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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
We finally live in a world of widespread concussion awareness, and for that 17-year-old Abby Cahalan will give thanks on Thursday. She learned about postconcussion syndrome the hard way - one pounding headache and dizzy spell at a time - and has spent the past four years redefining herself as an athlete and as a determined young woman bent on overcoming a debilitating physical obstacle that could have derailed her athletic dreams. That's why there wasn't a dry eye on the Dulaney High girls cross country team when the senior qualified for this year's Class 4A state championship race, and why there really are times when finishing in the middle of the pack is as good as gold.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
We finally live in a world of widespread concussion awareness, and for that 17-year-old Abby Cahalan will give thanks on Thursday. She learned about postconcussion syndrome the hard way - one pounding headache and dizzy spell at a time - and has spent the past four years redefining herself as an athlete and as a determined young woman bent on overcoming a debilitating physical obstacle that could have derailed her athletic dreams. That's why there wasn't a dry eye on the Dulaney High girls cross country team when the senior qualified for this year's Class 4A state championship race, and why there really are times when finishing in the middle of the pack is as good as gold.
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By Douglas Farmer, Tribune Newspapers | June 11, 2011
Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career last week simply by stepping out of prison for the first time in nearly two years. More than 30 months removed from his last reception, Burress is looking to pick up where he left off. In his last two full seasons, he averaged more than 1,000 yards receiving and scored 22 touchdowns. Restarting his career, let alone playing at a high level, will be far from easy. Two months shy of 34, Burress is not only at a point when receivers' careers generally spiral downward, but he is also facing the struggles that come with a two-year layoff in nearly any sport.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
John Bernstein never had trouble keeping track of what sport his daughter was competing in or the team on which she was playing. Ida Bernstein can't make the same claim for what she jokingly calls her "athletically confused career. " Ever since she graduated from Dulaney High more than a decade ago and was recruited to play soccer and run track at Syracuse, Bernstein's life on and off the field has been something of a blur. It seems fitting, since one of the objectives for the now 28-year-old Bernstein is moving quite fast in her current passions - bobsled and rugby.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | November 27, 2005
My child is getting turned off by the unruly behavior of some parents. What rules should be in place to prevent parents who display poor sportsmanship, and what should happen to those who do? - John Spangler, Bel Air DEAR JOHN / / This is an issue that seems to gain more and more momentum each year, and it can be a real problem. I remember a few years ago a league in New England instituted "Silent Sundays." This was a day when parents and friends watching the games couldn't say a word and had to watch the games in silence.
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By Dr. Andrew Tucker, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2012
I heard the oldies station playing the Bob Dylan tune "The Times They Are a-Changin'," and the famous line could well apply to the seismic cultural change surrounding sports concussions. Not so long ago, the injury was hardly a headliner. A "ding" was almost considered a rite of passage and badge of honor for athletes playing contact sports. Today, concussions are front-page news, the focus of millions of dollars' worth of research and legislative action across the country.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
John Bernstein never had trouble keeping track of what sport his daughter was competing in or the team on which she was playing. Ida Bernstein can't make the same claim for what she jokingly calls her "athletically confused career. " Ever since she graduated from Dulaney High more than a decade ago and was recruited to play soccer and run track at Syracuse, Bernstein's life on and off the field has been something of a blur. It seems fitting, since one of the objectives for the now 28-year-old Bernstein is moving quite fast in her current passions - bobsled and rugby.
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By Phil Jackman | January 20, 1992
Wednesday night at the Cap Centre, the Washington Capitals take on Team USA, the lads who will represent us in the Winter Olympics in France in a few weeks.Almost daily when they're not traveling or playing, the Caps get it on at practice, with some pretty lively scrimmages interrupting the calm at the Piney Orchard Ice Rink.Prior to the start of the NHL campaign, clubs play 10-game exhibition schedules while their big stars take off from time to time for the Canada Cup competition pitting the world's best national teams.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | March 13, 2005
It was late morning one day last spring in Beijing. After hours spent meandering through the Forbidden City, where ornate temples, shrines and gardens conveyed an aura of the city's ancient formality, Silk Alley screamed shrilly for our attention. Literally. For the vendors in this famed bazaar of ersatz goods, it wasn't enough to call to our group of American journalists in a cacophony of broken English from their chock-a-block stalls, full of knockoff Coach bags, Nikes, Rolex watches, Oakley sunglasses and Armani ties.
