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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | August 28, 1993
Jim Palmer's last official trip to a big-league mound came about a decade ago, but the Orioles have never stopped appreciating their Hall of Fame pitcher.Or, as it turns out, paying him.Palmer, who, except for a brief spring-training comeback two years ago, retired in 1984, will collect $30,468 from the Orioles this year, putting him among more than a dozen former players and front-office employees who are receiving a little more than $8.6 million in deferred salaries and bonuses from the Orioles.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
They have handled similar situations the only way they know (( how -- with class.One is rich, famous and a future Hall of Famer.The other is a senior at Howard High.Say hello to Cal Ripken and Rachel Grantham."Cal Ripken would rather be playing shortstop, there's no doubt about it," said Howard coach Dave Vezzi. "But Cal's playing third base and helping his team. Rachel's the same way. She's not going to come out and say, 'I don't want to play second base, I want to be pitching.' She's going to help the team whatever way she can, and if playing second base is where she's going to help, that's what she'll do."
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By Matt Schnabel, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Donnell Whittenburg isn't quite sure when his gymnastics career began, years before the medals, the tryouts and traveling across the country, but he can remember where it all started: the backyard of his childhood Baltimore home. The 19-year-old U.S. men's national team member, who will compete on Thursday in the preliminary rounds of the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, recalls performing handstands and other stunts outside his house, a practice his mother, Sheila Brown, didn't take to fondly.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon has yet to pitch in a Grapefruit League game and likely won't until late next week at the earliest. Yoon is slated to spend most of next week in Canada obtaining his work visa. He will fly to Ottawa on Sunday and has an interview appointment on Monday morning. That process is expected to take a few days, but it beats the alternative of Yoon traveling back to South Korea to get his visa - which would involve lengthy travel and missing extended time in camp.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton has no structural damage in his injured left shoulder, but it continues to appear likely that he will start the season on the disabled list after his visit with renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. Britton visited Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., for another opinion on the recent flare up of inflammationon his left shoulder. Andrews saw no structural damage, but he received two rounds of platelet rich plasma injections to help settle the inflammation.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 17, 1996
The Bandits, already affiliated up (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) and down (Raleigh IceCaps), have agreed to another working agreement with a hockey team, this one with the Richmond Renegades of the East Coast Hockey League.The Bandits serve as a developmental team for Anaheim, and Ducks players not making the team here usually end up in Raleigh of the ECHL. The agreement with Richmond will involve free agents signed to AHL contracts by Baltimore. To date, the Bandits have signed two players who belong to them, defensemen Keith Aldridge and Brian Goudie, and are expected to sign two or three more.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
Fairly or not, elite U.S. swimmers seem to spring from largely white, suburban pools of the country, which makes Lia Neal stand out. Hailing from Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood, the 17-year-old Neal made the Olympic team Saturday night after coming in fourth in the 100-meter freestyle, winning a spot on the relay team that will compete in London. Neal, whose father is African-American and mother is Chinese, has been mentored by the likes of Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt, who have traveled with rising young swimmers as they gain experience competing in Moscow, Berlin and Stockholm.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer | May 3, 1993
Allison Valentino is easy to please. Just assign her a position and watch her produce.That's what Valentino has done for four years at Atholton, much of the time in relative obscurity.In basketball, after making the team at starting point guard as a freshman, Valentino and senior star Sherri Orlosky led Atholton to the playoffs and one of its more successful seasons in years.For the past three seasons, the Raiders have struggled. Inexperience and a lack of skill and size have contributed to three straight losing years, but Valentino has never stopped producing.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. - Travis Ishikawa doesn't remember getting hit square in the right cheek, only the glance of a fastball speeding at his head, then waking up on the ground thinking his jaw was shattered. "I have to say it was the best hit by pitch of my life," Ishikawa said. "It changed my life. It went from the worst thing in the world to the best thing in the world. " Ishikawa, a 29-year-old first baseman whom the Orioles signed to a minor league contract this offseason, was a San Francisco Giants farmhand back then.
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By Jared S. Hopkins and Lorraine Mirabella | February 13, 2014
SOCHI, Russia - In the wake of disappointing results that have seen its speedskaters on the verge of their worst Olympic performance in three decades, U.S. Speedskating may change the one factor it controls - its race suit. Under Armour heralded the Mach 39 - the much-hyped suit the apparel company developed with the help of defense contractor Lockheed Martin - as the fastest speedskating suit in production. In Sochi, U.S. speedskaters have yet to win a medal. On Thursday, U.S. Speedskating took steps to cover a meshed area on the back of the suit worn by Heather Richardson, the top-ranked women's skater in the world who finished seventh in the 1,000 meters.
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