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By Dave Rosenthal | July 10, 2013
ESPN knows that sex sells, and it takes advantage of that adage each summer with its "Body" issue. This video will give you a taste of the 2013 edition. The pages feature hard-bodied athletes such as 49erws quartback Colin Kaepernick, Washington Wizards guard John Wall and volleyball star Kerri Waslh Jennings in skimpy outfits, or none at all -- really, not much different from the way many athletes perform. But this is a more Vanity Fair-like treatment, with the bodies glistening with dew, rather than sweat.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay will be part of the crew calling Maryland's game against Ohio Saturday on ABC. To get a better feel for both teams, McShay spent part of this week watching film of the Terps' and Buckeyes' previous games. One of the players McShay apparently liked was Maryland fullback and Gilman alum Kenny Goins. "Maryland FB Kenneth Goins making quick rise to top of my favorite players on tape list,” McShay tweeted Thursday . “No. 30 is gonna find contact when he's on the field!
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
The former president of ESPN has joined Under Armour's board of directors, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company said Tuesday. George W. Bodenheimer served as ESPN's longest tenured president from 1998 to 2012, leading the sports network to unprecedented global growth, Under Armour said in an announcement. He also served as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, president of ABC Sports and most recently as executive chairman of ESPN before retiring from the company in May. "His pioneering vision and his experience building and leading a global sports media brand will bring important perspective and expertise to our company as we continue to expand the UA brand globally," Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said in the announcement.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Offering an emphatic response to what he perceived as an attack on his organization's integrity, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti on Monday rebutted a recent report saying that the organization engaged in a “pattern of misinformation and misdirection” following Ray Rice's arrest in February. In an unusual, nearly 50-minute news conference that brought the national media to the team's Owings Mills training facility, Bisciotti again acknowledged the organization's faults in how it handled the fallout of the former running back's assault on his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator.
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By Mark Heisler, Tribune Newspapers | February 13, 2011
Anatomy of a Trade (Story): These days the best trades are those ESPN makes up, like its one-day Carmelo Anthony-Andrew Bynum blockbuster with as much basis in fact as Bigfoot. Here's what happened: Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak asked Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri what they want for 'Melo. In the NBA version of "Mission: Impossible's" self-destructing messages, both GMs say the other called him, standard practice since the invention of the telephone.
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Sports Digest | January 17, 2012
Et cetera Gary Williams takes job with ESPN 980 Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams , who works as an analyst for the Big Ten Network, will join ESPN 980, a Washington-based sports radio station, as its "college hoops insider. " Williams will appear weekly on "The Sports Fix" with Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro , and on "The Sports Reporters" with Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban . Williams will be on the station through April 3. More men's college basketball: Johns Hopkins junior guard Adam Spengler was named PrestoSports/Pride of Maryland Player of the Week.
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April 18, 1995
Due to a scheduling change, ESPN's feature on Boys' Latin's top-ranked lacrosse team, originally slated for yesterday at 3:30 p.m. on Scholastic Sports America, will be broadcast today at 1 p.m., an ESPN spokesman said.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,ESPNSun Staff Writer | September 6, 1994
Just a couple of months after ESPN first signed on the air Sept. 7, 1979, from a piecemeal studio in wooded Bristol, Conn., Chris Berman got nervous.Heavy rain had come to the area, turning the parking lot into a quagmire. The time to begin planning the overnight "SportsCenter" was rapidly approaching, but the producer, a heavy-set fellow named Fred, was nowhere to be found."It was raining cats and dogs, and no one knew what was going on," said Berman, the anchor. "Finally, about 9:30 or 10, we went outside and looked around, and we found that Fred had sunk waist-deep in the mud."
