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October 2, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire
Nike said yesterday it does not have a "contractual relationship" with Michael Vick, a day after the quarterback's agent announced a deal with the manufacturer. In a statement, Nike said it has "agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike. " Vick's agent Joel Segal told Sports Business Journal for a story published yesterday that Vick looked forward to continuing his relationship with Nike, adding that the player and company had agreed not to release terms of the deal.
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July 1, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Michael Vick comeback story has come full circle. Nearly four years after he was dumped by Nike, the Eagles quarterback was re-signed for promotional services by the worldwide leader in sports sneakers and apparel, according to the company. "We have re-signed Michael Vick as a Nike athlete," spokesman Derek Kent said Friday. "Michael acknowledges his past mistakes. We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.
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July 5, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper is being sued by Nike Inc. to prevent him from doing an advertisement for rival sports apparel maker Reebok International Ltd. In the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Oregon, Nike argues that Culpepper renewed his contract with Nike in October 2001, but violated that contract when he agreed to do an ad for Reebok. The complaint says Nike would suffer serious, irreparable harm if Culpepper can endorse a competitor's products.
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July 31, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Liz Dolan says five minutes on the medal stand won't make anyone think Michael Jordan or any other Nike clients represent Reebok. "You'd have to have been living in a cave to think that," said Dolan, Nike's vice president of corporate communications. "In Michael's case, he'd wear (the official uniform) for five minutes; he'll wear our shoes his entire career. There's no risk that anyone will think he's affiliated with anyone but Nike. " That's why, Dolan said, Nike is encouraging all of its Olympic medal- winners to wear the official medal ceremony uniform, which is a Reebok product.
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October 18, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
LANCE ARMSTRONG stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity, and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed cyclist escalated Wednesday. Radio Shack also announced it had severed its ties, and Anheuser-Busch said it would not renew its contract with him when it expires at the end of the year. Armstrong announced his move at the charity in an early-morning statement. Within minutes, Nike said it would end its relationship with him "due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade.
NEWS
March 31, 1997 | by Paul Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Meet Phil Knight, the mastermind behind Nike who made the swoosh as recognizable as the golden arches. Knight started selling running shoes out of the trunk of his car. The business came to be called Nike, which in Greek mythology is the goddess of victory. The famous swoosh was designed by a graphic-arts student, who was paid less than $100. Today, Knight's personal fortune is estimated at $5.2 billion, making him one of the six richest Americans. The Sporting News called him the second most powerful man in sports, behind only Dick Ebersol, president of NBC Sports.
SPORTS
October 1, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Report
Michael Vick gained some money and lost some yesterday. Vick resumed his relationship with Nike, signing an endorsement deal that will include shoes, gear and apparel. According to the Sports Business Journal, Vick and Nike officials agreed not to discuss the terms of the agreement. "Mike has had a great relationship with Nike and is excited to be part of the Nike team again," Vick's agent, Joel Segal, told the Sports Business Journal. Meanwhile, according to federal court filings in Newport News, Va., Vick agreed to repay at least $416,000 that he is accused of illegally withdrawing from a pension plan.
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December 19, 1991 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Environmental officials are cleaning up an underground fuel spill on the grounds of the former Nike missile base in Warrington. An undetermined amount of diesel fuel, once used to heat buildings on the 16-acre site, seeped from three tanks on the property at Bradley and Folly Roads, according to Lawrence Piazza, project engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers. The leakage was discovered last Thursday during excavation on the property, he said. Ground-water monitors have been placed throughout the site and there have been no reports of contamination of nearby private wells, Piazza said.
SPORTS
February 12, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Michael Jordan isn't alone. That is because the 76ers' Charles Barkley has signed a group licensing exemption from NBA Properties that will give Nike exclusive rights to his likeness. The Bulls' Jordan signed his exemption last month; Barkley signed his during last weekend's All-Star Game activities in Orlando. "That's the way it's got to be," Barkley said obliquely last night. "I don't want to get in an argument with anybody. My attorney advised me to sign, and that's the way it's going to be. It's one of those hierarchy decisions.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1994 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
So have you seen those new Nike athletic-shoe commercials? The ones featuring actor Dennis Hopper hopping around like a crazed ex-referee weirdo? Perhaps you liked them. Perhaps you didn't understand them. (You wouldn't be alone.) Perhaps you hated them. (You wouldn't be alone.) Whatever, the four commercials for Nike's new Air Veer cross-training shoes have rankled some in the mental-health community, who fear that the character Hopper has created could perpetuate stereotypes.
