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As millions of fans cheered the kickoff of the World Cup, one man was crying foul. Bao Ge, a Chinese dissident who was released from prison a year ago, alleges that he was forced to stitch together Adidas World Cup '98 soccer balls while in a labor education camp. Bao filed a lawsuit against Adidas last week claiming that the company was liable for the prisoners' suffering. Adidas denies that the balls were theirs.
July 24, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Top-Flite Golf Co., which filed for bankruptcy protection last month along with parent Spalding Holdings Corp., will be sold at auction Sept. 3, a judge ruled. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Del., gave a $125-million offer by Callaway Golf Co. the inside track in the competition. Adidas-Salomon, the world's second-largest sporting-goods maker, also has made a bid, and at least four other companies have expressed interest in Top- Flite. Bidding closes Aug. 27.
April 13, 1998
Most manufacturers can help you find a local retailer who carries their shoes, and may even be able to help you find a specific model. Adidas (800) 448-1796 Asics (800) 678-9435 Avia (888) 855-AVIA Brooks (800) 2-BROOKS Etonic (800) 334-0008 Natural Sport (800) 766-6465 New Balance (800) 253-SHOE Nike (800) 352-NIKE Reebok (800) 648-5550 Rockport (800) ROCKPORT Ryka (888) 834-7952 Saucony (800) 365-4933 Wilson (800) WIN-6060
December 20, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Now that is one expensive shirt. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing "unauthorized apparel" to his postgame news conference Sunday. See, the problem is that Griffin has a sponsorship deal with Adidas, but the NFL has a league-wide deal with Nike. When Griffin arrived at the news conference wearing an Adidas T-shirt, that was a big no-no in the eyes of the league. So he was fined. Of course, considering Griffin signed a four-year, $21-million deal with the Redskins before the season started, $10,000 is probably not that big of a deal to him. ALSO: WWE star Daniel Bryan makes 7-year-old cancer patient's day Chris Johnson pays tribute to Newtown shooting victims on "MNF" College football player dismissed from team for tweeting Obama epithet    
August 9, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
Even before the chalk dust had settled from the last routine, the world knew the "Fab Five" of the U.S. women's gymnastics team -- Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney -- would be the marketing world's dream team.  It didn't take long at all for the blitz to begin based on the email I received Thursday morning from Adidas, which alerted us that the young ladies popped by the brand's media lounge Wednesday "to...
February 22, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The Golden State Warriors are not only making waves with their new winning ways this season, but they'll be setting a fashion trend Friday night when they sport new short-sleeved uniforms during their game against the San Antonio Spurs. The uniforms look similar to the new generation of workout gear, which features a lighter material that helps absorb moisture. The alternate short-sleeved uniform the Warriors will wear is made of a material that is 26% lighter than the current tank-top jerseys.
October 21, 2009 | Mike Penner
It is a story that no doubt will shock fans of the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions. According to the Wall Street Journal, NFL teams that play in domed stadiums have an advantage over those who don't. In an article bearing the headline, "Is it time for the NFL to ban domes?" the Journal points out that three domed teams -- the Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints -- are undefeated and another -- the Atlanta Falcons -- are 3-0 at home. The Saints are on pace to break the league record for most points in a season, the Vikings rank second in points and the Colts are third in yardage.
January 11, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON
The 14-year relationship between Adidas and Indiana basketball Coach Bob Knight was ended by the shoe manufacturer last week because he failed to wear the company's apparel as required under his contract. But Adidas said it wasn't because Knight wore the wrong shoes. Nor did it have anything to do with Knight's recent one-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct when he appeared to kick his son, Patrick, during a game. So what's the rift?
October 28, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Jeremy Scott  is the new creative director at Moschino , the brand founded in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino, who was known for his tongue-in-cheek approach to fashion. Starting with the fall 2014 collection, the L.A.-based Scott will be infusing the Italian brand with all the whimsy and street cool that have made Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and nearly every other pop star on the planet fans of his namesake label, as well as making him an attractive collaborator for brands such as Adidas, Swatch, Longchamp and Smart Car. I rang Scott on Monday afternoon to talk about his new role, catching him before he takes off for Milan on Sunday to work on his first collection, which will debut in February during Milan Fashion Week.  How long has this been in the works?
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