It suspended its deal with Sharapova worth a reported $70 million over eight years while the investigation continues.Related: Nike’s long list of disgraced athletesThe world’s top endorser of athletes, Nike has more than $6 billion in endorsement deals on its books. The company did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this article. Here is its record in responding to athletes that got into trouble.Justin Gatlin: A year ago, Nike signed a deal with American track star Justin Gatlin, whose four year ban for using a performance enhancing drug ended in 2010.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe artist sometimes known as Prince dropped his latest effort, Lotusflow3r, this past weekend, and like everything else he undertakes, this newest release comes shrouded in both hype and mystery.Though I’ve heard rumours Lotusflow3r is a return to Prince’s fan funking tastic era glory, I’m having trouble finding any cuts from the album online, except for three brief snippets on the Lotusflow3r is being sold for the recession era price of $11.98 US.That’s a steal, considering Lotusflow3r is actually three CDs (Lotusflow3r, Mplsound and Elixir) for the price of one. But caveat emptor: only two of the discs in this set are bona fide Prince recordings. The third, Elixir, is the debut album by Prince’s new protg, Bria Valente, and based on the aforementioned Target snippet I heard, Bria is no Apollonia, for that matter.
The mighty Soviet Union also dominated the Olympics andstill ranks second in the all time combined medals table. And though not as hapless as China or East Germany, Soviet soccer was a hit and miss affair. The USSRreached the World Cup quarterfinals four times between 1958 and 1970 and the semifinals in 1966, but between 1970 and 1990, it barely made an impact.
As she told the BBC this week: “It no secret I had a super tough delivery. I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many surgeries. I lost count after, like, four surgeries because I was in so many surgeries. Second half was working on my technique and overcoming the fear of lifting heavy. Now I’m here telling myself your fat as f, your shit blah blah. But I came a long way..
Continue reading this postSparkle trailer gives last glimpse of Whitney HoustonA trailer for the movie musical Sparkle was released Monday, giving us a glimpse of Whitney Houston’s last project. The late singer plays the mother of Jordin Sparks, an aspiring singer in the 1960s who rises with a girl group similar to the Supremes. Sparkle will be released in August.