Pressured by university protests of sweatshop conditions, Nike has listed all the overseas and domestic factories that make T-shirts, hats and sweatshirts licensed by five major colleges.
"The kids really moved the process along," said Joel Seguine, spokesman for the University of Michigan, one of the five universities that add their logos to clothing with the Nike swoosh.
The list applies to clothing sold in student stores or as general merchandise, not to equipment for athletic teams, which is under separate licenses.
Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike disclosed the factory sites Thursday on its Web site, www.nikebiz.com, listing addresses where clothing is made for Michigan, Arizona, Duke, Georgetown and North Carolina.
The Web site listed 41 factories in 11 countries, including China, Bangladesh, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico and Guatemala.
Laila Ali Wins Debut
Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila got some advice from sister Hana before her pro boxing debut.
"She told her that if she hits this girl and it hurts her too bad to leave her alone," said Veronica Kennedy, mother of the two women, who was Ali's third wife. "That's her sister, the poet."
The fighting sister, watched by her mother and father, made her pro debut Friday night in Verona, N.Y., and knocked out April Fowler, a waitress from Michigan City, Ind., with the fight only 31 seconds old. Ali, 21, said she plans to fight for about a year. . . .
In Taunton, Mass., former two-time world champion James Toney (58-4-2) kept whatever hopes he had of landing a rematch with Roy Jones Jr. alive with a 10-round unanimous decision over Ramon Garbey in a non-title cruiserweight bout Friday night.
Hall of Famer Dies
Basketball Hall of Famer John McLendon, the last surviving student of James Naismith, the sport's creator, died Friday at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He was 84. McLendon served as a consultant to the NBA's Toronto Raptors from their inception. He played at the University of Kansas in the early 1930s under Naismith. McLendon went on to a 25-year coaching career and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978. He was the first college coach to win three consecutive national titles, with Tennessee State of the NAIA from 1957 to 1959. The following season, he became the first African American professional coach, with the Cleveland Pipers of the American Basketball League.
World Cup champion France, Germany, Italy and Ukraine qualified for the European 2000 soccer championships, while England stayed in contention by squeezing into the playoffs. Also gaining automatic spots in next year's tournament were Yugoslavia, Romania and Portugal.
Maria Olaru and Andreea Raducan helped Romania overcome the loss of 1997 triple gold medalist Gina Gogean and take the lead in women's team qualifying at the World Gymnastics Championships in Tianjin, China. Romania led with 154.394 points to 153.576 for second-place Russia.
Fourth-seeded Tim Henman cleared another obstacle in the defense of his crown, vaulting past heavy-hitting Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia in the semifinals of the $1 million Swiss Indoors in Basel. Today, the British player will take on 20th-ranked Karol Kucera of Slovakia, who beat sixth-seed Nikolas Kiefer, 6-4, 6-3, in the other semifinal.
Seeking his first title this season, the 25-year-old Henman defeated Ivanisevic, 6-3, 6-4, in just 56 minutes. . . .
Second-seeded Magnus Norman of Sweden battled back after dropping the first seven games to defeat defending champion Michael Chang, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2, and advance to the finals of the Heineken Open in Shanghai, China.
Top-seeded Marcelo Rios of Chile reached the final of the $350,000 tournament by defeating Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden, 6-4, 6-1. . . .
Top-ranked Martina Hingis needed more than two hours to overcome defending champion Sandrine Testud and set up a championship showdown against Mary Pierce at the Porsche Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany. Hingis beat Testud, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, 6-4, to reach her third final in the event. Pierce beat Anke Huber, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).
Dallas Gets NodDallas has been selected as the site for the 2003 U.S. figure skating championships, the United States Figure Skating Association announced. The event will be held mainly at the newly built American Airlines Center.