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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Sun Reporter | March 28, 2007
Arundel baseball coach Bernie Walter knows that it's easier to find a set lineup in some years than it is in others. After his defending Class 4A state champion and then-top-ranked Wildcats suffered a 4-0 loss to then-No. 5 Eastern Tech in their season opener last Wednesday in Gambrills, Walter is still searching for the right combination. "We've got to find our lineup," said Walter, the 34-year coach who has led Arundel to a record 566 wins and 10 state titles. "Last year we had a pretty set lineup and a lot of that was because a lot of those guys were back from the year before.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Now that the Orioles have clinched the American League East title, the regular season is all over but the roster shuffling. The Orioles headed into Wednesday night trailing the Los Angeles Angels by three games for the top seed in the AL while leading the Detroit Tigers by seven games for the third seed. It puts the Orioles into a bit of a baseball limbo: Do they try to catch the Angels and not give their regulars as much rest over the next 11 games, or do they forget about trying to get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, be happy with the No. 2 seed and try to spell their regulars?
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2013
The question seemed to catch Kelechi Osemele by surprise. The Ravens' mammoth first-year offensive lineman had just returned from having his photo taken for the network telecast of Sunday's Super Bowl showdown against the San Francisco 49ers. Back at his locker, Osemele had a microphone thrust in his face and was asked: "What makes this rookie class so special, with a lot of guys playing key roles?" He thought for a moment and smiled. "This group is really hungry ... guys who wanted to come in here and make an impact, make a difference and make a name for themselves," he said of a group that also includes kicker Justin Tucker, outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw and running back Bernard Pierce.
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September 2, 2014
Aberdeen Head coach: Bill Wardle (11th year) 2013 record: 7-3-2 Top returning players: Duane Keller, Sr., Forward; Wyatt Jordan, Sr., Defense; Juan Vera, Sr., Midfield; Jon Baldauf, Sr., Defense; Matt Merchant, Sr., Defense; Ethan Mauzy, Sr., Forward Key newcomers: Too numerous to name individually. Outlook: The team is excited to play at all times with passion for the game and bring honor and glory to the program's name, according to Wardle. Bel Air Head coach: Dominic Rose (15th year)
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By Rich Scherr and Jeff Seidel and Rich Scherr and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 20, 2005
As much as he believes his team's mental maturity should help this season, Winters Mill coach Sal Picataggi knows it's the physical maturity of his boys lacrosse team that will make the biggest difference. In just its second season at the varsity level, Winters Mill (7-9 last season) will field its first senior class. And although the presence of five seniors alone may not be enough to turn this team into a state contender, Picataggi said the size difference in his players could help the Falcons at least turn the corner.
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March 29, 1993
East: North CarolinaRecord: 32-4Conference: Atlantic CoastCoach: Dean SmithKey players: C Eric Montross, F George LynchRoad to Final Four:1.East Carolina, 85-652.Rhode Island, 112-673.Arkansas, 80-744.Cincinnati, 75-68 OTLast Final Four appearance: 1991 (lost in semifinals)National titles: 1957, 1982Midwest: KansasRecord: 29-6Conference: Big EightCoach: Roy WilliamsKey players: G Rex Walters, G Adonis JordanRoad to Final Four:1.Ball State, 94-722.Brigham Young, 90-763.California, 93-764.Indiana, 83-77Last Final Four appearance: 1991 (lost in final)
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March 16, 1995
(At Salt Lake City)2. Connecticut (25-4)Coach: Jim Calhoun.Tourney fact: This is Huskies' fifth NCAA tourney appearance since Calhoun's arrival in 1986.Key players: Ray Allen, the 6-5 sophomore, is averaging 20.7 points. Donny Marshall plays bigger than 6-6 and is averaging14.9 points.Comment: Huskies have dominated Big East regular season the past two years (32-4), but haven't come up big in tournament play.6. Oregon (19-8)Coach: Jerry Green.Tourney fact: First appearance since 1961.Key players: Point guard Kenya Wilkins and backcourt mate Orlando Williams run the show for the Ducks.
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October 22, 1995
American DivisionBaltimore SpiritCoach: Dave MacWilliams, 2nd season (23-17).Last season: 23-17, 3rd in division; lost to Harrisburg in division semifinals.Key players: Leading scorer Kevin Sloan; goalies Cris Vaccaro and Joe Mallia; playmaker Franklin McIntosh; newcomers Zak Ibsen and Bobby Joe Esposito.Outlook: Sloan, who had a career-high 165 points last season, and McIntosh, Ibsen and Esposito are expected to lead the offense. Omid Namazi and Vaccaro anchor the defense. The Spirit, which was eliminated by Harrisburg in the first round of the playoffs the past three years, will need strong play at the end of the regular season to advance farther this time.
