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Looming returns of Britton, O’Day could come too late to save top-heavy Orioles bullpen
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 08:00:00 PDT
The Orioles' insistence on saving the likes of Mychal Givens, Richard Bleier and Brad Brach for protecting leads in the absence of Zach Britton and Darren O'Day only goes to show how difficult things have been around them.
NFL awards future Super Bowls to Glendale (Arizona), New Orleans
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 09:05:00 PDT

The NFL has awarded future Super Bowls to Arizona and New Orleans.

The decision was made Wednesday at the league's annual spring meeting in Atlanta, which will host the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The 2023 title game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona,...

Three players, one coach with local ties to be inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 10:35:00 PDT

US Lacrosse announced the Class of 2018 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the nine-member group includes three players and one coach with ties to the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Two women’s lacrosse players in Elizabeth Leigh Bradley Friedman of then-Towson State and Alex Kahoe of Maryland,...

Schmuck: NFL’s new policy doesn’t satisfy either side in national anthem controversy
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 11:30:00 PDT

The NFL owners needed to find a way to extricate themselves from the lingering national athem controversy and they handled it the only way they could.

They cut it down the middle.

We’ll see if it satisfies either side in a debate that cut deeply into public confidence in the league and – in particular...

Preston: It’s time for NFL, players to move on from anthem controversy, but never forget the message
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 11:55:00 PDT

I am glad the NFL has adopted a policy concerning players and league personnel not standing and showing respect for the flag and national anthem.

The protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other players during the past two seasons — kneeling during the nation anthem —...

Orioles on deck: What to watch Wednesday at White Sox, plus lineups, broadcast info and more
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 14:10:00 PDT

Orioles (15-33) vs. White Sox (14-31)

Where: Guaranteed Rate Field

First pitch: 8:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Alex Cobb (1-5, 6.56 ERA) vs. White Sox RHP Dylan Covey (0-1, 6.00 ERA)

What to watch

1. Different look. One night after Mark Trumbo went 4-for-4...

After season of player protests, NFL approves new policy to stop kneeling during national anthem
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 14:25:00 PDT

After an NFL season rife with controversy over player protests, league owners on Wednesday approved a new policy that will allow players to remain in the locker room during the national anthem but require those who are on the sidelines to stand.

Under the policy, a team will be fined if players...

Sharing the offensive wealth a key to Maryland women’s lacrosse team’s title bid
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 15:20:00 PDT

Maryland’s Megan Whittle never has to worry if a face-guard takes her out of the offense for a while or even for a game. It doesn’t bother the rest of the Terps too much either.

The senior Tewaaraton Award finalist has scored 83 goals this season, but the rest of the starting lineup has scored...

At event honoring teacher, Ravens QB Joe Flacco stresses importance of being pushed
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 15:35:00 PDT

On the eve of his first on-field appearance before reporters since the Ravens drafted his heir apparent, quarterback Joe Flacco was in a lighthearted mood Wednesday afternoon.

Dressed in a team polo and jeans to present Digital Harbor teacher Nicole Veltre-Luton with the M&T Bank Touchdown for...

Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo out Wednesday with sore right knee one night after four-hit game
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 16:05:00 PDT

Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo, who has been one of the team's best hitters in the three weeks since he returned from the disabled list (quad strain), is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox with a right knee problem.

"He thinks it was sliding into second base last night," manager...

NFL owners approve new anthem policy: stand or stay in the locker room
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 17:19:00 PDT

Stand or stay out of sight.

Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the national anthem...

Orioles notes: Darren O’Day doesn’t take scheduled bullpen session as elbow soreness persists
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 17:35:00 PDT

Orioles reliever Darren O'Day was supposed to take a bullpen session on his way back from a hyperextended right elbow Wednesday, but didn't feel up to it after a light catch Tuesday, manager Buck Showalter said.

Showalter said the team has recently been looking at former Seattle Mariners reliever...

Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse stifles Hereford, claims first state championship with 8-6 win
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 23 May 2018 18:05:00 PDT

For nearly 20 minutes Wednesday, the Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse team kept Hereford’s attack from scoring a goal and the rest of the time, the No. 12 Mustangs were effective in the Class 2A state championship game.

They executed their game plan to near perfection: Stay patient and deliberate...

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