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
Every year ESPN zeros in on one player who was expected to go in the first round and doesn't. It really is unnecessary. Last night, we had to endure the countless camera shots of a disappointed Geno Smith, West Virginia's star quarterback. We had to watch him doodle on his cell phone or some other electronic device as team after team picked someone else in the first round. I understand ESPN is trying to capture the emotion, but these are 21- and 22-year-old kids. They have waited for this moment all of their lives, but sometimes enough is enough.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
ESPN released its Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first half of the season Tuesday, confirming that the Orioles will make their first appearance in the weekly national showcase since 2008. The Orioles' April 14 game at the New York Yankees will begin at 8:05 p.m. and will be called by the team of Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser and John Kruk. Former Baltimore Sun writer Buster Olney is ESPN's Sunday Night reporter. The last time the Orioles were on Sunday Night Baseball was Sept.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
  You can only shake your head in wonderment at cable TV when an ESPN show host gets it wrong as to what's in an investigative report that his own channel just published. And worse, it's on one of the biggest stories in the history of professional sports. That happened with Bob Ley on ESPN yesterday as he reported the results of a probe by the channel's "Outside the Lines" team into the Ray Rice elevator attack on his then-fiancée and what is looking more each day like a cover-up on the part of the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
ESPN is bringing its Sunday Night Baseball crew to Baltimore this week to cover the final stop of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's farewell tour at Camden Yards and, oh yeah, to showcase the first-place Orioles, who entered Friday's game 10 games up on the second-place Toronto Blue Jays and 4.5 games behind the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in baseball. ESPN was kind enough to hook us up with Sunday Night Baseball announcer Dan Shulman, who has called the Sunday showcases since 2011 and is one of the best in the game.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
When the first video of Ray Rice dragging his then-fiancee off a casino elevator like a slab of meat appeared, I thought, "God bless TMZ. " With TMZ's release of video today showing him punching Janay Palmer twice and knocking her to the floor, I say, God bless TMZ again and again. You can read what I wrote in February here under the headline: "Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine. " TMZ did the job the mainstream sports media failed to do in showing us the ugliness of this incident.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Orioles announced Thursday that their Sept. 14 game against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards has been moved to 8:05 p.m. for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. The game, which originally was scheduled for 1:35 p.m., will be the fourth game in three days between the top two teams in the American League East division. The clubs are scheduled to play a day-night doubleheader Friday at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. before a 1:05 p.m. game Saturday. Eutaw Street gates will open at 6 p.m. for the Sept.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
An ESPN poll of NFL front office personnel and coordinators had good things to say about Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who checks in among the top quarter of NFL head coaches. Harbaugh came in ninth in the poll conducted by ESPN's Mike Sando , which asked 30 NFL industry sources to rate the coaches on a 1-5 scale, with one being best and five being the worst. The scores were then averaged, with the lowest average number being the best. Harbaugh's score placed him firmly in the second-tier of NFL coaches and one spot behind his brother, Jim, who coaches the San Francisco 49ers.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
The former president of ESPN has joined Under Armour's board of directors, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company said Tuesday. George W. Bodenheimer served as ESPN's longest tenured president from 1998 to 2012, leading the sports network to unprecedented global growth, Under Armour said in an announcement. He also served as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, president of ABC Sports and most recently as executive chairman of ESPN before retiring from the company in May. "His pioneering vision and his experience building and leading a global sports media brand will bring important perspective and expertise to our company as we continue to expand the UA brand globally," Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said in the announcement.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - ESPN college basketball analyst Doris Burke said Saturday that she is disheartened by Maryland's impending move to the Big Ten Conference and wishes that financial considerations didn't have to tear leagues apart. “I get that, financially, Maryland couldn't turn it down,” Burke said in an interview on the eve of the Final Four, which ESPN is broadcasting. “My question is, are we ever going to get to a point where an athletics director and a president says, 'I don't care about the money.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Alex Len sat down with ESPN's Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons for a mock job interview as part of Grantland's The Full NBA Job Interview series. The 11-minute interview covered numerous topics , from Len's roots in gymnastics, his transition to America from Ukraine, Ukrainian women and his first potential purchase with an NBA contract The trio also analyzed some game film of the former Maryland star. Simmons likened Len to Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert in terms of ability when he came out of Georgetown.  Len says he's done his research on Hibbert.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
ESPN's Mike Sando sure knows how we like to fill our Ravens downtime - with talk of just how elite quarterback Joe Flacco is. The ESPN writer polled a number of NFL sources and asked a total of 28 to grade each of the league's starting quarterbacks, then put those into tiers in a piece today on the Worldwide Leader. The piece is behind ESPN Insider's pay wall, but here's the spoiler you're looking for - Joe Flacco isn't in the elite tier. Sando's poll had Flacco at No. 12 in the league, in Tier 2, which included Eli Manning (New York Giants)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
The transfer carousel at Maryland has quieted in recent weeks, though it could start moving again if Mark Turgeon can convince former Kansas swingman Andrew White to visit College Park after taking a trip to Nebraska. But the exodus in April and May in which five former Terps left the program, and two future Terps came in, is still a topic for debate. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, Turgeon had the roughest spring of any Division I coach . Goodman blogged this week that combo guard Seth Allen was the nation's top transfer and that in losing Allen, Nick Faust (City)
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