Dan Wieden, adman who coined ‘Just Do It’ for Nike, dies at 77

Dan Wieden, adman who coined ‘Just Do It’ for Nike, dies at 77

Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland, Ore.-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy who was personally responsible for the “Just Do It” slogan in 1988 that helped catapult Nike into a multibillion-dollar sports apparel company, died Sept. 30 at his home in Portland. He was 77. The company announced the death without specifying a cause. The three-word, eight-letter … Read more

At the Athletic and New York Times, a marriage with promise and tension

At the Athletic and New York Times, a marriage with promise and tension

Not long after the New York Times bought the Athletic earlier this year, the founders of the popular sports website held an all-staff call. Most Athletic staffers were pleased with the purchase. A six-year-old start-up, the Athletic had spent a year courting a buyer, discussing a merger with Axios and fielding interest from gambling companies … Read more

Indonesia tragedy: 3 police, 3 civilians charged

Indonesia tragedy: 3 police, 3 civilians charged

School children walk past a banner placed in various places in Malang, as a call to investigate the crush that killed at least 131 people in Indonesia. JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP via Getty Images Indonesian police said they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people last … Read more

Analysis | Carson Wentz’s rocky start is among the worst in the Daniel Snyder era

Analysis | Carson Wentz’s rocky start is among the worst in the Daniel Snyder era

Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder was feeling upbeat during an August Zoom meeting with members of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, part of the application process for a retail sportsbook license at FedEx Field. He raved about his team’s “dramatically upgraded” stadium and promised “big-time attendance” would follow. He added that he was … Read more

Nobody wants Ronaldo: Elite clubs avoid Man United legend

Nobody wants Ronaldo: Elite clubs avoid Man United legend

He’s one of the greatest players of all time but nobody appears interested in Cristiano Ronaldo — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Could Lionel Messi make a sensational return to Barcelona? Jump to: Messi back to Barca? | Chelsea left it too late on Leao | Pep targeted Lisandro Martinez | PSG eye … Read more

Haaland can’t stop scoring, but which goal records could he break?

Haaland can't stop scoring, but which goal records could he break?

Just how good can Erling Haaland be, and how many goal-scoring records will the Manchester City striker break? The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Alan Shearer are nervously waiting to learn the answers. 2 Related Since completing a £51 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund to City this summer, Haaland has scored … Read more

1 dead as police, fans clash outside Argentine soccer match

1 dead as police, fans clash outside Argentine soccer match

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — At least one person died while police clashed with soccer fans trying to push into an Argentine league match Thursday night, and the referee stopped the game as clouds of tear gas spread inside the stadium. Authorities and witnesses said fans of the home team, Gimnasia y Esgrima, struggled to enter … Read more