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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
For the second straight year, it'll be an All-DePaul matchup in the Sweet 16 finale. In the semifinal round of fan voting , Cleveland Melvin beat out Maryland's Nick Faust, 39-18, while Brandon Young edged Syracuse's C.J. Fair, 36-17. For a one-page recap (including my final rankings) of the Sweet 16, click here . Vote in the championship poll below:
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By Blair Kerkhoff and The Kansas City Star | October 7, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's possible that the Kansas City Royals will go into the American League Championship Series against the Orioles with the same 25-man roster, including 11 pitchers, they used to sweep the Los Angeles Angels in the Division Series. And it appears likely that Kansas City rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura will be the Game 2 starter Saturday after right-hander James Shields pitches in Game 1. “We're pretty set with Ventura in the second game,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.
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By Don Markus and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 17, 2010
Dave Dickerson has a dilemma this week going into Friday's opening-round NCAA tournament game between Maryland and Houston in Spokane, Wash. Will he root for the school where he played four years, earned his degree and won a national championship as an assistant coach? Or will the fourth-year Tulane coach pull for a fellow member of Conference USA? Don't ask. "It's going to be an interesting matchup for me. I'm right in the middle of this thing," said Dickerson, who played at Maryland for Lefty Driesell and Bob Wade from 1985 through 1989.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
The Ravens persevered through key injuries, an early division-heavy schedule, the challenge of grasping a new offense and seemingly daily off-the-field distractions to finish the first quarter of the regular season with a 3-1 record. But as players and coaches exited the locker room late Sunday afternoon after a 38-10 blowout of the Carolina Panthers, the solid start to the season was tempered by an understanding of the challenges ahead. Coach John Harbaugh and his players won't be talking this week about anything beyond Sunday's game in Indianapolis against the formidable Colts, but it's not a stretch to suggest that the next five weeks could define the Ravens' regular-season.
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October 29, 2006
Ravens running back Musa Smith vs. Saints linebackers George Kokinis, the Ravens' pro personnel director, sizes up a critical matchup against the Saints: The players Smith, a third-round pick in 2003, is the healthiest he's been in his Ravens career. After establishing himself as a valuable special teams player two years ago, he quickly developed into the team's third-down back this season. In six games, Smith is fourth on the Ravens with 13 catches for 101 yards. He also ranks third in rushing, gaining 71 yards on 18 carries that have come mostly on draw plays.
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December 22, 2012
The Aberdeen Eagles stayed unbeaten in girls basketball, going on the road and beating Elizabeth Seton, 65-45, Friday to run their record to 5-0. Aberdeen poured in 25 points during the first quarter and led at halftime, 34-24. After three quarters, the Eagles held a 49-34 advantage. Freshman Stephanie Jones led Aberdeen in scoring with 18 points, and dad eight rebounds. Her sister, Brionna Jones, a senior, scored 17 points and had 13 rebounds. Their teammate, Endia Jones, scored 12 points.
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October 15, 2010
Gibson vs. McLain Bill Kline Morning Call It was 1968, the Year of the Pitcher, when only six batters hit .300 in the entire majors and when pitchers ruled by fear and ferocity. When hitters — sans gloves and helmet ear flaps and elbow guards — would get their chins buzzed for taking just a baby step out of the batter's box. Game 1 of the '68 World Series paired the Cardinals' Bob Gibson (22 wins, 1.12 ERA) against the Tigers' Denny McLain (31 victories, 280 strikeouts)
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By Edward Lee | March 21, 2012
One of the storylines heading into Saturday's showdown between Atlantic Coast Conference rivals in No. 10 Maryland and No. 13 North Carolina is the highly anticipated matchup at the faceoff X between junior Curtis Holmes and sophomore R.G. Keenan. Holmes is aware of the hype, but he's making sure that he's not getting caught up in the undercurrent. “Obviously, R.G.'s a pretty good faceoff guy, but I think we focus more on the team aspect of it,” the Marriottsville native and McDonogh graduate said after practice Tuesday.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN GRAPHICS | January 23, 1992
Analysis: On paper, this is a mismatch in the Bills' favor. Lofton is a veteran receiver who can still go deep and made the Pro Bowl for the eighth time this year. Mayhew is a former Plan B free agent who was signed by the Redskins three years ago when the Bills didn't protect him. Mayhew doesn't have great speed and you'd think the Bills would be able to isolate Lofton on Mayhew and enable Lofton to have a big day. Easier said than done. Teams have been trying to do that all season since Mayhew was burned repeatedly in the exhibition season.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2006
Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Simeon Rice don't need to be introduced to each other. They graduated from college the same year and were on the same All-America teams. Rice was the No. 3 overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 1996, and Ogden went one slot later to the Ravens. They have kicked, scratched, fought and cursed each other during four matchups in their NFL careers. So when they meet Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in the opener for both teams, they won't have a lot to say to each other.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 1, 2014
Not too long ago, South Florida was a consistent contender in the Big East. The Bulls had a winning record every year from 2006 through 2010 and were ranked as high as No. 2 in the country in 2007. Now, South Florida isn't very good. The Bulls team that Maryland plays Saturday was just 2-10 last season and struggled with a mediocre Football Championship Subdivision team (Western Carolina) in their season opener Saturday. Western Carolina was 2-10 last year, including 1-7 in the Southern Conference, but the Catamounts led South Florida, 17-16, at halftime and lost, 36-31.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
TORONTO - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will hit from the No. 7 spot tonight for the first time since Sept. 23, 2012, and Delmon Young will bat cleanup for the second time in three games. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the revamped roster gives the club its best opportunity against Toronto left-handed Mark Buehrle. Young is a career .396 hitter (19-for-48) with four homers and eight RBIs against Buehrle. Nelson Cruz, who is still batting fifth, is mired in a 1-for-32 slump.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
OAKLAND - A few days before the All-Star break, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that there will be several starting pitchers available before the trade deadline who won't be as good at the team's existing six starting pitchers. As the Orioles come out of the break in first place in the AL East, one of Showalter's biggest challenges might be how he manages his six starting pitchers. It won't be as simple as keeping every pitcher in line. He's already started to utilize matchups, slotting right-hander Bud Norris to make his first second-half start in Anaheim (3-0, 0.32 ERA in four career starts against the Angels)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
One day after the rain postponed the game between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, the two teams are scheduled to meet at Camden Yards tonight. Same pitchers, slightly different lineup now that the designated hitter is back. Steve Pearce returns to the lineup for the Orioles, batting second and playing left field. Nelson Cruz returns to the designated hitter spot. He is batting fourth. For the Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman will serve as the designated hitter.
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By Erin Cox and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Hours after winning their party primaries, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan exchanged the first salvos in November's race for governor. Hogan released an Internet ad calling the lieutenant governor "the most incompetent man in Maryland" and vowed to make the campaign a referendum on Gov. Martin O'Malley's tenure. Brown shot back that he would make the campaign a referendum on the "failed administration" of Maryland's last Republican governor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., in whose Cabinet Hogan served.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
The Maryland and Notre Dame men's lacrosse teams entered the season having met five times in their histories. On Saturday, they will face each other for the third time in just over a month. The Terps (13-3), who are the seventh seed in the NCAA tournament, won the first meeting, 12-8, on April 19. But six days later, the Fighting Irish (11-5), the sixth seed, returned the favor with a 6-5 decision in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal that launched the team to its first tournament championship.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Saturday's Division I semifinals (at M&T Bank Stadium) No. 1 seed Duke (15-3) Coach: John Danowski (eighth season at Duke, 126-32 record) Leading scorer: Jordan Wolf (59 goals, 33 assists) Goalie: Luke Aaron (9.82 goals-against average, .518 save percentage) No. 5 seed Denver (16-2) Coach: Bill Tierney (fifth season at Denver, 66-22 record) Leading scorer: Wesley Berg (42 goals, 18 assists) Goalie: Ryan LaPlante (8.38 goals-against average, .579 save percentage)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
In a move that will surprise no one, Loyola Maryland defenseman Joe Fletcher has spent a considerable amount of time watching film of Albany attackman Lyle Thompson, and the Greyhounds senior knows that the tape doesn't lie. He also knows that the tape isn't entirely truthful. It can't capture the full scope of trying to shadow the Great Danes junior, who has already tied UMBC attackman Steve Marohl's single-season NCAA record of 114 points. “That's what makes him, him,” Fletcher said Wednesday afternoon.
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