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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN REPORTER | April 30, 2006
Athleticism was the keynote when the Ravens jockeyed for position and an extra pick on the first day of the NFL draft. They got a converted tight end in the second round with the hope Chris Chester will restore depth to their interior offensive line. They took Division I-AA cornerback David Pittman in the third round with the hope he can fill the critical nickel back spot on defense. What the Ravens really hope is that Chester and Pittman are quick studies on a team that can use their contributions this season.
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Mike Preston | August 3, 2013
As he delivered his induction speech into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night, Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden was as cool and humble as he was on the field during his 12 seasons in Baltimore. He showed signs of nervousness the day before but on Saturday night he praised and thanked an endless amount of supporters, talked about being the first draft pick in Ravens' history, showed off two Super Bowl rings and drew a huge applause from the large number of Ravens fans in attendance.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | November 25, 1992
As a movie, "The Bodyguard" isn't much, but as a ghost story, it's eerie. The ghost that haunts it belongs to Steve McQueen, whose white-jazz coolness turned him into an American icon in such films as "The Magnificent Seven," "Papillon," "The Great Escape" and the great "Bullitt" not so very long ago.The script of "The Bodyguard" was written by a very young Lawrence Kasdan in 1975 expressly for McQueen, who was otherwise occupied, dying of cancer at the...
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2013
Steve Otten does not think about qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Not this Sunday, when the 30-year-old financial adviser from Ellicott City participates for the second straight year in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon in Cambridge in Dorchester County. Maybe ever, Otten said with a laugh last week. "It would be neat to think that [qualifying for the world championships] would be possible, but the athletes who do this on a larger scale on the professional side are so far beyond what I think could do," Otten said.
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February 1, 2002
Cole Field House highlight 5 -- Games remaining Feb. 7, 1995: Maryland topples No. 1 North Carolina, 86-73, behind 21 points each from Duane Simpkins and Johnny Rhodes. Cole finale: March 3 vs. Virginia He said it "He reminds me of Buck Williams. He's got that kind of size and quality athleticism." Steve Robinson, Florida State coach, on Terps forward Chris Wilcox
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By IRA WINDERMAN and IRA WINDERMAN,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | June 27, 2006
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Those who have followed Adam Morrison's career consider him somewhat of a throwback. The high-scoring Gonzaga forward makes up with moxie what he lacks in athleticism. The high-release jumper is sweet and true. Screens are used to set up defenders. Invariably, the comparison is to Larry Bird. NBA draft Tomorrow, 7 p.m., ESPN
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April 5, 2006
Josh Muskin, Francis Scott Key SPORT LACROSSE BOYS STATS -- Muskin is a second-year starter on defense after playing long-stick midfielder as a sophomore. He excels at one-on-one defense. SIDELINES -- The senior, who has grown into one of the county's premier defensemen, also is a golfer. Last fall, Muskin was the lone member of the Eagles to earn All-Piedmont Conference honors on the links, and he spends his summers helping a junior golf program at a local driving range. Muskin said athleticism runs in his family, with his mother, Dee, a former lacrosse and field hockey player at Pikesville.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | February 28, 1993
Thori Staples is moving up the national women's soccer charts with a bullet.After finishing off an impressive college debut at North Carolina State, she was honored as Soccer America magazine's National Freshman of the Year earlier this month.And the Joppatowne graduate is still on the rise.Two weeks ago, she earned a spot on the U.S. Women's National Team. The only college freshman selected to the 18-woman squad, Staples will begin competition this week at the Cypress Cup in Cypress, Greece.
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By Don Markus | February 17, 2008
From this week's Q&A: Matt: Would someone please explain to me why Dave Neal gets so much playing time? He's too slow to guard anyone, too short to play inside and too bad a shooter to be a real threat to hit an outside jumper. Don't get me wrong - I respect and appreciate the effort and hustle but this isn't rec league basketball. Don Markus: Gary Williams has always been loyal, sometimes to a fault, to his veteran players. It goes back to Williams' own playing career in College Park when he was benched for an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game against South Carolina.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2002
Tradition won over athleticism last night, as Severna Park outlasted previously unbeaten Arundel, 3-2, for the Anne Arundel County volleyball championship at Meade High School. No. 5 Severna Park (11-4) won, 15-6, 10-15, 5-15, 16-14, 15-3. After a flat start, No. 3 Arundel (13-1) dominated the second and third sets but faltered in the crucial fourth set. "At the very end of the fourth set, I thought we were going to close it out, but it was like we blinked and lost momentum and never got it back," said Arundel coach Greg Legrand, whose Wildcats lost a 12-9 lead in that set. Severna Park rallied to take a 14-13 lead before Arundel tied it at 14. Facing defeat, the Falcons' Laura Hertzman served the last two points, including the game-winner at match point.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2012
The most memorable play in Maryland's victory over Virginia was foreshadowed on an August afternoon when Stefon Diggs settled under a kickoff during training camp. Diggs caught the ball on the 2, hesitated, then burst up the middle and angled left for a 98-yard touchdown. It was just an intrasquad scrimmage, but the play demonstrated not only the freshman's speed, but a knack for finding seams in kickoff coverage. He typically pauses after fielding kicks - a tactic that allows him to survey the field.
