hainer said Adidas, the world's second biggest...
  • US: Riot over limited edition Nike basketball shoe February 25, 2012

    Orlando, Florida: More than 100 sheriff's deputies in riot gear had to be called in to break up an outofcontrol crowd waiting outside a mall to buy a limited edition Nike basketball shoe. Authorities say there were no injuries or arrests outside the Florida Mall late on Thursday. The crowds began...
  • Drogba, Bono, Nike team up to support AIDS charity December 2, 2009

    London: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba teamed up with U2 frontman Bono on Monday to launch an initiative to fight HIV and AIDS. On the eve of World AIDS Day, sports manufacturer Nike announced a partnership with the "Red" brand and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria...
  • Nike slashes 1,750 jobs worldwide May 15, 2009

    San Francisco: Nike Inc, the world's largest maker of athletic shoes and apparel, will slash five per cent of its 35,000strong global workforce, or 1,750 jobs, in the largest headcount reduction in the company's history. The sweeping overhaul to boost competitiveness and clamp down on costs for the owner of the...
  • Nike dresses Indian team in brand new blue February 22, 2009

    Nike dresses the Indian cricket team in brand new colors, FICCI frames 2009 ...
  • GM cutting 10,000 jobs; Nike another 1,400 February 11, 2009

    Washington: Troubled automaker General Motors is cutting 10,000 workers or 14 perc ent of its salaried jobs worldwide, with a third of layoffs coming in the US. Nike Inc, the world's largest athletic shoe and clothing maker, is also planning to slash 1,400 jobs out of about 35,000 globally. GM, which...
  • Sponsors fear Team India's early exit June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: One billion fans are praying, advertisers are praying, even the ICC is praying. All of them want the Indian team to have a long outing at the cricket World Cup. Right up to the finals in fact. So, how spooked are advertisers by Indian team's recent performance? We are all...
  • Nike ad steals the WC thunder June 16, 2007

    Mumbai: Several brands have advertising centred around the World Cup. However, the one that has generated the biggest buzz is Nikes first commercial on cricket by which the people have been bowled over. The multi crore rupee campaign on air across 21 channels and in cinema halls, follows Nike signing...
  • Materazzi goes headbutting for Nike October 5, 2006

    London: If Marco Materazzi was at the receiving end of this iconic headbutt during the Soccer World Cup final, he certainly has the last word at Nike. The Nike spot, currently being shown in Italy, shows Materazzi unfazed by all sorts of blows to his chest because of his secret weapon...
  • Nike digs its heels in Chennai September 19, 2006

    Chennai: Peter Nickerson, director at Hong Kong based Growthlink Overseas Company, Nike's largest OEM, will make Nike shoes in India. He has told Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M Karunanidhi, that his company and its suppliers would like to set up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the state to make...