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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Just days after completing an undefeated boys basketball season by winning the Class 3A state championship with City on Saturday, Knights senior Kamau Stokes has verbally committed to play basketball at Toledo. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound guard confirmed via Twitter that he planned to play for the Rockets. Stokes, who also won a state championship with Dunbar in 2013, picked Toledo over reported offers from UMBC, Mount St. Mary's, Delaware and other Division I programs. Stokes transfered to City this academic year and helped make the talented No. 1 Knights the preseason favorite to win the 3A state title . A tenacious defender and effective outside shooter, Stokes scored 13 points in City's 59-48 championship win over Westlake.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., a World War II P-51 Mustang combat fighter pilot who later commanded the Maryland National Guard's 175th Tactical Fighter Group, died Friday of cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90. The son of Jesse D. Mitchell Sr., a Koppers Co. machinist, and Mildred M. Davis Mitchell, a homemaker, Jesse Duvall Mitchell Jr. was born and raised in Severn. Colonel Mitchell's interest in flying began early in his childhood when he built model airplanes out of balsa wood.
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By Sports Digest | August 11, 2010
Colleges Women's basketball guard Nared to leave Maryland Maryland women's basketball guard Jackie Nared is leaving the university and will transfer to a program closer to home, an athletic department official confirmed. Nared, the daughter of former Maryland men's basketball player Greg Nared and a Portland, Ore., native, averaged 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games for the Terps last year. Originally a member of the team's 2008 recruiting class, Nared sat out the 2008-09 season after qualifying issues delayed her enrollment until midseason.
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Sports Digest | April 10, 2014
Colleges Guard Marshall leaving Towson basketball program Freshman guard Marquis Marshall , the son of former Connecticut star and NBA journeyman Donyell Marshall , is leaving the Towson men's basketball program, coach Pat Skerry announced. "Marquis informed me today that he is leaving the Towson basketball program and will be looking for another school to continue his college career," Skerry said. "Marquis is a hard-working kid that played an important role on us winning 25 games this year.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 1996
Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Kirk Ferentz was watching UCLA's offense when he put the video on rewind to watch Jonathan Ogden again. "There was one play where he was about 15 yards downfield and then he starts driving the free safety further down the field," said Ferentz. "He does it so easily that it never occurs to you that he is 6-8 and weighs 318 pounds. He's so fluid and good at what he does that he lulls you to sleep. " Ogden's athleticism is why the club made him the No. 1 pick in Ravens history Saturday, and why it believes he will have an easy transition to playing left guard.
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By Matt Vensel | May 24, 2012
Many of the eyes Wednesday at the Ravens' first organized team activities (OTA) workout that was open to the media were fixated for a decent chunk of practice on the team's offensive line. Team officials had identified that area as one they would like to improve this offseason, and they have attempted to do so by spending a pair of draft picks on linemen, Kelechi Osemele (second round) and Gino Gradkowski(fourth). The Ravens rotated several linemen with the first-team offense, including second-year players Jah Reid and Justin Boren.
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Glenn Graham | October 13, 2013
Patterson senior guard Kwynten Brooks, who averaged 13 points per game for the Clippers last season, has committed to play basketball at Division II Bloomfield (N.J.) College. The Deacons, who compete in the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference, finished 17-13 overall last season and won their third straight CACC tournament championship. They also have qualified for the Division II NCAA tournament the past three seasons.
