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The Break: Nike unveils The Serena Williams Building.


When Serena Williams was young, she visited the Nike campus in Beaverton, Oregon. She came away from the trip feeling inspired—not just by the cool tech and cutting-edge athlete research, but even by the buildings themselves.

Sports greats including LeBron James, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, Tiger Woods and more have been honored by Nike over the years, with their names adorning buildings throughout the sprawling campus.

Now, the 23-time Grand Slam winner and former world No. 1 has become the latest icon to join the coveted list, as Nike has announced the completion of the new Serena Williams Building.




“The whole building takes your breath away. Every element, everywhere you go, is an opportunity to be inspired,” Serena said in a statement. “I hope this building encourages people to bring out the best of themselves and to dream bigger than they thought possible.”

Bigger is definitely the key word for the Serena Williams Building: at one million square feet, the equivalent of 140 tennis courts, it’s definitely the largest office building at Nike World Headquarters to date. The structure houses world-class labs for product testing and development, showrooms, workspaces and more.

But the real highlights are the personal touches throughout, including a 140-seat Olympia Theater, named after Serena’s daughter, and an outdoor tennis court dubbed the “East Compton Hills Country Club”—a nod to the old Williams family joke of calling their local Compton courts a “country club”. White roses, one of Serena’s favorites, are planted throughout the main plaza.

More on Serena’s new Nike building, including an aerial view of the sprawling space, on this edition of The Break:




Nike Reveals 2020 Nigeria Kit (Photos)

American sportswear giant, NIKE, has unveiled a new ‘Swoosh’ design for the Super Eagles ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations match-day three home qualifying encounter against Sierra Leone

Nigeria New Kit 2020

The ‘swoosh’ design comes as a worthy successor to the very ‘successful’ 2018 world cup kit that was much beloved by Super Eagles supporters.

Nike enjoyed unprecedented success with their previous Super Eagles design, which became one of the best selling jerseys in the company’s history following its release ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

The next stage of the World Cup qualifier will commence on March 23, 2020. The draw will be conducted on January 21.


Photos as Chelsea’s fourth kit released to celebrate 50th Anniversary of FA cup win. #NIKE.

Chelsea are the latest club to follow the trend of releasing an unnecessary but aesthetically extremely pleasing fourth kit, and yer da’ is fuming.

The blue-out number will be worn for one game only as the Blues celebrate 50 years since their 1970 FA Cup win – their first in the competition. 2020 marks half a century since Chelsea beat Leeds 2-1 in an FA Cup final replay (back in the days when that was a thing) at Old Trafford, with club legends Peter Osgood and Ron Harris in the starting lineup.

Goals from Osgood and defender David Webb completed a late comeback for the west Londoners after Mick Jones had given the Lilywhites the lead in the first half.

The slick shirt features the club crest from that year, while the colour of the Nike swoosh and the main shirt sponsor are the same tone of royal blue as the main body of the shirt, making for a subtle finish that is much easier on the eye than most modern shirts. It’s a throwback to the kit from that final, so yer da’ might actually not be too cheesed off by the concept.

The rest of the commemorative kit is slightly less subtle, with yellow trim and numbering on the shorts, while the socks are fully yellow with two royal blue hoops and the Nike swoosh.

The reverse of the shirt features the same tab on the neck as this season’s home shirt, but in yellow rather than red. The shirt numbers will be in a retro bold font in a similarly vibrant yellow.

Mason Mount – one of Chelsea’s breakthrough stars this season – is a big fan. “It’s a classy, stylish and sophisticated shirt — a great way of remembering the iconic team of 1970,” he said.

“We know fans of all ages are going to love its simple design.”

You’re probably not wrong there, Mason.

Chelsea will don the one-off shirt in the FA Cup third round tie against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on 5 January, and it will be available to buy on 2 January from Nike and the Chelsea Megastore.

The Blues aren’t the only club to be given the fourth kit treatment by Nike, who dropped a special edition Senyera strip for their recent encounter with Atlético Madrid. Meanwhile, adidas have created an extra shirt for Juventus and Puma released a ridiculously nice blackout kit for Borussia Dortmund.

Whether the bonus kit trend catches on remains to be seen, but if the shirts look this good there won’t be too many complaints.