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By Edward Lee | November 14, 2011
For the season, Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff has converted 21-of-27 field goals, which isn't bad. But he is just 1-of-6 from 50 yards or beyond - including two misses in the team's 22-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. Cundiff has never missed more than two attempts from 50 yards or more in his career, which is why he did not sound happy after the game. “That's my job,” he said. “My job is to make kicks, and I haven't done that.” Cundiff said swirling winds at CenturyLink Field played a role in his two misses Sunday.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
Date: June 14 Her story: Jannette Merritt, 31, grew up in Owings Mills. She is a technical accounts manager at Livefyre, a social content sharing company, in its New York City office. Her father, Otis Merritt III, a retired warden of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and stepmother, Clarice Paschall , live in Baltimore. Her mother, Marlene Merritt-Hall, and stepfather, Charles Hall, live in Myrtle Beach, S.C. His story: Michael Phillips, 40, grew up in Queens, N.Y. He is a network engineer for Collective, an online audience targeting company based in New York City.
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January 14, 2007
On January 9, 2007; CHARLES E. DISTANCE, SR.; beloved husband of Flora Mae Smooth-Distance; loving son of Elzina Dawson; devoted father of Charles E. Distance (Doreen), Rodney A. Distance (Robin), Sharon Distance-Hawkins (Jeffrey), Kenneth J. Distance (Huld); adoring grandfather of Rodney Alvin Distance, Jessica Charlene Distance, Charles Edward Distance, Jordan Craig Distance Sydnee Danielle Distance, Derrick Alvin Distance, Jarred Alexander Hawkins, Morgan Huld Distance, Isak Evan Distance; great-grandfather of Tajaha, Janae, Kayla, Jayla, Taryn; dear brother of Milton Randolph, Jr.; brother-in-law of Mildred Rawlings Distance and Earlene Brown Smooth; friends of Marvin Gunn, Peter Modlin, Elbert Brown and Rupert Lily.
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From Sun staff reports | June 7, 2014
The biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race will include new twists when the 35th edition of the sailboat competition begins next June. Starts will be divided with the slower boats departing Friday morning, June 5, and the faster boats leaving the next day. Classes starting Friday will sail a slightly shorter course that does not require rounding Chesapeake Light after entering the Atlantic Ocean. Grand prix classes, all of which will start Saturday, will cover the traditional 475-nautical mile course.
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Kevin Van Valkenburg | November 17, 2011
Ravens coach John Harbaugh is a big believer in using stats to help him make decisions in the kicking game. He likes to know prior to the start of every game exactly what distance his kicker has been hitting from during warm-ups. He isn't interested in what a kicker's career best is, he wants to know how he's doing on a specific and in specific conditions. So when he heard Billy Cundiff was kicking 58-yard field goals going both directions prior to the Ravens game against Seattle, Harbaugh felt good about calling on Cundiff to hit a long field goal.
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By Linda Robertson | June 29, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - Tracktown USA has always been an incubator of running talent. Tradition, pine-lined trails and cool rain make this a haven where endurance athletes thrive. Bill Bowerman, the legendary University of Oregon coach, invented the waffle sole in his Eugene kitchen and teamed with one of his runners, Phil Knight, to create Nike. The latest in a long line of Duck greats won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday in commanding and symbolic style.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
As then-17-year-old Sarah Melanson crossed the finish line of the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Championship early this fall, she couldn't believe what she had just endured. She had swum 2.4 miles through jellyfish-infested waters, had biked 112 miles while battling near-record winds and then, to cap off a 15-hour effort, had run 26.2 miles for a full marathon. "I was like, 'Are you sure I did that?'" Melanson said. "It was completely surreal. I couldn't even believe I had just done it. " Her disbelief was shared by the family members who gathered to watch her finish, long after darkness set on the dimly lit course in Cambridge in Dorchester County.
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April 2, 2013
Aberdeen Head coaches : John Mobley and Kyree Edwards. Assistant coaches : James Blackwell II, Kyle Brown, Sammi Real, Jaime White and Charles Powell II Top returning boys : Austin Bonsall (Sr.) sprints, jumps; James Blackwell III (Jr.), throws; Kion Gibson, (So.) hurdles, sprints; Isaiah Chapman (Sr.) sprints; Wyatt Bucci (Jr.) sprints; Dramil Boykin (So.) sprints, jumps; Chris Banko (Sr.) distance; Ken'Shae McCraney (Jr.) sprints; Dante Warfield (Sr.) sprints, throws; Marquez Sloan (Sr.)
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February 24, 2011
June 9, 1943: The Orioles and Rochester played to a scoreless 18-inning tie. Both starters went the distance.
