Kobe Bryant has teamed up with Nike to design a new low-cut basketball sneaker. The sneaker, which is unusual in today’s world of basketball thanks to high-tops which provide more ankle support, weigh a meer 11.6 ounces.
Players who wear the low-cut sneaker will need to tape their ankles to prevent injury. Release for public purchase is scheduled for February.
For more details, check out this Yahoo! Sports feature by AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds.
Hard to believe, but the former teen heart throb Taylor Hanson is all grown up, with a growing brood that now includes a 4th baby. According to People, Taylor’s wife gave birth to Viggo Moriah on Tuesday.
Sony is expected to launch Home later today. Home, which will be available for PS3 users, rivals the formerly popular SecondLife and allows players to create avatars that interact with other virtual characters in cyberspace.
Sony’s Home joins the PS3′s video download functionality which has 15 million subscribers worldwide.
The Daily News is reporting that the New York Yankees have signed CC Sabathia to a 7 year $160 million dollar contract. While the details are still not confirmed, it sounds like Brian Cashman met with CC Sabathia and his wife at their home in San Francisco where they came to an agreement that upped the original 6 year $140 million offer.
Even with today’s economy as it is, there was a common belief within the industry that sports were protected from the economic downturn. Today, we’ve learned that isn’t completely true. According to the New York Times, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that the NFL will cut 150 jobs after the upcoming Super Bowl. Compared to some other recent corporate layoffs 150 may seem like a small number, but it represents nearly 10% of the NFL staff. Job cuts will affect the New York, New Jersey, and LA offices for the NFL.