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | March 17, 2008
1. North Carolina LOCATION -- Chapel Hill, N.C. HOW THEY GOT HERE -- Won Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. RECORD, RPI -- 32-2, 2nd. NCAA HISTORY -- This is 37th appearance and fifth consecutive. KEY PLAYERS -- F Tyler Hansbrough (6-9 junior, 23.1 pts., 10.3 reb.), G Wayne Ellington (6-4 sophomore, 16.5 pts., 4.3 reb.), G Ty Lawson (5-11 sophomore, 12.4 pts., 5.2 assists). THE BUZZ -- A deep, quick team that's led by probably the best player in the country in Hansbrough, the Tar Heels separated themselves late in the season and are probably the favorite to win the national title.
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun and By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Chesapeake Bayhawks attackman Drew Westervelt has been tuning in to the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships for the past week. After winning a gold medal with the United States at the 2010 championships, the John Carroll and UMBC graduate has been watching this year, but not only to support his country. Seven of Westervelt's Bayhawks teammates are competing in this year's championships in Commerce City, Colo. Despite the absence of those players, Chesapeake's season continues Thursday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium against the Rochester Rattlers (7-3)
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Peter Schmuck | May 27, 2014
The weather is heating up and so are the Orioles hitters, which should make for a very entertaining summer in the wide-open American League East. Enjoy it while you can. The Orioles are looking more and more like the resourceful 2012 team that ended the franchise's 14-season playoff drought, and the addition of big-swinging Nelson Cruz has given the lineup additional swagger while the team works through a series of early season injuries. Whether that means this is the year when the Orioles make a serious run at the World Series remains to be seen.
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By Paul Tierney and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Adversity hit the Chesapeake Bayhawks early during the team's season opener Sunday against the Boston Cannons. And it struck in the worst possible spot. Minutes into the game, Bayhawks goalie Kip Turner (Severn) took a shot to the groin, better described by Turner as "the place you don't want to get hit," and had to leave the game. By the time it ended, the rest of the Bayhawks had taken a beating of their own. Chesapeake was shredded by Cannons midfielder Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall)
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Peter Schmuck | April 22, 2014
It would be easy enough to look at the way the Orioles have hung around the .500 mark through the first three weeks of the new season and wonder what might have been had Manny Machado been able to start the season on time and had J.J.Hardy not temporarily been reduced to a part-time player by back and hamstring problems. It also would be grossly unfair to the three players who have stepped into that breach. Jonathan Schoop might be getting more "seasoning" at Triple-A Norfolk now if Machado were playing every day at third base.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Monster trucks, wild animals and figure skaters draw millions to Feld Entertainment's live traveling shows each year. But some of that magic comes from an unlikely arena — an industrial complex in Jessup. Thousands of stuffed toys, flashing light sticks and elephant-shaped snowcone cups move annually through Howard County, restocking concession stands at Feld's numerous events. The company produces such popular shows as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, Disney On Ice and Monster Jam. "If you went to the circus and you didn't have the snowcones, cotton candy and popcorn, it wouldn't be the circus," said Feld spokesman Stephen Payne.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Several receiving options remain available on the free-agent market and one big name, the Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith, could become available soon. There are a number of veteran offensive linemen who are still unsigned, while the market at safety and middle linebacker - two positions of need for the Ravens - continues to thin out. However, in Day 2 of free agency, the Ravens focused on taking care of their own. After officially signing Eugene Monroe and declaring him their left tackle “for many years to come,” the Ravens struck a four-year deal with Jacoby Jones, keeping one of the heroes of the team's run to the Super Bowl XLVII title in the organization.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Washington College's bid for a third consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament will have to be accomplished without a trio of players who were crucial to the past two playoff runs. Attackman Bennett Cord graduated, taking with him a team-leading 33 goals and 31 assists last season en route to being named a second-team All American. Senior Jim Cusick, who recorded 28 goals and four assists in 2012, has shown the potential to fill Cord's role as a playmaker, but coach Jeff Shirk said he does not expect Cusick to play like Cord.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
Although several players were sidelined with lingering injuries Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the Ravens are generally upbeat about their medical outlook. No major injuries occurred during the Ravens' 26-23 win at Sun Life Stadium. That includes starting left offensive guard Kelechi Osemele , who was forced out of the game due to back spasms and replaced by backup center A.Q. Shipley . "K.O's back is feeling better," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday. "We'll just have to see throughout the course of the week how he responds.
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