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By BILL ORDINE | May 15, 2008
Madden Nation 8 p.m. [ESPN2] This is 90 minutes of video game fanatics traveling around the country playing Madden football. So, think about this ... we have people sitting at home watching other people playing a game that's based on a game. Occasionally, real NFL players make an appearance. Well, I suppose if you can have poker on TV, right?
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson | July 1, 2014
Middle linebacker Rolando McClain has decided that he wants to play football again but it won't be with the Ravens. After watching McClain retire twice in a year's span without playing a game for the team, the Ravens traded the rights to the mercurial linebacker, plus a 2015 seventh-round pick, to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2015 sixth-rounder. The Cowboys, who were looking for linebacker help after standout Sean Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in an offseason workout, activated McClain from the reserve-retired list, and placed Lee on injured reserve.
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November 9, 1991
The University of Maryland's new athletic director, Andy Geiger, says today's game with Penn State will be the last at Memorial Stadium. "We're spending millions of dollars on facilities here [College Park], so why not showcase them?" he said. Why not indeed? But there is no need to play every home game there. The university and its football program reap several advantages by playing a game a season here:* There is the excitement for the team and student fans of playing in a big city, big crowd environment.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - For years, Ernest Graham had a wish. The former Maryland basketball star hoped to live long enough to see his number retired by the school. The bad news for Graham - whose single-game mark of 44 points remains a team record - is that Maryland has a policy of not retiring basketball numbers. It chose to give his former No. 25 to another incoming player this season. The good news is that the incoming player is Graham's son, Jonathan. "I'm more than pleased," said the elder Graham, 54. "As a child, he wore that number.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | February 7, 1996
Want to know just how ugly a win it was for Old Mill last night?"On a scale of 10, it would be a 9 1/2 ," said Patriots coach Pat Chance, who headed for the first exit she could find when the game was over. "I had to get out of there. I couldn't take it."Chance watched Old Mill escape with a 40-38 victory over Meade in a horror show that was also a battle for first place in the North Division of the Anne Arundel County league.The savior for Old Mill was junior Trell Phillips, who stole a Meade pass on the perimeter with 14 seconds left in the game and took the ball in for a layup and a 39-38 lead.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - Yesterday marked the unofficial end of fall camp for the Maryland football team, which now turns its attention from general preparation for the 2001 season to its first opponent, North Carolina. About 250 people turned out to watch the team's final scrimmage at the school's practice field. The session focused on two-point conversions, two-minute drills and running out the clock over the last four minutes of a game. It was something similar to Thursday's closed scrimmage at Byrd Stadium, with myriad situations designed to make Maryland as game-ready as North Carolina, which played Oklahoma last night.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1997
This game will never be recorded among the more artistic boys basketball showdowns between Severn and St. Mary's.But no one in the overflow crowd at Severn yesterday seemed to care.What resulted was an old-fashioned defensive struggle featuring two slow-down, cold-shooting offenses, spiced occasionally by a fast break.And the Severn fans liked the game even more when their Admirals walked off the court with a 51-43 victory over St. Mary's, gaining revenge for a 72-67 loss to the Saints Dec. 9 at St. Mary's.
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By MAGGIE FARLEY and MAGGIE FARLEY,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 24, 2005
NEW YORK -- A man loping down Fifth Avenue in a furry jackalope costume the weekend after Halloween usually wouldn't turn a head in New York. But curious police stopped the hybrid mascot that Saturday night, and underneath the antlers found A.J. Ortiz Jr., 16, who was late for a scavenger hunt. "They let me go after a while," he said. "But you know what's worse? I had to sign up to be the school mascot to get the costume. I have to wear it for the rest of the year." Ortiz is part of a loose network of hundreds of New Yorkers who meet through the Internet to play games every week in the city's streets: capture the flag, manhunt - a glorified version of tag - and, most recently, the scavenger hunt.
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By Laura Vecsey and Laura Vecsey,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2004
ATHENS - It's not Bird vs. Magic, but Lauren Jackson vs. Lisa Leslie usually makes for pretty good copy. Australia and the United States will play a rematch today of their gold-medal game showdown at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The Aussies were routed, 76-54, but not before Jackson served notice she was heir apparent to Leslie as queen of women's hoops. Jackson was only 19 in Sydney, but she showed why the Seattle Storm made her the undisputed No. 1 pick in the 2001 WNBA draft. She scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Australians.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2001
It was a game nestled between 16 days off for examinations and today's departure to Laie, Hawaii, for the Yahoo Sports Invitational, so the Navy men's basketball team could be excused for being both rusty and distracted. But after the first 10 minutes, the Midshipmen got going with both their offense and defense, and they eased onward to a 78-60 victory over Division III Gettysburg last night at Alumni Hall. It was Navy's ninth straight win against the Bullets, who had started the season undefeated after eight games before suffering their first loss on Saturday.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2012
One year after arriving as Maryland's men's basketball coach, Mark Turgeon says the nonconference schedule "is not where I want it to be" and that he hopes to toughen it by adding more marquee games in future seasons — perhaps including some in Baltimore. But a contest at 1st Mariner Arena has not been scheduled for the upcoming season, as he had hoped. "We really wanted to play a game in Baltimore this year, and we're still trying to do that. I don't think it's going to happen," said Turgeon, who this week began running a series of one-hour, summer-session practices with his young team.
