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By Adam Testa | February 20, 2012
Fans had many expectations heading into Sunday night's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, fueled largely by Internet speculation. Rumors had been running rampant of returning superstars, changes to the world title matches and the addition of undercard bouts to round out a four-match card. In the end, some of the expectations proved true while others ultimately failed to materialize. Two injured superstars returned from injury -- albeit in an in-ring segment rather than matches -- while Santino Marella proved doubters wrong and Jack Swagger defended his United States Championship for the first time on pay-per-view.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Scouts from the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles who attended Towson's Colonial Athletic Association opener with Maine Saturday night to gauge Ryan Delaire's talent were treated to a tantalizing display. The senior defensive end matched his season total of three sacks in the Tigers' 27-24 loss. He had sacks on back-to-back plays in the third quarter and lodged his final takedown later in the same period. After getting credited with 3½ tackles in the first half, Delaire posted his three sacks and another half tackle in the second half, which occurred after a halftime discussion with coach Rob Ambrose.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | September 1, 2006
LANDOVER -- Ready or not, let the regular season begin. The Washington Redskins mercifully ended their most miserable preseason in nearly a quarter-century, maybe their worst ever, with a 17-10 loss to the Ravens last night at FedEx Field. Season opener Vikings@Redskins, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., ESPN, 1430 AM
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
If you want to feel good again about what's possible for public television, don't miss “Coming Back with Wes Moore,” which airs Tuesday night on Maryland Public Television. At a time in American life when we are seeing reports of veterans dying while waiting months and even years for basic care at Veterans Affairs hospitals, this documentary about soldiers returning to civilian life after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan is timely and deeply touching. The best-selling Baltimore author, who served as a combat officer in Afghanistan, sets out to chronicle the stories of veterans who have survived the battlefield, in some cases only to face even deadlier challenges at home.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2004
At Baltimore and Eutaw streets, you will find a powerhouse redevelopment lineup led by the Hippodrome Theatre's $62 million revival and Bank of America's $80 million Centerpoint complex of shops and apartments. Three blocks north on Saratoga Street, you've got Hany's Hardware, $6,000 and counting. Elhamy Ibrahim, or "Hany" to friends, is opening the tiny hardware store at 212 W. Saratoga St. An effervescent Egyptian who insists on giving guests a seat and a cup of coffee, he sees the planned shop as his small contribution to jump-starting the once-thriving commercial strip.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,hanah.cho@baltsun.com | May 17, 2009
No question, the job market is grim. With employers continuing to lay off workers in droves, the national unemployment rate climbed to 8.9 percent in April. But job seekers are finding some hiring bright spots amid the drumbeat of discouraging news. Industries such as education, health care and the federal government are adding jobs nationally and in Maryland. And there are signs that hiring activity is picking up in the Baltimore region, employers and recruiters say. Howard County General Hospital is looking to hire 220 health care professionals, including 140 medical nurses, patient care technicians, secretaries and other support staff for its new patient pavilion that's scheduled to open in August.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2002
A year ago, the biggest question facing businesses in Maryland was how to find qualified workers. Today, employers in the state are grappling with another question - whether or not to fire them. While the country has been in recession since March, economists are divided as to whether Maryland also is in a recession or if it can sidestep falling into one this year. But there is no dispute that this will be a difficult year for the state. Economists, industry leaders and analysts predict that 2002 will be marked by: Virtually no job growth.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | April 1, 2009
Looking for hope I'm starting to sense that many of you are resigned to a poor 2009 for the Orioles, as long as you see bright spots. I think that's the way you have to look at the coming season, and any extra is gravy (the good type). (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/cornersportsbar)
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic | May 13, 2007
Food ** (2 stars) Service *** (3 stars) Atmosphere **1/2 (2 1/2 stars) Towson is an area that never seems to have as many good, reasonably sophisticated eating places as I think it should, given the disposable income of the people who live around there. One of the bright spots has al ways been Paolo's Ristorante, a local chain -- sorry, restaurant group -- that defined Cal-Ital for Baltimore in that trend's heyday. You remember: light, bright, fresh takes on Italian food in a contemporary, high-energy bistro atmosphere.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | October 1, 2008
On Monday, we looked at whether the Orioles are better off now than they were in April. I'd say they are, but barely. There are more bright spots, but the starting pitching is so much worse than expected. Based on 2008 performances, only Jeremy Guthrie can be counted on for 2009. And it's possible Adam Loewen and Daniel Cabrera will never pitch for the Orioles again. Ouch. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/cornersportsbar)
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
Maryland's employment base shrank by nearly 10,000 jobs in January and grew at a much weaker pace last year than originally estimated, the federal government said Monday. The state had about 23,000 more jobs in December than a year earlier, down from the initial report of 36,000 additional jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. That revision is enough to change 2013 from the state's best year since the recession to its worst for job creation.