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By GILBERT A. LEWTHWAITE and GILBERT A. LEWTHWAITE,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 13, 1998
Somewhere, almost 100 feet above the gray waters of the North Atlantic, hangs Jerry Kirby, clinging for dear life to the swaying mast of Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race.Kirby, 42, is one of two bowmen on Chessie, whose job, whatever the weather conditions, is to go up the mast to sort out problems aloft."If you were a thinker, you would not be a bowman," said Kirby, who has sailed nearly all the way around the world aboard the 60-foot racer, through some of the most turbulent seas on earth, including the Southern Ocean.
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By Dr. Andrew Tucker, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2012
I heard the oldies station playing the Bob Dylan tune "The Times They Are a-Changin'," and the famous line could well apply to the seismic cultural change surrounding sports concussions. Not so long ago, the injury was hardly a headliner. A "ding" was almost considered a rite of passage and badge of honor for athletes playing contact sports. Today, concussions are front-page news, the focus of millions of dollars' worth of research and legislative action across the country.
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By Douglas Farmer, Tribune Newspapers | June 15, 2011
Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career last week simply by stepping out of prison for the first time in nearly two years. More than 30 months removed from his last reception, Burress is looking to pick up where he left off. In his last two full seasons, he averaged more than 1,000 yards receiving and scored 22 touchdowns. Restarting his career, let alone playing at a high level, will be far from easy. Two months shy of 34, Burress is not only at a point when receivers' careers generally spiral downward, but he also is facing the struggles that come with a two-year layoff in nearly any sport.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | November 27, 2005
My child is getting turned off by the unruly behavior of some parents. What rules should be in place to prevent parents who display poor sportsmanship, and what should happen to those who do? - John Spangler, Bel Air DEAR JOHN / / This is an issue that seems to gain more and more momentum each year, and it can be a real problem. I remember a few years ago a league in New England instituted "Silent Sundays." This was a day when parents and friends watching the games couldn't say a word and had to watch the games in silence.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 29, 2005
Pat Walsh received an unusual invitation on the first day of his first job in 1973. Walsh was beginning work at Procter & Gamble in downtown Baltimore, and some of his new colleagues asked him to come to rugby practice after work. The Baltimore native, who now lives in Linthicum, wasn't much of a sports guy, except for playing some pick-up basketball here and there, and he knew almost nothing about rugby. But he went to the practice, joined the team and rugby soon became a passion. Walsh, 52, played the rough, fast, English ancestor of American football for about 26 years.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | March 13, 2005
It was late morning one day last spring in Beijing. After hours spent meandering through the Forbidden City, where ornate temples, shrines and gardens conveyed an aura of the city's ancient formality, Silk Alley screamed shrilly for our attention. Literally. For the vendors in this famed bazaar of ersatz goods, it wasn't enough to call to our group of American journalists in a cacophony of broken English from their chock-a-block stalls, full of knockoff Coach bags, Nikes, Rolex watches, Oakley sunglasses and Armani ties.
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By GILBERT A. LEWTHWAITE and GILBERT A. LEWTHWAITE,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 13, 1998
Somewhere, almost 100 feet above the gray waters of the North Atlantic, hangs Jerry Kirby, clinging for dear life to the swaying mast of Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race.Kirby, 42, is one of two bowmen on Chessie, whose job, whatever the weather conditions, is to go up the mast to sort out problems aloft."If you were a thinker, you would not be a bowman," said Kirby, who has sailed nearly all the way around the world aboard the 60-foot racer, through some of the most turbulent seas on earth, including the Southern Ocean.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 29, 2005
Pat Walsh received an unusual invitation on the first day of his first job in 1973. Walsh was beginning work at Procter & Gamble in downtown Baltimore, and some of his new colleagues asked him to come to rugby practice after work. The Baltimore native, who now lives in Linthicum, wasn't much of a sports guy, except for playing some pick-up basketball here and there, and he knew almost nothing about rugby. But he went to the practice, joined the team and rugby soon became a passion. Walsh, 52, played the rough, fast, English ancestor of American football for about 26 years.
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By Phil Jackman | January 20, 1992
Wednesday night at the Cap Centre, the Washington Capitals take on Team USA, the lads who will represent us in the Winter Olympics in France in a few weeks.Almost daily when they're not traveling or playing, the Caps get it on at practice, with some pretty lively scrimmages interrupting the calm at the Piney Orchard Ice Rink.Prior to the start of the NHL campaign, clubs play 10-game exhibition schedules while their big stars take off from time to time for the Canada Cup competition pitting the world's best national teams.
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