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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer | October 30, 1995
Baltimore Stallions rookie running back Louis Fite was so excited to be given a chance to play yesterday that he was doing flips.With the Southern Division title already clinched and home-field advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs secured, Stallions coach Don Matthews took the opportunity to rest star running back Mike Pringle against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to see what Fite could do.After an inauspicious start -- Fite fumbled the first...
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- It wasn't long before Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck discovered the location of Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb . Once Luck found Webb, he began regularly peppering the veteran cornerback with a series of short-to-intermediate passes to his receivers. Webb allowed no touchdown passes or deep completions, but Luck completed several passes on him for first downs during the Colts' 20-13 win on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. That included the bulk of wide receiver Reggie Wayne 's seven catches for 77 yards along with a 16-yard completion to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks in the fourth quarter two plays before Luck rushed for a 13-yard touchdown.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | January 24, 1994
IRVING, Texas -- Quarterback Bernie Kosar didn't want to talk about vindication.He didn't want to talk about how satisfying it was to come off the bench to save the Dallas Cowboys' 38-21 NFC title game victory over the San Francisco 49ers yesterday after the Cleveland Browns dumped him earlier this year because he had "diminished skills.""After such a great win like this and with the [Super Bowl] game only seven days away, now is not the time to reflect back on the Cleveland situation," he said.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
When Towson welcomes Maine to Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday night for the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both sides, the matchup will pit two of the three teams in last year's race for the conference title. But both programs are shades of what they were in 2013. The Tigers (2-2), who advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision title game, absorbed a stunning 31-27 loss to Central Connecticut State in their season opener and recently won back-to-back games ito climb back to .500.
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By Bob Cole and Bob Cole,Special to The Sun | August 25, 1991
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- What was a huge success for NFL expansion hopes here was nothing more than a disappointing setback for )) Washington coach Joe Gibbs, as his Redskins fell to the previously winless New York Jets, 13-9, last night.With 69,117 packing Williams-Brice Stadium, those promoting the idea of an NFL team for the Carolinas had to be pleased. For the Redskins, playing their final exhibition game, it was much less satisfying, despite a last-minute rally that fell 18 yards short.The Jets bolted to a 13-0 halftime lead, then weathered a late rally that had what remained of the largely partisan Redskins crowd on its feet cheering.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | September 19, 1992
EDGEWOOD -- Edgewood High School (2-1) took out four years of frustration against Aberdeen High School (1-2) by playing its best game of the season in beating the Eagles, 12-0, at newly renovated Ram Stadium last night.Edgewood struck for touchdowns in the second and third quarters and a solid defense, keyed by Chris Robinson's two pass interceptions, did the rest, as the Rams defeated Aberdeen for the first time since 1987. The losers were restricted to one first down.Kenton Worthington, a slender, 6-foot-1 tailback, used his size to drag smaller, would-be tacklers into the secondary after working off good blocks on the line of scrimmage.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens. 66.7 - percentage of first-down plays Sunday in which Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco attempted a pass. In an attempt to catch the Pittsburgh Steelers off guard Sunday, the Ravens changed up their tendencies on first down. Instead of running the ball, which they had done on 55.8 percent of their first-down plays entering Week 7, the Ravens threw the ball on 16 of 24 first-down plays, or 66.7 percent.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | November 20, 1994
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- As the officials jogged out onto the field with the measuring sticks, a sellout crowd of 83,091 watched in anticipation, a state was paralyzed and a possible national championship was at stake.And with one brief swing of his arm, referee Bill Goss brought Alabama's title hopes back to life and put Auburn players in tears.Receiver Frank Sanders came up inches short on a fourth-down reception in the final minute, as No. 4 Alabama hung on for a 21-14 victory over in-state rival Auburn yesterday before an 80-percent pro-Crimson Tide crowd at Legion Field.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2000
Cameron Golden, a third-string quarterback, never even saw the fourth-down 63-yard touchdown pass he threw to Comer Norwood off a fake punt that allowed Wilde Lake to tie Howard with 1:22 left in regulation yesterday. The No. 3-ranked Wildecats (2-1 overall, 2-0 league) eventually won the battle of defending co-county champions in overtime at Wilde Lake, 20-14. It was the No. 14-ranked Lions' first loss. It was Golden's's first varsity pass, and he only got the chance because starting quarterback and punter Charles Berlin is sidelined with mononucleosis, and Golden is also the second-string punter.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 22, 1995
St. Paul's running back Chris Berrier remembers feeling helpless last season while standing on the sideline with his foot in a cast while visiting Severn ran away with a lopsided victory."
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens. 66.7 - percentage of first-down plays Sunday in which Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco attempted a pass. In an attempt to catch the Pittsburgh Steelers off guard Sunday, the Ravens changed up their tendencies on first down. Instead of running the ball, which they had done on 55.8 percent of their first-down plays entering Week 7, the Ravens threw the ball on 16 of 24 first-down plays, or 66.7 percent.
