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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1997
Defender Doug Neely calls it a "great honor." Midfielder Bo Vuckovic is "looking forward to representing Baltimore in Baltimore."Such were the reactions of the two Spirit players yesterday when they were selected as reserves for the National Professional Soccer League All-Star Game on Feb. at the Baltimore Arena."
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By Mark Maske and Mike Jones, The Washington Post and The Washington Post | December 24, 2012
COWBOYS @REDSKINS Sunday, 8:20p.m. TV: Chs. 11, 4 Radio: 980AM Line: Redskins by 3 The Washington Redskins should know by the time they take the field Sunday night at FedEx Field to face the Dallas Cowboys whether the game will be a playoffs-or-bust deal for them. The Redskins and Cowboys will be playing with the NFC East title at stake. The NFL announced Sunday night that the game was being moved to 8:20 p.m. under the sport's flexible-scheduling arrangement with NBC. So while there is a scenario in which the Redskins could reach the NFC playoffs as a wild-card team even if they lose to the Cowboys, it already will have played out before the prime-time game in Landover.
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BUSINESS
June 8, 1994
Video-game linking plannedCatapault Entertainment Inc., a small technology firm backed by Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., yesterday introduced a modem and phone service that will let people play video games with friends in other homes and neighborhoods.The $50 device won't go on sale until this fall and will be available first in large cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Catapault will charge $5 to $10 a month for people to subscribe to the phone service that links video game players.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
After playing a national TV game that seemed like it wouldn't end Sunday night, the Ravens have a very quick turnaround for Thursday night's prime-time game against the Cleveland Browns. The game will be shown nationally on the NFL Network with Brad Nessler on play-by-play, Mike Mayok handling analysis and Alex Flanagan the sideline reporter. The game will also be shown locally on WBAL Ch. 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m., which means it will likely start closer to 8:35 or so. For the Ravens, it's their second prime-time game in five days, having beaten the New England Patriots 31-30 Sunday night . Ed Reed says the NFL is being greedy by scheduling Thursday night games.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1998
For the first time in six years, an all-star game pitting Maryland's best senior football players against Pennsylvania's will be played this year.The new game, to be called the Mason-Dixon Shrine game, will be the first involving Maryland since the Big 33 series ended in 1992.The contest will be played July 11 at Carlisle (Pa.) High. That's two weeks after the sixth annual Chesapeake Classic (Maryland vs. Northern Virginia) and two weeks before the Big 33, which now pits Pennsylvania vs. Ohio.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alex Pham and Alex Pham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 12, 2002
When Kurt Frerichs comes home from a long day of fixing computers, he likes to eat dinner with his family, tuck his 2-year-old daughter into bed and settle in front of his PC with a steaming cup of black coffee to inflict nonstop misery on his fellow man. The 25-year-old technology consultant relishes the indiscriminate slaughter of other players in online games, heaping scorn on his victims and exploiting programming bugs to his advantage. Frerichs is what is called a "griefer" - someone who plays to make others cry. They stalk, hurl insults, extort, form gangs, kill and loot.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chip Carter and Jonathan Carter and Chip Carter and Jonathan Carter,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 30, 2003
Three-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter shoots hoops for the Toronto Raptors. But when it comes to video games, he's a Madden man. When he's on the road with the Raptors, Vince always drags along a PlayStation 2. "I mostly play sports games," Carter says. That means Madden NFL Football and NBA Live 2004, the latter of which sports his mug on the cover. "I'm really good at football, less so at the basketball." Isn't that kind of ironic? Maybe not as much as you'd think. "I play as the [Miami]
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2000
Computer gaming is all about precision, and the Razer Boom- slang 2000 mouse has it. The sleek, translucent black Boomslang is about five times more accurate than an average mouse, according to Razer. It's hard to disagree. In a variety of fast-paced action games, I found my shots generally landing right where I wanted them to. In addition to sharp control, the Boomslang sports five programmable buttons. Thanks to the latest downloadable software drivers, players can assign single keyboard keys or a combination of keys to a particular button.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writer | December 3, 1994
Marylanders who thought they had skirted the law by wagering in the wildly popular pyramid game in Washington now must find another place to play.Authorities in the nation's capital are cracking down on hotels where the games are conducted.After a request from U.S. Attorney Eric H. Holder Jr., officials of the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs said they began pressuring hotels where players of the pyramid game met to avoid a Maryland statute that outlaws the scheme.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cox News Service | November 22, 1999
It's amazing that anything with Barney's mug on it still exists. There was a time where the purple dinosaur inspired rage and social backlash. Now, it's the opposite. Barney is back in favor, in part because of cool toys like Barney's Song Magic Bongos ($30). The Magic Bongos plays 11 songs in the voices of five different instruments.All kids have to do is pick their song ("Farmer in the Dell," among others) and an instrument, ranging from a steel drum to a hooting organ sound, and start bonging away.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
You, too, can now compete against Michael Phelps in the pool — at least virtually. " Michael Phelps : Push the Limit," a video game for Xbox 360 systems, shipped to North American retail outlets Tuesday. The game offers players the chance to compete against each other, as well as against Phelps, whose eight gold medals at the 2008 summer games make him one of the most decorated Olympians of all time. "It's a truly amazing experience to now have a video game dedicated solely to swimming," Phelps, who grew up in Rodgers Forge and now lives in Baltimore, said in a press release from manufacturer 505 Games.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2011
The Baltimore City/County All-Star basketball games will be played Friday at Lake Clifton High School with the girls tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 6:30 p.m. The annual games, held in two gyms, pit the top senior players in Baltimore City against their counterparts from Baltimore County. On the boys side, all three local state championship have players in the game — Dunbar's Iakeem Alston and Devante Wallace, Digital Harbor's Kevin Smith and Milford Mill's Isaiah McCray and Tevin Hanner.
