Jordans. Magics. Pennys. Birds. Iversons. Far more than their professional sports peers, NBA stars have over the years enjoyed an unrivaled one-to-one association with their signature shoe. Chalk it up to the naked nature of the sport itself, with the close crowds, unmasked faces ripe for lenses, and where the athletes’ on-court acrobatics can lend their most crucial equipment an air of hero’s armor. While Patrick Ewing’s signature kick – the 33 HIs – never reached the heights in mass appeal or market saturation of some its big brand rivals, today’s re-launch of Ewing Athletics won’t want for nostalgia. The …continue reading
[New York Times] Barclays Center Neighbors Concerned About Drinking Hours (Thu, 30 Aug 2012 05:10:06 GMT) Brooklyn residents worry that a ruling allowing some Barclays Center bars to sell alcohol for an hour after events finish would jeopardize safety and serenity.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Womens Basketball: Elizabeth Cambage Will Not Return to Tulsa Shock (Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:48:13 GMT) Elizabeth Cambage, the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s W.N.B.A. draft, has decided not to play the rest of this season with the Tulsa Shock.
[New York Times] Yao Calls on China Schools to Invest in Sport (Tue, 28 Aug 2012 06:11:04 GMT) Former NBA all-star Yao Ming has called for China’s school system to invest more in sport at the grassroots level, claiming much was needed to be done in his homeland to prevent further stagnation.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball : Liberty Start Flat and Lose to Storm (Mon, 27 Aug 2012 05:48:10 GMT) The Liberty were outscored by 19 points in the first quarter and fell to the host Seattle Storm, 84-66.
[New York Times] Red Sox Trade Removes a Little of the Stench (Sun, 26 Aug 2012 05:50:05 GMT) An underperforming team had alienated Red Sox Nation. With Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford gone, fewer fans are holding their noses. [New York Times] Mets 3, Astros 1: Mets End Skid as R. A. Dickey Wins No. 16 (Sun, 26 Aug 2012 05:47:26 GMT) R.A. Dickey picked up his 16th win, and the Mets scored more than two runs in a game for the first time since Aug. 17 to snap a six-game losing streak. [New York Times] Pitching Coach …continue reading
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks’ Anthony Optimistic After Olympics (Sat, 25 Aug 2012 04:45:35 GMT) A successful off-season, including an Olympic gold medal, has the veteran Carmelo Anthony excited for the Knicks’ training camp. [New York Post] Melo: We’ll be golden (Sat, 25 Aug 2012 03:17:59 -0500) Carmelo Anthony wants the Knicks to have a gold-medal mindset. The Knicks forward said he wants to bring the outlook Team USA had during its gold medal-winning effort at the London Olympics to Madison Square Garden this season. “I’m excited to get this thing going,â? Anthony said. “Especially coming…