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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Evening Sun Staff | March 18, 1991
A congested highway lined with car dealerships, fast food restaurants and mini-malls was just what appealed to The Sports Authority when it decided to open a branch in the Glen Burnie area.The Sports Authority, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based sporting goods chain, is planning to open a store in the Price Club Plaza near New Ordnance Road and the Arundel Expressway (Md. 10) by early fall.The plaza's proximity to Ritchie Highway, less than a mile from the planned store site, was a strong factor in choosing that location, company officials said.
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February 26, 2014
It's nice to see that Laurel is getting a new movie theater. Long over due. Does Laurel really need another Outback and Panera Bread? If they really want to have restaurants how about the Cheesecake Factory or UNO. Why another grocery store when there is one a block away and another one about a mile away. Why another Sports Authority and another Party City when Laurel already has these two stores. Good to see that Old Navy is coming to Laurel. As for Burlington, it's nice but it's already been here and it wasn't that much of a big draw when it was open.
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By Michael Pollick | August 3, 1991
Think of the two new Sports Authority stores opening in the Baltimore area as Sports 'R' Us.The typical sporting goods store ranges in size from 1,500 to 7,500 square feet. These each cover 40,000 square feet.While grand openings are scheduled for next Thursday, the Glen Burnie store was opened quietly last Thursday, and a second store in White Marsh opens today. Each is next to an outlet of the Price Club, a membership warehouse shopping chain."Let's face it: A sports store really is a toy store for adults," said Jack Smith, founder and chief executive of the Sports Authority.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around - Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn Wapnick took a vacation to Alaska's Prince William Sound that she found her true calling: retail with a cause. As a result of the trip, the duo founded bambeco, an online seller of sustainable home furnishings. Since 2009, the Baltimore-based retailer has grown from two employees to nearly two dozen and attracted more than $4 million worth of investment.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
It was the "buy one pair, get the second pair half off" sale on athletic shoes that lured Linda Kogod to The Sports Authority in Rockville last week. But it was the store's new image that will likely keep her coming back. Kogod, who brought her two sons into the newly remodeled store for basketball shoes and a putter, gasped in amazement at what she saw. The tall, cluttered shelves that gave the place that overwhelming "warehouse" look had all but disappeared. The store appeared brighter and better organized with individual golf, tennis and fitness "shops" and a newly designed full-service shoe department.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | January 24, 2006
NEW YORK -- The Sports Authority Inc., the largest U.S. sporting goods retailer, agreed yesterday to be bought for $1.3 billion by a group led by Leonard Green & Partners LP. The company's shares rose 18 percent, the most in more than four years. The private equity group agreed to pay $37.25 a share in cash, Sports Authority said. The price was 20 percent above $31.05, the stock's close Friday. Sports Authority's sales gains slowed last year after the August 2003 acquisition of rival Gart Sports Co. boosted revenue.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | February 27, 1991
Anne Arundel sporting enthusiasts soon will have the chance to anglefor the right fishing rod among more than 1,000 choices in a discount "megastore."The Sports Authority, a sporting goods subsidiary of Kmart, plans to open two stores in the Baltimore area by fall. Construction of the Glen Burnie and White Marsh stores, part of the chain's expansion in the mid-Atlantic region, started a few weeks ago, company officials said.Billed as "mega stores" because they carry a wide variety of discounted, brand-name sports equipment, the Sports Authority branches "have all the merchandise you want under one roof," said company spokesman William Lehrburger.
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By Cindy Harper-Evans | February 19, 1991
The Sports Authority, a sporting goods subsidiary of K mart Corp. which boasts that it carries four miles of tennis string, 42,000 pieces of apparel and 25 tons of weight-lifting iron in each store, said yesterday that it will open two locations in the Baltimore area by fall.Reisterstown-based Kasco Chesapeake Builders Inc. broke ground for the stores earlier this month in the Price Club Plazas in Glen Burnie and White Marsh.Kasco spokesman William A. Bunter said the capital investment on the buildings is roughly $4.25 million combined.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2004
Monday Earnings reports: Campbell Soup, Florida Rock, Krispy Kreme, Toys "R" Us, Mesa Air, Dycom, Genesis HealthCare, TiVo Earnings reports: Hormel Foods, Patterson Cos. Tuesday Earnings reports: Brown-Forman, Deere & Co., Dollar Tree, Fred's, H.J. Heinz Co., Analog Devices, Coldwater Creek, H&R Block, Michaels Stores, Sports Authority Wednesday * Durable goods orders for October * Help-wanted index for October * Existing-home sales for October ...
