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Why do we play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ before games?
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:50:15 -0400

The story is told of a man whose wife would cut off both ends of a ham before cooking it.

One day he asked why, and the wife said she got the habit from her mother. The husband questioned his mother-in-law, who said she got it from her mother. When ...

Kirk Cousins, Redskins miss deadline for long-term deal
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:26:26 -0400
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ASHBURN — Despite months of talk about getting a deal done, the Washington Redskins never made Kirk Cousins an offer he couldn’t refuse — or even one ...

Preston: Quarterback Joe Flacco’s continued absence from Ravens practice raises legitimate concerns
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 29 Aug 2017 02:00:00 PDT
Joe Flacco's return from a back injury has Ravens fans justifiably worried about his readiness for the season opener in Cincinnati.

Orioles’ Hunter Harvey glad to finally ‘get back on the mound and compete again’
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 6 Aug 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Various injuries have kept Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey off the mound for most of the past three seasons. And even when the talented 22-year-old right-hander did feel healthy, there was always a concern in the back of his mind about the durability of his right throwing elbow.

Now, those...

As Woodhead’s return nears, Ravens’ Harbaugh says glut of running backs is ‘good problem&#8217
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:50:00 PDT

Danny Woodhead, who has not been seen on the field since injuring his left hamstring in the Ravens’ season-opening 20-0 victory at the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 10, is scheduled to return to practice as early as Wednesday.

His presence would give the offense five running backs: Woodhead, Alex...

No. 21 Michigan dominates Maryland in 1st half in 35-10 win
/ Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:15:00 -0500
COLLEGE PARK — Jim Harbaugh is usually hypercritical of his team. But, after No. 21 Michigan dominated Maryland in the first half in a 35-10 victory Saturday, the unusually expansive Harbaugh found little to find fault with.

Orioles slugger Chris Davis says ninth-inning bunt attempt ‘was my best shot’
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:00 PDT

With five runs in the ninth inning Friday night, the Orioles cut the Houston Astros’ lead to just one run, quickly making an early rout into a winnable game with two of their top sluggers due up.

But the Orioles’ 8-7 loss to the Astros ended with Mark Trumbo’s strikeout after first baseman Chris...

Maryland football drops third straight, 38-13, to fifth-ranked Wisconsin
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:20:00 PDT

Jonathan Taylor ran for a touchdown and broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season, Alex Hornibrook passed for two scores and No. 5 Wisconsin stayed unbeaten with a 38-13 victory over Maryland on Saturday.

Taylor finished with 126 yards on 22 carries, a relatively ho-hum day following two straight...

Rich Hill flirts with perfection and ends up with heartache in Dodgers’ 1-0 loss to Pirates in 10 in
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:00:00 PDT

Inside his office at PNC Park, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts nursed a beer and commiserated with his coaches. His team has only lost on a few dozen occasions this season, but none stung like the 1-0 defeat Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Losses don’t come crueler than this one, in which Rich...

Life in the NFL has always been harder for outspoken liberals
StarDem.com / Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:22:00 -0400
(WPNS) — As the National Football League kicks off another season, politics seem to have become an inescapable part of the sport. Last season’s anti-racism, anti-police brutality protests during the national anthem by Colin Kaepernick, Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty and…

Digest: Dulaney grad Billy Busko wins age group at NYC Triathlon
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Billy Busko, 53, a Cockeysville native and 1982 graduate of Dulaney who lives in New York, won his age group in the New York City Triathlon on Sunday for the sixth year in a row.

Ravens relying on ‘Wink’ Martindale’s steady hand in developing young linebacker corps
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 5 Aug 2017 11:50:00 PDT

Ravens defensive line coach Joe Cullen’s raspy and unique pitch reverberates across the three fields behind the Under Armour Performance Center. When one of Chris Hewitt’s defensive backs makes a mistake, he pounces quickly and loudly. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees’ voice increases with intensity...

Wall, Wizards intent on breaking D.C.‘s sports curse
/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:15:00 -0400
The morning the sun rose over a still-unbroken Washington sports curse, John Wall stretched out on a courtside seat inside Madison Square Garden, pondering another Washington Nationals’ season-ending loss.

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