Shoes

February 21, 2020 - 4:09 am
RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, knocking 20 seconds...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid goes up for a shot against Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 29, 2020 - 3:40 am
MIAMI (AP) — In Philadelphia, Joel Embiid paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by wearing one of his jersey numbers. Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie and Orlando’s Terrence Ross are showing their respect by no longer doing so. Boston’s Kemba Walker is considering such a change. And coaches around the league...
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A fan signs a remembrance board in front of Staples Center where the Los Angeles Lakers play to memorialize Kobe Bryant Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles following a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 28, 2020 - 7:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered daily outside the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers' legend made basketball history. Admirers, including some from as far away as China, continued...
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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) wears a No. 8 jersey honoring former NBA player Kobe Bryant prior to an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Bryant died in a California helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
January 26, 2020 - 10:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had to compose himself a couple of times when asked to recall what Kobe Bryant meant to him. It wasn't easy. “One of the last conversations we had, he was just telling me how much he's seen my game progress and he's just been happy for me,” Young said between pauses. “He...
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Erica Bougard, of the United States, clears the bar during the high jump in the women's heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 02, 2019 - 6:41 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American heptathlete Erica Bougard says she wasn’t trying to make an international political statement against Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ policies. She was just wearing her favorite high jump shoes. She has worn the shoes, with a rainbow flap across one foot to symbolize gay pride, all...
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Vince Wilfork, left and DeAngelo Williams, right, speaks with Florida State defensive end Brian Burns on the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 26, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Burns simply had to have the right pair of Spider-Man socks, so the pass rusher from Florida State had a pair overnighted to him in time for the red carpet at the NFL draft. The perfect touch to the purple suit and sunglasses making him the best-dressed. At least in...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, talks with rapper 2 Chainz after the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 115-99. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 07, 2019 - 8:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike. James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron's competitive playgrounds and tough streets. As James grew into a tantalizing basketball prospect...
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In this Feb. 7, 2019, photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma walks on the court during an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. He is wearing Nike's latest performance basketball shoes, which from concept to reality, took about three years to put together. Or 30 years, depending on how you count. The Nike Adapt BB _ a self-lacing smart shoe that can be controlled by a smartphone _ gets released to the public on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, a date that just happens to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. It has a motor embedded within the shoe, and a hefty $350 price tag. It has a motor embedded within the shoe, and a hefty $350 price tag. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 11, 2019 - 4:07 pm
Nike's latest performance basketball shoe, from concept to reality, took about three years to put together. Or 30 years, depending on how you count. The Nike Adapt BB — a self-lacing smart shoe that can be controlled by a smartphone — gets released to the public on Sunday, a date that just happens...
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This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 1:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA players once again will be sharing personal stories this weekend during All-Star festivities — and using basketball shoes as a platform to get their message out. When Kevin Durant takes the floor on Sunday he'll be wearing pink Nike KD 11 Aunt Pearls shoes bearing the...
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February 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA players will breakout special shoes this weekend during the All-Star game. Here a list of who will be wearing what: NIKE Giannis Antetokounmpo, Karl-Anthony Towns, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Khris...
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