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October 20, 1995
County police arrested a Crownsville man Tuesday on charges of stealing a $139 pair of Nike Air Max shoes from the Sports Authority store in Glen Burnie.A security officer at the store in the 500 block of E. Ordnance Road saw the man walk into the store shortly before noon and head for the shoe section, police said.The security guard saw the man take the shoes from the display, remove the electronic anti-theft tag, put the shoes under his jacket and walk out of the store, police said.The guard chased the man through the parking lot but lost him and called police, who broadcast a description.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2010
A strategy by Under Armour to aggressively expand its outlet store business seems to have paid off as the sports apparel company announced Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings more than doubled on increased apparel sales. Growth of apparel sales was the strongest in 10 quarters, with much of the increase being driven by direct-to-consumer sales, which increased 60 percent for the quarter ended June 30. Direct-to-consumer sales include outlet stores, full-price stores and the Web business.
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By Dan Rodricks | June 15, 2010
There's always something, isn't there? There's always a catch. The world is a tricky place. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you're not on your game and you don't read the fine print, you stand a pretty good chance of being somebody's sucker. It's all acutely true if you're a guy who doesn't do a lot of retail shopping in big, national chains, which describes me. If I can shop at a locally owned store, that's what I usually do. Things are less complicated there and, when you have an issue, you can talk to the man or woman who owns the business.
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By ANDREA K. WALKER and ANDREA K. WALKER,SUN REPORTER | June 4, 2006
Dulles, VA. -- Teenagers don't get out of bed early on a Saturday morning for much. But yesterday all it took for the Heritage High School football team in Leesburg, Va., was the 9 a.m. launch of the Under Armour football cleat. The players hovered over each other trying on the different styles. They had to be the first to get a pair before summer football camp starts. "Now that the cleats are out, I have to get a pair to match everything else," said Reid Hoff, who plays tackle for Heritage and said he owns Under Armour T-shirts, socks, shorts and hats.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | January 24, 2006
NEW YORK -- The Sports Authority Inc., the largest U.S. sporting goods retailer, agreed yesterday to be bought for $1.3 billion by a group led by Leonard Green & Partners LP. The company's shares rose 18 percent, the most in more than four years. The private equity group agreed to pay $37.25 a share in cash, Sports Authority said. The price was 20 percent above $31.05, the stock's close Friday. Sports Authority's sales gains slowed last year after the August 2003 acquisition of rival Gart Sports Co. boosted revenue.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2004
Monday Earnings reports: Campbell Soup, Florida Rock, Krispy Kreme, Toys "R" Us, Mesa Air, Dycom, Genesis HealthCare, TiVo Earnings reports: Hormel Foods, Patterson Cos. Tuesday Earnings reports: Brown-Forman, Deere & Co., Dollar Tree, Fred's, H.J. Heinz Co., Analog Devices, Coldwater Creek, H&R Block, Michaels Stores, Sports Authority Wednesday * Durable goods orders for October * Help-wanted index for October * Existing-home sales for October ...
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By CANDUS THOMSON | June 8, 2003
Bet I can guess what Dad would like next weekend: two rain-free days with a little breeze. The lady on the Weather Channel says only five of the past 22 weekends have gone without precipitation. The last one was April 12-13. But since none of us can wrap a bow around the weather and deliver it, here are some suggestions for outdoorsy dads: There are plenty of gadgets on the market. But the baddest of the bunch is Hummingbird's SmartCast RF30 portable fish finder. Imagine casting a small green wireless sensor into a pond or river and seeing the fish and structure below on a monitor that straps on like a wristwatch.
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By Dan Rodricks | June 15, 2010
There's always something, isn't there? There's always a catch. The world is a tricky place. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you're not on your game and you don't read the fine print, you stand a pretty good chance of being somebody's sucker. It's all acutely true if you're a guy who doesn't do a lot of retail shopping in big, national chains, which describes me. If I can shop at a locally owned store, that's what I usually do. Things are less complicated there and, when you have an issue, you can talk to the man or woman who owns the business.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | June 3, 1993
The NFL hopes of Memphis, Tenn., a city that has been chasing pro football for two decades, appear to be troubled.Investors in that city's prospective ownership group complained the loudest last week when the league set a franchise fee of $140 million. With interest and terms, the cost of entry into pro football could near $200 million.William B. Dunavant Jr., a cotton merchant and head of Memphis' bid, said last week: "If the ownership group can make the financing work -- we haven't yet -- and we can come up with a Liberty Bowl that is state of the art, then Memphis can have a franchise.
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By Ronald Smothers and Ronald Smothers,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 21, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- More than 100 acres of the New Jersey Meadowlands would be developed as a family entertainment complex with an indoor ski slope, indoor surfing, a Formula One racetrack, a minor league baseball stadium and office towers, under a $1.3 billion redevelopment plan chosen recently by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. The project, called Meadowlands Xanadu, is the proposal of the Mills Corp., the Virginia-based mall developer, and the Mack Cali Realty Corp.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2002
Police arrested two more teen-agers yesterday in connection with three armed robberies that terrorized residents of North Baltimore a week ago. Kendall Alexander, 16, and Branston Lewis, 17, surrendered to authorities yesterday and have each been charged as adults with three counts of armed robbery, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. Dorean Jackson, 16, was arrested Monday and charged as an adult with armed robbery. Addresses of the three suspects were not available, police said.
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