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April 30, 1999
Historical trends at play in tomorrow's Kentucky Derby:1: No favorite has won the Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. The likely favorites will be the coupled betting entry of General Challenge and Excellent Meeting. If Excellent Meeting is scratched, Prime Timber may be the favorite.2: No 2-year-old champion (a horse becomes a "champion" by winning an Eclipse award) has won the Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. Answer Lively, last year's 2-year-old champion, is 50-1 in the morning line.
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By Linda Burkins and For The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
In roller derby, a name says it all. The Hazard County Hellions, Harford County's only roller derby team, chose a name that seems wild and mischievous, a stark contrast to the responsible citizens who form the team. In this sport, theatrics are just as much a part of a match as athletics, and its players, no matter how shy or timid they seem by day, take on sassy, aggressive alter egos when they lace up their skates. Formed in 2013, the co-ed team is part of MADE (Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor)
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June 10, 2013
The Izaak Walton Sportsman Chapter in Pylesville held a free fishing derby for the community youth. The participants began fishing at 10 a.m. and the derby concluded at noon. Prizes were given to the child who caught the most fish, the largest fish and the least number of fish - but every child who participated received a prize. Approximately 20 youth from the North Harford area attended.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
I struggle with the Home Run Derby, despite being a huge fan of three-hour batting practice sessions involving Cuban sluggers. There's a very small percentage of baseball fans who feel like I do. If this, and the All-Star Game, are really for the kids, why have them at eight? It makes no sense. So all that happened, and all the rest of this stuff, as you'll read in the Coffee Companion. - Mike Preston believes Jimmy Smith's arrest is attributable to his immaturity . League precedent says he likely won't be disciplined for his arrest last weekend in Towson - Jeff Zrebiec broke down the Ravens' running back depth as part of his positional previews ahead of training camp.
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April 12, 2012
At the recent marathon baseball game against the dreaded Yankees, it seemed cruel to put Orioles fans through the torture of playing all those innings in the freezing cold ("Late-night letdown for O's," April 11). It appeared that most of the fans had not brought enough clothes to weather the extra innings. Why can't Major League Baseball get creative and come up with something that fans could look forward to when games go into extra innings - something that could wrap the game up early enough to accommodate those who must get up the next day to go to work or school?
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2012
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones would love to be part of the Home Run Derby on July 9 in Kansas City, the day beforeMajor League Baseball'sAll-Star Game. But even if he is selected by the American League captain, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano , Jones almost certainly will not participate in the annual show of clout. "With the competitive nature of me, of course I'd want to do the derby, but I don't think the Orioles are gonna allow me to do it," said Jones who has not taken batting practice for most of the last two weeks due to lingering soreness in his left and right wrists.
NEWS
December 4, 2005
On November 30, 2005, DONALD ALBERT DERBY, of Catonsville; devoted father of Michael Derby, of Black Mt., NC, Jonathan Derby, of Lancaster, PA. also survived by their mother, Ruth Derby; brother of Brian Derby; grandfather of Noah Derby. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 2 P.M. at the MACNABB FUNERAL HOME, 301 Frederick Road, Catonsville (at beltway exit 13), where the family will receive friends beginning at 1 P.M. Interment private. Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send memorials to the charity of your choice.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 18, 1994
Holy cow!What a thoroughbred the late Rachel Carpenter bred when she mated stallion Great Above with her mare, Sharon Brown, and came up with Holy Bull, likely favorite to win the 120th Kentucky Derby in three weeks.Holy Bull put his own exclamation point behind his name on Saturday, when he cruised to a 3 1/2 -length victory in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Race Course and established himself as one of the most exciting Derby prospects since a horse of a similar color, the gray Spectacular Bid, came along in 1979.
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April 27, 2002
Horse Sire Trainer Jockey Last race Comment Odds* Harlan's Holiday Harlan Ken McPeek Edgar Prado 1st Blue Grass Stakes 10 races, 6 wins, 4 seconds, $1.5 million earned 5-1 Saarland Unbridled Shug McGaughey John Velazquez 4th Wood Memorial What a story if he brings first win to Phipps family 12-1 Came Home Gone West Paco Gonzalez Chris McCarron 1st Santa Anita 7 races, 6 wins; you've got to love this fighter 8-1 Medaglia d'Oro El Prado Bobby Frankel Laffit...
