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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Under Armour's house just got a lot bigger. The Baltimore-based sports apparel company announced Tuesday that it has signed the University of Notre Dame, one of the nation's most popular college football programs, to a 10-year exclusive deal to design and supply clothing, footwear and equipment for all of the school's men's and women's varsity teams. The deal, which Notre Dame called the largest ever in college football, comes a day after Under Armour's headquarters in Locust Point was decorated with banners welcoming Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to its house.
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SPORTS
By Sports Digest | April 6, 2010
The Washington Capitals signed free-agent defenseman Dustin Stevenson to a three-year entry-level contract. Stevenson, 20, is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound player for the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. - From Sun staff and news services
SPORTS
August 4, 2010
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Celtics are making progress on a deal that would bring Shaquille O'Neal to Boston. Earlier Tuesday, the four-time NBA champion said he will be in the league next season and would rather retire than play internationally. The 38-year-old O'Neal spent last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has struggled to find a contract from a team that can guarantee him playing time, enough money and a chance for one more championship.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
State officials approved a deal Wednesday that permanently protects environmentally sensitive land along the Nanticoke River on the Eastern Shore. The 201-acre conservation easement on a farm near the Delaware border creates an important link in a 50-mile long corridor connecting the Nanticoke Wildlife to the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, environmental advocates said. The U.S. Navy contributed half of the $645,000 price tag to the development rights of the farm, which contains two miles of shoreline, a mature forest, and five rare plant species.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2013
The Orioles acquired minor league outfielder Eric Thames from the Seattle Mariners' organization Sunday afternoon for infielder Ty Kelly. Thames, 26, has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. He is currently on the disabled list with a non-displaced fractured in his left hand after being spiked in a game June 15. A former seventh-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008 out of Pepperdine, Thames has played in 181 major league games in his career for the Blue Jays and Mariners, batting .250 with a .296 on-base percentage and 21 homers.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | June 11, 2010
Washington Wizards Deal for Leonsis to buy team, Verizon Center is official Ted Leonsis , chairman and CEO of newly created Monumental Sports & Entertainment, announced Thursday that he and his partners have officially completed the transaction to purchase the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also includes the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., and George Mason University's Patriot Center.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette spoke to reporters before Thursday's game about the trade with the Boston Red Sox to acquire left-hander Andrew Miller , as well as the nonwaiver trade deadline passing. Here is what he said: On Miller: "We were looking to add some depth to our pitching, and the acquisition of Miller gives us a left-handed pitcher that can dominate left-handed hitters. This year, he's been highly effective against righties, as well. And looking at the market, we had good depth to our starting pitching, and we thought if we're going to make a real impact acquisition, that this would be the players we would get.” More on Miller: “Miller's emergence this year being able to get out right-handers along with lefties made him very attractive.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Shares of Millennial Media fell nearly 20 percent in early trading Wednesday on news that the Canton mobile advertising company would buy a competitor at a bargain price and that its second-quarter losses widened. Millennial announced Tuesday it struck a deal to acquire Boston-based competitor Jumptap in a mostly stock deal worth more than $200 million, the company said Tuesday. The deal would make the company's mobile advertising market share rival that of Google, the company said.
NEWS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
Olney-based Sandy Spring Bancorp said Wednesday that it had received final regulatory approvals of its acquisition of CommerceFirst Bancorp in Annapolis. The stock-and-cash deal — which is valued at $25.4 million and still requires the approval of CommerceFirst shareholders — is expected to close in the second quarter. For Sandy Spring, the acquisition adds CommerceFirst's $205 million in total assets, $181 million in gross loans and $180 million in total deposits. It also expands Sandy Spring's footprint in Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's counties, where CommerceFirst Bank operates five branches.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2011
The New York investment firm that wants to invest in struggling First Mariner Bancorp said Thursday it was still committed to the deal that would provide much-needed capital for the bank. Howard Feinglass, a Baltimore native who heads Priam Capital, said his firm was "negotiating an extension to our agreement to invest in First Mariner. " "We are still fully committed to the deal," Feinglass said in a brief phone conversation. First Mariner faced a deadline Thursday to raise nearly $124 million or risk losing a cash infusion from Priam.
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