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Remembering 1966: Aug. 28-Sept. 3
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:26:00 PDT

Clutch hitting has fueled the Orioles’ pennant drive — until now. In successive losses to start the week, they strand 24 total runners. Then, after rallying against Detroit, they leave the bases loaded in the ninth inning in a 5-4 loss to the Tigers.

These are trying times for Orioles fans, who...

Michael Phelps reveals rapper he was listening to when he made #PhelpsFace
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps, offered a name to go with his famous Phelps face Sunday night. It's one word: Future. Phelps introduced Future at the MTV Video Music Awards, revealing that he was listening to the rapper and singer when he was photographed grimacing,...

DeMatha OL Marcus Minor commits to Maryland, is Terps’ sixth four-star recruit
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:37:00 PDT
With the commitment of Minor, the Terps rank No. 17 overall in the country and third in the Big Ten Conference.

In standout start, Orioles’ Kevin Gausman is ‘as good as I’ve seen him’
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:48:00 PDT
Gausman threw seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the Yankees that marked his second straight start without allowing a run.

Ravens get relatively good news on running back Kenneth Dixon’s left knee
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:10:00 PDT
The running back has MCL damage that won't require surgery, and he could be back by mid- to late September.

Mike Preston’s observations from Ravens vs. Lions: Joe Flacco, Terrell Suggs, more
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:32:00 PDT

One of the most impressive things about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on Saturday night was his quick delivery and decision making. A lot of fans were concerned about his mobility because they had not seen Flacco play since Week 11 of the 2015 season, when he injured his knee.

But we could see...

Talent turnover opens door for tight Howard County boys soccer race
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:46:00 PDT

Quinn Khouri may be embarking on his first season as the varsity head coach at Marriotts Ridge this fall, but he already seems to grasp a concept that his more experienced coaching brethren would quickly attest to.

"Anything can happen on any given day in this county."

No season better embodied...

Redskins offense to work out rhythm, timing as preseason winds down
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:29:39 -0400

Jordan Reed laid face down on the FedEx Field grass clutching the football he had failed to catch after bobbling Kirk Cousins' pass. Instead of a fresh set of downs, the Washington Redskins were forced to punt in the second quarter of Friday's 21-16 win against the Buffalo Bills.

Earlier ...

Baltimore-area high school football preseason Top 5: No. 4 Mount Saint Joseph
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:00:00 PDT

With public high school football kicking off Friday and Saturday, The Baltimore Sun is rolling out its Top 5 teams this week. Today, we dip into what is shaping up to be a crowded Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference field.

The Sun will count down the Top 5, leading up to...

Orioles’ Steve Pearce leaves game after aggravating arm injury; exit said to be precautionary
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:16:00 PDT

Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce made his first start in right field Sunday since suffering a strained flexor mass in his right elbow area three weeks ago, and left the game against the New York Yankees after aggravating the injury on a check swing. 

Pearce already had recorded an outfield assist...

The story of Michael Phelps, a fan in Kansas and a Facebook post
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:50:00 PDT

On the afternoon of Aug. 16, Austin Levingston logged into Facebook and visited Michael Phelps' official page. He wanted to pay his respects. Days earlier, Phelps had capped his Olympic career with his 23rd gold medal. He had gone to Rio de Janeiro and won another race. It was, he said, the last...

Lucas Giolito’s fastball lets him down again in Nationals’ loss to Rockies
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:14:43 -0400

In the summer of 2015, Lucas Giolito threw two scoreless innings at the Futures Game in Cincinnati. His fastball ranged from 96-99 mph that day. The leverage created by his 6-foot-6 frame made the pitch all the more troublesome. It was his anchor, so much so that whenever future teammate ...

Baltimore-area high school football preseason Top 5: A look at No. 5 Old Mill
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:38:00 PDT

For most high school football players, the countdown to the first game began a long time ago. But with the season in full swing next weekend, it's finally time for The Baltimore Sun to roll out our preseason Top 5.

A few private-school teams played this weekend, but the public-school season kicks...

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