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Orioles catch up and fall behind in series-deciding loss to Angels, 5-4
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:10:00 PDT

The Orioles hoped some home cooking would help them get back in sync for a run at one of the American League wild-card slots, but the first series of a home-heavy three-week span did not go well.

After a dramatic ninth-inning comeback to win the opener, the Orioles dropped the next two games to...

Jordan Reed activated from PUP list
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:41:33 -0400

The Redskins activated Jordan Reed from the physically unable to participate (PUP) list Sunday, enabling the tight end to practice with the team for the first time since minicamp this spring.

Reed has sat out every training camp and preseason practice so far because of soreness in his left big ...

U.S. beats Europe in Solheim Cup in Iowa
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:05:00 PDT

Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer won singles matches Sunday to help the U.S. beat Europe in the Solheim Cup.Gerina Piller sealed it with a birdie putt that put her 3 up over Florentyna Parker with three to play. The Americans also won the Cup in 2015 and are 10-5 in the biennial tournament.Kerr beat...

From welfare checks to a $100-million payday, Conor McGregor’s road to stardom
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:35:00 PDT

Conor McGregor’s infectious enthusiasm for fighting is seen in a flurry of boastful moments, but the heights he’s reached inside the UFC octagon are rooted in a sober, analytic and sometimes even dark private place.

“I’ve seen difficult times. I know what that’s like. I learned from when I’ve lost...

Orioles do their playoff chances no favors with latest series loss
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:10:00 PDT

Even more important than the Camden Yards-heavy portion of the next three weeks of the Orioles’ schedule are the teams they will play, a slate that largely features their competition for the American League’s two wild-card spots.

This weekend’s series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels — still...

Redskins film review: O-line didn’t get that wake-up call, rookies stand out
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:15:47 -0400

The best part about the Redskins game against the Packers Saturday night was Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy's challenge in the first quarter. 

McCarthy threw his flag because he saw that Washington defensive lineman Stacy McGee was still about a foot away from getting off the field when Aaron Rodgers ...

Schmuck: Chris Tillman doesn’t want to wait until next year
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:45:00 PDT

In a perfect world, Chris Tillman would be where he was at this time last year, sitting on 15 wins and trying not to listen to people speculating how much money he stood to make in free agency after the 2017 season.

In the currently imperfect world, Tillman is just trying to find his way back there,...

MLB notes: Umpires end their protest, will meet with commissioner
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:30:00 PDT

Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called “abusive player behavior” after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union's governing board.

Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday's games after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined...

Baltimore’s Donnell Whittenburg finishes third in U.S. gymnastics championships
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:25:00 PDT

Yul Moldauer is a grease monkey at heart. There's something about having a tool in his hands and a problem to solve that speaks to him, a hobby he picked up from his father while growing up in Colorado.

So when the pressure rises at a gymnastics meet, Moldauer goes to what he calls his “peace zone.”...

Former Ravens WR Anquan Boldin retires less than two weeks after signing with Bills
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:15:00 PDT

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin, whose accomplished 14-year NFL career included a starring role in the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory, has decided to retire, he told ESPN.

Boldin’s decision comes less than two weeks after he signed with the Buffalo Bills. In a statement to ESPN, Boldin said he feels...

Gio Gonzalez, Nationals beat rookie Dinelson Lamet, Padres
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:14:18 -0400

SAN DIEGO — Gio Gonzalez did his best to save the Washington Nationals' bullpen, which was down to four available pitchers Sunday afternoon.

Gonzalez almost made it through seven innings before manager Dusty Baker decided the left-hander had gone far enough on 121 pitches. Gonzalez allowed only five singles and ...

NBA looking into Pacers’ allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:00:00 PDT

The Lakers are being investigated by the NBA over allegations of tampering with All-Star forward Paul George that were brought forward by the Indiana Pacers, the NBA announced Sunday.

The investigation, which has been going on since May, stemmed from comments Magic Johnson made on “Jimmy Kimmel...

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