GLOBAL SPORTS INKS PACT WITH AOL

NEW YORK — E-commerce sporting goods enabler and operator Global Sports Inc. said Friday it has struck a deal with America Online for placements of seven Global e-tail affiliates within the Sports & Outdoors area of Shop@AOL, as well as the integration of those e-tailers’ assortments into the Shop@AOL shopping search engine.
Under the agreement, Global Sports-operated Web sites will be featured in the following Shop The Sports Authority, as a gold tenant in Sports & Fitness, Golf & Racket and Camping & Outdoors departments; Oshman’s Sporting Goods as a gold tenant in Sports & Fitness; Sport Chalet as an anchor tenant in Golf & Racket and a silver tenant in Sports & Fitness, and MC Sports as a silver tenant in Sports & Fitness. Additionally, The Sports Authority, Oshman’s Sporting Goods, Sport Chalet, MC Sports, Dunham’s Sports, The Athlete’s Foot, and FOXSPORTS.com will have their entire selections of products available through AOL’s shopping search database. In addition to AOL, Global Sports’ partners will also be carried in Shop@Netscape, Shop@Compuserve, Shop@Spinner and Shop@Winamp.

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