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Tennis, anyone?(EDITORIAL)(Editorial)
March 1, 2008 ... DURING MY SALAD DAYS IN THE 1970S, I WAS consumed by tennis--competing in tournaments, watching the pros and, of course, salivating over the latest and greatest racquets and shoes. Back in those ancient times, there were not many...

Women's sports concepts come on strong: retailers are rethinking their game plans to better serve active females.(NEWS & ANALYSIS)(Industry overview)
March 1, 2008 ... If anything, Wall Street discovered the active women's market in 2007. Lululemon Athletica went public in a wildly successful stock offering last July and touted long-range plans to open as many as 300 yoga-inspired stores across North...

Questions surround collapsed deal between Genesco and the Finish Line.(NEWS & ANALYSIS)(Finish Line Inc. and Genesco Inc.)
March 1, 2008 ... Last year's biggest footwear deal--the ill-fated $1.5 billion merger of Genesco, Inc. and The Finish Line--ended in a costly divorce in early March, leaving much of the industry speculating about the eventual impact on the mall landscape. ...

Shimano snaps up Pearl Izumi.(NEWS & ANALYSIS)(Pearl Izumi U.S.A. Inc.)
March 1, 2008 ... Pearl Izumi has a new buyer, and it seems to be a better fit this time around. Shimano Inc., the Japanese cycling and fishing gear maker, reached an agreement to buy Pearl Izumi for $69.5 million. Nautilus had put the cycling and running...

Co-founders buy back Prana.(NEWS & ANALYSIS)(Liz Claiborne Inc. Claiborne Inc. and Pallet Recycling Associates of North America Inc.)
March 1, 2008 ... In a management-led buyout, Beaver Theodosakis and his Prana co-founders are taking back the apparel company from Liz Claiborne, with help from private equity firm Steelpoint Capital Partners. Prana was acquired by Claiborne for $34.4...