January 7, 2015 |
LAS VEGAS - Nearly eight years after Apple's first iPhone sparked a revolution in consumer technology, smartphones and increasingly ubiquitous sensors continue to dominate the innovation on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show, the massive event that begins here Tuesday and each year celebrates the next new things. Want to kick a soccer ball better? The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball is embedded with sensors that track its speed, spin, and flight path from the moment you strike it - and then send the results to an iPhone.
July 3, 2014 |
Going into the U.S.- Belgium soccer game Tuesday, social-media spies sorting tens of millions of Facebook, Twitter, and other posts for SAP AG found that the American team, led by goaltender Tim Howard , was viewed more positively than negatively. Several of the Belgians attracted more social haters than lovers, especially midfielder Marouane Fellaini , even though he scored a goal for Belgium against Algeria. Are American fans less critical? No. U.S. players got negative ratings last week, when Portugal tied the team in the last minutes, says SAP's Evan Welsh . But the American starters won back fans just by surviving the "Group of Death" to advance and face Belgium, said Welsh.
March 21, 2014 |
NBA COMMISSIONER Adam Silver recently told the IMG World Congress that it is "inevitable" that advertising will appear on team jerseys in the coming years. " His reasoning? "There are so many programs because of TiVo where people are skipping all the commercials, it just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get closer to our fans and closer to our players," Silver said. "And it gives us an opportunity to have deeper integration when it comes to those forms of sponsorship.
October 17, 2013 |
ADIDAS IS READY to show Andrew Wiggins the money. Lots and lots of money. That, according to Bleacher Report, which cited a source as saying the freshman guard will be offered up to a $180 million endorsement deal when he declares his eligibility for the NBA draft. "I'm hearing from people at Kansas that he's got a $180 million offer supposedly coming from adidas," a source close to the situation told Bleacher Report. "But I also heard that Nike is going to match anything.
December 20, 2012 |
ASHBURN, Va. - Robert Griffin III had a full practice and looked pretty good. Kirk Cousins had a full haircut that looked so bad he had to apologize for it. The Washington Redskins quarterbacks were back to their regular pecking order Wednesday. Griffin went through a regular full practice with first-team receivers for the first time since spraining his right knee, while backup Cousins was an affable undercard, his mop reduced to a buzz cut by a "communication breakdown" with the barber.
December 20, 2012
For much of his hour-long visit with the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shootings, Victor Cruz talked about football, life, and young Jack, the child who idolized him. Tears were shed. Feelings were shared. Cleats and gloves worn by Cruz to honor Jack Pinto at Sunday's game against Atlanta were given to his family. The New York Giants wide receiver somberly recounted Wednesday his meeting with Pinto's parents and brother in Newtown, Conn. He struggled in his retelling only when asked about the family's decision to bury the child in the receiver's No. 80 Giants jersey.
November 30, 2012 |
Rutgers University severed its ties to the sports apparel giant Adidas Group on Monday, responding to student concerns about the company's obligation to workers at a former Indonesian manufacturing plant. The company is no longer licensed to use the Rutgers name or logos, university spokesman E.J. Miranda said. After the campus bookstores' stock of Adidas gear is sold, it will not be reordered. Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi announced the decision in a letter to Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops, which began an anti-Adidas campaign in August.
September 19, 2012 |
Two armed men held up a Citizen's Bank branch this morning on Easton Road in Cheltenham and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at about 9:55 a.m. when the men entered the bank and threatened a teller while brandishing handguns. The men fled on foot and headed North on Easton Rd. They are described as black males. One was wearing dark pants and a red hoodie with Adidas logo on the chest. The other was wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie with NIKE letters on the chest, and a scarf over his face.
June 22, 2012 |
Putting shackles on a pair of sneakers — no matter how fly they are — is not a good look. Let alone a good idea. That's the moral of the story for Adidas, the German sportswear manufacturer that introduced this very shoe to the public and unwittingly unleashed a stampede of criticism in an Internet minute. The company responsible for old-school hip-hop's uniform — the iconic three-striped track suit and shell-top running shoes — pulled its hideous purple, orange, and gray basketball sneaks from its fall lineup Tuesday after images of the shoe went viral the day before on social media and Twitter.
December 16, 2010 |
Before one even had time to say soccer , the second phase of yesterday's inaugural Major League Soccer re-entry draft was complete and both Union players on the chopping block have split. Union goalkeeper Chris Seitz and midfielder Fred were taken during proceedings that lasted just 14 minutes. Seitz, 26, was originially claimed by the Seattle Sounders in a move that seemingly makes way for the Union to announce reported contract negotiations with Colombian keeper Faryd Mondragon.