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By SUN STAFF | June 11, 2000
Sometimes how you say something makes a difference in getting across a corrective measure. Practice wrapping your correction, given in a positive way, with two compliments. * Open with something like, `Beth, you're really trying hard to catch the ball, and I'm proud of your effort.` * Say and show, if possible, your correction: `Here's a way to catch evenmore balls -- if the ball is above your chest, point the fingers of you glove upto the sky; if it's low, point the fingers down.` * Have the player try the action a couple times.
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Mike Preston | September 6, 2013
The warning sign came early in the game, as soon as the first offense went onto the field. The Ravens started Marlon Brown, an undrafted rookie, at wide receiver. That is not supposed to happen. And then came more problems. There were numerous dropped passes and receivers weren't getting separation. Tight end Dallas Clark looked old, and at times so did slot receiver Brandon Stokley. There were also problems with depth on the offensive line. It was only the first game Thursday night, but we got a glimpse of some problems the Ravens might encounter on offense for the rest of the 2013 season.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | January 23, 1993
Terrence Suber, City's star quarterback, is going south to play college football, but instead of giving, he'll be receiving.Suber's father, Terry, said his son, The Baltimore Sun's 1992 Player of the Year, orally committed to Wake Forest University because "it met what he [Terrence] wanted academically and competitively."As a quarterback, Suber led the Knights to consecutive 10-0 seasons that included Maryland Scholastic Association championships and the No. 1 ranking in The Baltimore Sun's final polls.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | September 28, 2009
In a career filled with big plays and dramatic moments, the Ravens' Derrick Mason delivered two more poignant, irrefutable messages Sunday. They were couched in a simple 5-yard pattern in the second quarter and an electric 72-yard touchdown in the fourth. Know this about the man who sometimes calls himself Superman: For most of his 13 seasons, he has consistently ranked among the NFL's best wide receivers. And yes, he can still play. Even at 35, there are no signs of slippage. There was no braggadocio after the Ravens' 34-3 dismantling of the hapless Cleveland Browns.
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June 3, 1993
* ASTROS: Jeff Bagwell won the National League's Player of the Month award for May yesterday. Bagwell hit .412, 42-for-102 during the month with six doubles and seven home runs with 25 RBI and 22 runs scored. His on-base percentage was .467 and slugging percentage was .676 for the month's 27 games. . . . Bagwell pinch hit in the seventh inning yesterday, giving him a club record-tying 213th consecutive appearance. He tied the record set by Enos Cabell between Oct. 2, 1977, and May 29, 1979.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | December 21, 2002
The youngest team in NFL history threw some rookies into the starting lineup on opening day. Others needed time to find their niche, and Chester Taylor has located his as the Ravens' third-down back. In the first seven games, Taylor caught two passes. In the past five, he has hauled in 10, a measure of his growing comfort level with the pro game and the staff's increased confidence in one of the Ravens' three sixth-round draft choices. His first NFL touchdown came Sunday in Houston, on an 11-yard reception on third-and-seven.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | September 3, 1993
First-year coach Tim Keating brings a new era to Western Maryland College football and with it a new look.Keating comes to the Green Terrors after five years as coach at Wesley (Del.) College -- another Division III program.After years of emphasizing the run under former coach Dale Sprague, the Green Terrors have gone to a pro-style offense geared toward putting the ball in the hands of those capable of breaking a big play. Keating believes he has plenty of skilled position players to do just that.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1996
The Westminster Owls already had things under control yesterday afternoon at North Carroll when their ninth hitter, Christine Hartle, laid down a perfect bunt in the sixth.Melanie Koltko, who opened the inning with a single, didn't consider stopping at second. After Hartle beat the throw from North Carroll catcher Becky Bosley by half a step, first baseman Jen Bromwell threw to third to try and get Koltko. The throw got away and the Owls had another run.An inning later, the No. 12 Owls -- 12-1 winners over the No. 15 Panthers -- had their first county title since 1993.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | August 20, 1992
Joe Orsulak's jammed left thumb took a turn for the worse yesterday, and the Orioles will wait several more days before deciding whether or not they need to place him on the disabled list."
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1998
A scary thing happened yesterday to a strong Salisbury State lacrosse team that has won 112 games and two NCAA Division III national championships in the past eight seasons.The Sea Gulls suddenly forgot how to catch the ball for 20 mystifying minutes against 11th-ranked Denison College.The team's struggles started late in the third quarter when Salisbury held a 9-4 lead and ended when senior attackman Scott Walstrum and senior midfielder Mike Faith hooked up on a perfectly executed scoring play with 20 seconds left in overtime for a 10-9 victory over Denison in the second game of a doubleheader at Loyola's Curley Field.
