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As the #2 US sporting goods chain by sales, after Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS), The Sports Authority sells sports equipment, general merchandise, shoes, bikes, and apparel, with a focus on premium brands. The company's 2003 merger with Gart Sports (owner of the Sportmart and Oshman's chains) marked a major consolidation in the sporting goods retail industry with the merged company coming out on top. Senior managers of The Sports Authority together with an investor group led by Leonard Green & Partners took the company private in 2006.