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By Matt Vensel | September 9, 2013
One might think it would be tough to find a positive in the Ravens secondary after Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for seven touchdowns Thursday night. After all, Corey Graham had his rockiest game with the Ravens, Michael Huff did not cover or tackle well and Jimmy Smith got beat for a touchdown, too. But in his return to a real game after his second anterior cruciate ligament injury in four years, Lardarius Webb gave the Ravens a little something to feel good about by playing 62 of the 71 defensive snaps against the Broncos -- and playing well.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
For the second preseason game in a row, small-college receiver candidate Aaron Mellette pulled in a touchdown pass from backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor to help the Ravens recover from another sluggish performance by the first-team offense. Who knows just how much that will mean when the coaching staff begins seriously sorting out the receiving corps, but it certainly hasn't hurt Mellette's chances of sticking around for awhile. He has been one of the early bright spots in a receiver competition that hasn't featured a lot of impressive performances.
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By Brian Howell, For The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2013
- Ultimately, it was a special teams play that lifted the Ravens into the AFC championship game. For much of Saturday's 38-35 double-overtime win over the Denver Broncos, however, it appeared that special teams would be the Ravens' downfall. The Broncos' 5-foot-5 Trindon Holliday became the first player in NFL history to return a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the same postseason game. He also set NFL records for the longest kickoff return (104) and punt return (90) in postseason history.
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By Edward Lee | April 24, 2012
For all of Towson's struggles in its last three contests - all losses to Colonial Athletic Association foes - the team has been buoyed by the play of Andrew Wascavage. The junior goalkeeper has turned aside at least 15 shots in each of his last four starts, including a career-best 21 saves in Saturday night's 13-5 setback to Drexel. Wascavage, who has made 70 stops during this torrid stretch, ranks 12 th in Division I with a .565 save percentage. “It's been a long time since I've seen a goalie play the way Andrew's been playing,” Tigers coach Shawn Nadelen marveled Monday.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2012
Coming into spring football practice, Navy's Noah Copeland and Travis Bridges were relatively unknown commodities. Copeland, a sophomore fullback, had played exclusively on special teams during his first season at the academy. Bridges, a junior noseguard, had spent his first two seasons in Annapolis trying unsuccessfully to make his way up the depth chart on an experienced and talented offensive line. After three weeks of practice and Saturday's spring game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Copeland and Bridges are among the bright spots for a team looking to reverse course after last season's disappointing 5-7 record, the first losing mark for the Midshipmen in nine years.
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October 25, 2001
Indianapolis (2-3) at Kansas City (1-5) Time: 8:30, ESPN. Line: Colts by 3. Outlook: Both teams will be trying to end a three-game losing streak. The Colts have been blown out twice by New England this season, and their beleaguered defense gave up 385 yards in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Patriots. The Chiefs, off to their worst start since 1988, when they were 1-8-1, haven't fared well vs. Indianapolis, losing the past five meetings. One of their few bright spots has been ex-Ravens RB Priest Holmes (475 yards, 5.3 per carry)
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By Al Haas and Al Haas,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 16, 1992
The sporty new Paseo is a handsome little coupe. But beauty is only skin deep, and beneath this particular epidermis is the worst Toyota I've ever driven.That's not to say it's a bad automobile. It isn't. But it is a pretty poor effort from an automaker of Toyota's caliber. Driving it is sort of like reading a D-plus paper by a student who usually does A and B work. Its base price is $9,988. The test model price was $12,043.The Paseo is a sporty coupe spinoff on the Tercel, Toyota's econobox.
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By Adam Testa | February 20, 2012
Fans had many expectations heading into Sunday night's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, fueled largely by Internet speculation. Rumors had been running rampant of returning superstars, changes to the world title matches and the addition of undercard bouts to round out a four-match card. In the end, some of the expectations proved true while others ultimately failed to materialize. Two injured superstars returned from injury -- albeit in an in-ring segment rather than matches -- while Santino Marella proved doubters wrong and Jack Swagger defended his United States Championship for the first time on pay-per-view.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
One of the biggest bright spots on offense in 2011 was the emergence of second-year tight end Ed Dickson, who in his first season as a starter had 54 catches for 528 yards and five touchdowns. But Dickson's production dipped in the final month of the season and he had critical drops in both of the team's playoff games. On Monday, Dickson vowed to improve his game in all aspects. "I'm going to look at all the games, at all my drops,” he said. “I'm my worst critic. I'm going to look at the bad plays, I'm not looking at the good plays.
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