Nike rival Adidas is one of the top FIFA sponsors, paying the body that oversees the World Cup an estimated $31.6 million a year. But Nike has its own separate deals with national teams and soccer organizations, including Brazil. And that contract puts NIke squarely in the middle of the unique sport shoes.

While this probably isn’t the splash many people were hoping for, you could argue Gentry is a better man for the job than Tom Thibodeau or Jeff Van Gundy. Steve Kerr gets all the credit for the Warriors coaching, but Gentry has his fingerprints all over their system. He loves up-tempo, runs a lot of pick-and-roll, and he has been a proponent of extra ball movement.

Air Jordan Retro Kids Shoes issued a statement Wednesday saying it is very concerned about the allegations of corruption against FIFA officials and that it strongly opposes any form of manipulation or bribery."We have been cooperating, and will continue to cooperate, with the authorities," it said.The company pointed out Thursday that the indictments "do not allege that Nike engaged in criminal conduct" or that "any Nike employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery or kickback scheme."


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marketing firm whose founder Nike Free 3.0 V4 Women has plead guilty to bribing FIFA officials in order to become the middleman between the organization and various broadcasters and sponsors who wanted to strike deals with the soccer organizations."Sportswear Company A agreed to pay a Traffic affiliate with a Swiss bank account an additional $40 million in base compensation on top of the $160 million it was obligated to pay," according to the indictment. " It said Traffic also billed the company for an additional $30 million in fees between 1996 and 1999.

The Knicks are reportedly "enamored" with Trey Lyles. Basically, not getting the second pick in the draft really, really hurt them. Theyll be looking to make a trade for sure.

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