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By STAFF REPORTS | June 19, 2006
NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Dodge/Save Mart 350 Site -- Sonoma, Calif. When -- Sunday, 3:40 p.m. TV -- Chs. 45, 5 (3 p.m.) Track -- Infineon Raceway (1.99-mile road course) Distance -- 110 laps, 218.9 miles 2005 winner -- Tony Stewart 2005 pole-sitter -- Jeff Gordon FORMULA ONE Grand Prix of Canada Site -- Montreal When -- Sunday, 1 p.m. TV -- SPEED Track -- Gilles Villeneuve Circuit (2.71-mile street course) Distance -- 70 laps, 189.686 miles 2005 winner -- Kimi Raikkonen INDY RACING LEAGUE SunTrust Indy Challenge Site -- Richmond, Va. When -- Saturday, 8 p.m. TV -- ESPN2 Track -- Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile oval)
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
"Since Affirmed in 1978" - it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing. And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize - the Triple Crown. Affirmed was the last to do it, 36 years ago, and the ensuing drought has coincided with a long downturn in popularity for racing. The sport's stakeholders have hungered for a new superstar, and a Triple Crown seems the surest way to make one. Which is where California Chrome enters the picture.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Catholic senior distance runner Ellie Gonzalez didn't slow down for a minute this year as she completed a fine four-year career in cross country and track. Boys' Latin senior lacrosse standout Shack Stanwick also proved to be a step ahead of the rest in leading the No. 1 Lakers to an undefeated season and, in the process, shattering the storied program's record book. On Wednesday, Gonzalez and Stanwick were recognized for their fine accomplishments this year by being named The Baltimore Sun's Female and Male High School Athletes of the Year at the 48th annual awards luncheon at the newspaper's downtown headquarters.
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Patrick Maynard | April 24, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- When Stephanie Ryall steps onto the track tonight at the 120th Penn Relays, she'll be one of only three Canadian individuals at the event. None of the three have run there before. The Hamilton runner says a calm strategy should help her handle the pressure. "I want to go for a good time" the 11th-grader at Westdale Secondary said earlier this week when asked about her goals. "I'm not really going for place. " "Girls like Tessa Barrett, Hannah DeBalsi ... those girls are much faster than me. " For Ryall, a good time in the 3000m run means 9:45 or faster, which is just over 10 seconds quicker than what she has run at this year's indoor meets.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells from contamination by methane leaking from drilling sites. Gas drilling rigs would generally have to be at least 2,000 feet from public or private water wells under rules being considered by the Maryland Department of the Environment, officials said Monday during a meeting of the governor's advisory commission on the issue.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Danika Ani Francis Scott Key, shot put, junior Ani won the Class 2A state title indoors after a solid outdoor season last spring, in which she took second in the state. Toni Brown Milford Mill, sprints, senior Brown played a big role in Milford Mill's second place finish in Class 3A this winter. She can run sprints and relays and score a lot of points for the Millers. Sharon Dorsey Western Tech, sprints/middle distance, senior Dorsey helped Western Tech win the Class 2A state indoor title in its first season there this winter.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
An asteroid was passing within 217,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon, closer than the moon's distance from the planet. The asteroid is known as  2014 DX110 and is estimated to be 100 feet wide, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. It was expected to reach its closest distance to Earth at about 4 p.m. The Slooh Community Observatory was broadcasting the fly-by live online . Scientists detect asteroids passing as closely about 20 times a year, according to JPL.  The Near-Earth Object Observations Program, known as "Spaceguard," monitors them.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 24, 2006
NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Allstate 400 at the Brick yard Site -- Indianapolis When -- Aug. 6 Track -- Indianapolis Motor Speed way (2.5-mile oval) Distance -- 160 laps, 400 miles 2005 winner -- Jeff Gordon INDY RACING LEAGUE Firestone Indy 400 Site -- Brooklyn, Mich. When -- Sunday, 3:30 p.m. TV -- Chs. 2, 7 Track -- Michigan International Speedway (2-mile oval) Distance -- 200 laps, 400 miles 2005 winner -- Bryan Herta 2005 pole-sitter -- Bryan Herta CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES San Jose Grand Prix Site -- San Jose, Calif.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Danika Ani Francis Scott Key, shot put, junior Ani won the Class 2A state title indoors after a solid outdoor season last spring, in which she took second in the state. Toni Brown Milford Mill, sprints, senior Brown played a big role in Milford Mill's second place finish in Class 3A this winter. She can run sprints and relays and score a lot of points for the Millers. Sharon Dorsey Western Tech, sprints/middle distance, senior Dorsey helped Western Tech win the Class 2A state indoor title in its first season there this winter.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
As then-17-year-old Sarah Melanson crossed the finish line of the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Championship early this fall, she couldn't believe what she had just endured. She had swum 2.4 miles through jellyfish-infested waters, had biked 112 miles while battling near-record winds and then, to cap off a 15-hour effort, had run 26.2 miles for a full marathon. "I was like, 'Are you sure I did that?'" Melanson said. "It was completely surreal. I couldn't even believe I had just done it. " Her disbelief was shared by the family members who gathered to watch her finish, long after darkness set on the dimly lit course in Cambridge in Dorchester County.
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