The Univ. of Texas men's basketball team will wear new Kevin Durant KD9 Nike shoes against Kansas on Saturday as Durant "pays homage to his time with the Longhorns." The KD9 "Texas" will "go on sale to the public" in March, marking the first KD UT-themed official shoe to "hit global retail" (CHRON.com, 2/22)....The Sharks signed a multiyear deal with digital identity company ThreatMetrix under which the SAP Center ticket office will be renamed the ThreatMetrix Ticket Office. Additionally, ThreatMetrix will receive signage at the arena and will be presenting partner of Fan Experience group ticket packages (ThreatMetrix)....Lids "has released its newest line of hats," with the Negro League Patch Collection honoring Black History Month. The hats "honor those teams made up of predominately African-American players" from 1885-1951 prior to most MLB teams becoming integrated (FREEP.com, 2/22).