May 17, 2013
Bob Baffert strode into the Preakness stakes barn Friday morning, shouting toward Orb's trainer Shug McGaughey loud enough so all could hear. "OK, Shug, I'm here to take away that media spotlight for you," he said. Baffert, indeed, is one of the few people in the sport who could have swiped some of the attention from McGaughey and his heavily favored colt this week . Baffert has won the Preakness five times, and on three occasions he's moved on to Belmont with a chance at the Triple Crown.
January 31, 2013
Baltimore-based apparel manufacturer Under Armour announced fourth-quarter profits of $506 million, representing a 25 percent increase from the same period in 2011. The company also announced its full-year revenues of $1.835 billion represented a 25 percent increase, year over year. "We closed 2012 strongly, delivering net revenue growth of at least 20% for the eleventh consecutive quarter in Q4 by building upon key apparel technology platforms like Storm Fleece and Charged Cotton," Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank said in a statement.
May 6, 2008
Under Armour's multimillion-dollar bid to gain a toehold in the broader athletic shoe market began over the weekend with the launch of its new cross trainer, but it could take weeks until the Baltimore company knows whether it has a winner. Preliminary reports indicate that the new shoe didn't break any sales records, but some say it didn't do badly either. One analyst said sales exceeded generally low expectations, while another said the new shoe landed in stores with subdued fanfare.
December 8, 2002
The story of Kevin Plank and his company, Under Armour Performance Apparel, has so far been a feel-good tale: The former University of Maryland fullback comes up with a new kind of athletic clothing that sweeps the nation and lands him contracts with everyone from the National Hockey League to the United States Ski Team and makes his product a must-have among the Little League set. But now comes the part in the story where the battle really begins....
July 19, 2012
Under Armour, a company that angles to outfit the country's most prominent sports stars, has managed to get in on one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year -- "The Dark Knight Rises. " The Baltimore sportswear maker has declared itself the "official outfitter" of the movie's football team, the Gotham Rogues. Under Armour made the team's uniforms featured in the movie. And they're making the fanwear that people can buy. There are jerseys, jackets and hats, all in the team colors that look suspiciously similar to a certain team from Pittsburgh.
May 8, 1991
Thomas M. Armour, a retired claims examiner for the Social Security Administration, died Friday after a heart attack while attending the races at Pimlico. He was 69 and lived on Forest Glen Road.He is survived by his wife, the former Clara Wall; a son, Leon Armour of Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Dr. Karen M. Armour of Baltimore; five sisters, Pearl Satterfield of Bowling Green, Ky., Doris Sampson of Milwaukee, and Ida Gamble, Vernia Martin and Judy Wilkes, all of Indianapolis; a brother, Morris Armour of Indianapolis; and a grandson.