Sports Authority to close all 450 stores

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Monday, May 2, 2016
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Sports Authority is closing all of its stores nationwide.

The sporting goods retailer is carrying more than $1 billion in debt and will not reorganize.

The Englewood, Colorado, company is liquidating all 450 of its stores and will shut down in the coming months.

In March, Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

The retail industry as a whole has struggled with the consumer move to online shopping, trying to find ways to lure customers to brick-and-mortar stores instead.