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Emily Kline and For The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Our man Brody keeps everyone guessing right up through the end of this episode. Carrie, however, shows again that she cannot be fooled. Yelling across the globe through a cell phone, Carrie stakes her claim: “I've always been right about Brody!” Whatever her flaws (and they are numerous), she has always been right about Brody. Or has she? The action takes place in Tehran, where Brody is on a top-secret CIA mission to assassinate General Akbari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
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By Michael Lee and The Washington Post | April 25, 2014
WASHINGTON - Nene grinned, grabbed the bottom of the net and gleefully swung side to side while waiting for his turn during a post-practice mid-range shooting competition on Thursday with teammate Trevor Booker. Every time Booker made a shot, he moved aside, only to watch in frustration as Nene connected and laughed. Booker held his own but eventually had to concede defeat to the physically imposing Brazilian big man with the stunningly smooth jumper. Nene's defensive aggressiveness, savvy passing and wily gamesmanship vaulted the Washington Wizards to a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Chicago Bulls, with Game 3 tonight at Verizon Center . But that jump shot - which Nene spent about 30 minutes mastering with Booker after practice - has repeatedly demoralized the Bulls' vaunted defense and flummoxed Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 18, 2009
They've got to be one of the oddest-looking couples in rock: this big, hulking black man who looks like he just stepped off a football field, and this wiry, streetwise white guy, with his scruffy beard that, even when they met in the early 1970s, screamed beatnik chic. But Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen have made for far more than some odd visuals over their 35-plus years together. They've made some great music, with Springsteen writing the songs and Clemons, immortalized as "The Big Man" on 1976's "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," blasting out some of the rock era's most powerful sax solos.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Toward the end of a breakout sophomore season at Houston Baptist, Cody Joyce decided it would probably be best if he left the new Division I program for a school closer to home. Though the Huskies struggled mightily during Joyce's two seasons, the Southern grad's reasons for leaving HBU went beyond basketball. “It wasn't like, 'Oh, we went 6-25, that's the reason why I'm leaving,'” Joyce said. “At the end of the day, basketball isn't going to be around much longer for me. I'm kind of old, you know?
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Dan Rodricks | September 22, 2012
Around sunset Thursday, the big man — taller, broader, bolder and more passionate than anyone around him — called out from the middle of the crowd at the edge of Herring Run Park, and in that moment he stole the show from the politicians who had turned out for a "solidarity walk" through Belair-Edison. "We cannot zip our lips, pull down our blinds and close our doors," the big man said, his double-barrel voice booming over the traffic behind him on Belair Road. "Crime will come to you if you keep your lips zipped, your doors closed and your blinds pulled.
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By Matt Vensel | May 24, 2011
New Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon is holding a teleconference Tuesday afternoon, but he chatted with Ed Norris and Steve Davis of 105.7 The Fan on Tuesday morning about what he has been up to since he was introduced as Gary Williams’ replacement two weeks ago -- and it has been a lot. Turgeon has filled out his coaching staff, including super recruiter Dalonte Hill , and has convinced Nick Faust, the top player in the...
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | April 14, 1993
Gary Williams sat in the first row at last week's Capital Classic and proudly noted that Maryland had two recruits playing in the high school all-star game -- the same number as Duke. Keith Booth and Joe Smith indeed represent major coups for Maryland. The problem is, such players are the norm in the ACC.That's the maddening part of Williams' rebuilding program -- he's playing catch-up in the nation's best conference. Today is the day Booth officially joins the fold, signing a letter of intent.
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By LAURA VECSEY | October 24, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO - Hail, Barry. The Big Man's World Series moments are already destined to live in a blaze of lightning-flash glory - even if his sluggish teammates never follow their leader. Too bad The Big Man doesn't pitch. The way Barry Bonds is locked in this October, he'd register 27 outs on 27 pitches, giving the Giants a jolt where they need it: stopping the Anaheim Angels' hit parade. Batting a team-leading .314 (11-for-35) with 15 runs, 14 RBIs and a postseason-record seven home runs, The Big Man is the super model of efficiency.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | January 29, 1993
Many people look at Russell DeMont and say it must be nice to be 6 feet 8 and playing high school basketball in Carroll County.There just aren't very many players in the county over 6-4, and none of them has the talent and potential that Westminster High's DeMont possesses.DeMont is easily the best big man in the county.But with all that potential comes a lot of high expectations from teammates, classmates, fans and coaches.And it's hard to hide when you're 6-8 and almost everybody else is 6-2 or smaller.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN COLUMNIST | April 4, 2000
The sky was the color of scrap metal yesterday and thick dark clouds floated overhead as you nosed your car in the direction of Camden Yards for the Orioles Opening Day extravaganza. But you, you didn't care if the weatherman was calling for twisters to touch down. You were a man on a mission. It was time to sit down with the Big Man. Time to seek out Orioles owner Peter Angelos and present him with the results of a recent Sun poll that showed a clear majority of fans favor getting rid of John Denver's rube anthem "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" as the O's seventh-inning stretch song.
