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March 26, 2006
On March 24, 2006, COSTAS; beloved husband of Despina Kondylas; devoted father of Michael Kondylas and his wife, Donna, George Kondylas and his wife Donna; loving brother of Angie Triantofilos; cherished grandfather of Costas, Michelle and Christopher Kondylas. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Road, on Saturday and Sunday, 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Services will be held on Monday 10 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Southwest Airlines hopes to add Central America to its list of destinations with daily round trip service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica starting in early March, the airline announced Friday. The Dallas-based carrier, which is BWI's largest, has applied for permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to add the flights to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. With its many national parks and nature sanctuaries, the country is known for having pioneered ecotourism, and is the most visited Central American country, according to the World Tourism Organization.
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SPORTS
By Milton Kent | November 26, 1997
NBC yesterday tapped Bob Costas as its lead play-by-play announcer on NBA telecasts, succeeding Marv Albert, who was fired after his conviction last month on charges that he assaulted a woman with whom he had had a long affair.Costas, the prime-time anchor of NBC's Olympic coverage, as ** well as its lead voice on baseball telecasts, will be joined by former Detroit Pistons great Isiah Thomas, who last week resigned as part-owner and general manager of the Toronto Raptors.When NBC received the rights to NBA telecasts in 1990, the network's plan was for Costas to be the lead announcer with Albert serving as the No. 2, but Costas asked instead to work as the studio host, a role he remained in until earlier this year, when he took six months off.Hannah Storm, who filled in for Costas during his sabbatical, will continue as the studio host.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: I'm glad I write for an American newspaper and not a British one, because with the controversial Luis Suarez causing the inevitable downfall of the disappointing English national team, I don't think I'd sleep until Tuesday. What's on tap: Italy vs. Costa Rica, noon, ESPN; Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m., ESPN; Honduras vs. Ecuador, 6 p.m. ESPN. What you'll see: Get ready, North America. There might be days when there are better matches, or more important matches (USA Sunday!
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | December 2, 1997
Faced with a number of choices on how to replace Marv Albert on his network's NBA coverage, NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol last week went back to the option he wanted seven years ago, Bob Costas. But will Costas rue the decision?When NBC snagged the rights to the NBA away from CBS in Ebersol immediately approached Costas -- whose first big broadcasting break was calling games for the Spirits of St. Louis of the ABA in the mid-1970s -- about taking the lead play-by-play slot.However, Costas begged off basketball, arguing to Ebersol that Albert's presence on that sport would be as personally important to Albert as baseball would be to Costas.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | December 13, 1994
You would expect NBC's Bob Costas, a man who carries a Mickey Mantle trading card in his wallet because "everyone should have a religious artifact on his person," to be major-league bummed about the strike.You would be wrong."We knew all season there was a possibility of a strike, and I was one who believed that, once they struck, the season was over. It all kind of fit into the pattern that I had going anyway," Costas said during a recent local swing to help promote Channel 11's impending switch to NBC.Indeed, Costas has trimmed his NBC Sports schedule somewhat, begging off "NFL Live" two years ago, after 10 years as host of the football pre-game show, though he is an occasional NBC News contributor, and has been host of a Sports Illustrated 40th anniversary special.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | November 2, 1990
NBC shuffled its roster just before opening the network's National Basketball Association season (Los Angeles Lakers-San Antonio Spurs, tomorrow, 3 p.m., channels 2 and 4), but, given the caliber of the announcers doing the shuffling, don't think that means NBC made a misstep.Bob Costas, originally set to be one of the network's play-by-play men along with Marv Albert, instead will be host of the pre-game program "NBA Showtime," joining former Los Angeles Lakers coach Pat Riley. Taking Costas' play-by-play spot will be Dick Enberg.
SPORTS
May 15, 2004
If it has happened on the American or global sports stage, Bob Costas has covered it, either as host of NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage since 1992, or as anchor or lead play-by-play announcer on the World Series, the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals. Costas, who won his 11th Emmy Award last month as Outstanding Studio Host, will co-host with Tom Hammond NBC's coverage of the Preakness. Costas talked with The Sun's Milton Kent yesterday. Your impressions of the state of horse racing today?
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | July 7, 1998
To the list of inevitable things like death, taxes and Karl Malone shredding whatever piece of dignity he had with last night's wrestling appearance, add this maxim: If you do something well enough and long enough to receive acclaim, there will be a backlash, warranted or not.NBC's Bob Costas, one of, if not the very best sportscaster working, has been a critical darling, almost from the day he burst on the national scene in the early 1980s in his 20s,...
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | June 25, 1999
The end of the NBA season is upon us, perhaps as early as tonight's fifth game of the league championship series, and it seems as good a time as any to take note of NBC's efforts.By any measure, Bob Costas and Doug Collins have, in just one season, become the best regular basketball announcing tandem on the air.Collins is a brilliant basketball strategist, but unlike a lot of guys who know the game, the former Chicago and Detroit coach is able to convey that knowledge without being condescending.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson has been through a lot over the past several years, but he clearly hasn't lost his sense of humor. During a question-and-answer session before joining NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas for a fundraiser at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation on Friday night, the legendary third baseman was asked whether there was one play during his career that he wished had been subject to...
