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January 16, 2013
Before the announcement was made official, Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of the Score Television Network spoke with Mick Foley about the possibility of him going into the WWE Hall of Fame. Foley names Terry Funk and Jim Ross as the two people he would want to induct him:
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By Sam Mellinger and The Kansas City Star | October 9, 2014
Those are the Royals over there in front of all the cameras. That's Eric Hosmer on the cover of Sports Illustrated. That's him and his teammates making the funnest kind of off-the-field news by dropping around $15,000 on a bar tab to say thank you to fans. That's James Shields starting for the third time in five playoff games for a franchise writing a brilliant, welcome and enthralling new history. And that's George Brett, off to the side - always off to the side now - thankful for it all and saying something that may surprise you. “I'm tired of talking about 1985, I really am,” he says.
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By Wesley Case | March 16, 2011
Sad news out of Long Beach, Calif. this morning: Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale) died Tuesday at 41. The cause of death is unknown, but Nate has had recent health problems (a stroke in 2007, another in 2008). If you're like me, you're not a Nate Dogg historian, but you're well aware that California's G-Funk era would be much weaker, with less soul and personality, without the ice cold croon of Nate Dogg. Along with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound and more, Nate was an integral voice in crafting a defining time in rap and pop music.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Ric Evans has no illusions about his new job. In taking over Hereford's football team, Evans inherits one of the most successful programs in Baltimore County - if not the state - from one of the best coaches to walk the sideline, Steve Turnbaugh, a two-time All-Metro Coach of the Year who guided the Bulls to three state titles and 11 state tournament appearances in 19 seasons. "I'm certainly not going to try and fill the shoes of the guy before me. He is a legend," said Evans, who spent the last eight seasons as a Hereford assistant coach and takes the reins Wednesday, the first day of practice for public school teams.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,rashod.ollison@baltsun.com | December 4, 2008
He wanted to change up the groove - a little. Known for his lounge-friendly balladry and midtempo, piano-driven hits, R&B star John Legend effects some swagger on the dance floor with his new album, Evolver. "I never felt like I was married to one sound," says the multi-Grammy winner, who headlines the Lyric Opera House on Monday. "I felt like trying something new. I thought I could do it my way. It was worth experimenting." His previous platinum sellers, 2004's Get Lifted and 2006's Once Again, were studded with songs of lust, longing and romantic devotion that swayed and rippled with vintage Motown and '70s soul influences.
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By Sports Digest | August 13, 2010
Major League Soccer D.C. United legend Moreno will leave club at season's end D.C. United's Jaime Moreno , Major League Soccer's career scoring leader, who has played in the league since its launch 14 years ago, will not return to the club next season. Moreno, 36, will continue playing for United this season and then move to a club in his native Bolivia or retire and consider an offer to remain with the D.C. organization. Moreno has 132 goals and 102 assists in 335games and was part of four MLS Cup championship teams.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1995
Another Legend, the only proven turf runner in the field, came from off the pace and pulled away to a three-length victory in the $50,000 Lady Dean Stakes at Pimlico yesterday.Ridden by Edgar Prado, the 3-year-old filly upheld her 3-to-5 odds, completing the 1 1/16 miles over the grass in 1:42 3/5.Triple Crown nominee Palliser Bay was second by eight lengths over Eire One.Another Legend has never been out of the money on the infield course and she came to Maryland after a fine winter in Florida despite no victories.
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September 18, 1992
Around the world, preparations are under way for the 500th anniversary celebration of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America. We use the word "discover" advisedly, since the significance of Columbus' role is one of this year's hottest topics of dispute.Was the man American school children are taught to revere from childhood a prototypical romantic adventurer or a scoundrel?Five hundred years ago, Columbus came upon a New World with hundreds of languages, thousands of cultures and at least 40 million people.
