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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | May 9, 1994
NEW YORK -- Five times in the past six years the New York Knicks have played the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs, and five times the Knicks have been eliminated. So you try to make some sense of the fact that the Knicks were a little overconfident -- even cocky -- going into the Eastern Conference semifinal."They don't have that icon," said Knicks guard John Starks, referring to the retired Michael Jordan. "And when you dominate a team during the regular season, you can be overconfident."Yesterday, the Knicks could consider themselves fortunate, as they fought back from a 15-point second-half deficit to steal a 90-86 win before a sellout crowd of 19,763 at Madison Square Garden.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
The undisputed No. 1 team in Division I, Maryland is enjoying the fruits of its labor after Saturday's 12-10 upset of Loyola, the reigning national champion and the previous top-ranked squad. Off to their third 3-0 start in the last four seasons, the Terps are widely regarded as the team to beat thus far, but coach John Tillman wants to make sure that those accolades don't overinflate the players' assessment of their progress. “The confidence thing is always a tricky thing,” he said during his weekly conference call Tuesday morning.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 25, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- Jim Kelly says he knows the difference between a confident quarterback and a cocky quarterback."When you're not successful, you're a cocky quarterback. When you're successful, you're a confident quarterback," he said.Kelly is successful now.He initiates the high-scoring Buffalo Bills' no-huddle offense that has carried the team to its first Super Bowl appearance, against the New York Giants on Sunday.There was a time when Kelly was considered a cocky quarterback.Such as last season.
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January 13, 2012
To my mind, the Ravens will have an even tougher time beating the Houston Texans than fans believe. When Ray Lewis plays, the defense looks slower and not as good at stopping the run, which is what the Texans and Arian Foster thrive on. Ed Reed also looks a step or two slower than he has in past years. Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs and Lardarious Webb, who have been the best all year for the defense, will need to have great games to stop the Texans' offensive threat from Mr. Foster and Andre Johnson.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1998
Aquilla "Cocky" Johnson, stable manager at Pimlico Race Course from 1981 until his retirement in 1997, died Aug. 31 in Baltimore after a brief illness. He was 63.Cocky, as he was fondly called by his track family, worked around horses most of his life and was a well-known figure on the Pimlico backstretch.He earned high marks over the years from racing's top horsemen for his professional attention to accommodating the needs of stakes and Preakness trainers, as well as Pimlico-based horsemen.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1996
In the end, Willie "Cocky" Burnett, perhaps the most legendary inmate in the history of the Maryland prison system, had no need to break down the door that held him. It simply swung wide.And there he was, at the age of 45, suddenly upon the streets for the first time in two decades, a period when he had gone through the Maryland penal system like a hurricane - knocking down doctors and nurses, destroying handcuffs and leg chains, stashing razor blades in his throat so he could slice at his arms.
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By Dan Berger | May 5, 1999
Now those cocky Cubans want to play a real major league team.Irreconcilable impeachers insist that Bill's moral depravity prevents this country from playing ball with Serbia and bombing Havana.If Duke Ellington were alive now, he would be 100 and not dated.The Dow never lies. Sometimes, it exaggerates.Ban tornadoes!Pub Date: 5/05/99
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 26, 1994
Los Angeles -- Last year at this time, the only interest in NBC's "Frasier" was its connection to "Cheers." Would Sam Malone visit Frasier in Seattle? What about Lilith? Would Frasier ever see her again? It was a sitcom with a giant question mark behind it.Today, as it's about to enter only its second season, "Frasier" is the most talked-about and one of the hottest series on television.It grabbed 11 Emmy nominations last week -- for NBC, bested only by the 12 for "Seinfeld." It was also the highest-rated Nielsen show last week.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | May 26, 1991
Has the Chesapeake softball team been a little cocky this year?Sure.But don't confuse the Cougars' pride with overconfidence: Just about every team that has made that accusation has wound up on the losing end against them.Friday night at Upton Park, the defending Class 4A state champion and No. 2-seeded Cougars (20-3) tightened what seems to be a stranglehold on the big schools, working over fourth-seeded Frederick, 6-0, for senior pitcher Amy Jakubowski's third shutoutof the year.The win gave the Cougars their third state championship in the last four years and the fifth straight for county 4A teams.
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July 16, 2006
A scout's take On Nick Swisher, Oakland's 26-year-old outfielder Offense -- He has really been the catalyst for the Athletics most of the season. He has had surprising power and is not chasing out of the strike zone. He has good bat speed and he's getting some lift that he never had before. Defense -- He's a good defender, but he can't throw. He has a below-average arm. Besides that, he is a good outfielder. Makeup -- He was very impressed with himself when he came up. He was real cocky, and he didn't defer to the veterans the way rookies should.