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By Edward Lee | August 4, 2012
CONVERTING IN TWO-MINUTE DRILL On the first series of a two-minute exercise, the first offense marched 70 yards, capping the drive with a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to wide receiver Anquan Boldin. The possession was aided by a pass-interference call on cornerback Chykie Brown in the end zone. PAGING A TIGHT END With Ed Dickson injured during the early portion of practice and Dennis Pitta sidelined by a broken bone in his right hand, Davon Drew, Billy Bajema and Matt Balasavage had a chance to shine in an expanded role.
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By Edward Lee | May 27, 2012
If Josh Hawkins were to pull up his shirt, you might notice a pair of wings tattooed on his upper body. It's a fitting mark for the junior short-stick defensive midfielder who may be the fastest player for Loyola. An example of that burst of speed was provided when Hawkins scored a goal in the top-seeded Greyhounds' 7-5 victory over No. 4 seed Notre Dame in Saturday's NCAA tournament semifinal at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Fighting Irish had scored twice in a span of six seconds to trim a three-goal deficit to just one with 2:04 left in the second quarter, but Hawkins went end-to-end and bounced a shot over junior goalkeeper John Kemp and under the crossbar to give Loyola a 5-3 lead at halftime.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2011
Janis Berzins Jr., a Latvian native who became a Johns Hopkins University lacrosse star in the early 1960s, died Nov. 28 of an aortic dissection. The resident of Phoenix in Baltimore County was 71. Mr. Berzins was born in Rezekne, Latvia, in February 1940, several months after the start of World War II. Four years later, his family fled their homeland and wound up living in displaced-persons camps in Germany for five years, said his son, Bradley Berzins of Lutherville. "He had vivid, vivid memories of it until the day he died," his son said.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | December 17, 2009
Seated in front of his locker, Michael Oher had nearly devoured a cookie before being interrupted. Rather than finish it, Oher turned to his right, took aim at a trash can about 12 feet away and lofted the cookie into the can with little difficulty. Complimented on the shot, Oher shrugged his shoulders and said, "It was there." Oher's nonchalant toss hints at the athleticism the rookie 23-year-old offensive tackle possesses. In high school, the Memphis native averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds a game to earn All-State honors in basketball and placed second in the Tennessee state track and field championships in the discus.
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By MIKE PRESTON | August 1, 2009
One of the first things you notice about Michael Oher is his explosion. When he comes off the snap of the ball, he can get an opponent's attention quickly. Upon first contact, he can make heads turn, which he did Friday in his first full practice as a Raven. "Strong. Just so strong - as in really strong," Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said of Oher, the former University of Mississippi offensive tackle and the Ravens' top draft pick in April. There were many other compliments.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Reporter | February 28, 2007
When New Town's Peju Awodipe drove to the basket or soared after a rebound in her past few games, it was difficult to tell that she had suffered a major knee injury just eight months ago. A second-team All-Metro pick last season, the 5-foot-5 guard relies on her exceptional athleticism, speed and leaping ability to distinguish her from most of the area's other small guards. "She's amazing. She's so fast. She can jump, too. I remember one time I was playing against her and she blocked my shot to half court," said Southside's 6-foot All-Metro forward-guard Sheree Ledbetter, whose team has split with the Titans in the past two Class 1A state tournaments.
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January 14, 1999
The New York Times said in an editorial yesterday:FOR selfish reasons, we wish that Michael Jordan had stayed on. His absence denies us the pleasure of watching one of the world's great athletes and surely the most accomplished basketball player ever. His presence might have redeemed this sadly truncated season and restored some of the affection we had for the game. It will not be easy to replace a global icon.But it is hard to fault his decision to retire or its timing. He is 35 years old. He does not, by his own admission, have the physical and mental edge that he has always required of himself.
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By Don Markus | February 17, 2008
From this week's Q&A: Matt: Would someone please explain to me why Dave Neal gets so much playing time? He's too slow to guard anyone, too short to play inside and too bad a shooter to be a real threat to hit an outside jumper. Don't get me wrong - I respect and appreciate the effort and hustle but this isn't rec league basketball. Don Markus: Gary Williams has always been loyal, sometimes to a fault, to his veteran players. It goes back to Williams' own playing career in College Park when he was benched for an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game against South Carolina.
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