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June 26, 2012
Many character issues Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel It won't happen soon. Clemens' acquittal probably sways some voters on the fence about his candidacy. It won't put a big enough dent into the broader cross-section of writers who aren't prepared to induct anyone with strong links, circumstantial or otherwise, to the steroid era. The government did not fail to prove Clemens took steroids or human growth hormone. It failed to prove he perjured himself in front of Congress.
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Sports Digest | October 3, 2014
UMBC men's lacrosse coach Zimmerman's contract extended two years UMBC men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season, the school announced Wednesday. He will enter his 22nd season at UMBC in 2015, his 29th overall. His career record stands at 228-153; his winning percentage of .598 is among the top 10 of active Division I coaches. More college lacrosse: Ohio State will travel to Baltimore for Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Weekend.
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NEWS
January 9, 2013
The voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America pitched a shutout in this year's Hall of Fame election and delivered a not-so-surprising repudiation of baseball's tawdry steroid era. Maybe that was the right message to send to a sport that was awash in illegal performance-enhancing drugs during the 1990s and early 2000s, but it also came with a few ounces of injustice for those borderline candidates who were not implicated in...
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- For each inductee he introduced Friday night, emcee Chick Hernandez ran through a list of that person's accomplishments at the University of Maryland. For most who were announced, the 400 people gathered at tables in the Heise Room at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center would give a standard applause as the inductee was led from the back corner of the room to the front and eventually to their seat. But when Hernandez introduced Len Bias, the 400 rose from their seats and clapped for an extended period as members of Bias' family - his parents and two of his siblings - was led to the front of the room.
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October 13, 2011
Amy Nestor , of Columbia, will be inducted into the Coker Athletics Hall of Fame in October as a member of the 1998 softball team. Nestor received Second Team All-Conference honors. The Cobras started the season with a 38-game winning streak, and their record of 54-3 still stands as the best record in Coker history. They also set a record for best winning percentage in NCAA softball at the time.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | June 9, 2010
The African American Golfers Hall of Fame inducted UMES. "The university has been accorded this honor because it is the only historically black college [or] university — among a total of only 20 other institutions worldwide — certified by the Professional Golfers Association of America to offer the PGA Golf Management Degree Program," said Malachi Knowles, founder of the African American Golfers Hall of Fame. The university launched its PGA program in 2008. UMES president Thelma B. Thompson accepted the honors during a ceremony in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. "We are honored to be associated with the PGA and to be forever linked with legendary golfers from this country and abroad," she said.
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By Matt Vensel | March 5, 2012
Time will tell if Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, will make into to the Pro Football Hall of Fame whenever his playing career ends. But if Suggs does get inducted, his gear will be waiting for him when he arrives. The uniform worn by Suggs in his standout 2011 season arrived Thursday at the Hall of Fame , so if you make the trip up to Canton, Ohio you can check out the helmet, purple jersey, pants, socks and cleats he wore while chasing after enemy quarterbacks in 2011.
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By Glenn Graham and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 1, 2010
The Baltimore Blast will induct former standout defender Doug Neely into the team's Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. Nov. 11. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the Blast's game against the Missouri Comet at 1st Mariner Arena. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. Neely was a member of the Blast team in the 1991-92 season; played for the Baltimore Spirit from 1992-94 and for 1996-97; and returned to Baltimore from 1998-2002. He finished with 183 regular-season points during his career in Baltimore and appeared in three All-Star Games during his playing days here.
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By Matt Vensel | April 11, 2011
Tampa Bay Rays slugger Manny Ramirez retired from baseball on Friday afternoon after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. It was an abrupt but unsurprising end for one of the most colorful characters in the major leagues over the past decade. Ramirez hit 555 home runs and had 1,831 RBIs in his career, and he was a central figure when the Red Sox ended their 86-year championship drought in 2004. His resume as a player is pretty impressive, but he was twice banned for violating Major League Baseball's substance-abuse policy.