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July 3, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Who would shoot a gun into a women's shelter? About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police said, a man followed a 36-year-old woman around the Rite Aid, at 1334 Windrim Ave. in Logan, after first trying to talk to her outside the store and getting rebuffed. After the woman finished shopping and walked back to a women's shelter a few blocks away, the man followed her, police said. The woman went inside the shelter. The man stayed outside, but ended up pulling out a handgun from a pants pocket.
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January 24, 2016
Education Loughborough University, graduated in 1994; advanced studies in artificial intelligence in 1996. Career 1996-97: Eidos Interative (Britain). Team leader, lead programmer. 1997-2000: Silicon Dreams Studio (Britain). Technical manager and team leader. 2000-02: 3DO. Executive director. 2002-09: Microsoft, chief technology officer in Interactive Entertain- ment Business (Xbox). 2009-12: International Gaming Technology, chief technology officer and executive vice president of research and development.
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December 9, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News
There's a torch being passed at Playboy and it could singe the tiny hairs on Kristy Garett 's er, arm, if they weren't airbrushed out. Kristy, you see, is the 749th woman to be a Playboy centerfold and the magazine's final nude playmate. Miss February 2016. Pamela Anderson will be the final nude issue's cover girl. And, get this Donald Trump , even though she has an All-American name, she's an immigrant - just another foreigner performing a job Americans no longer want.
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July 19, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A long-vacant former municipal complex at the site of what was a Cold War-era Nike missile base is to be dismantled to make way for a public safety center in Lumberton Township. The base was one of a dozen constructed in the Philadelphia region in the '50s to defend the country against a possible Soviet bomb attack and was decommissioned in 1974. Lumberton, then a mostly rural Burlington County community, renovated the Army base's two dormitories to house its municipal offices and police department.
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July 16, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When Erin Donohue lined up to run the 1,000 meters at the Diamond League Grand Prix in New York on June 13, she was not considered a major force in middle distance track - at least not anymore. Dressed all in black, Donohue, who ran the 1,500 meters for the United States in the 2008 Olympics, no longer had a sponsor. Major track meets, world championships and competitions had gone on without her for years. At 32, she was 13 years older than the youngest person on the line, 19-year-old Mary Cain.
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November 21, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE ANSWER has a question. Why did Nike issue a sneaker in Sixers' red, white and blue with his No. 3 on each heel without his permission? Allen Iverson has a long association with Reebok - the company's "The Answer" was wildly popular in late 1990s and early 2000s. And last night, Iverson and rapper Jadakiss were scheduled to appear at TGI Fridays on City Line Avenue - A.I.'s favorite dining spot - to promote the Villa x Reebok Pump. Iverson's attorney, Derek Challenger, reportedly sent a letter to Nike objecting to the No. 3 shoe, which according to Nikeblog.com, has already been released in Asia.
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November 19, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Before Sonny Vaccaro spoke last week as the keynoter at Drexel's Sport for Social Change Conference, he was introduced as the person who signed Michael Jordan to his first deal with Nike. That must have been enough to gain the attention of all the Drexel students in the audience on Market Street. Here's the thing: When linking Jordan to Nike - facilitating what has to be the greatest marriage in the history of sports marketing - is maybe the third most impactful thing you've done with your life, you've had one interesting life.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Five miles equals approximately 10,000 steps. How do I know this? Because just as I made it to the five-mile mark on the Kelly Drive loop Saturday morning, the teeny LED lights in my red Fitbit Flex started doing the happy dance. And the silicone wristband - reminiscent of cyclist Lance Armstrong's Livestrong bracelets - vibrated. I stopped for a smoothie and did some grocery shopping. And when I got home, I synced the Flex to my laptop and - drumroll, please - my grand step total was 18,148.
NEWS
February 4, 2014
With major international corporations like Coca-Cola and Nike finally acknowledging that global warming is bad for business, efforts to curb the causes of climate change are getting some needed allies. Companies that rely on clean water and predictable weather are welcome participants in this important conversation. It is in their best interests, and everyone else's on Earth, to address global warming. For far too long, some fossil-fuel barons have tried to shout down anyone linking climate change to the economy, as they either insisted that there is no such thing as global warming or claimed that mandatory efforts to cut greenhouse gases would raise consumer prices.
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May 29, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
NIKE, WHICH helped build Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation. The breakup was announced yesterday by Livestrong officials. According to Livestrong and Nike, the company will stop making Livestrong apparel after 2013, but will honor the financial terms of their deal until it expires in 2014. Financial terms were not released. The breakup is the latest fallout from the former cyclist's doping scandal.
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