Mike Ashley: I want to be one of the big fish

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMike Ashley tells the BBC’s Emma Simpson his strategy is to take Sports Direct upmarket Mike Ashley has defended Sports Direct’s strategy and said he still has faith in High Street retail. “It’s going to be a lot smaller pond, but the fish are going to be…

Sport Direct’s Mike Ashley faces shareholder unrest at annual meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Mike Ashley faced shareholder unrest again at Sports Direct’s meeting with investors on Wednesday. Some major investors believe founder Mike Ashley, who owns more than 62%, has too much control over the retailer. The firm has been criticised for several “strange missteps”, including its House of Fraser purchase. A major bone…

Mike Ashley wins race to buy Jack Wills

Image copyright Getty Images Mike Ashley has emerged at the winner in an auction to buy the UK fashion retailer Jack Wills for £12.7m. Mr Ashley’s company Sports Direct has bought Jack Wills out of administration after competing against Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group. It will acquire 100 Jack Wills stores in the UK and Ireland…

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin isn’t here to be understood – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

PITTSBURGH — After working the halls of a national coaches convention, Mike Tomlin grabbed a chair. Legendary coach Bobby Bowden was speaking, and Tomlin, then a young position coach in the college ranks, sought wisdom to take back to his meeting rooms. Tomlin’s older brother was alongside him as Bowden delivered the double-take message to…

Mike Conley trade puts Utah in Finals contention

In trading for Mike Conley, the Utah Jazz announced themselves as a legitimate contender to make the Finals next season and swiped the first domino in what is set up to be an interesting and unpredictable point guard market. To review: Utah traded Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, the No. 23 pick in Thursday’s…

‘This is where I wanted to be’ — How Mike Martin built his legacy at Florida State

Editor’s note: Florida State advanced to the College World Series on Sunday with a 5-4, 12-inning victory over LSU. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — He met his future bride when they accidentally knocked heads at the water fountain in high school. After apologizing, Mike Martin looked at her and thought, “That’s one good-looking woman!” Three years later,…