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
One year ago, the Ravens' coaching staff was busy preparing for Super Bowl XLVII instead of evaluating draft prospects at the Senior Bowl. It's an entirely different situation this week. Following an 8-8 season where they failed to make the playoffs for the first time in six years, the Ravens' offseason has launched much earlier than they had hoped. And the majority of the Ravens' coaches are at the Senior Bowl -- except for coach John Harbaugh as he continues to interview offensive coordinator candidates back in Baltimore -- along with general manager Ozzie Newsome and the scouting department.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Far be it from me to suggest anyone interested in TV baseball watch anything but the Orioles game Friday night. Still, given the O's last three games in Arizona, having a backup plan seems like a good idea just in case things start to fall apart -- again. And the MLB Network has a nice alternative with Bob Costas and Bill Ripken doing the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at 7 p.m. Friday. It's Ripken's first game with Costas, and I think the pairing is indicative of how well the one-time O's infielder is doing in the studio and the booth these days.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Two months ago, Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski had dinner with Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter at a restaurant in Dallas. It was a meeting of chance, as Cirovski was traveling and Porter's Timbers were playing there. The two coaches discussed a wide variety of topics, including one that piqued Porter's interest. They were talking about midfielder Rodney Wallace, a former Terp under Cirovski who's now on Porter's roster in Portland. "He couldn't sing his praises enough," Cirovski said.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2013
Months after trading veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute, the Ravens waited until the seventh round to draft a wide receiver. Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta attributed that to how their draft board stacked up with only a few elite receiver prospects like former Dunbar star Tavon Austin, but didn't rule out the possibility of acquiring an established receiver prior to the regular season. "I think the hunt goes on," DeCosta said Monday night during The Baltimore Sun Sports Forum.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun and By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
In Baltimore, everybody knows Costas Inn. The Dundalk institution has been around since 1971, when Costas Triantafilos - still the owner, now working with his son, Pete - opened the restaurant. Since the '70s, Costas has grown into a nationally recognized crab powerhouse, serving steamed crabs year-round and shipping crab cakes and crab seasoning all over the country. But back in Baltimore, the restaurant is more than just a place to pick crabs. We visited Costas during the "off" season to see what else the Baltimore landmark has to offer.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | September 12, 2007
Whatever else you say about ESPN's first Monday night telecast of the regular season, it was obvious how much better a rapport Tony Kornheiser has with Ron Jaworski than he did with Joe Theismann. Yes, they yukked it up, but it didn't get in the way of Jaworski's points about the game, which he made without going on and on like the fellow in that chair last year. Earlier in the weekend: Dan Marino greeted the newest member of The NFL Today cast, Bill Cowher, by putting on a "spit shield" to protect him should the former coach launch into the kind of intense monologue that typified his sideline style.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | June 20, 1996
The current NFL television contract still has two more seasons to run, but the posturing for the next pact has begun.The other Michael Jordan -- the one who runs Westinghouse and CBS -- fired an early salvo the other night on CNBC when he declared that he is willing to pay "a lot" to return the NFL to CBS, "in any way, shape, manner or form."As you'll recall, CBS and the NFL had a nearly 40-year marriage before the league awarded the NFC contract to Fox two seasons ago.CBS fell to pieces across the board without the NFL, and needs to get some portion of the league contract to get back on its feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
'NBC Sunday Night Football' isn't just in a league of its own when it comes to NFL telecasts. It lives on another planet so far away from the nearest competition that it can't even be judged by the same standards. And last night's broadcast of the Baltimore Ravens 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers was another gold-plated example of that truth. There's a reason it's the highest rated prime-time program on network TV -- there is nothing else like it. If you started with the "Football Night in America" pre-game show at 7 p.m. Sunday, you were treated to five hours of the best highlights, perspective, analysis, pop culture conversation and live game coverage that you are ever going to see on TV on any one night -- five hours of excellence!
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2012
Bob Costas, one of the sports world's most eloquent voices, used one of pop culture's biggest stages to argue for Art Modell's place in pro football's Hall of Fame Sunday. Here's what Costas said during halftime of NBC's Sunday Night opener between the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers. NBC's Sunday night games are the highest rated series on American prime-time television with as many as 20 million viewers a week. As you've heard, Art Modell, the longtime owner of the Cleveland Browns, and then the Baltimore Ravens, died Thursday at the age of 87. Modell's rich and impactful life began in Brooklyn, where he grew up. With that background, he no doubt understood the lasting enmity toward Walter O'Malley, the owner who moved Brooklyn's beloved Dodgers to Los Angeles.
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