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Kirk Cousins highest-paid NFL player ever? 
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:28:16 -0400

When Robert Griffin III walked the halls of Redskins Park, he was in charge.

He decided what music they would hear in the weight room. If his parents needed a ride to FedEx Field, a limo would be sent to pick them up.

King RG3 wanted a boat? The owner ...

The Sun Remembers: June 25-July 1
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

June 30, 1999: Maryland basketball star Steve Francis is the second overall pick in the NBA draft. A second-team All-American from Takoma Park, Francis is taken by the Vancouver Grizzlies. The 6-foot-3 guard will play nine seasons in the league and average 18.1 points a game.

July 1, 1976: Nick...

Orioles replicating spring training schedule for closer Zach Britton, whose progress continues
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:48:00 PDT

There’s a deliberate method to the Orioles' efforts to return closer Zach Britton from his forearm strain back to full health, with the schedule laid out for him over a three-week period closely mirroring how he’d typically get ready in spring training.

“Zach was trying to push it forward and maybe...

If it ain’t broke, how do you coach it? Redskins QB coach is finding out
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:02:27 -0400

After 21 starts at quarterback over three years at San Diego State, Kevin O'Connell had distinguished himself in a number of areas. He was 10th in Aztec career history in passing yardage, eighth in passing attempts, seventh in completions and fifth in total offense with 5,530 yards.

There was one ...

Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for first victory of season
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:50:00 PDT

Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

The former NASCAR champion came to Sonoma winless in 20 races since Kansas last fall and has been overshadowed in this season of NASCAR's young new superstars....

Orioles score three in ninth, rally past Rays, 8-5, to win road series for first time since April
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:42:00 PDT
Solo homers by Mancini in sixth, Schoop in eighth drew the O's even as the bullpen kept the game within reach.

Tennis: Petra Kvitova completes comeback from knife attack with win at Aegon Classic
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:25:00 PDT

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Sunday in the Aegon Classic final at Birmingham, England, to win her first title since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home.

Kvitova was playing only her second tournament and seventh match since...

Unlikely contributions help Orioles defeat Rays, provide a path forward
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:10:00 PDT
With stars not producing at their usual levels, role players and emerging standouts are stepping to the forefront. On Sunday, Caleb Joseph, Joey Rickard and Paul Janish got the job done with help from breakout players Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop.

John McEnroe: Serena Williams world’s best female tennis player but would rank ‘like 700’ among men
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:56:00 PDT
Retired tennis great John McEnroe describes Serena Williams as the best female tennis player in the world in his new memoir, "But Seriously," but during a Sunday interview with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, the seven-time major singles champion suggested Williams wouldn't stand a chance if she competed...

If anyone knows how the Nationals handle managerial contracts, it’s Jim Riggleman
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:30:18 -0400

Cincinnati rolled into town Friday, six years to the day since Jim Riggleman's fateful decision. Some players agreed with it, others did not. It was a choice that made Riggleman wonder if he would work again in baseball.

He quit that day, June 23, 2011, as Washington Nationals manager after ...

Digest: D.C. United’s Hamid, former Terp Zusi named to U.S. Gold Cup roster
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:23:00 PDT

D.C. United's Bill Hamid missed the United States national soccer team's past two winter gatherings because of knee injuries, ill-timed setbacks that undermined his efforts to enter the 2018 World Cup roster conversation. He'll finally get a chance to make a fresh impression this summer. On Sunday,...

Postgame notes: Orioles see improvement from Chris Tillman in victory over Rays
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:53:00 PDT

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman felt Sunday’s outing at the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field was an improvement over the ones that preceded it, even if a three-run home run in the fifth inning by Evan Longoria hastened the end of his day.

“Better,” Tillman said. "Command was better with the...

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to beat Daniel Berger in playoff and win Travelers Championship
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:40:00 PDT

Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an amazing final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship.

The two-time major champion holed out from 60 feet for birdie from a greenside bunker on the first hole of a playoff with Daniel Berger on Sunday...

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