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January 19, 1996
Minnesota Fats, the boastful billiard wizard who could shoot pool with either hand, stuffed $100 bills in his chest pocket and was portrayed in the movie "The Hustler," died yesterday in Nashville, Tenn., a day before his birthday. Fats, whose exact age was unknown, died of congestive heart failure."He was the world's greatest," his wife, Theresa Bell Wanderone, said in announcing his death. "Now he's finally in heaven shooting it out again with [Willie] Mosconi. He always said, 'St. Peter, rack 'em up.' "Mr. Mosconi, Minnesota Fats' legendary rival, died in 1993 at 80.Fats' age was a matter of dispute.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
Nov. 24, 1997: Towson's men's basketball team takes Michigan to the wire before losing, 75-72, at the Towson Center before an announced 5,086, the largest home crowd in school history. Raul de Pablo scores 18 as the Tigers (1-1) make a team-record 13 3-point shots in 25 attempts. Nov. 24, 1984: "We were just awful. I might play tomorrow," Maryland coach Lefty Driesell says after his men's basketball team scores a 54-52 win at Alaska-Anchorage. With three seconds left, Len Bias hits a 3-foot bank shot to give the Terps (1-1)
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
Nov. 24, 1997: Towson's men's basketball team takes Michigan to the wire before losing, 75-72, at the Towson Center before an announced 5,086, the largest home crowd in school history. Raul de Pablo scores 18 as the Tigers (1-1) make a team-record 13 3-point shots in 25 attempts. Nov. 24, 1984: "We were just awful. I might play tomorrow," Maryland coach Lefty Driesell says after his men's basketball team scores a 54-52 win at Alaska-Anchorage. With three seconds left, Len Bias hits a 3-foot bank shot to give the Terps (1-1)
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2013
Edmondson guard Darius Walker learned from something that happened earlier this season, and that lesson helped the Red Storm win its first state title Saturday night. Walker snaked through traffic and made a driving left-handed bank shot as time expired to give No. 5 Edmondson a 56-54 victory over Wicomico in the Class 2A state title game at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center, the school's first championship in basketball. Fresh in Walker's mind was his choice at the end of regulation in the Baltimore City title game against No. 1 Dunbar last month.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 2003
With his team dominated by freshmen and sophomores, Towson University men's basketball coach Michael Hunt said he likes to bring point guard Jamaal Gilchrist, his lone senior, off the bench as a veteran influence. Last night against local rival Loyola, the Tigers' elder statesman again didn't get the start. It's how he finished, however, that made the difference in Towson's 66-62 win before a sparse gathering at Reitz Arena. The Tigers are off to their first 2-1 start since 1999. Gilchrist scored 13 points, all in the second half, and helped give Towson's offense some direction as it broke a 12-game road losing streak dating to last season.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | February 27, 1993
LANDOVER -- On a scale of one to 10, the Washington Bullets' 92-91 loss last night to the Orlando Magic and rookie sensation Shaquille O'Neal has to rank as a tough 10 -- their most frustrating of the season.It took a 27-foot, three-point bank shot by Nick Anderson with 1.8 seconds left and a final defensive save by Anderson to outlast a Bullets team reduced to eight players after starting center Pervis Ellison sprained his left knee in the first quarter."They outplayed us in every area," Magic coach Matt Goukas said.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Aberdeen's 6-foot-3 center Bri Jones struggled through much of Thursday night's Class 3A North regional girls basketball semifinal, but in the waning seconds, guard Nia Alleyne had no apprehension about feeding her teammate the ball. Alleyne lobbed the ball inside for Jones, who sealed a 58-54 victory over No. 8 Poly to send the No. 2 Eagles to Saturday's regional final at Hereford. Aberdeen (22-1) is looking for its first trip to the state semifinals since 2003. Jones grabbed Alleyne's pass and put a shot right up with 16.5 seconds to go for a 56-54 lead.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2012
The perception of what constitutes a good shot is often viewed differently by basketball players and coaches. A player might believe that a good shot is one that goes in, while a coach feels that it is one taken within the context of the team's offense. Then there's Maryland freshman guard Nick Faust, who seems aware that some of his shots are ill-advised but remains undeterred about launching 3s that could have first-year coach Mark Turgeon looking down his bench for a sub to replace the former City star.