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By Nicole Fuller | nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | February 27, 2010
The state Board of Public Works has unanimously approved a long-term lease allowing the construction of the National Sailing Hall of Fame on Annapolis' waterfront. The decision Wednesday came after Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen and Richard L. Franyo, president of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, came to an agreement on the nonprofit museum's compliance with local laws. Because it will be built largely on state-owned land and therefore be exempt from Annapolis laws, residents and some lawmakers raised concerns about the museum's compliance with building rules in the city's historic district and with parking and alcohol regulations.
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Sports Digest | September 15, 2014
Racehorse Native Dancer, swimmer Beth Botsford , baseball-football players Tommy Brown and Brian Jordan , lacrosse player and coach Bob Scott and figure skater Kimmie Meissner will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. In addition, the Hall will present the John Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the contribution of individuals over a long career of supporting and advancing athletics in the state of Maryland, to the late Earl Banks , who was the football coach at Morgan State.
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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The ride from Collingswood, N.J., to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame takes about four hours by car. Fueled by a passion for the game very few possess, a South Jersey gym rat named Gary Williams arrived here in the class of 2014 after a four-plus-decade coaching journey. β€œIt's a great thrill, a very humbling experience,” Williams told a packed house at Symphony Hall that included nearly 100 family members, former players, assistants and friends, including Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and former Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
A few months after Maryland men's basketball star Len Bias died from a cocaine overdose in June 1986, and a few days after Dunbar High coach Bob Wade was named to replace Lefty Driesell as coach, a reporter called Gary Williams to ask whether he would have considered taking the job. "It would have been hard, but I would have had to do it - Maryland's my school," said Williams, who was entering his ninth year as a Division I head coach and had...
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
On Friday he is to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a greying icon of a long-gone professional league that introduced the tri-colored ball and the 3-point shot. That's where Bob "Slick" Leonard won acclaim. Three times in the early 1970s, Leonard coached the Indiana Pacers to championships in the American Basketball Association before it merged with the NBA in 1976. But while his induction is expected to embrace his Hoosier roots and ABA genius, Leonard really honed his skills as the Bullets' coach in 1963-64.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
The Baseball Hall of Fame reduced the number of years a player can remain on the ballot from 15 years to 10 last weekend. Though no one has come out and said it, the change seemed to target high-profile steroid users and limit their chances to enter the museum in Cooperstown. Unfortunately, it could have the same effect on former Orioles great Mike Mussina. FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver wrote about the rule change on his site Monday , and noted how the shorter ballot terms could keep players who voters might view as Hall of Fame tweeners from reaching the 75 percent vote threshold needed to enter the Hall.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Since a memorial service at a sweltering, standing-room only Cole Field House was held a few days after Len Bias' death in June 1986, there has been little official connection between the former basketball All-American and the University of Maryland. But nearly three decades after his fatal cocaine overdose, and the fallout that led to significant changes at the school, Bias will formally be recognized by Maryland when he is inducted posthumously into the Terps' athletics Hall of Fame.
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By Dan Connolly | January 9, 2013
ESPN's PR staff sent out snippets of their various reporters and commentators discussing Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote. More than anything, I believe it shows just how varied the thought processes are of voters and Hall of Fame (and potential) Hall of Fame members. Curt Schilling (Hall of Fame eligible, Baseball Tonight) on receiving 38.8 percent of the vote β€œI'm elated. I haven't gotten anybody out in six years. It's incredibly humbling and flattering and I'm excited just to be in the conversation.” Barry Larkin (Hall of Famer, Baseball Tonight)
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 28, 1993
Considering all that he's done over the years, you might think that Bob Geldof would be inordinately proud of his past.This, after all, is the man who not only came up with the idea for the famine relief project Band Aid but also co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas," which was one of Europe's biggest singles ever. From there, he went on to organize the Live Aid concerts, oversee relief efforts in Africa and write a best-selling autobiography (1986's "Is That All?") -- all while maintaining a musical career that started with the Irish punk act the Boomtown Rats and extends through three solo albums, including his newly released "The Happy Club."
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