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January 12, 2012
I would like to thank the editorial writers for their unbiased and on-point editorial about Tim Tebow ("Tebow wars: Give it a rest," Jan. 10). The editorial really focused on the fact that regardless of his faith, Tim Tebow goes on the field week after week like every other player and gives all that he can give to win a football game. Giving the glory for that win to God is his way of honoring his God and nothing more. It is his freedom and right as an American to do that. If my memory serves me correctly, the Ravens had a very young quarterback at one time who faced this very same kind of fame his first year out of the gate.
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By Aaron Oster | March 11, 2014
In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement began. Two-and-a-half years later, an Occupy movement succeeded on WWE Raw. Taking a page from the Chicago crowd trying to “Hijack Raw” last week, Daniel Bryan came out with a demand for Triple H. He wanted a match at WrestleMania. He said he would refuse to leave the ring until his demand was met, but unlike others who have made that threat, he had backup. In a visually striking scene, dozens of “fans” wearing Bryan shirts came out of the crowd, filling the ring and ringside area.
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June 25, 1999
Opponent: Charleston BatterySite: Charleston, S.C.Time: 7: 30Outlook: Back-to-back road games against the two Atlantic Division-leading teams -- just what the 1-9, last-place Mania needs after suffering its sixth shutout last weekend. The 7-5, second-place Battery, playing in a new stadium, is considered one of the A-League's better teams. Charleston won the first meeting, the Mania's first home game ever, 2-0.
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By Arda Ocal | September 20, 2013
April 6, 2014 will mark the 30th edition of WrestleMania, the biggest yearly event in pro wrestling. It takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. WWE has announced that tickets for WrestleMania will go on sale Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Ticket prices range from $25-$850. There will be a limited number of "Gold Circle" VIP packages available for $2,000, which includes seating in the first four rows ringside, VIP stadium entrance, a WrestleMania 30 collectible ticket holder and a commemorative chair.
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June 20, 1999
Opponent: Toronto LynxSite: Anne Arundel Community College Stadium, ArnoldTime: 4: 05 p.m.Outlook: Will the change in scenery to College Parkway help the 1-8 Mania, last in the A-League's Atlantic Division, at the gate? Will real grass, not UMBC's artificial turf, improve play? Toronto won its opening game in a shootout May 2 but hasn't won since and is last in the Northeast Division.Pub Date: 6/20/99
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February 4, 1992
If Gov. William Donald Schaefer has his way, Marylanders will have a choice of worthy causes to support financially when they file their taxes each April 15. That is, if there's any money left over after paying federal, state and local income taxes.Since Maryland's existing tax checkoff for endangered species and the Chesapeake Bay has been a smashing success, raising $3.1 million in three years, the governor wants to expand this voluntary checkoff so taxpayers have three other choices: to help children's programs, to aid crime victims and to assist the arts.
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By Arda Ocal | August 12, 2013
During a conference call Thursday, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Paul “Triple H” Levesque and WWE2K Creative Director Cory Ledesma announced that WWE2K14's single player campaign will be “30 years of Wrestlemania”. The mode's description, per 2K's official press release, is copied below: WWE 2K14's 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode will organize matches into a progressive single-player campaign, with the format curated by five distinct eras in WWE history.
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August 9, 2013
According to reports, the rumored main event match of Triple H battling Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 30 is off. Triple H and McMahon were reportedly going to battle for power of the WWE. 
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By Arda Ocal | April 9, 2013
Everything that Wrestlemania wasn't, for the hardcore WWE fan, Raw was. It had twists, it had turns, and most of all, it had chants. Lots of chants. Chants never heard at a WWE event before. In fact, for much of Raw, the fans hijacked the show. It started with Dolph Ziggler. Fans were chanting for him throughout the show, until he appeared to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase, and the place went wild. Nobody sat down during the 2-3 minute match where Ziggler finally won the World Heavyweight title, with most fans in the audience having the opinion that he more than deserved it. It was a surreal moment ... a "WrestleMania moment," just the following day. Once fans got what they asked for with Ziggler, they turned their attention elsewhere.
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By Arda Ocal | April 8, 2013
The theme of Wrestlemania 29 might boil down to one word - predictable. The build up was certainly that for many fans. John Cena and The Rock were always destined to face off again at Wrestlemania 29, one year after they had their "Once in a Lifetime" matchup. Brock Lesnar and Triple H were always foreshadowed to clash on April 7, a rematch from Summerslam 2012 with unfinished business. Fantasy bookers early in "Wrestlemania season" were calling for CM Punk vs. The Undertaker, which also happened.
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By Arda Ocal | April 4, 2013
JOHN CENA VS. THE ROCK The hardcore wrestling fan may not be looking forward to this match. Some of them think the "Once in a Lifetime" tagline at Wrestlemania 28 was a farce, while others believe the build-up has been nowhere near the interest from last year (in fairness, how could it be with a year to build?). The match itself won't be stellar, but The Rock has just enough mystique and allure left to make the fans invested. John Cena wins the WWE championship and The Rock moves on to Brock Lesnar for Wrestlemania 30. What I would LOVE to see after the match is Cena and Rock sharing a "Wrestlemania handshake," Rock walking away and Dolph Ziggler attacking Cena by surprise (no theme music)
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By Arda Ocal | April 2, 2013
In the final segment of Raw, a Paul Bearer impostor (who looked like Paul Heyman) flanked by Druids mocked the Undertaker with the urn. The Deadman then got beat down by CM Punk before Punk opened the urn and scattered the ashes inside on 'Taker's body and bathed himself in it. The same questions will come out of Monday night that were asked the Raw after Paul Bearer passed away and the urn was introduced: Is this going too far? Is it in poor taste? And I will offer the same answers to these questions: this is WWE, where anything can happen, and what you see is designed to elicit a response.
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By Arda Ocal | March 4, 2013
Zack Ryder has had the most up-and-down two years a WWE superstar can have. The 2011 calendar year was a dream for Ryder, whose YouTube hit Z! True Long Island Story made him the fifth-most followed WWE superstar on Twitter with more than a million fans. He was the United States champion, and was regularly showcased on TV and pay-per-view. But 2012 was a nightmare for Ryder. Seemingly all the glory of his YouTube hit fizzled (but the hard work of editing remained). After Wrestlemania, he was rarely seen on WWE TV. So far, 2013 is par for the course.
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By Arda Ocal | February 19, 2013
For those who watch WWE on a regular basis, this headline might be confusing. After all, John Cena won the Royal Rumble and earned the right to face the top champion of his choice at WrestleMania. He chose the WWE champion, who is The Rock. At TLC, it was Cena who benefitted from a one-sided stipulation match against Dolph Ziggler, but next week on Raw it will be Cena who will put up a one-sided stake. It will be Cena vs. CM Punk, and the winner goes to WrestleMania to face The Rock.
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