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By MIKE PRESTON and MIKE PRESTON,mike.preston@baltsun.com | February 4, 2009
Ravens running back Ray Rice had a successful rookie season because he won both the physical and mental battles. The second year shouldn't be as much of a grind. Rice, though, still has a lot to prove, and he wants to become the all-around running back that coordinator Cam Cameron wants in his offense. "This offseason, I'm going to do more catching and blocking," Rice said. "I'm going to prepare harder because I now know what it takes to play in this league. I'm going to prepare to get the ball in my hands somehow, some way - every way possible."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | January 7, 2009
As a young, ambitious NFL receiver at the turn of the decade, Derrick Mason wanted it all - big catches, playoff wins, Super Bowl glory. At age 34 - soon to be 35 - Mason has learned the price of playing through pain, the value of experience and the joy of team success. That journey brings the Ravens' stylish wide receiver back to the place it started, Nashville, for Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. In 1997, Mason was a fourth-round pick by the Tennessee Oilers, and his biggest contributions were returning kicks and punts.
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By MIKE PRESTON | May 12, 2007
University of Alabama fullback Le'Ron McClain didn't know much about the Ravens until last weekend, when he visited the team's training facility in Owings Mills. He was impressed with the complex, surprised by the head coach's height and happy to learn that the Ravens were in need of a starting fullback. He left excited and full of energy. Since then, he has stayed in the weight room. "My visit was a great experience," McClain said by phone. "To see that place and meet your future teammates was exciting.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN REPORTER | December 18, 2006
One of the first people to greet Ravens rookie wide receiver Demetrius Williams after recording the first touchdown of his NFL career during yesterday's 27-17 win over the Cleveland Browns was defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. The 6-foot-4, 340-pound Ngata, who was a teammate of Williams' at Oregon for four years, lifted the 6-2, 197-pound wide receiver into the air and gave him a quick bear hug. Ngata afterward admitted that he felt nearly as elated about Williams scoring as Williams did. "I'm just so proud of him and how well he's doing this year," Ngata said.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN REPORTER | November 25, 2006
It takes a lot to get under the skin of Ovie Mughelli. Around the Ravens' practice facility in Owings Mills, the fourth-year fullback is one of the most mild-mannered and polite players. But ask him about pre-draft reports in 2003 questioning his ability to catch the ball, and he's no longer Mr. Nice Guy. "Don't even get me started on that," the 6-foot-1, 255-pound Mughelli said with a smile, but also with a no-nonsense shake of the head. "I don't know who started that vicious rumor that I couldn't catch.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Reporter | October 2, 2006
For the second time in as many weeks, wide receiver Mark Clayton made significant plays on the Ravens' final drive, helping the team complete another comeback victory. And for the second consecutive time, Clayton shrugged off accolades, this time for his role in the Ravens' 16-13 win against the San Diego Chargers. The first-round pick in the 2005 draft didn't score or lead the team in receiving yards, but Clayton turned in two receptions for 30 yards on the Ravens' final series - a drive that ended with quarterback Steve McNair's 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Todd Heap.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Contributing Writer | November 28, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- Even after a blowout loss in his first college game in his home state, Zeke Marshall was smiling.Marshall, a 6-foot-4 senior forward for Cornell and The Sun's 1990 Player of the Year, missed seven of his first eight shots but came back to score 12 points with a team-leading six rebounds and three assists in the Big Red's 92-41 defeat to Maryland."
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | April 26, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- It was a simple Blue-Gold game that meant little to the few fans who bothered to attend. But for Navy coach George Chaump, at least the spring practice ended with the knowledge that his offense next season will be in good hands.Those hands belong to Jim Kubiak, who in his first spring practice completed 18 of 28 passes for 316 yards, as the Blue team defeated the Gold squad, 33-7, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.Sure Kubiak, who'll be a sophomore, played most of the game with the protection of a red jersey that made him untouchable to the Gold defense.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | May 28, 2006
I play under-14 baseball and I tend to boot ground balls, and when I do get them I don't always make the best throws. Any advice? Alex Prose, Northville, Mich. DEAR ALEX / / Most young players simply don't get enough repetitions in practice. Big league players take a certain amount of ground balls and fly balls every day. If you can find 15 to 20 minutes every day to take ground balls on a field, starting from a closer distance with the coach rolling the ball to help tracking and then moving back as you become more comfortable with the proper mechanics, that should be a good start.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | December 21, 2002
The youngest team in NFL history threw some rookies into the starting lineup on opening day. Others needed time to find their niche, and Chester Taylor has located his as the Ravens' third-down back. In the first seven games, Taylor caught two passes. In the past five, he has hauled in 10, a measure of his growing comfort level with the pro game and the staff's increased confidence in one of the Ravens' three sixth-round draft choices. His first NFL touchdown came Sunday in Houston, on an 11-yard reception on third-and-seven.
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