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By Sarah LaCorte and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Longshots, exotics, exacta boxes? For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing and handicapping terminology can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, learning the ins and outs of horse betting can also be exciting - and profitable. We're here to help. Well, Preakness handicapper Gabby Gaudet is here to help. Gaudet offers expert tips on how to choose the right steed and lists some common betting mistakes to avoid. A recent Towson University graduate, Gaudet, 23, was selected as the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park racing analyst last fall.
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SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis used his platform as an ESPN NFL analyst Thursday night to give his blessing to the team's first-round draft pick, linebacker C.J. Mosley of Alabama. “This is a leader at the position of linebacker,” Lewis said during the ESPN broadcast of the man who could be his heir in the middle of the Baltimore defense. “I left there a couple years ago, but when you watch this kid play football, his instinct is what impresses me the most. He's very patient with his feet, he stays in the pocket and when he gets there ... he's actually a reader.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, calls himself an active legislator who believes "nothing is more sacred to democracy than the right to vote. " But when it came time to cast votes in the House Ways and Means Committee in Annapolis this year, the Baltimore County Democrat repeatedly failed to show up. General Assembly records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun show that during the 90-day legislative session, Cardin missed about 120 out of 164 committee votes - nearly 75 percent.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - ESPN college basketball analyst Doris Burke said Saturday that she is disheartened by Maryland's impending move to the Big Ten Conference and wishes that financial considerations didn't have to tear leagues apart. “I get that, financially, Maryland couldn't turn it down,” Burke said in an interview on the eve of the Final Four, which ESPN is broadcasting. “My question is, are we ever going to get to a point where an athletics director and a president says, 'I don't care about the money.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
The pending arrival of new Ravens safety Darian Stewart comes with a scouting report. Stewart has built a reputation as a tough guy with a lot of pop and as a tackler who excels in run support. However, Stewart isn't known for making a ton of plays in pass coverage despite his above-average speed. "Good safety, good player," said retired former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle D'Marco Farr, an analyst for the organization's broadcasting team. "Good, smart, instinctive guy, underrated hitter.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
John D. "Jack" Gourlay, a retired National Security Agency analyst, died Friday of complications from heart disease at Lorien Mays Chapel in Timonium. He was 82. The son of a tool-and-die maker and a homemaker, John David Gourlay was born in New Kensington, Pa., and graduated in 1949 from Anacostia High School in Washington. Mr. Gourlay served in the Army Security Agency, and then worked for the NSA from 1953 until 1987, when he retired from NSA headquarters at Fort Meade. An intercept operator, Mr. Gourlay was stationed in Japan for nine years and also at Fort Devans, Mass., and Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.
BUSINESS
By Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News | March 6, 2014
The days of the conventional supermarket are numbered. Safeway Inc.'s announcement Thursday that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management would acquire the company in a deal valued at about $9.4 billion is the latest sign from the troubled grocery industry that supermarkets have fallen out of style. The deal combines Safeway with Cerberus' Albertsons chain, creating a dominant grocery franchise on the West Coast. It also creates a grocery network of more than 2,400 stores and 250,000 employees. Safeway has more than 20 stores in the Baltimore area.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
The Ravens are optimistic they will find the type of wide receiver they are looking for this offseason. And after listening to Mike Mayock's conference call on Tuesday, you can see why they are so confident. The respected NFL Network analyst feels this is “the best wide receiver draft” that he has “seen in years.” The top wide receiver in Mayock's eyes is Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, but he predicts that Watkins will be “long gone” before the Ravens are on the clock with the 17th overall pick in May's draft.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Months before the NFL draft launches in May, the Ravens are unofficially on the clock. The Ravens are in major need of reinforcements, particularly at wide receiver, offensive line and tight end, after a disappointing 8-8 season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2007 season. As the Ravens arrived Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine to evaluate college football prospects, draft analysts are praising this incoming rookie class as the kind that can provide an immediate influx of talent.
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