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Expanded World Cup field shows game’s growth

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women’s World Cup this year was that there...

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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

NEW YORK – Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and said he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

Nike Inc. says it expects to name a new chairman in 2016, but no specific date was set for Knight’s departure. Knight, 76, says he plans to stay involved with the company.

Phil Knight co-founded Nike and has been a director of the footwear and athletic apparel and equipment maker since 1968. Parker has been...


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