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 3, 1993
Woods of Windsor is coming home.The Maryland-bred colt bled when he finished a disappointing seventh in the first division of the Fountain of Youth Stakes last Saturday and will skip the Kentucky Derby.Instead, plans now call for the colt to run in a series of 3-year-old stakes at the coming Pimlico meet with the idea of possibly earning a starting berth in the May 15 Preakness."I had a ton of horse until the half-mile pole," jockey Rick Wilson said about his ride on the Adelaide Riggs-owned colt in Saturday's Florida race.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Adam Jones was one of the highlights from last night's Home Run Derby, even if he didn't make it past the second round. His ubiquitous WWE title belt made another appearance, he stared down Jett Ruiz for the rare Home Run Derby brushback pitch, and his presence gave us a cameo from Matt Wieters and his bionic arm. Jones also is saving his hometown fans a little money if they want to see that batting practice power manifest itself in a game....
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Writing another piece about Orioles center fielder Adam Jones as he prepares to play in tonight's All-Star Game could have been a real challenge. After all, we have written about the man hundreds of times in his career with the Orioles. But I must admit, I find him pretty fascinating. When Jones wants to be, he is one of the more thoughtful and introspective players I have covered. (When he doesn't want to be, it's best to leave him alone and catch him on another day). Jones also gets the importance of connecting with fans.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones' decision to participate in Monday's Home Run Derby at Target Field in Minneapolis came down to one simple criterion. “I wanted to do it,” Jones said Wednesday. Jones will join captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays, Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics and Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins in representing the American League. One other AL competitor will be added Thursday. Under this year's new bracket format, the AL winner will face the best National League performer in a final, head-to-head round to determine a champion.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Orioles' best slugger won't participate in this year's Home Run Derby, but the club still will be represented at the event. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who entered Tuesday leading the major leagues with 28 home runs, declined an invitation from American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. But center fielder Adam Jones didn't turn down the opportunity to hit in the annual event, which will be held Monday at Target Field in Minneapolis. “I said, 'What do you want to do?
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was invited to participate in this year's All-Star Game Home Run Derby earlier this week, but the major leagues' co-home run leader said Sunday that he likely won't take part in the event. Cruz said he didn't necessarily think that participating in the event would affect his swing following the All-Star break. But with the Orioles in the playoff race, Cruz said he wouldn't want to risk that. The Home Run Derby, which will take place July 14 - the day before the All-Star Game - at Target Field in Minneapolis, is a popular fan event, but players have increasingly found themselves torn whether to participate.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
ELMONT, N.Y. - In the end, California Chrome could not outrun recent history. All week, veteran horsemen had pointed to the 11/2-mile oval at Belmont Park, the longest in American thoroughbred racing, and predicted it would be the grueling expanse on which his Triple Crown quest withered. They had seen it too many times, brilliantly fast horses losing their juice down the stretch of the Belmont Stakes. Surely this son of a sluggish filly and an unremarkable stallion would falter, just as Big Brown and Smarty Jones and Silver Charm had in the 36 years before him. It wasn't the result most in racing wanted, but the skeptics' logic held.
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By MILTON KENT | May 5, 1995
Jim McKay has heard all the talk about all the trouble the horse racing industry is in, and while all the chatter concerns him, McKay knows that if there is one day where all is nearly perfect in the sport, that day is tomorrow, when the 121st running of the Kentucky Derby takes place."
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
With the short-lived nasal strip controversy resolved and wins in two Triple Crown races on his resume, California Chrome arrived in Elmont, N.Y., shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, where his connections plan to run the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby champion in the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Chrome, who won the 139th Preakness by 1 1/2 lengths on Saturday, will try to become the first winner of horse racing's Triple Crown since Affirmed...
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By Don Markus and Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Bob Baffert , the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago. After winning the Arkansas Derby that year, Bodemeister finished second in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. After Bayern won in Arkansas last month, Baffert decided to have him race in the 1-mile Derby trial rather than the 1 ¼-mile Derby. Bayern - named after soccer power Bayern Munich, the favorite club of the horse's owner Kaleem Shah - finished first in the Derby trial with Rosie Napravnik aboard, but he was later disqualified for interference and given second.
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