Basketball & Games

Gucci Just Released a $950 Retro Basketball Sneaker

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Take a look at Gucci’s greatest sneaker hits and you’ll find a whole range of inspiration, from classic mid-century tennis shoes to the chunky runners that dominated the ’80s and ’90s. But despite basketball’s dominance in the global sneaker game—try to have a conversation of any depth on the subject without uttering the word “Jordan”; I dare you—the influence of the sport that gave rise to sneaker culture as we know it today was conspicuously absent from the lineup. All that changes with the brand’s latest release, the Basket.

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Hitting shelves today, the

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Sports Outdoors

Sporting Goods retailer retains Taylor Reach to support e-commerce experience

A major sporting goods retailer is scheduled to launch an outdoors-focused retail brand in 2021, and has retained The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. (TRG) to support the setup, and implementation, for its ecommerce contact center operations.

A major sporting goods retailer is scheduled to launch an outdoors-focused retail brand in 2021, and has retained The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. (TRG) to support the setup, and implementation, for its ecommerce contact center operations.

TRG’s consultants and partners have extensive experience in supporting customer experience (CX) operations in the retail and ecommerce spaces, having worked with many of the most successful brands

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Sports Olympics

Ryan Lochte falls short in making Olympic team for Tokyo, finishes seventh in 200 IM

OMAHA, Neb. — Ryan Lochte, a controversial veteran of the U.S. Olympic swimming team and the winner of 12 Olympic medals, six of them gold, has failed in his attempt to qualify for his fifth Olympic Games.

Lochte, 36, finished seventh in the men’s 200-meter individual medley Friday night at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, signifying an end to his long-shot bid to compete in Tokyo next month.

“Swimming has taken me so far,” Lochte said amid tears in a news conference after the race, “and coming out of the water, I was very emotional and was taking it all

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Sportsman Guide

OUTDOORS: Bass season ‘opens’ on Saturday | Local Sports

The statewide season for black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) “opens” each year on the third Saturday in June. This year it “opens” on June 19, and “closes” on November 30.

The reason for the quotes is the bass season is actually open for catch and release from December 1st and closes on the Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June when using artificial lures only.

So, while you can legally fish for black bass all-year, the June 19th this year is just the first day you can keep black bass. The statewide daily limit is five per day with

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Basketball & Games

Oregon women’s basketball signs graduate transfer Shannon Dufficy

EUGENE — Oregon women’s basketball has added its third incoming transfer of the offseason.

The Ducks signed Missouri graduate transfer Shannon Dufficy on Friday.

A 6-foot-2 forward, Dufficy averaged 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds over 22 games at Mizzou last season. She began her career at Utah State, where she tied for the program’s all-time lead with 31 career double-doubles and was an all-Mountain West selection in 2018-19, averaging 15.8 points and 10.3 rebounds.

“Shannon is a great addition to our program,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said in a statement. “She brings a terrific veteran presence and a wealth of

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Sports Olympics

Olympics-Ski mountaineering proposed as additional sport for 2026 Winter Games

(Reuters) – Ski mountaineering will be put forward as an additional sport for the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a statement on Friday.

The proposal to add five ski mountaineering medal events will be voted on at the IOC Session in Tokyo on July 20-21, while the full event programme and athlete quotas will be determined at an Executive Board meeting in June 2022.

The framework includes men’s and women’s sprint and individual events and a mixed gender relay event with ski mountaineering given 48 athlete quota places, meaning cuts

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