Posts Tagged Industries

Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Andrew Coutant with North Face stands next to The North Face exhibit displaying its new avalanche airbag “modulater system” that is a set of dual air bags that be attached to any backpack at the Outdoor Retailer Show Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Salt lake City. The theory is that skiers get used to their favorite packs and don’t always want to use a new pack to have the air bag.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they’ve put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches.

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Players union files grievance against NFL on conduct policy

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players union has filed a grievance against the league over changes to its personal conduct policy.

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3 FIFA sponsors won’t renew for 2018 World Cup in Russia

ZURICH (AP) — Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted on Friday.

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Orlando’s incoming MLS team hits 10,000 season tickets

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando’s new Major League Soccer team says it has sold 10,000 season tickets in advance of its inaugural season.

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Owner Haslam says Browns must find answer at quarterback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Owner Jimmy Haslam says the Browns are committed to finding a quarterback “who can make us a championship team” and that all options are open for next season’s starter.

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