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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
If as Duke wins another national championship in men's lacrosse Monday at M&T Bank Stadium, then we can start talking about a dynasty. If the Blue Devils capture another title, it will be their third in five years (2010 and 2013). And there is no denying that Duke has been the most consistent and dominant power, having played in eight straight Final Fours. In that time, some of the traditional powers -- like Virginia, Syracuse, Cornell and Johns Hopkins -- have slipped . At some of those schools, there have been rumors about firing some of the game's greatest coaches, even though those talks always seem to be premature.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Frank Cashen, the Orioles executive who oversaw the team's halcyon years - when it traded for Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, hired Earl Weaver as manager and won two world championships - died Monday at 88. A Baltimore native, Cashen died of complications from congestive heart failure surrounded by family members at Easton Memorial Hospital in Talbot County. Cashen led the Orioles for a decade (1966-75), during which they also won four American League pennants and two division championships.
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By Jim Henneman hTCSO: Sun Staff Writer | June 4, 1994
They don't even have the best record in the American League, let alone the majors, but don't be misled. A strong argument can be made that the team playing against the Orioles this weekend is the best in baseball.The more the Chicago White Sox are analyzed, the more impressive they become. If the top two pitchers (Jack McDowell and Alex Fernandez, who are 7-13 combined) in the rotation find their normal groove, and all else remains the same, the players association is the only group that figures to be able to stop this team.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
If as Duke wins another national championship in men's lacrosse Monday at M&T Bank Stadium, then we can start talking about a dynasty. If the Blue Devils capture another title, it will be their third in five years (2010 and 2013). And there is no denying that Duke has been the most consistent and dominant power, having played in eight straight Final Fours. In that time, some of the traditional powers -- like Virginia, Syracuse, Cornell and Johns Hopkins -- have slipped . At some of those schools, there have been rumors about firing some of the game's greatest coaches, even though those talks always seem to be premature.
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By Michael Hill | August 2, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- About the fourth year of "Dynasty," Linda Evans, who starred as Krystle Carrington in the series, was in a store in Greece admiring a pair of earrings."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 15, 1994
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- This is where it started three years ago. In frigid Rich Stadium, in the midst of a Buffalo blizzard, against the shivering Los Angeles Raiders.When the Buffalo Bills pulverized the Raiders on Jan. 20, 1991, their 51-3 victory not only propelled them into Super Bowl XXV, but it also signaled the start of an AFC dynasty.This is where it could end, too. In snow-packed Rich Stadium, in arctic conditions, against the Raiders.The Bills' three-year dynasty, perhaps never more vulnerable, is on the line today when they tangle with the Raiders in a second-round AFC playoff game.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | October 20, 1990
OAKLAND, Calif. -- It is no easy matter, this dynasty business. You don't see any Mings hanging around anymore, do you?The A's dynasty, nearly a year old, was about to collapse under its own weight when Tony La Russa, the genius, had an idea.He would blame Jose.Perfect. As far as targets go, our man Canseco is baseball's answer to the Aberdeen Proving Ground. He's rich, loud, egocentric, and he drives too fast to boot. Usually, he's saying something endearingly dumb -- such as the other team would be lucky to win one game -- and when he's not doing that or hitting monstrous home runs or just being a goof, he butchers the odd ball in right field.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1997
It was bad enough when the Carolina Panthers unseated the San Francisco 49ers as NFC West champs a year ago. But it was stepping way over the line of good judgment for Carolina quarterback Kerry Collins to suggest, as he did at a pep rally last January, that it was the making of a dynasty.The 49ers have the only dynasty in the West. This week, their West Coast empire struck back to claim its 13th division title in the past 17 years.Then the 49ers lectured Carolina on NFL etiquette."We feel we took back what is rightfully ours," 49ers linebacker Gary Plummer said after Sunday's 27-19 win over the Panthers.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | October 20, 1990
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Whoever blows the Oakland A's horn now should be blowing taps.Sic transit gloria. Not to mention, Jose and Eck and Rickey and the rest of the boys.The A's expected bid for greatness seems to have fallen just a little short. In fact, as dynasties go, the A's has lasted about -- what? -- 642 years less than the Ming Dynasty.If there's a place for this team in history, it could be only for worst performance ever. Yeah, ever. Even the 1919 Black Sox won a couple of games, and they weren't trying.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
Emboldened by his team's early-season success, Orioles owner Peter Angelos has pledged he will not scrimp in addressing the offensive vacuum created by right fielder Eric Davis' prolonged absence."
