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Orlando Brown Jr. is now a piece in the Ravens’ offensive line ‘puzzle,’ but where will he fit?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 02:00:00 PST

On Tuesday, during his first question-and-answer session with reporters this season, assistant head coach and tight ends coach Greg Roman was asked about his tight ends’ ability to block and get to the second level on running plays. The man largely credited with revitalizing the Ravens’ ground...

Abey happy to be back at the helm of Navy offense
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 02:10:00 PST

Zach Abey is the absolute epitome of a Navy football player. Abey is extremely selfless, always puts the team first and does whatever he is told.

Proof that all that is true came during the offseason when Abey willingly agreed to switch to wide receiver despite posting the second-highest single-season...

Baltimore native Hakeem Butler grows into star at Iowa State, one highlight-reel catch at a time
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 04:00:00 PST

When Iowa State coach Matt Campbell challenged Hakeem Butler to become the Cyclones' go-to receiver this year, Butler simply nodded and went to work.

Now, with the Cyclones (5-3, 4-2 Big 12) heading into the stretch run of their season, Butler has more than met that challenge.

He leads the team...

Ravens wide receiver John Brown’s strong start has caught the eye of opposing cornerbacks
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 05:00:00 PST

John Brown leads the Ravens at their bye week in receiving yards (601) and touchdown catches (four), but the wide receiver has endured a rough stretch recently.

In his past two starts, Brown has caught a total of six passes for 44 yards and zero scores. On Sunday, he had three receptions for only...

Kevin Harvick stripped of automatic berth in NASCAR championship race
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 08:30:00 PST

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his berth in NASCAR's championship race because his winning car failed inspection at Texas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR said Wednesday the discovery made after Harvick's win negates the automatic berth he earned into the finale. The No. 4 had an illegal spoiler.

The...

With Giants hiring Farhan Zaidi, Orioles have only top executive vacancy remaining
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 09:05:00 PST

The San Francisco Giants handing Farhan Zaidi, their rival Los Angeles Dodgers' No. 2, a promotion and naming him president of baseball operations Tuesday at baseball's general managers meetings in California leaves the Orioles with the only top executive vacancy in the game.

Wednesday marks five...

Congress forced scrutiny of USA Gymnastics — the USOC should be next
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 09:05:00 PST

The United States Olympic Committee would like to be seen as forceful and proactive for moving to disband USA Gymnastics and start over. Not so fast, please. Another body with a U.S. in front of it, the United States Congress, deserves the congratulations for dragging the USOC, heels digging-in-the-dirt,...

Nationals’ offer to Bryce Harper was biggest free agent deal in U.S. sports history. What now?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 09:30:00 PST

The Washington Nationals offered Bryce Harper the biggest free agent contract in the history of the four major sports in late September and he and his agent turned it down. Think about that sentence for a moment, and glean these two nearly stunning facts from it:

First, the Nationals — often described...

NFL notes: Dez Bryant agrees to a contract with the Saints; Falcons sign Bruce Irvin
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:05:00 PST

A person familiar with the situation said Wednesday that free-agent Dez Bryant and the New Orleans Saints have agreed on contract terms that will add the former Dallas Cowboys star to one of the NFL's top offenses.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the roster...

Police report details alleged sexual assault in broomstick hazing of Maryland high school football p
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:50:00 PST

The sexual assaults of four high school football players in Maryland last week were part of a hazing ritual at Damascus High School involving a broomstick, according to the accounts of suspects and victims detailed in a police report about the allegations.

The suspects, members of the junior varsity...

University of Maryland establishes scholarship in honor of John McNamara
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 15:00:00 PST

During his many years on the University of Maryland athletics beat, John McNamara always took a special interest in helping the student reporters from The Diamondback.

McNamara saw himself in those aspiring young journalists since he covered Maryland football and basketball for the student newspaper...

Maryland fires trainers responsible for improperly treating football player Jordan McNair’s heatstro
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 16:25:00 PST

A week after the University of Maryland fired football coach DJ Durkin, the two trainers directly involved with the improper treatment of football player Jordan McNair when he suffered a fatal heatstroke May 29 have been terminated as well.

Head football trainer Wes Robinson and assistant athletic...

Belfiore’s four goals lead C. Milton Wright boys soccer past Towson, 5-1, for 3A North crown
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Nov 2018 18:20:00 PST

In the past three years, goals had been hard to come by when the C. Milton Wright and Towson boys soccer teams met in the Class 3A North title game.

Senior Ryan Belfiore and the No. 4 Mustangs had another plan Wednesday night in Bel Air.

The All-Metro forward scored three minutes into the game...

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