Sports & Leisure

Ralph Lauren's U.S. Olympic Team Jackets Feature Built-In Cooling Technology
July 21, 2021 at 11:31 am

U.S. Olympic team uniform designer Ralph Lauren has integrated cooling technology into the Opening Ceremony Parade uniform. The new RL Cooling technology was developed specifically for the athletes, and monitors skin temperatures the same way a computer’s cooling device detects heat...

NC State Researchers Develop Mosquito-Proof Apparel
July 14, 2021 at 12:40 pm

People don’t necessarily want to smell like bug spray when they’re just hanging out in their back yard, hiking or going camping. Having apparel that stands up to pests but also feels comfortable to wear could be huge in the outdoor apparel world...

Nike and Xbox's 'Space Jam' Kit Is a Slam Dunk on So Many Levels
July 13, 2021 at 10:53 am

Warner Bros. has 200 licensing partners for "Space Jam: A New Legacy." The latest merchandise to come out of that is a co-branded kit from Nike and Xbox that combines footwear, gaming and direct mail, appealing to fans and influencers alike. The attention to detail here is out of this world...

The Dodgers Are Raffling Off a World Series Ring and a World Series Ring NFT
July 12, 2021 at 10:58 am

Major League Baseball recently announced a partnership with Candy Digital, which specializes in “digital collectibles.” As part of that partnership, the Los Angeles Dodgers are auctioning a 2020 World Series ring NFT along with a real one. It underscores the possibilities in combining digital and physical merchandise...

Why Some Major U.S. Sports Stadiums Are Switching to All-Aluminum Drinkware
June 29, 2021 at 12:33 pm

Stadiums and arenas are back open for games and concerts, but things in the stands might not feel totally the same ever again. At least, if you’re in some particular arenas and stadiums, you might notice that your drink is in an aluminum cup, rather than plastic. That’s part of an initiative from Ball Corp., the manufacturer best known for...