SPORTS
By Harvey Fialkov and Kevin Clark and Harvey Fialkov and Kevin Clark,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | January 2, 2009
DAVIE, Fla. - In a team meeting yesterday morning, Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano asked his veterans to stand up, and then instructed the ones with playoff experience to remain standing. Of approximately 45 non-rookies in the room, including eight practice squad players, only 18 still stood, further emphasizing Sparano's message that these chances aren't promised to anyone. "We were like, 'Wow, this is real,' " rookie defensive end Kendall Langford said. "These guys have played for a long time and never been to the playoffs.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,SUN REPORTER | June 2, 2008
When Jamie Hovey got a text message about the death of actor Heath Ledger, he quickly went to the Internet. Moments later, the 29-year-old Columbia resident was distraught. It wasn't because the entertainment world had suffered the loss of a rising star. Hovey was dismayed because he discovered someone else had claimed Ledger in his celebrity fantasy league. Hovey is part of the growing number of entertainment world fans who take part in the leagues, which operate like the more established fantasy sports leagues.
BUSINESS
By Bob Keefe and Bob Keefe,Cox News Service | May 22, 2007
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Visit Disney's theme parks here and in Orlando, Fla., beginning today, and you might see kids paying more attention to their video games than to Mickey Mouse or the teacup ride. In its latest move to connect its myriad businesses with consumers, Walt Disney Co. is launching a virtual "treasure hunt" that lets kids with Nintendo DS portable video game players and Disney's newest Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End game roam the park and wirelessly download electronic "booty."
NEWS
By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,Special to The Sun | March 14, 2007
Successful soccer goalies often are aggressive, demonstrative people who are much like football quarterbacks. They stand on the field and direct their teammates. Cody Greer, 15, wants to be that type of goalie. He served as a back-up goalie on North County High School's outdoor team last fall and this winter. Greer turned to futsal, a modified version of indoor soccer that is rapidly growing in popularity nationwide -- and particularly at the Maryland SportsPlex in Millersville. Unlike outdoor soccer, where scores of 1-0 and 2-1 are the norm rather than the exception, the fast-paced futsal games have many more goals.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | June 23, 1997
A second major Internet company has joined America Online Inc. in betting that avid players are willing to pay extra for access to the latest online games.Microsoft's gaming spinoff, Internet Gaming Zone, has announced that it intends to charge daily and monthly fees for access to two new top-of-the-line games accessible through the formerly free World Wide Web site. AOL, in contrast, plans to charge subscribers $1.99 per hour to use a host of "premium" games."We don't think gamers should have to watch the clock in order to have fun," said Steve Murch, manager of Internet Gaming Zone.
NEWS
By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 18, 1999
ZAIDEE MILLER, 98, surveyed the cards in her hand, bid and doubled.Small and slender, she sat erect and focused among the 20 people who dropped in Wednesday for bridge at the Kiwanis-Wallas Center in Ellicott City.Miller's daughter-in-law, Maxine Miller, says she and her mother-in-law will travel "20 or 30 miles for a good bridge game."After Maxine Miller's husband died, she and Zaidee Miller settled their affairs in Florida and moved to Columbia nine months ago to live near Maxine Miller's son, Rusty Miller.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chip Carter and Jonathan Carter and Chip Carter and Jonathan Carter,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 30, 2003
Three-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter shoots hoops for the Toronto Raptors. But when it comes to video games, he's a Madden man. When he's on the road with the Raptors, Vince always drags along a PlayStation 2. "I mostly play sports games," Carter says. That means Madden NFL Football and NBA Live 2004, the latter of which sports his mug on the cover. "I'm really good at football, less so at the basketball." Isn't that kind of ironic? Maybe not as much as you'd think. "I play as the [Miami]
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