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By Todd Karpovich, For The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
Sherrod Hawkes is one of 11 Patterson players who regularly plays both offense and defense, setting the tone with his relentless, physical play. In Friday's night's key early-season matchup at Poly, Hawkes made several hard tackles behind the line of scrimmage and helped spark the Clippers' offense with explosive runs out of the backfield. Hawkes had two touchdowns and the Clippers forced three turnovers in a dominant 35-0 victory in the second annual Roger Wrenn Football Classic, which honors the former Poly coach.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif - Orioles manager Buck Showalter's focus was on the Oakland Athletics on Friday night, but that doesn't mean he didn't have an eye on what was happening in Charlotte. Right-hander Jake Arrieta, who was demoted Monday after compiling a 6.63 ERA in four big league starts, made his 2013 Triple-A debut Friday night for the Norfolk Tides at the Charlotte Knights. Facing the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate, which has several former major leaguers including Brent Morel, Lars Anderson and ex-Orioles Josh Bell and Steve Tolleson, Arrieta passed his first test down below.
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By Edward Lee | January 7, 2013
With zero touchdown passes, one interception and three sacks, quarterback Andrew Luck finished with a 59.8 passer rating in the Indianapolis Colts' 24-9 loss to the Ravens in Sunday's AFC Wildcard playoff game. But the top overall pick in the NFL draft in April impressed the Ravens defensive players with his ability to scramble, which he used three times to gain first downs. “He's amazing. He was keeping plays alive,” cornerback Corey Graham said. “He looked like Big Ben [Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers]
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Peter Schmuck | November 27, 2012
Ravens fans are still atwitter about Ray Rice's 30-yard mad dash for that game-saving first down Sunday in San Diego, and why not? It brought the Ravens back from the dead. It put them in position to eliminate the Pittsburgh Steelers from AFC North title consideration this weekend and clinch that title with a victory and a Cincinnati Bengals loss to the Chargers. It was the kind of play that eventually gets a nickname and lends itself to the sort of hyperbole that defines this era of professional sports.
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June 21, 2012
Your article on freebies from local merchants to police officers and firefighters reminded me of my late uncle, a career New York City policeman who worked his way up the ranks to retire as an inspector ( "Does free coffee come with a cost?" June 19). When he was a rookie patrolling the then mean streets of Brooklyn, my uncle gave me one of my earliest lessons in professional ethics. He said: "Everyone offers you something - an apple, a coffee, a doughnut, a sandwich - but I never take anything.
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By Alan Widmann and Alan Widmann,Special to The Sun | September 14, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Six days after its upset win at Springbrook, Meade came back to the reality of Anne Arundel 4A football at Al Laramore Field last night.The Mustangs were done in by an Annapolis team with a swift, swarming defense, a powerful offensive line and the composure to pull the game out with a long, swift touchdown drive in the waning minutes.Annapolis won, 15-8, by driving 62 yards in only five plays to score with 3 minutes, 51 seconds to play. The rapid march came immediately after Meade took an 8-7 lead with 6 minutes, 56 seconds to go.Annapolis sophomore running back Jerry Thompson broke Darrin Bosin's tackle in the backfield and ran 16 yards down the right sideline to cap the drive.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | September 16, 1990
Football, to hear the coaches tell it, is complicated stuff, somewhere on the level of brain surgery, which is why we need Dr. John Madden and others trained in the secret rites to explain the game to the uninitiated, meaning us.In which case, Joe Krivak, a longtime football coach after all, someone who has studied more film than Siskel and Ebert combined, must be as embarrassed as any man who ever strapped on a clipboard and whistle.It was Krivak, the Maryland coach, who helped give away a game yesterday before tens of thousands of empty seats at Memorial Stadium.
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By Edward Lee | November 7, 2011
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin paced the Baltimore Ravens in catches, and rookie wideout Torrey Smith punctuated the team's stirring 23-20 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers by gathering a 26-yard pass from quarterback Joe Flacco in the waning seconds of Sunday night's contest. Lost in the hoopla of those accomplishments was the play of tight end Dennis Pitta, who caught five passes for 46 yards. All five of Pitta's catches occurred on third downs, extending critical drives.
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By Edward Lee | edward.lee@baltsun.com | December 14, 2009
The Ravens' defense provided the message early - and often. The Detroit Lions' first three possessions ended after they failed to convert two third-and-1 and one third-and-2 situations in the first quarter, and those plays set the tone for the defense, which helped power the Ravens to a 48-3 thumping of the Lions on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. The defense limited Detroit to 229 yards of offense and 13 first downs - both of which were the second-worst totals of the season - and wunderkind Calvin Johnson caught just four passes for 37 yards.
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