Sports Authority Inc, still popular as The Sports Authority in some places, is one of the biggest retailers of sporting goods in the US. Headquarters of the organization is in Englewood, Colorado. The chain operates some 460 stores in more than 45 states of the US under the popular Sports Authority name. Ashley Brown is the CEO of the organization. Approximately 14,250 full-time employees work under the company. In the year 1928, the company started its journey under the name Gart Sports and in 1987 it became Sports Authority. Along with sports, exercise and footwear equipment's, it also deals with apparels.