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April 28, 2011
Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski had his 45-game suspension from boxing lifted Thursday, his lawyer said. Zbikowski was disciplined by Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission when he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main substance in marijuana, after Saturday's fight. To resolve the matter, Zbikowski sent a negative result from a self-described "more in-depth test" on Tuesday. He learned that the suspended was over when he received a certified letter from the boxing commission around 4 p.m. Thursday.
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September 3, 2014
Those who thought that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown would seek to ignore the fact that he faces competition in November's general election appear to be wrong. But to say that he is engaging with Republican nominee Larry Hogan isn't exactly right either. Rather, the Democrat and presumed front-runner for governor has been busily criticizing a version of Mr. Hogan of his own invention while skating away from substantive debate about any of the actual issues in the race. It may be smart politics, but it's depressing democracy.
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November 13, 2009
An identity crisis Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune The face of boxing today is a tattooed police mug shot. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson no longer fights in a sanctioned ring, yet his criminal reputation and name recognition resonate throughout the world - whether he is involved in an airport scuffle with a photographer, as he was this week in Los Angeles, or appearing on Oprah's show, revealing his sensitive side....
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
All lanes going through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel have reopened after overturned box truck and fuel leak closed part of the tunnel Thursday afternoon during rush hour. The lanes reopened around 7 p.m. The truck flipped over around 4 p.m. heading southbound in the tunnel, and police helped cars back out of the tunnel, officials said. The tunnel carries traffic on I-95 under Baltimore's harbor near the downtown exits. Officials did not immediately know a cause of the accident. lbroadwater@baltsun.com Twitter.com/lukebroadwater
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Saturday's Maryland-North Carolinamen's lacrosse showdown in Chapel Hill, N.C., was a fight to the finish - right up to the point where it actually became one. The two teams didn't shed their lacrosse gloves for boxing gloves as a bench-clearing brawl began in the final minute of the Tar Heels' 11-10 win , but that certainly didn't stop the fisticuffs before a national television audience. As you can see in the video below, in a matter of seconds, Tar Heels attackman Greg McBride goes from lying on the Fetzer Field grass to on the attack.
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By Doug Brown | February 8, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Brigade boxing champions from as far back as 1944 will return for the 50th anniversary celebration of the competition at the Naval Academy tomorrow (noon) at Hubbard Hall.The 1991 brigade champions will be crowned during a tournament tonight (7:30) at Halsey Field House.Among the 70 ex-champions who will attend is Lee Bramlett, captain of the 1946 football team who later ran for governor of Mississippi and made a fortune in the sugar business."Another guy coming back is Rod McKeon, a three-time champion at 165 pounds," said Tony Rubino, the academy's boxing coach from 1948-64.
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By SLOANE BROWN | January 16, 2000
Maybe it was the banners advertising a hair-growth medicine hanging around the Hyatt Regency ballroom, or the fact that most of the 600 people there were men. But testosterone filled the air for the third annual "Fight" to Save-A-Heart boxing event. The mostly masculine mob was served a three-course dinner, followed by four bouts of boxing in a ring set up in the middle of the room. Among the fight fans: Mitchell Paige, Save-A-Heart president; Jeff Pritzker, past president; Morry Zolet, Save-A-Heart board chair; Marla Shuman, Ira K. Himmel and Sam Winik, board trustees; Marty Schwartz, president of Precision Tune Auto Care; Tom Paullin, executive director, Union Memorial Hospital Foundation; Chuck McGeehan, ESPN sportswriter; Steve Rouse, WQSR radio morning man; Darric Boyd, Legg Mason financial adviser; Eric Becker, chairman of Sterling Capital Ltd.; Steve Adelsberg and Elio Casalena, sales leaders for Tom James Co. clothier; and Dr. Jeff Quartner, Sinai Hospital director of cardiology.
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September 14, 2006
What -- Women's and men's boxing at Martin's West in Woodlawn Time -- 8 Tickets -- $40, $50, $100. Call 410-675-6900 or 410-375-9175. Who -- Franchon Crews (20-2), Baltimore, vs. Hilary Jones (14-2), Philadelphia, in a three-round amateur light-heavyweight fight; Cory Cummings (15-0, 12 KOs), Baltimore, vs. Berry Butler (20-12, 18 KOs), Greenville, S.C., in a 10-round light-heavyweight main event. Skinny -- Crews, 19, a two-time winner of the National Golden Gloves and U.S. amateur championships, has secured a berth on the U.S. national team that will compete at the November women's world championships in New Delhi, India.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 30, 2000
The heavyweight division has customarily been boxing's royalty for obvious reasons, and traditionally provided the marquee fights and the sport's most dominant personalities. But it is a division in flux, with an uncertain future. The world's best-known heavyweight, Mike Tyson, is still searching for a site for his fight with Lou Savarese, which should not be as hard as it seems to have been. It appears the fight will be in Italy or Scotland on June 24. It is fitting somehow, given the many questions surrounding Tyson's desire and commitment to boxing these days, that settling on a date and place for the fight has been so vexing.