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Emily Kline and For The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Our man Brody keeps everyone guessing right up through the end of this episode. Carrie, however, shows again that she cannot be fooled. Yelling across the globe through a cell phone, Carrie stakes her claim: “I've always been right about Brody!” Whatever her flaws (and they are numerous), she has always been right about Brody. Or has she? The action takes place in Tehran, where Brody is on a top-secret CIA mission to assassinate General Akbari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
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Dan Rodricks | October 5, 2013
Amazing how a name can trigger a sudden burst of memories. "Hello, this is Ryan Wineke," a voice on the phone said. The name is pronounced "Win-ek-ee. " As soon as I heard it, I thought of Larry Wineke, the only man I ever knew by that name. I assumed he must have run out of time. "You wrote a story about my dad 18 years ago," the young man on the phone said. Indeed I had. Larry Wineke - Calvert Hall teacher and coach, big man, tough man and teddy bear - had a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, 1995.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
Two Maryland commitments and several other Terps targets are down in Charlottesville, Va., this week for the annual NBPA Top 100 Camp. After the first day of competition Thursday, info on Potomac shooting guard Dion Wiley was scarce , while reviews of Bishop O'Connell point guard Melo Trimble seemed to be unanimously positive . One of the Terps' most under-the-radar targets, meanwhile, fared well on Day 1. InsideMDSports analyst...
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with Dave Tucker, who blogs about the Terps for Testudo Times . MV: Where do you expect Alex Len to go in the NBA draft? What do you expect from him as a pro? DT: I expect Len to get drafted somewhere in the top 10, maybe in the top 5. Alex has a lot going for him from an NBA perspective.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
That was another heart-breaking loss for the Maryland Terps last night, 61-58 in overtime on the road to a Virginia team that clawed back from 17 points and is not great -- and far less than great if senior star Joe Harris is shooting as horribly (4-for-18 from the field) as he did against the Terps. But what coach Mark Turgeon and his players need to take from this one is how good the Terps can play when they come out with energy and attack the basket. That's what the Terps did in the first half to jump out to that big lead.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2013
How important was Maryland's 67-57 victory over Wake Forest? Let's count the ways it mattered. * It was critical if the Terps are to retain any fragment of hope of an NCAA tournament berth. Maryland needs that hope to inspire it. When you're trying to summon effort late in a close game, it helps to imagine that you're playing for a big, tangible goal like March Madness. “Every win from here on out is a must win for us,” said Dez Wells, who slashed to the basket effectively all day. “We really want to get to the NCAA tournament.” * It restored a positive sense of identity.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 28, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - One guy looked like a piece of sheet metal. The other, a tub of goo. One guy chiseled his body for years by running through knee-high snow in Siberia. The other, the youngest of nine, grew up working on his family's dairy farm, baling hay and hauling rocks. One guy had won three consecutive Olympic gold medals, hadn't lost an international match in 14 years and was proclaimed on posters outside the arena as "the wrestler of the century." The other had never won a world championship.
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December 15, 2005
When St. Nick falls off a roof, a nonbeliever (Tim Allen, above) becomes the next big man in The Santa Clause (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2).
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
The malaise - if that's the word - that seemed to grip the Maryland Terps in their dreary 80-69 loss to Virginia Sunday at Comcast Center even extended to Dez Wells. The sophomore swingman finished with 13 points, but was held to just two in the first half. And he didn't seem to be nearly as aggressive in looking for his shot. With sophomore big man Alex Len struggling against Virginia double-teams all game long, the Terps needed Wells to come up big and fill the scoring void, and it just didn't happen.
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Two of the biggest questions among those who follow Maryland basketball recruiting: will the school's move to the Big 10 pay dividends with recruits from the Midwest, and will Alex Len 's ascension into the national spotlight - and into the top five of most NBA Draft projections - help Mark Turgeon and company expand their recruiting horizons.
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