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By DENTON L. WATSON Denton Watson is the author of "Lion in the Lobby: Clarence Mitchell, Jr.'s Struggle for Passage of the Civil Rights Laws." | January 31, 1993
When Thurgood Marshall was special counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, people would wait in lines outside the Supreme Court for a chance to hear him argue that the government should protect the constitutional rights of black citizens. In death, thousands lined up at the Supreme Court on Wednesday to pay their last respects to this monument in American history."How could we turn anyone away?" said a weary guard, who permitted mourners well into the night to pass by the casket in the court's Great Hall.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | December 2, 1990
"Does the name Dean Benedetti mean anything to you?"Unless you're a particularly devoted jazz fan, the answer to that question is likely to be "No." Although Benedetti led what is believed to have been the first be-bop band to spring up in California, a band which at various times included Jimmy Knepper, Russ Freeman and Joe Albany, he himself never made any records. As a result, Benedetti's legacy as a player is mostly anecdotal.Dean Benedetti did make recordings, however -- recordings of Charlie Parker.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Before the doors opened Saturday evening at SECU Arena, there was a line of people in front of the main entrance that stretched down the sidewalk. The Ball Up All-Stars, a team of streetball legends, stopped at Towson as part of their countrywide summer tour, and some fans waited 21/2 hours to make sure they had good seats. Demetrius Spencer, CEO of streetball tour Ball Up, said after the game that attendance gradually has increased since the team was formed in 2009. That trend was evident in the All-Stars' matchup against a team of Baltimore locals hoping to someday earn the same fame as their Ball Up opponents.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business. And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef. "I was struggling," Creager says. These days, Creager's establishment - Chaps Pit Beef - is a Baltimore legend. His stand, in the parking lot of the Gentlemen's Gold Club on Pulaski Highway, has been featured on national television shows five times.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
Some athletes take to a sport after watching a memorable performance. Others simply are born to play it. Hall of Fame golfer Carol Mann's career path was set when she couldn't see her head in a mirror made for young ballerinas to study their movements. "I made my ballet debut at the Lyric Theatre [in Chicago], in a little-kids ballet," recalled Mann, who grew up in Rodgers Forge and lived there until her parents moved to Chicago after her freshman year at Notre Dame Prep. "That was my first experience of performing in the public.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
The Legends Football League, perhaps better known by its descriptive former name, the Lingerie Football League, appears to have played its last game at the Baltimore Arena. This Saturday's scheduled Baltimore Charm home game against the Atlanta Steam has been canceled, with both the Arena and the league agreeing the main culprit was low ticket sales. LFL officials, however, also took a swipe at the arena, where the team's home games have been played the past four seasons. A statement emailed by Courtney Gifford, the league's marketing manager, blamed "the costly and in most cases unnecessary union fees as well as inflated arena rental fee, [that]
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn always will be linked by a splendid Sunday in July 2007, when baseball fans massed to celebrate all that was still good in the game. The pair went into the Hall of Fame together - Gwynn, the voluble hitting wizard, and Ripken, the indestructible shortstop. They seemed to admire each other as much as the crowd appreciated them both. So Ripken reacted with sadness Monday when news emerged that Gwynn had died at age 54 after an extended battle with cancer . “This is an extraordinarily sad day,” Ripken said in a statement.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson has been through a lot over the past several years, but he clearly hasn't lost his sense of humor. During a question-and-answer session before joining NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas for a fundraiser at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation on Friday night, the legendary third baseman was asked whether there was one play during his career that he wished had been subject to...
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | December 28, 1993
If you're looking for exciting, interesting first-run television -- well, maybe next year. The original stuff isn't all that intriguing, and the good stuff has been televised before.* "Legend to Legend Night" (8-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- At one point in tonight's black-tie special, host Katie Couric asks the audience, "Do you believe the stuff they're making me do?" In a word, no. The premise of this special is to have one "legend" introduce another, and have the former explain how he or she was influenced by the latter.
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By Paul Moran and Paul Moran,Newsday | April 11, 1995
The list of stakes races for 3-year-olds run before the Kentucky Derby has grown to an arm's length in recent years and several are important, but only the three run over 9 furlongs during April are pivotal.The first of these was run this past Saturday and Larry The Legend's victory over Afternoon Deelites, Jumron and Timber Country in the Santa Anita Derby leaves the connections of the first four with well-grounded reasons for optimism. The Wood Memorial and Blue Grass will be run this coming Saturday.
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By Roberta Sandler, For The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch. The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles, sent the ball soaring 350 feet, hitting his first home run as a professional baseball player. Fayetteville has never let go of that historic moment. Babe Ruth is still reverently referred to, his name inserted into local newspaper articles and spotlighted at a couple of local museums.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
All Gary Williams ever dreamed of being was a high school basketball coach. After graduating from Maryland in 1968, Williams thought his dream had come true when he became the junior varsity and, later, varsity coach at Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, N.J. The dream eventually grew, as did Williams' stature as a coach, over the next four decades. More than two years after he retired from a coaching career highlighted by Maryland's first national title, Williams was nominated Friday for basketball's highest individual honor: induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
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