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By Nelson Coffin and For The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
Loyola flexed its dynasty muscles again at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship meet Saturday at McDonogh, claiming its 25th team title in the last 26 years. The Dons had the crown all but wrapped up after the morning phase of the day-long event, well before the final swims in the evening on the way to a decisive, 436-265 victory over runner-up McDonogh. Mount St. Joseph (147 points), Calvert Hall (145), Archbishop Spalding (85) and Gilman (74)
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By David Horsey | February 4, 2014
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up aggression of professional football and the laid back mellowness of smoking a joint? I've got nothing against Denver -- a perfectly fine city, as far as I'm concerned. But, as many of my readers know, I am a Seattle boy. My great grandparents arrived in the muddy little town on the shore of Puget Sound in the 1880s.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 5, 2014
Fair warning: This is about the "Duck Dynasty" controversy. Yes, I know. I'm sick of it, too. Still, relying upon my First Amendment right to freedom of speech, I will make a few observations about Phil Robertson, the grizzled Louisiana duck hunter turned reality TV star whose comments about black and gay people recently got him suspended -- and then unsuspended -- by A&E. If you find my observations disagreeable you may, relying upon your own...
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By Jonah Goldberg | December 30, 2013
Normally at this time of year, the culture-war fight is over a guy with a white beard. That's true again this year. What's different is that Phil Robertson has taken Santa's place, and instead of a war on Christmas, we have a war on "Duck Dynasty. " The patriarch of the popular A&E reality show said some crude things about homosexuals to GQ magazine. A&E was sufficiently offended that it suspended him from a show about his own family. So far, the controversy understandably has been framed as a fight over free speech.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
It was one of the shortest and most meaningless suspensions in the history of television. So, why did A&E bow down to Phil Robertson and his Louisiana clan so shamelessly, after his ignorant and insulting comments about gays and African-Americans? Howie Kurtz, host of "Media Buzz," and I tackled that question Sunday on Kurtz's Fox News media review show. Here's the video. Check it out and let me know what you think. And, what Robertson said is neither a free speech issue nor irrefutably sanctioned by The Bible.
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December 28, 2013
The outrage industry was in high dudgeon just before Christmas over remarks "Duck Dynasty" family patriarch, Phil Robertson, made to GQ magazine about homosexuality. Outrage is the primary ingredient for political fundraising and political power. One must always have an enemy. Let's go down the "I Take Offense" checklist and make sure all the boxes were "ticked" before considering a larger point. -- Liberal New York writer goes slumming among the hayseeds in Louisiana and deliberately creates a controversy by asking a Bible-loving Christian to define sin. Check.
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By Bob Maisel | October 28, 1990
A little Sunday smorgasbord:Many years ago I decided I didn't know what constituted a dynasty in sports, that maybe such a thing didn't exist.What were the qualifications? To be considered as one, did a team have to win three, four, five championships in a row, or was it enough just to win the most regular-season games over an extended period? Having reached the conclusion that I didn't have the answers, I vowed to strike the word dynasty from my sports vocabulary, and stopped using it.The Oakland Athletics went into the World Series as a very good baseball team.
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October 1, 1999
TODAY is the 50th anniversary of the moment when the revolutionary Mao Tse-tung climbed atop the gate of Beijing's Forbidden City and proclaimed the People's Republic of China. War preceded and tumult followed.He was the worst of Communists, embodying world revolution when Josef Stalin was rhetorically more restrained. He was the greatest of liberators, unchaining a giant from feudal slumber.He was the madman who proclaimed a great leap forward on sheer willpower that broke the nation. Where class, age and education were venerated, he was the paranoid who sicced teen-agers on parents and peasants on gentility, to destroy the social order and national genius.
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December 27, 2013
I came across The Sun's editorial regarding "Duck Dynasty" while searching the Internet to sign Mike Huckabee's petition supporting Phil Robertson ("Ruffling feathers,  Dec. 23). I grew up near Baltimore, am an independent, went to prestigious universities in the East and am a Phi Beta Kappa. I think your editorial basically blew it. You missed the most important thing going on here - the attempt of the politically correct police like Piers Morgan to suppress speech and opinions that disagree with their views.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
One of the shortest and most meaningless suspensions in TV history ended Friday with A&E announcing that it was back in business with "Duck Dynasty" and its 67-year-old, bearded patriarch Phil Robertson. The announcement was a total cave-in by a cable channel in the face of a defiant Robertson and the members of his Louisiana clan. The cable channel had put Robertson on "hiatus" Dec. 18 after he was quoted in a GQ article comparing homosexuality to bestiality while making other ignorant and insulting comments about gay identity and sexuality.
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