Nike shuttering AZ facility due to COVID-19

From Kim Bhasin of bloomberg.com : Nike Inc. is winding down operations at a facility in Goodyear, Arizona, marking an abrupt turnabout for a project meant to become a state-of-the-art plant for its Nike Air shoe line. The company acquired the property in 2019 and set about turning it into the third so-called Air Manufacturing Innovation facility in the U.S. The $184 million investment was expected to generate more than 500 full-time jobs, the sportswear giant said in July of last year. “We are experiencing unprecedented times and due to the…

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Lou Williams leaves NBA campus

According to The Los Angeles Times’ Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Clippers sixth man Lou Williams has left the NBA campus on Friday. Multiple reports have cited personal reasons as the cause of the sudden departure , but Greif adds that Williams is expected to return to campus soon. Williams is not the only Clipper player absent from the NBA campus. Montrezl Harrell left last week to deal with an emergency family matter, starting lead guard Patrick Beverly left Orlando Tuesday due to a personal matter. The Clippers will play their…

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Aron Baynes tests positive for COVID-19

Aron Baynes is the latest player to test positive for the coronavirus. The Phoenix Suns center confirmed to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, also telling him that he is optimistic on joining his teammates in Orlando but has not picked up a ball in over a month. Per the NBA’s protocols, once arriving in Orlando, players will have to remain in quarantine/isolated before two negative COVID-19 test over a period of more than 24 hours. Meaning Baynes could be weeks behind his teammates, in terms of being ready to…

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Larry Fitzgerald, Jr named to DICK’s Sporting Goods Board of Directors

Courtesy of DICK’S Sporting Goods PITTSBURGH, July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based omni-channel sporting goods retailer, today announced that Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., the 11-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, has been named to the company’s Board of Directors. “Larry has been part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods family for nearly 10 years, and we’ve gotten to know him very well,” said Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO. “Larry has a deep understanding of the business of sports and its market dynamics. Larry is a man…

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NBL21 Free Agency: University of Miami’s Dejan Vasiljevic signs with Sydney Kings

From nbl.com.au: The Sydney Kings have announced the signing of sharpshooting guard Dejan ‘DJ’ Vasiljevic on a three-year deal. The talented young guard just completed four-years at the University of Miami where he averaged 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in his senior year. Making a name for himself for his impressive shooting from beyond the arc, Vasiljevic had a decorated college career finishing 17th in ACC history and 2nd among Hurricanes in career made 3-pointers. Vasiljevic expressed excitement in getting his professional career underway in Sydney. “I’m very…

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NBL21 Free Agency Signing Analysis : Emmett Naar to the Illawarra Hawks

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au: With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. Signed by: The Hawks The deal: Two years  Age: 26 2019-20 team: Illawarra Hawks 2019-20 stats (per game): 5.6 points, 3.6 assists, 49.6 FG%, 37.1 3P%, 84.6 FT% Projected role: Naar’s role will largely depend on what type of import guard The Hawks decide to bring in. If it’s a PG, Naar will serve as the back-up once…

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NBL21 Free Agency- Duke’s Jack White signs with Melbourne United

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United have signed former Duke Blue Devils captain Jack White on a three-year deal. The 22 year-old from Traralgon has spent the past four seasons with the Blue Devils under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and alongside recent first round draft picks including Zion Williamson, Jayson Tatum, RJ Barrett, Marvin Bagley III, Wendall Carter Jnr, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Harry Giles and Cam Reddish. Krzyzewski praised White’s qualities as a player on and off the court. “Jack was just the best teammate ever. Hard worker – came to work…

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Check out these latest images of the holiday Air Jordan 11

In years past , the anticipation of the release of the Christmas time Air Jordan 11 leaves sneaker enthusiasts frothing at the mouth for months. It is safe to say that this year’s offering lacks that same level of fervour. The 2020 Holiday 11 sports a black mesh and leather upper overlaid by a black patent leather rand. On the heel is found a metallic Jumpman with an embroidered “23” on the heel. In a manner reminiscent to a select pair of “DMP” Jordan 11, “JORDAN” is spelled out down…

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Nike announces layoffs amidst $790 million quarterly losses

From business insider: Nike is laying off some of its staff, the company confirmed to Business Insider. CEO John Donahoe announced the layoffs — expected to occur in phases, starting in July — in a companywide email on Thursday. The email, which Complex saw, did not specify how many employees and which departments would be affected but mentioned that workers at Nike’s retail stores, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities were not expected to be among those laid off. Donahoe said the layoffs were not related to the pandemic or costs but…

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An initial look at the “Lemon Wash” Nike Dunk Low

This upcoming Nike Dunk Low makes use of a multi-color, midnight turquoise, cardinal red, and lemon wash color palette across an ecologically friendly build that makes use of material from the brand’s Space Hippie project including a Grind rubber outsole. As it currently stands, the “Lemon Wash” Nike Dunk Low is expected to release this fall at nike.com and select retail venues. Nike Dunk Low SP Multi-Color/MIdnight Turquoise-Cardinal Red-Lemon Wash CZ9747-900 Fall 2020

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