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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Petro Kosmides, a retired quality-control engineer who also taught at the Community College of Baltimore County, died Friday of complications from a brain tumor at his home in the Chapelgate section of Timonium. He was 83. Born in Baltimore, he was known as Pete and lived on Edmondson Avenue as a young man. His father, George Kosmides, was a confectioner and candy maker. His mother, Alexandra, was a homemaker. He was a 1948 Polytechnic Institute graduate and earned a business administration degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
It was an everyday throw, as touchdowns go - a 12-yard pass in a meaningless game between two hapless teams in a deserted ballpark. Thirty years later, Mike Pagel can't recall the toss he made in the final two minutes of a 20-10 season-ending victory over the Houston Oilers. Who knew, on Dec. 18, 1983, that Pagel's pass to tight end Pat Beach would be the last TD scored by the Baltimore Colts in Memorial Stadium? Three months later, the club skipped town and moved to Indianapolis.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
Forty-five years later, Dan Sullivan can still hear his Colts teammate's declaration prior to the 1968 NFL championship game in Cleveland. "I'm going home Sunday," said running back Tom Matte, who hailed from Cleveland, "so don't you S.O.B's embarrass me out there. " They did not. Baltimore won, 34-0 as Matte ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns through holes carved out by Sullivan and other Colts linemen. "We played a near perfect game," said Sullivan, the right guard. "And every time Matte scored, he ran straight to the stands and shook hands with the fans.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Temperatures surged into the 90s, with high humidity making it feel like 100 degrees and above,  for a second consecutive day   in the Baltimore area Wednesday. Temperatures were forecast to reach 96 degrees in downtown Baltimore, with dew points in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees making it feel as hot as 101 degrees. Partly cloudy skies are expected. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport surged above the 90-degree mark to 91 degrees by 1 p.m., with humidity making it feel like 97 degrees.
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By Aaron Wilson and Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits. The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013 season in Denver with a game between the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens and the Broncos. As one of the litigants, former Ravens safety Bennie Thompson's said he was satisfied, but his enthusiasm was tempered, though, by the reality that this financial settlement represents just 2 percent of the combined value of the 32 NFL teams, an estimated $37.4 billion, according to Forbes.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Aug. 23, 1978: In a swap of running backs, the Baltimore Colts send holdout Lydell Mitchell, their career rushing leader, to the San Diego Chargers for oft-injured Joe Washington. In his three seasons here, Washington will gain nearly 4,000 combined rushing and receiving yards, lead the NFL with 82 receptions in 1979 and make the Pro Bowl. Aug. 24, 1969: Australia's Rod "The Rocket" Laver defeats Pancho Gonzalez, 41, in five sets to win the men's title in the Baltimore Country Club Grass Court Pro Tennis Tournament.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
As the crowd filed into the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen to attend Art Donovan's funeral mass one man lingered on the church steps, a Baltimore Colts jersey on his back and his little dog, Max, at his side. “I live nearby and came to pay my respects,” said George Faber, 42. “Not many folks had the magnetism Artie had; I can count them on one hand. He just made you want to be around him, even when he's gone.” Nearly 800 people, including a number of his football teammates, gathered Friday to pay homage to Donovan, the Colts' Hall of Fame defensive tackle and raconteur who died Sunday, at 89, of a respiratory ailment.
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August 5, 2013
The Ravens released a statement Sunday night from owner Steve Bisciotti on the death of former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman Art Donovan. “We lost a friend, one of the finest men and one of the greatest characters we were fortunate to meet in this community and in this business. “Baltimore is now without one of its best and someone who was a foundation for the tremendous popularity of football in our area. The world is not as bright tonight because we lost someone who could make us all smile.”
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
The flags at the Under Armour Performance Center were at half mast Monday in mourning of former Baltimore Colts defensive tackle Art Donovan, who died Sunday at 89 of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice. Harbaugh had planned to get together with the Pro Football Hall of Famer in June, but Donovan cancelled because he wasn't feeling well. Harbaugh then talked about having Donovan over to the team facility at some point during training camp. “We were planning on [getting together]
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