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Sports Digest | September 1, 2014
Nike pulled out all the stops to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant , a Washington native, from signing a shoe deal with Baltimore-based Under Armour. Durant's seven-year contract with Nike is expiring, and Under Armour reportedly offered him a 10-year deal worth $265million to $285 million. However, Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player, according to ESPN. Nike officials on Saturday told Durant and his representatives at Jay Z 's Roc Nation Sports that they would match Under Armour's offer.
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By Dan Appenfeller, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2013
Executives at multimillion-dollar companies don't typically spend their leisure time enduring mountain blizzards or desert heat. But Bryan Offutt and his team aren't typical executives. Under Armour's burly director of outdoor marketing spent weeks with the company's chief operating officer, Kip Fulks; Fulks' brother, Koby, a senior marketing manager at the company; and full-time hunter Jason Carter in pursuit of some of the largest animals on the continent on some of its most rugged terrain.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | April 23, 2009
A baseball legend shook hands Wednesday with an athlete-turned-clothier, sealing a business deal they hope will benefit both. Cal Ripken Jr., the Orioles Hall of Famer who heads the marketing firm that bears his name, announced a five-year partnership with Under Armour Inc., the Baltimore-based performance apparel giant run by Kevin A. Plank, a former football player at the University of Maryland. Under Armour will outfit the minor league Aberdeen IronBirds as well as the 10 domestic teams taking part in the Cal Ripken World Series this summer.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Baltimore police responded to a report of an armed person inside Under Armour's headquarters in Locust Point Sunday but later determined that the 911 call was a hoax, officials said. About a dozen Under Armour workers were evacuated after the call came in at 2:18 p.m. Sunday, police said. Police barricaded streets surrounding the company's campus for hours while a SWAT team swept each building room by room. Investigators said they believe the caller was not an Under Armour employee and had no association with the company.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Because investors want to see growth, much of the talk surrounding Under Armour in the first half of the year focused on areas like women's gear and non-cleat footwear. The company's share of those arenas is still minuscule, its marketing efforts still in nascent stages. But Under Armour knows not to stray too far from the sport -- and the feel -- that helped it grow into a $2 billion a year enterprise. It also knew whose influence it wanted to infuse any new football campaign with: former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
A body was pulled from the Inner Harbor Tuesday afternoon near Under Armour headquarters - at least the 11 t h time since October that someone has been found dead in the waters around downtown. Few details were immediately available pending an autopsy, but police confirmed the body was retrieved around 2:17 p.m. off of the 1800 block of Hull St., where there is a water taxi pickup spot. Police do not specifically count or track the deaths of people who are found in the Inner Harbor.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | April 21, 2009
Two of the best-known sports brands in Maryland - Ripken Baseball Inc. and Under Armour - are forming a business alliance that will be unveiled at a news conference Wednesday at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. Ripken Baseball is a marketing and sales company headed by Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. Under Armour is a global sports apparel and equipment company whose chief executive officer, Kevin Plank, is a former University of Maryland football player. While details of Wednesday's announcement were not disclosed, sources familiar with the new partnership said Under Armour will have a substantial presence at Ripken's baseball properties, which include three minor league franchises, in Aberdeen, Augusta, Ga., and Port Charlotte, Fla., and perhaps more importantly, at two youth training facilities in Aberdeen and Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Under Armour brand is particularly appealing to the youth market, the source said.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun reporter | February 29, 2008
Sports apparel company Under Armour named its first chief operating officer yesterday -- another step in its transformation from a startup that began in the basement of founder Kevin Plank's grandmother's house to a fast-growing company with aspirations to be a major player. The company announced that Wayne Marino, who had been chief financial officer, is assuming the COO title with responsibility for leading operational, financial, administrative and strategic planning functions. Brad Dickerson was promoted from vice president of accounting and finance to chief financial officer.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun reporter | May 9, 2007
Sports highlights blared from the big-screen television to the tune of hip-hop beats at the Inner Harbor's ESPN Zone yesterday morning. But the 100 or so men and women watching from leather lounge chairs, seats at the bar and restaurant tables were there for the annual shareholders' meeting of Under Armour - not to catch up on the night-before scores. Baltimore-based Under Armour has done what few thought possible, carving a niche in the crowded sportswear market with its gear that wicks sweat from the body to control temperature.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun reporter | May 30, 2008
As if on an autumn Sunday, the investors made their way through the dark, dank bowels of M&T Bank Stadium, concrete walls all around them. They wore the team uniform: button-down shirts and khaki pants or dark suits. Waiting in the locker room was Under Armour Chief Executive Officer Kevin A. Plank and his team of executives, welcoming the investors into the world of the athlete. "When you walked in you noticed the authentic smell," Plank told the 90 people in attendance yesterday at the Baltimore company's first Investor Day, as the investors tapped on computers and scribbled notes rather than going over football plays.
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