Coffee Companion (6/23): U.S. draws Portugal, Orioles solve Tanaka in rout

June 23, 2014|By Jon Meoli | The Baltimore Sun

I don't really have cute in me today. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's local sports headlines.

- Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal broke American hearts last night with a late equalizer to give the U.S. a 2-2 draw. As always, hit up our World Cup guide for all your information, and read how the U.S. can still advance here.

- The Orioles proved to be the first team who could figure out Masahiro Tanaka, with an 8-0 rout Sunday. Chris Tillman gave the team seven shutout innings, and Caleb Joseph hit his first home run.

- Zach Britton offered some perspective on the I-95 shuttle Kevin Gausman is enduring this year.

- With mandatory minicamp in the rear view, we have news, notes and observations on the Ravens. We also handicapped five key position battles entering training camp.

- With the NBA draft approaching, Morgan State’s Ian Chiles hopes to prove he should be drafted. Another local player, Carmelo Anthony, will test free agency next month.

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