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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 6, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission opened the bidding yesterday for its long-awaited sell-off of wide portions of the radio spectrum for a new generation of wireless telephone services.First-round results showed that bidders weren't swept up in the hoopla. Companies played a waiting game in all but a few hotly contested markets, bidding only $379.6 million in an auction that is expected to raise billions.But if the participants were cautious, the cheerleaders were bold.Brandishing a prototype of a Dick Tracy-style wrist phone, Vice President Al Gore mined the metaphor of a "new Gold Rush" and told the throng at the old post office building near Union Station that "we're bringing a revolution into being."
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By Aaron Oster | September 30, 2014
What seemed like an obvious transition in the main event picture from Night of Champions to Hell in a Cell has been thrown into disarray over the past two weeks. On Monday night, Dean Ambrose once again was the feature attraction as he tormented Seth Rollins throughout the night. He had stolen the Money in the Bank briefcase on Smackdown, and continued to walk around with it. Later in the night, he turned the briefcase over to Rollins (accompanied by Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury and other “security”)
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By Cal Thomas | September 29, 2004
ARLINGTON, Va. - After the seemingly endless preliminaries, now comes the main event tomorrow night. Will many people watch the "debates," which will resemble joint news conferences? The rules are so strict that the candidates don't engage each other. One-third of homes with television sets watched the first 2000 presidential debate between Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. The first debate traditionally draws the most viewers, possibly including those precious "undecideds," so here is some unsolicited advice and suggested questions for both candidates.
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By Aaron Oster | July 8, 2014
A week after a RAW filled with returns and new storylines, RAW from Montreal this week featured storyline development and in-ring action. The main angle for RAW revolved around the main event at Battleground, as John Cena, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton and Kane danced around each other all night. RAW started with Reigns coming down to the ring to cut a promo saying that he can be the one to stop Cena. He's definitely been getting more comfortable on the mic as time passes, as he was able to control the crowd, and play to them, in the promo.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
Two days ago, world heavyweight contender Olin Norris did not have a clue as to who his opponent would be in the main event at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie last night.But Norris won't soon forget Marion Wilson. "The best 10-18-3 fighter in the world," almost derailed the title ambitions of Norris by battling the former cruiserweight champion to a split decision.Gary Camponechi gave Norris (49-4) a 99-91 margin and Ken Chevalier favored the fighter from San Diego, 96-94. But Jodi Wingfield backed Wilson, 96-93.
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By BILL ORDINE | February 7, 2006
The obvious question about poker since the game's popularity rocketed in 2003 has been: Can the growth continue? That query will be answered to some degree by the entries for this year's World Series of Poker main event, the game's bellwether tournament. It was the WSOP main event in 2003, won by a then-unknown accountant from Tennessee named Chris Moneymaker, that helped ignite interest in poker. That year, there were 839 main event competitors. In just a year, participation in the $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold 'em tournament jumped more than three-fold to 2,576, something pro Phil Gordon credited, in part, to "the Moneymaker effect."
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 25, 2011
Farm Fair week has arrived in Harford County. Although the 2011 Harford County Farm Fair doesn't officially open until Thursday morning, there is plenty being done in preparation for the event, which runs through Sunday evening at the Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Road in Bel Air. This past Sunday, the fair committee held its first ever pre-fair events at the fairgrounds on the Harford County Equestrian Center, a 5K...
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September 16, 1998
WITH THEIR easy victories in last night's primaries out of the way, Ellen R. Sauerbrey and Parris N. Glendening can stop the shadowboxing and start the main event -- a replay of 1994's photo finish in which Mr. Glendening barely won the governorship.It is difficult to draw many lessons from last night's primary. Ms. Sauerbrey predictably displayed overwhelming support among Republican voters in trouncing Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker. Given the growing Republican registration figures, this should give her a solid base for November.
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By Ryanne Milani, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
When Jake Smith first saw former wrestler Jerome Featherstone Jr. working out six months ago at the Baltimore Boxing Club, the veteran trainer and promoter spotted his talent immediately. "The way he trained was unbelievable," Smith said. "I saw him and I was like, 'Holy hell, this kid's got something.'" The two began working together, and three months ago Featherstone won his debut amateur fight. In his second bout, on the March 23 "Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh" card at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, the Boys' Latin alumnus won the East Coast Championship middleweight belt, nearly scoring a third-round knockout.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2005
Mention of the World Series once exclusively evoked runs, hits and errors. But that's the old World Series. The new World Series, at least new in the consciousness of millions of Americans, has a far different lexicon: flop, turn and river. Also, all-in, on tilt and bad beat. The 36th World Series of Poker, the marquee event of the card craze that has saturated TV and even elbowed its way onto sports pages, begins its championship finale Thursday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with an expected record-shattering field of 6,600 competitors.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
In March 2011, the Ultimate Fighting Championship went to Seattle. Officials released 8,000 tickets for "UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis," the city's first such event. They hoped to sell enough to fill out the lower bowl at KeyArena. It did not matter that the card was not pay-per-view-worthy. Ticket sales surpassed 14,000 the day before the fight. The total attendance figure (13,741) was almost 33 percent more than the previous Fight Night record (10,267). The $1.182 million gate was the first million-plus night for the series.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Baltimore debut in April with a card headlined by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The show, scheduled for April 26 at the Baltimore Arena, is expected to be one of the mixed-martial-arts promotion's biggest pay-per-view events in the first half of the year. It will also rank among the highest-profile sporting events the arena has hosted in recent decades. Jones is arguably UFC's most established star and has ties to the area through his brother Arthur, who just completed his fourth season as a defensive end for the Ravens.
