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By Kevin Baxter, Tribune Newspapers | July 9, 2010
DURBAN, South Africa — Early in the second half of the Netherlands' World Cup quarterfinal against Brazil, Dutch forward Arjen Robben leaped high in the air, then fell to the ground violently as if he'd been shot. Never mind that Brazilian defender Michel Bastos, the man closest to Robben, never touched him. Referee Yuichi Nishimura bought the act, awarded the Netherlands a free kick that Wesley Sneijder turned into a goal, and a half-hour later, Brazil was on its way home.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business. And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef. "I was struggling," Creager says. These days, Creager's establishment - Chaps Pit Beef - is a Baltimore legend. His stand, in the parking lot of the Gentlemen's Gold Club on Pulaski Highway, has been featured on national television shows five times.
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Peter Schmuck | February 4, 2012
Even during a rebuilding season, men's basketball clearly is king at the University of Maryland, which is why Comcast Center was packed and ESPN was on hand for the Terps ' scrappy, near-miss performance against No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday. Just a few hundred yards away in the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium, a much more intimate group of fans watched the Maryland swimming and diving team dominate Georgetown on Senior Day and went home wondering whether they would ever be back.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Loyola Maryland, the No. 3 seed in the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament, has the honor of opening the postseason by facing Albany on Saturday at noon at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore. And that's a good thing for Greyhounds coach Charley Toomey. “It drives me crazy to walk into our locker room and seeing the guys sitting on a couch and watching another game,” he said on Tuesday. “For [Great Danes coach] Scott [Marr], I'm sure that sitting in a hotel and having the guys watch another game, as a coach, that drives you nuts.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 30, 2005
On the island of Nevis in the West Indies, Mount Nevis Hotel offers a "Diving Me Crazy Package" that covers seven nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, car rental for five days and three days of diving, for $2,515 for two through Dec. 14 and $3,125 for two Dec. 15-April 15, including tax and service charge. The hotel features tennis courts, pool and free shuttle to a beach club. Details: 800-756-3847; mountnevishotel.com.
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By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | June 2, 1993
Snorkeling wasn't enough for 68-year-old Polly Lamartin.She didn't want to view the ocean underworld from above; she wanted to be among those thousands of little-seen, little-known sea creatures. So she and her 70-year-old husband, Fred, tossed away their snorkels and donned respirators and air tanks."There was no way I could get down to see the things I really wanted to see, so after about a year I finally convinced my husband to take a scuba diving course with me," Mrs. Lamartin said.After eight weeks of intensive classroom and pool training at the Annapolis Scuba Center, the Annapolis couple was ready.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | June 8, 1994
Inky the whale led researchers on a four-day, 100-mile chase along the Atlantic's Gulf Stream current before vanishing in deep blue water far off the Georgia coast.The disappearance of the 325-pound, 6 1/2 -foot-long Inky came Saturday morning with the loss of a tracking signal from a radio transmitter that the young female pygmy sperm whale had been wearing on her dorsal fin.The gear was attached before her release in the Atlantic May 31, about 35 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla.Inky -- found near death at a New Jersey beach Thanksgiving Day with a stomach blockage of swallowed plastic trash and nursed back to health at Baltimore's National Aquarium -- appeared to have adapted well in returning to the ocean, said the scientists who followed her on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1996
ATLANTA -- China's Fu Mingxia became the first woman to win both the platform and springboard diving competition at the Olympics since 1960 with her gold-medal performance in the springboard competition last night, and moved her country one step closer to a sweep of the four diving events at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.The last to sweep the two women's events was Ingrid Kramer of Germany. Fu entered last night's final ranked third, but overtook morning leader Irina Lashko of Russia and had the competition all but wrapped up after her fourth attempt -- a reverse 2 1/2 somersault.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | January 31, 1991
When Mike Tamberino, then all of 8 years old, came hom with word that he had been asked to join Dulaney Pool's summer diving team, his mother had a predictable response."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | July 24, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- He used to make weight. Now, he makes splashes.Mark Lenzi is a wrestler-turned-diver. He is the best 3-meter springboard performer in America. Maybe the best in the world.He brings an attitude and a spin to his sport. As the heir to Greg Louganis' Olympic throne, he has come to Barcelona talking of winning a gold and starting a dynasty."It may be the post-Louganis era," he said. "But it's the pre-Lenzi era."At 24, with just six years of experience, Lenzi has transformed himself from a stocky, muscular mat rat into a diving cannonball.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
MESA, Ariz. - There was a time, before the 2012 Olympics, when swimming became a grim exercise for its greatest practitioner, Michael Phelps.  The pool felt like a place of obligation, not joy, and thus Phelps walked away from the sport after bringing his record gold-medal total to 18 in London. That dread was nowhere in evidence Thursday when Phelps made his triumphant return to competitive swimming after a 20-month retirement. Phelps beamed on the starting block before his first race, acknowledging the effusive roar he'd received from a sellout crowd at the Mesa Grand Prix.  Then, he showed he could still swim a little bit. In a performance that wiped away any doubts about his form, Phelps posted the day's fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly at 52.84 seconds.
