+++ Winfried Rapp, who oversaw the merger of a German cable network operator, Unitymedia, with Vodafone, has joined Canyon Bicycles as chief financial officer, taking the place of the retiring Lothar Arnold, brother of the company’s founder, Roman Arnold



+++ Zalando is expanding its Connected Retail program to Switzerland, offering an internet platform to local retailers, offering special financial conditions until the end of 2021 and claiming that it can boost their sales per square meter by 60%



+++ Citing insufficient evidence of an organized criminal plot, a U.S. district judge has dismissed the racketeering claims raised against Adidas by a basketball player, Brian Bowen jr., in November 2918 as part of a college basketball scandal involving the University of Louisville



+++ Slinger Bag has signed a tennis pro player, Dustin Brown, as brand ambassador



+++ Confirming our previous report that he has no plans to step down as chairman and CEO of JD Sports Fashion, Peter Cowgill said the company will hold a Capital Markets Day on Oct. 13 that will demonstrate “the depth of expertise” of its senior operation leadership team