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By Adam Testa | June 29, 2012
Next month's Money in the Bank pay-per-view's signature namesake matches are shaping up to be a tale of two very different cities. On Monday's Raw, the first four participants in the Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship contract were announced: John Cena, Big Show, Kane and Chris Jericho. The stipulation was placed on the match that only former WWE Champions could be entered into the contest. Friday night's Smackdown featured five qualifying matches, with more promised for next week's live show.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1999
One thing that separates the International Basketball League, which tips off its inaugural season tomorrow night, from the slew of basketball minor leagues that have failed, is money.This according to league president Thaxter Trafton, who said a lot of money was invested by the owners so that not a lot of it will have to be spent by the fans. Ticket prices start as low as $10.Trafton said underfinancing is the primary reason minor leagues have failed. And he said it will not be a problem with the IBL this season, in part because of the $522,000 salary cap.Players on the eight charter teams will earn from $20,000 to $100,000.
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By Adam Testa | June 29, 2012
Next month's Money in the Bank pay-per-view's signature namesake matches are shaping up to be a tale of two very different cities. On Monday's Raw, the first four participants in the Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship contract were announced: John Cena, Big Show, Kane and Chris Jericho. The stipulation was placed on the match that only former WWE Champions could be entered into the contest. Friday night's Smackdown featured five qualifying matches, with more promised for next week's live show.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2012
The perception of what constitutes a good shot is often viewed differently by basketball players and coaches. A player might believe that a good shot is one that goes in, while a coach feels that it is one taken within the context of the team's offense. Then there's Maryland freshman guard Nick Faust, who seems aware that some of his shots are ill-advised but remains undeterred about launching 3s that could have first-year coach Mark Turgeon looking down his bench for a sub to replace the former City star.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Aberdeen's 6-foot-3 center Bri Jones struggled through much of Thursday night's Class 3A North regional girls basketball semifinal, but in the waning seconds, guard Nia Alleyne had no apprehension about feeding her teammate the ball. Alleyne lobbed the ball inside for Jones, who sealed a 58-54 victory over No. 8 Poly to send the No. 2 Eagles to Saturday's regional final at Hereford. Aberdeen (22-1) is looking for its first trip to the state semifinals since 2003. Jones grabbed Alleyne's pass and put a shot right up with 16.5 seconds to go for a 56-54 lead.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS - Every path to the Final Four is admittedly individual, but the course Baylor's Sophia Young has taken began without a backboard. Young, a native of St. Vincent in the West Indies, grew up playing net ball, a variation of basketball played with seven people to a side and without a backboard. Her 26-point, nine-rebound performance in last night's national championship game indicates that she has the winning formula. "This actually makes everything worthwhile," said Young, who was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 2003
With his team dominated by freshmen and sophomores, Towson University men's basketball coach Michael Hunt said he likes to bring point guard Jamaal Gilchrist, his lone senior, off the bench as a veteran influence. Last night against local rival Loyola, the Tigers' elder statesman again didn't get the start. It's how he finished, however, that made the difference in Towson's 66-62 win before a sparse gathering at Reitz Arena. The Tigers are off to their first 2-1 start since 1999. Gilchrist scored 13 points, all in the second half, and helped give Towson's offense some direction as it broke a 12-game road losing streak dating to last season.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | March 16, 2003
As a retiring professional athlete, Blast captain Lance Johnson already has plans to sharpen his golf game. It's not to pass the time or fuel his competitive drive, but more out of necessity as he prepares to move full time into his next playing field - the world of banking. "What I've been told, when you're out golfing, people tend to let their guard down a little bit. So it's not so much a business meeting as it is two friends playing a round of golf - that's where you can create some good business opportunities," he said.
BUSINESS
By Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1996
The crisp lines of the deep blue double-breasted suit suggest the man is a well-heeled corporate barracuda, the type who devours million-dollar deals for lunch.But then he reveals himself with a scowl pacing, pointing, clapping, stomping, kneeling, muttering, squawking, shrugging, twirling two fingers above his head, wiping his forehead and within 12 minutes, his jacket is unbuttoned, and five minutes later, his size 16-33 shirt is spilling slightly over his belt.Such are the nightly gesticulations of Jim Lynam, head coach of the Washington Bullets.
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