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune Newspapers | June 13, 2011
Bubba Watson can't help himself. He knows only one way to answer questions, and that's to utter the first thing that pops into his head. After he completed a morning practice round Monday at Congressional Country Club, he was asked if he had enjoyed seeing anything particular on the golf course. "The clubhouse," he replied. "I'm gonna eat lunch. " Watson also didn't give the conventional answer to the question dogging American golfers: Why can't any of them win a major?
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Peter Schmuck | August 27, 2010
News item: Roger Clemens is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court on Monday on charges of lying to Congress. He reportedly has rejected a plea deal and still hopes to beat the charges, which would preserve a kernel of doubt that he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs. My take: I've already bored you several times with my opinion of this situation. He's playing a very dangerous game, but you've got to admire his persistence. Bonus take: Isn't it great to live in a society where the penalty for lying to a congressman can be up to 30 years in jail, but the penalty for a congressman lying to you is another two years in office.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,katherine.dunn@baltsun.com | November 6, 2008
Ellis Foster has been City's starting quarterback since his freshman year, and Saturday he will lead the Knights into the 120th City-Poly game at M&T Bank Stadium. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior is looking for his fourth straight win in the rivalry that is the second-oldest continuous public high school rivalry in the nation.Foster, 17, who started with the Pop Warner Northeast Chargers, has gained 1,772 total yards and scored 18 touchdowns this season for the Knights. He wants to play football in college and is getting a look from Rutgers.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2008
Right fielder Joe Nowicki of the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds said he started hitting line drives when he was 5 years old and hasn't stopped. Nowicki, 25, believes he was given a natural talent to hit a baseball, but there are perplexing occasions when that ability is hampered by an inability to "see the ball well." Nowicki has often pondered what causes those stretches in which it is nearly impossible to pick up the ball, and he hasn't found any answers. "If I knew that, I wouldn't be here [in the minors]
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By BILL ORDINE | May 15, 2008
Madden Nation 8 p.m. [ESPN2] This is 90 minutes of video game fanatics traveling around the country playing Madden football. So, think about this ... we have people sitting at home watching other people playing a game that's based on a game. Occasionally, real NFL players make an appearance. Well, I suppose if you can have poker on TV, right?
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Evening Sun Staff | June 7, 1991
For McDonogh alumnus Alan Robinson, being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals affords a chance to continue playing a game he loves.Robinson was an honorable-mention All-Metro outfielder for the Eagles in 1987. He batted .452 that season and best remembers playing in the Crown All-Star game at Memorial Stadium."Three of us from McDonogh -- John Gast, Brian Salganik and me -- got to start in that game," said Robinson, who went on to star in football and baseball at Widener College.Robinson was drafted in the 36th round of the pro baseball draft this week after winding up a four-year career at Widener with a .358 career batting average.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1996
What does a coach do when his team doesn't have a game for 14 days, then faces back-to-back-to-back games on back-to-back weekends? Well, after questioning the wisdom of the schedule-maker and perhaps toasting his good fortune, he tells his squad to get lost for a week.At least that's what Mike Stankovic did with the Spirit, while himself heading for the warmth and easygoing pace of Bermuda."The time off helped us as much mentally as it did physically," said the coach, "and besides recharging our batteries, it should help in that most of the other teams didn't get a long break."
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By PETER SCHMUCK | March 16, 2008
News item: The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres played to a 3-3 tie in the first of their two historic exhibition games in Beijing. My take: Great. Now the Chinese think the object of the game is for both teams to score the same number of runs. Does anyone know the Beijing Mandarin translation for "Didn't the same thing happen at the historic 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee?" News item: Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said the thought of two major league teams playing a game in Beijing "takes my breath away."
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By Chris Kaltenbach | July 22, 2007
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES -- The Criterion Collection / $39.95 As a collaboration between an established master of French cinema (writer Jean Cocteau) and one of its rising stars (director Jean-Pierre Melville), 1950's Les Enfants Terribles is a landmark film that has been eagerly studied, analyzed and picked apart for decades. But watching this extraordinary film should never be regarded as simply an academic exercise: It's too rich, too endlessly fascinating, too singular for that. Based on Cocteau's sensational and best-selling 1929 novel, Les Enfants Terribles unveils the story of teen siblings Elisabeth and Paul, whose relationship seems incestuous (some argue that it stops just short of that, though a close viewing of the film suggests otherwise)
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