Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism
SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice.
Jenkins, the face of the Players’ Coalition, and Reid, a former ...
Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL — which, when one considers that Derek Anderson and Cody Kessler are getting snaps at quarterback, is fascinating — and the ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field. Reid then went on offense with his postgame comments, calling the Eagles safety and co-founder of The Players Coalition “a sellout.”
Reid split from the coalition ...
When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to “reconnect” with a sport she loved growing up.
The connection lasted all of four days.
Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her ...
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 searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are apologizing for initially leaving Colin Kaepernick out of a photo gallery celebrating the team’s history against the Green Bay Packers.
The team posted dozens of photos on its website of past games against the Packers before the teams ...
Kaepernick, Chappelle getting Harvard black culture awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.
The eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal are being honored Thursday afternoon ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sunday “bittersweet,” saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been “robbed” of his dream to play again in the NFL.
While the safety is back in the league playing for the Panthers, Kaepernick remains a free ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wide receiver Torrey Smith chuckled at the notion that Eric Reid’s return to the NFL this week might be a distraction for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday when they host the New York Giants.
Smith said Reid’s stance on racial injustice hasn’t been an issue in the ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid isn’t planning on giving up his fight against racial injustice in America or his battle with the NFL.
He just doesn’t know if his protests against injustice will include kneeling for the ...
The Latest: Players express support of Reid’s signing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Eric Reid signing with the Carolina Panthers (all times local):
Patriots safety Devin McCourty says he’s pleased that Eric Reid has signed with the Carolina Panthers and hopes that quarterback Colin Kaepernick might continue his ...
Eric Reid signs with Panthers, back in NFL after protests
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid’s return to the NFL created a buzz around the league on Thursday, six months after he filed a grievance alleging collusion by the NFL to prevent teams from signing him because of his participation in racial injustice protests during the national anthem alongside ...
Column: Phone rings for Reid, but not yet for Kaepernick
The newest member of the good old boys club fooled them all.
Eric Reid will play football this season, and for that everyone who believes in fair play should be happy. After all, the only thing keeping Reid out of the NFL before Thursday was that he stood — make that kneeled — with Colin ...
Nike’s marketing strikes a chord without hurting business
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to ...
Town council withdraws Nike boycott following criticism
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council that approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products has reversed course.
No public comment was allowed at Monday’s North Smithfield Town Council meeting when members voted 5-0 to withdraw the resolution that passed 3-2 ...
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A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:
KAEPERNICK AD FALLOUT?
How is Nike’s new ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick affecting the company’s sales?
Investors will be listening for what the athletic apparel company ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture, the university announced Thursday.
All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ...
Town council revisiting Nike boycott vote after backlash
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council that approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products will revisit the question because of public backlash.
Town Council President John Beauregard said Wednesday he has called a special meeting for Monday and plans to make ...
Rhode Island town council joins others boycotting Nike
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has voted to ask its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies that have called for boycotts in recent weeks.
The North Smithfield Town Council passed the resolution on a 3-2 ...
The Latest: Rhode Island town passes resolution against Nike
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Rhode Island town considering a boycott of Nike (all times local):
A Rhode Island town voted has voted 3-2 Monday for a resolution to refrain from purchasing Nike products.
The North Smithfield Town Council will ask its ...
A mayor in Louisiana rescinds a city’s ban on Nike products
KENNER, La. (AP) — The mayor of a New Orleans suburb said Wednesday he is rescinding his order banning his city’s recreation department from purchasing Nike products for use at city recreation facilities.
Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn said at a news conference that he did so on the advice of the ...
Reverend protests Nike’s Kaepernick campaign during service
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama reverend has cut up a Nike headband and wristband before his congregation to protest the company partnering with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Louisiana mayor bans Nike products from parks and rec
KENNER, La. (AP) — The mayor of a New Orleans suburb banned the city’s parks and recreation department from purchasing Nike products, days after the athletic apparel maker released a controversial ad supporting former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The memo by Kenner Mayor Ben ...
2 players kneel for anthem, Kaepernick tweets to thank them
DENVER (AP) — Colin Kaepernick called them his brothers.
Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only two players to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL’s opening Sunday, and Kaepernick, who is no longer welcome on an NFL sideline, made sure to
Michigan teen appears in Nike ad with Colin Kaepernick
GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teen was a part of Nike’s latest commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick.
The “Dream Crazy” commercial includes Alicia Woollcott of Grand Blanc, The Flint Journal reported. The 18-year-old was included in the ad because she was a linebacker on the ...
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods endorsed Nike’s latest “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick with a message nearly as succinct.
″It’s a beautiful spot ,” Woods said.
The two-minute ad, which debuted ...
Basketball legend Michael Jordan is not leaving the Nike Inc. board of directors, and his namesake brand, the Air Jordan sneaker, remains with the shoe and apparel company.
Jordan has never sat on the company’s board of directors, said Mitch Germann, a spokesman for Jordan Brand, which ...
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer.
The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company’s support for President ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Colin Kaepernick watched from the apparel giant’s headquarters in Oregon, Nike aired its highly anticipated ad featuring the quarterback known for his social protests during the NFL season opener Thursday night.
Nike Kaepernick billboards go up in NYC, San Fran
Arizona DPS director bashes Nike campaign with Kaepernick
PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the Arizona Department of Public Safety is weighing in on Nike’s endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk).
Col. Frank Milstead slammed Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign from his personal Twitter account without mentioning Kaepernick by ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs store is trying to permanently get rid of its Nike inventory in light of the company’s recent ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who started kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest police ...
Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener Thursday night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events.
LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike
NEW YORK (AP) — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.
The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and ...
Trump says Nike getting ‘killed’ over Colin Kaepernick deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Nike is getting “killed” over an endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk).
Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday, “Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I ...
ShowBiz Minute: Spacey, Cosby, Kaepernick
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and health care companies.
KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent to 2,737.63 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.3 percent to 22,631.17. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1 percent to ...
Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal prompts flurry of debate
An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.
The deal ...
Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad
NEW YORK (AP) — Why do it?
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 during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality against blacks and ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal. (all times local):
President Donald Trump says Nike is sending a “terrible message” by making Colin Kaepernick part of a new ad campaign tied to the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” series.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:
Nike Inc., down $2.60 to $79.60
Investors feared a backlash after the athletic apparel company announced an endorsement deal with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
JD.com Inc., down $1.87 to ...
Brand expert: Nike-Kaepernick deal a win for both
Serena Williams: Athletes should be grateful for Kaepernick
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams said every athlete “should be completely grateful and honored” for the protests started by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.
Kaepernick and Reid, two former San Francisco 49ers now out of the league, were
Colin Kaepernick scored first in his legal showdown with the NFL.
In the end, there aren’t likely to be any real winners.
Kaepernick’s collusion case against the league that doesn’t have a place for him took a big step forward when
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and his legal team are driving inside NFL territory, forcing the league and its 32 teams to brace for a defensive stand.
An arbitrator is sending Kaepernick’s grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league’s request to throw out the quarterback’s ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Eli Harold spent the past two seasons kneeling aside San Francisco 49ers teammates such as Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid as a form of protest of racial injustice during the national anthem.
Harold has changed his stance this year and has stood during the playing ...