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Sports Digest | April 4, 2014
College swimming and diving Towson High alumna Felicia Lee wins 2014 Honda Sports Award Stanford senior Felicia Lee was named the Honda Sports Award winner for swimming and diving, presented annually to the top female athlete in the sport. With the honor, Lee, a Towson High alumna, becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Honda Cup. Lee earned seven All-America honors at the NCAA championships while capturing five titles. She finished first in the 100-meter butterfly and in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle relays and the 200- and 400-meter medley relays.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
“Sit at the bar. It's more fun,” greeted our bartender, slightly smirking on a recent Tuesday night in Upper Fells Point. We had just walked into Cockey's, the new neighborhood corner bar that moved from Hollins Market and opened in the former Shed Row space in January. With only one person seated at the time, we bypassed the five unoccupied high-top tables and settled in at the bar. It did not take long to realize Cockey's makes a strong addition to the area, filling a void for Upper Fells Point customers in search of an instantly comfortable bar, lacking frills and pretentions, in walking distance.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
At the midpoint of the 2013 season and heading into a bye this weekend, the Johns Hopkins football team is 5-0 overall (4-0 in the Centennial Conference) and ranked 14thin Division III in the latest American Football Coaches Association poll. The offense is ranked sixth and 11th in the country in yards and points per game, respectively. The defense isn't far behind, ranking 13th and 17th in yards and points allowed. Coach Jim Margraff usually refrains from making any grand announcements, but he acknowledged that the Blue Jays have positioned themselves for the remaining five games on the regular-season schedule.
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July 23, 2013
The North St. John's dive team closed out another undefeated regular season with a pair of convincing victories. The team defeated the Five Oaks Barracudas on the road July 11 and then the St. Andrew's Dive Team at home. Special tributes were given to the team's three graduating seniors Matt Kohler, Sean Kelly and Nick Lucchesi. The team finished the regular season 6-0 and now will turn its focus to the Central Maryland Dive League Championships at Waugh Chapel on July 28. North St. John's 75; Five Oaks 14 North St. John's results: 6-UG: 1. Rylee Donnell, 31.80; 2. Emily Simcock, 27.10; 3. Isabelle Perry, 26.6; Bella Pitrone, 24.5.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Last August, Casey Powell announced that he had retired from Major League Lacrosse. Nearly a year later, he's back -- and as dominant as ever. The attackman earned Warrior Offensive Player of the Week honors after an outstanding season debut for the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Saturday's overtime win over the Boston Cannons, Major League Lacrosse announced Monday. In his first MLL game since June 2012, Powell had four points -- including the tying goal on a diving effort with five seconds left -- to lead the Bayhawks to a 13-12 win, their first overtime victory in four tries this season.
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By Sam Atkinson and Sam Atkinson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 14, 2003
Gilman's Doug Scott is not your typical diver. The soft-spoken Scott has only been performing in the sport for three years, but in that time, he has been internationally tested and now he has become the best in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. Scott claimed his first MIAA diving championship last night at Loyola Blakefield with a score of 404.20. A year ago, he finished third. Mount St. Joseph junior Tim Ward took second place after his final dive in the 11th round gave him 35.10 points for a total of 362.70.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | February 16, 2003
For most athletes, finishing 29th out of 30 competitors would be a forgettable experience. But for diver Katie Griffin, reminiscing about last April's Junior Olympic East National Championships evokes a shy smile and a faraway look. The trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a diving meet turned into four days of quality time spent with her father, time that Griffin will cherish forever. Two months later, her father, Tony Griffin, died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. "I was so glad me and my dad had that time together," said Griffin, a Seton Keough junior.
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Aegis staff report | July 18, 2013
The Aberdeen Dive Team had its best performance of the summer this week, prevailing over St. Andrews, of Severna Park, 43-33. The Aberdeen team was led by five divers who secured first place finishes and 10 divers who each reached a qualifying score for the end of the season League Championship meet. Leading the team with first place finishes were Rocky Ramsland (8U boys), Jeffrey Kretschmer (9-10 boys), Amanda Kretschmer (11-12 girls), Nikki Bayles (11-12 boys) and Ciana Campo (15-18 girls)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
A member of the Baltimore Fire Department training to become a rescue diver was hospitalized Thursday after ascending to the surface of a Harford County quarry too quickly during a certification class, according to department officials. The man, who has not been identified, was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center Friday morning after being treated in its hyperbaric chamber and then being held overnight for observation, said Deputy Chief Paul Moore, director of training and education at the department's training academy.
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