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By Peter Schmuck | February 19, 2010
Adam Jones isn't supposed to be here yet, but he poked his head into manager Dave Trembley's office early Friday morning and asked if he could do the 9:15 stretch with the pitchers and catchers. "I think he wants to assume a lot more leadership by example," Trembley said. "That's what we need." Jones disagrees, but not in the way you might think. He wants to assume a lot more leadership, period. That is not an easy thing for a young player, and the attempt does not come without some risk.
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | June 3, 2007
You already may be well along the road to a fine retirement. You started early, invested regularly, used tax-advantaged retirement accounts, didn't borrow from them, diversified your assets, monitored them and didn't over invest in your employer's own stock. But before you become cocky during that final approach to your retirement destination, realize the last stretch of road can have potholes, speed bumps and rough pavement. Maybe even a boulder or two. Among the potential issues: Hazard No. 1: Divorce obliterates many retirement plans.
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July 16, 2006
A scout's take On Nick Swisher, Oakland's 26-year-old outfielder Offense -- He has really been the catalyst for the Athletics most of the season. He has had surprising power and is not chasing out of the strike zone. He has good bat speed and he's getting some lift that he never had before. Defense -- He's a good defender, but he can't throw. He has a below-average arm. Besides that, he is a good outfielder. Makeup -- He was very impressed with himself when he came up. He was real cocky, and he didn't defer to the veterans the way rookies should.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun reporter | September 26, 2005
They run and jump like track athletes while risking back-cracking hits on every play. That's why NFL wide receivers have long ranked among the most watchable performers in sport. But, in recent years, they have gained notoriety of a different sort. Superstar wide-outs Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, whose teams met yesterday in Philadelphia, are almost as well-known for their histrionic celebrations and brutally honest comments as they are for their play. In the past year, Moss has admitted using marijuana and been labeled disgusting by a Fox announcer after he feigned mooning Green Bay fans.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2005
Long before Jim Fassel began his run of NFL reclamation projects, his first job was serving as ballboy for Southern California's Anaheim High School. If there was an errant pass, Fassel would run it down. If there were shoes to be shined, he'd grab the polish. But if a player decided to quit, he was required to hand his jersey to Fassel's father. Bud, the equipment manager in title only, would sit down and offer some encouraging words. The next day, the kid was always back at practice.
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January 28, 2001
Advice and strategies to help your children read Editor's Note: Jerdine Nolen continues her series on Multiple Intelligences with a discussion of Intrapersonal Intelligence. Have you ever met someone whose self-assurance you envied? Though all of us have insecurities, some individuals find a way early on to surmount plaguing doubts. Think about this sublimely confident -- not cocky -- child. Does she have a high degree of self-awareness? That might point to "Intrapersonal Intelligence."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- Terrell Stokes has maturity beyond his 20 years, a level of confidence that abuts on cocky, and a style of play crafted on the playgrounds of Philadelphia.For Maryland's precocious point guard, "freshman" is simply a misnomer.Yet that is precisely what he is. A first-year college player. Happily for the Terps, Stokes is one of the most promising newcomers in a season when freshmen flourish around the Atlantic Coast Conference.Several of them will be on display at Cole Field House tonight when Maryland (8-6, 1-3)
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By JOHN EISENBERG | April 4, 1993
NEW ORLEANS -- A little more than a minute into the second half, Rex Walters was at it again. He pulled up his dribble above the key, vaulted straight up, and up, with his 40-inch vertical leap, and let fly a three-pointer. No hand in his face. No nothing. The ball passed through the net with a crisp snap. The kid was hot.At that moment he had 16 points in his 15 minutes on the court, allowing Kansas to hang tough in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament yesterday at the Superdome, just three points behind North Carolina with 19 minutes to go.There was reason to believe the Jayhawks were in perfect position to strike.
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By Dan Berger | May 5, 1999
Now those cocky Cubans want to play a real major league team.Irreconcilable impeachers insist that Bill's moral depravity prevents this country from playing ball with Serbia and bombing Havana.If Duke Ellington were alive now, he would be 100 and not dated.The Dow never lies. Sometimes, it exaggerates.Ban tornadoes!Pub Date: 5/05/99
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1998
Roll the tape, please.Ravens running back Priest Holmes cuts right, darts left and then he's gone. Fifteen yards. Holmes takes a pitch right, accelerates, breaks one tackle, does a 360-degree turn and then gains 47 yards.Holmes starts out running a counter trey right, hangs on offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden's rear end, reads guard Wally Williams' block and then goes untouched for a 15-yard touchdown, all part of a 173-yard performance against the Cincinnati Bengals two weeks ago.Now fast forward to reality.
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