Posts Tagged Business

Redskins name hinders DC’s efforts for stadium site lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won’t grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins’ former stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team’s name.

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Lausanne favored for 2020 Youth Olympics in IOC evaluation

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Lausanne appears favored to win 2020 Youth Winter Games hosting rights after an International Olympic Committee evaluation of the two candidates.

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Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women’s tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing.

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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world’s most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.

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Canadiens agree to 2-year deal with forward Brian Flynn

MONTREAL (AP) — Forward Brian Flynn agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

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