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By Arda Ocal | October 7, 2013
The crowd in attendance in Buffalo for Saturday night's  WWE  Battleground pay-per-view event were quiet for the most part, with few signs of life -- until the cameras went off the air. The WWE championship match between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan ended with no clear winner after the Big Show KO'ed Orton, Bryan, referee John Cone and the returning referee Scott Armstrong (sent to the ring by Brad Maddox, who was left in charge)....
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By Arda Ocal | April 30, 2013
What a difference a week makes. It's not like the members of The Shield weren't already on an upward trajectory to main event status. But, when you get to interact with The Undertaker to the degree the trio did last week in WWE, that's a game changer. On Raw last week, The Shield beat The Undertaker, Kane and Daniel Bryan. On Smackdown, The Undertaker beat Dean Ambrose, but then The Shield left the Dead Man laying and vulnerable. This week, The Shield was victorious again, against the team of Team Hell No and John Cena.
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By Arda Ocal | February 26, 2013
It looks like Wrestlemania-quality matches have come six weeks early. In a stellar half-hour main event match, John Cena defeated CM Punk and will (still) go to Wrestlemania and face The Rock in a rematch, this time with the WWE title on the line. The match had everything -- great storytelling, athleticism, the crowd was loud and invested, both men painted a great picture with false finishes. We even saw John Cena deliver what was once known as a "Batista Bomb" and CM Punk deliver a pile driver (a move thought to be banned by WWE but smartly used in the match in the place of a "signature" move)
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 22, 2013
Candy, an arts event, a free showing of a Dr. Seuss movie and a chance to sample wine and craft beer in support of higher education are some of the high-profile things to do this weekend to brighten the winter blues in Harford County. Though the annual Bel Air Chocolate and Candy Festival isn't until next weekend, a prelude event is planned for tonight (Friday) centered around the Bel Air Reckord Armory building on Main Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the armory for the main event, a free showing of "The Lorax," the animated movie based on the Dr. Seuss storybook.
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By BILL ORDINE | June 27, 2006
Results from the recent poker Tournament of Champions had a familiar ring - local whiz Steve Dannenmann finished right behind Australian pro Joseph Hachem - but the payoff wasn't nearly as lucrative as it was a year ago. When those two finished one-two at the World Series of Poker main event last summer, Hachem pocketed $7.5 million and Dannenmann won $4.25 million. But when both were bounced Sunday in the early stages of the 27-person field of the Tournament of Champions at the Rio casino in Las Vegas, neither got a penny of the $2 million pot. The final table, with Ireland's Andrew Black as the chip leader, began play late yesterday.
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By BILL ORDINE | May 2, 2008
Talk about your TV timeouts. The World Series of Poker Main Event, the biggest poker tournament of the year, will suspend play when it gets down to the final table (nine players) in mid-July and then resume nearly four months later Nov. 9. ESPN will broadcast the conclusion Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. ESPN is tentatively set to begin televising pre-Main Event tournaments July 22 (all telecasts are on Tuesdays) and Main Event coverage begins Sept. 2. A preview show of the final nine players is scheduled for Nov. 4. Final table survivors will pick up where they left off in the summer on Nov. 9 and play down to two. The one-on-one match is set to begin at about midnight Nov. 10. The timing means that the final two-hour show will air only a half day or so after a new champion wins millions of dollars, thereby giving the telecast more immediacy than normal.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
On a blustery Saturday a few days before Christmas, the thirsty and the simply curious took a break from their last-minute shopping and headed to the Union Brewing Co. in Woodberry. There they took in a whimsical man cave on wheels that has been assembled from a vintage 1975 Winnebago Indian D-23 Sport Edition. It is the brainchild of two Baltimore artists, Chris Attenborough and Sean Naftel. The two artists, both graduates of the Burren College of Art in Galway, Ireland, have been "creating interventionist installations and events in the U.S. and Ireland since 2008," said Attenborough, who grew up in Anneslie and still lives there.
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By Arda Ocal | December 17, 2012
WWE pretty much saved the best for last, in terms of pay-per-view offerings.   Even with WWE champion CM Punk off the card because of injury, WWE TLC was a terrific pay-per-view event with several great things to write home about. First and foremost, many fans were pleasantly surprised with the final image of the broadcast -- a victorious Dolph Ziggler holding his Money in the Bank briefcase, having defeated John Cena. Yes, you read that correctly. John Cena didn't win. Dolph Ziggler did, and the match was great.
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