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Can Basketball Fans Score During NBA Lockout?

After the strife-torn NBA cancelled the first two weeks of the basketball season, we wondered: Would this mean any financial relief for fans? Somewhere in the war between the wealthy players and owners, are there savings to be found for the ordinary people who spend money on NBA tickets and gear?

Swoosh, There It Is: Buy Nike, Sell Under Armour

Reebok's $25 million settlement with the FTC won't cause German footwear giant adidas to bat an eye, but there is an activewear contest worth watching for investors -- the battle between Nike and Under Armour, whose mirror-image trajectories have brought them into direct competition. Read on to find out why the swoosh is still the better bet.

Adidas Aims to Overtake Nike

Adidas (ADDYY) aims to boost its sales to 17 billion euros ($24 billion) by 2015 as part of a strategy to overtake Nike (NKE) as the world%u2019s largest sporting goods company. "Our aspirations are to outperform total market growth ... to outgrow our major competitor and have the bottom line grow faster than the top line," CEO Herbert Hainer said, according to Reuters.

Proposal to Give NFL Apparel Rights to Nike

The owners of National Football League franchises will be presented with a proposal that will give the league%u2019s apparel and sideline rights to Nike (NKE), CNBC reported. Nike, Adidas and Under Armour all bid for the rights, CNBC reported without naming its sources. The value of the deal is not currently known.