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By Edward Lee | September 23, 2011
Andre Gurode, a five-time Pro Bowler at center who started at right guard in 2003 and 2004 with the Dallas Cowboys, compared making the switch to left guard to asking a right-handed person to write with his left hand. “I've played guard before,” Gurode said Thursday. “I played on the right side, but I've never played on the left side. It's challenging, but I'm getting better day by day.” Gurode said he and Mark LeVoir are getting reps at left guard while starter Ben Grubbs continues to rehabilitate his injured toe. Grubbs has sat out the team's past two practices and is extremely questionable to play in Sunday's road game against the St. Louis Rams.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2012
Jah Reid has only been a professional football player for about a year now, but he knows that a lot could change in the NFL in the span of a couple of weeks. The Ravens could use their 29th overall draft pick in next Thursday's first round on a guard or they could just as easily sign one of the available free agents at the position. Reid, however, isn't spending a whole lot of time thinking about either scenario. He's too busy trying to earn the position for himself. "I have to go in and expect to play," Reid said [Thursday]
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By Matt Vensel | April 28, 2012
With the third pick of the fourth round Saturday, the Ravens selected Delaware guard Gino Gradkowski. He is the second offensive lineman the Ravens have taken in their first four picks (Kelechi Osemele was the other). Gradkowski is 6-foot-3, 300 pounds. The younger brother of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, he transferred to Delaware from West Virginia and became one of the top linemen in the Colonial Athletic Association. When the pick was announced, Gradkowski was listed as a guard, but he can also play center.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
The daughter of an NBA player or coach must make certain sacrifices. The league's time commitment could hardly be more demanding. Maryland freshman guard Lexie Brown is a realist. She knows that her father - Sacramento Kings assistant coach Dee Brown - would have a difficult time breaking away from his team to watch Lexie and the Terps in Sunday night's Final Four game against undefeated Notre Dame in Nashville, Tenn. But she remained hopeful. “Every year since about 10th grade he's really missed a lot of my basketball seasons, but he's always managed to make it to the state playoffs and now the Elite Eight game,” she said Thursday.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
After four years, 89 games and a political science degree, Wayne Sparrow will leave Richmond next month. But the former St. Frances star's playing days aren't over. Sparrow, who redshirted with the Spiders during the 2010-11 season, will spend his final year of eligibility playing for UMBC. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound shooting guard committed to the Retrievers last week. “I felt as though a different area, a difference scene would be good for me,” said Sparrow, who will graduate from Richmond on May 14. “I had a couple injuries at Richmond, and felt as though I needed a new start.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
The changing of the guard in latenight TV continues with David Letterman today telling a studio audience that he plans to retire at the end of 2015 after what will be 22 years on CBS. The 66-year-old comedian is network TV's longest running latenight host. Letterman started his latenight run in 1982 on NBC and switched to CBS in 1993 as part of a highly publicized battle with Jay Leno to be the successor to Johnny Carson. Leno got Carson's "Tonight" show chair, and Letterman went to CBS. Leno retired earlier this year at NBC and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Danielle Edwards did a lot more than lead No. 1 McDonogh with timely offense and stingy defense. The 5-foot-6 junior point guard provided the glue that held the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions together on both ends of the floor. Her ability to handle the ball and run the offense made the Eagles (29-2) virtually unpressable and her quickness and anticipation on defense intimidated a lot of opponents. "She's the one piece they cannot do without," Roland Park coach Scott Buckley said, "because she can make their offense go by how well she plays defense.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Stephon Brown, Lake Clifton, senior, guard Iba Camara, St. Paul's, senior, center Nico Clareth, Calvert Hall, junior, forward Rysheed Corbin, Patterson, senior, guard Allen Costley, Milford Mill, senior, forward John Crosby, Poly, senior, guard Chaz Lassiter, Edmondson, senior, guard Kimbal Mackenzie, John Carroll, junior, guard Jordan McNeil, Mount St. Joseph, senior, forward Danny Shand, New Town, senior, guard...
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
ORLANDO -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh just spoke with reporters for about an hour on a variety of topics at the NFL owners meetings. Here are some of the highlights: Like owner Steve Bisciotti did a day earlier, Harbaugh again defended Ray Rice and said that, despite the running back's legal issues, Rice will be on the team in 2014. Harbaugh, however, acknowledged that the team's three arrests in a 22-day span were embarrassing and inexcusable. Harbaugh confirmed that Jeremy Zuttah , who was acquired Sunday for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick, is projected as the starting center.
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By Matt Vensel | June 8, 2012
The Ravens announced on Friday they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with veteran guard Bobbie Williams. Williams, 35, was a mainstay at right guard for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2004, starting 118 games in eight seasons in Cincinnati. Williams spent his first three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. His final season in Cincinnati was a rough one. Williams was suspended for the first four games of the 2011 season for a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Just days after completing an undefeated boys basketball season by winning the Class 3A state championship with City on Saturday, Knights senior Kamau Stokes has verbally committed to play basketball at Toledo. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound guard confirmed via Twitter that he planned to play for the Rockets. Stokes, who also won a state championship with Dunbar in 2013, picked Toledo over reported offers from UMBC, Mount St. Mary's, Delaware and other Division I programs. Stokes transfered to City this academic year and helped make the talented No. 1 Knights the preseason favorite to win the 3A state title . A tenacious defender and effective outside shooter, Stokes scored 13 points in City's 59-48 championship win over Westlake.
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