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By Phil Jackman | March 25, 1994
The TV Repairman:Back in 1975, when he was competing, Joe Corley took part in a kick-boxing show and he was convinced afterward that "we had something. I couldn't come up with any reasons why karate wouldn't become really big."Nearly two decades later and now in the role of spokesman for the sport, Corley's still spreading the gospel; only this time he has legions of believers."The biggest night in the history of kick-boxing," is the way Corley is describing PKA KarateMania VIII, which is no small claim considering the sport has been around for a thousand years.
NEWS
August 6, 2014
It is interesting to note that Bill Clinton was impeached when he was president of the U.S. not for his improper behavior with an intern but for his constant lying to Congress - serious actions which were definitely misdemeanors ( "Impeachment-lite," July 31). "Impeachment" is an expression that is loosely being cast around in contemporary America, and apparently it is a boastful threat full of sound and fury which is becoming louder and louder as the number of executive orders from President Barack Obama is increasing.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said. Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p.m., in roughly an hour, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Amtrak held train traffic from 5:28 p.m. until 6:10 p.m., and restricted trains to lower speeds until just before 7 p.m., to allow firefighters to safely respond, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
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By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
I'm old enough to remember that it was a big deal when athletes were chosen to grace the front of a Wheaties box, yet I've never eaten a flake of it. General Mills would like to change that. The company has unveiled a promotion that, for the first time in the 90-year history of Wheaties, will allow the public to choose who's going on the iconic orange carton. The selection of athletes and the methodology show how General Mills is skewing younger with this promotion, the Wheaties Next Challenge . Lacrosse, the fastest-growing sport at the college and high school levels, gets a nod -- Rob Pannell, a former Cornell All-American and now a star with Major League Lacrosse's New York Lizards, is one of the five athletes up for the vote.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
A Halethorpe man was stabbed several times with a box cutter inside his home before his body was disposed of in the stairwell of a vacant home in Baltimore a day later, according to charging documents. Baltimore County Police on Saturday charged three men with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 47-year-old Brian Michael Reiser who was stabbed in his home in 5600 block of Southwestern Boulevard and found days later dead in Baltimore City. Kevin Brooks Pendergraph, 31, of Baltimore; Roy Bernard Munson, 18, of Pikesville; and Eric Patrick Henry, 37, who is homeless, are being held without bail and did not have attorneys listed in court records.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
" I don't intend to quit boxing as long as I am able to push a fist into the face of a rival and keep him from knocking me over the ropes. " George Chaney, 1923 He hailed from the squalid streets of East Baltimore, an Irish-American kid with calloused hands, a tough will and a means to make a buck. They called George Chaney the Knockout King and his punch, the Highland(town) Earthquake. And though he never won a world title, he captured the heart of a brawling, blue-collar city that embraced the fighter with the lightning left hook.
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Sports Digest | May 21, 2014
Boxing Featherstone on card May 31 at Myers Pavilion A middleweight bout between Baltimore's Jerome Featherstone and Washington's Francisco Bustos will highlight the Olympic-style "Snap Crackle & Pop" boxing card May 31 at Myers Pavilion. Featherstone, a former wrestler at Boys' Latin and Oklahoma State, won the 2013 Golden Gloves championship in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington region only 15 months after becoming a boxer. Baltimoreans Joel Baker and "J Rock" Braggs will meet in the co-feature.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2004
Warrenell Franklin "Boom Boom" Lester, who boxed professionally and worked as an Aberdeen Proving Ground truck driver, died of complications from cancer Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Churchville resident was 73. Born in Havre de Grace and raised in Bel Air, he was a 1949 graduate of the old Central Consolidated School in Hickory, where he excelled in track, field and football. Mr. Lester told a Sun reporter that he learned to defend himself after a bully punched him in the mouth and made him cry. In the 1940s, Mr. Lester started boxing as a teenager in gyms and arenas in Baltimore and Havre de Grace.
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By Alan Goldstein | March 6, 1991
International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Simon Brown of Germantown, scheduled to fight friend and neighbor Maurice Blocker, the World Boxing Council champion, in Las Vegas on March 18, faces two new battles.Former manager Allen Baboian will seek a court injunction in New York to stop the Brown-Blocker match, which will be immediately before the Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddock heavyweight bout at The Mirage. Baboian and Don Elbaum, who served as Brown's matchmaker, are seeking $500,000 in damages from Brown's purse of $1.2 million.
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Susan Reimer | May 16, 2014
In 1886, the New York Times and the Chicago News engaged in a mild war of words over whether it is necessary for a gentleman to remove his hat on an elevator when there are ladies in the car. More than 100 years later, the estimable Miss Manners, the final authority on all things polite and impolite, was asked to enumerate the rules of elevator etiquette. Her most memorable declaration might have been that if you fail to successfully hold the door open for an approaching passenger "assume a look of regretful ineptitude to show that person that nothing personal was intended.
NEWS
May 7, 2014
Baltimore's new "Ban the Box" law does little to address employment discrimination against ex-offenders. In fact, the moniker "Ban the Box" itself is an epic public relations blunder. Even supporters of the initiative are forced to admit that the legislation doesn't in fact "ban" anything but simply postpones criminal history inquiries until later in the hiring process. In addition, both preliminary research and conventional wisdom indicate that "Ban the Box" legislation might actually contribute to ex-offender unemployment rates.
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