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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
There was a time, many years ago, when Chris Carr did not particularly care if his football career ended. He doesn't mind talking about it. Carr finds it fascinating, in fact, to contemplate the role that fate played in steering him toward the present. You can make a pretty convincing case that he's been the Ravens best cornerback this season, and that he's exceeded everyone's expectations this year — except his own — with how consistently he's played. But getting here required a bit of random luck both the Ravens and Carr can be thankful for. Carr was a high school senior in Reno, Nevada, when it happened.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
For the second consecutive year and for the fifth time since 2004, two Maryland players were selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft, but forwards Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma went later than anticipated Thursday. Mullins - a back-to-back winner of the Hermann Trophy, which is awarded to college soccer's top player - was expected to be selected among the first five picks, but he was chosen at No. 11 by the New England Revolution. Tshuma, who was projected to go somewhere in the top 10, was taken at No. 17 by the Portland Timbers.
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By NEAL R. PEIRCE | August 30, 1993
Portland, Oregon -- Art accessible to everyone, destined to evoke smiles, has graced Portland's transit mall since it was built the late '70s.Who wouldn't like whimsical street sculptures reminiscent of the weather and fauna of the Pacific Northwest?Now, in the '90s, Portland is out front again, this time with an arts initiative fitting for the dawning era of competitive ''citistates.'' ''Arts Plan 2000+,'' born in 1990, is the nation's first regional cultural plan.The focus isn't simply on premier, downtown-based arts institutions such as the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
The crop of talent available in this year's Rule 5 draft wasn't perceived to be as deep as recent seasons, but the Orioles believe they acquired two players who can contribute in the major leagues this season. After three days of rumors, the Orioles' first true acquisitions of the winter meetings were made Thursday in the Rule 5 draft when they selected corner infielder Michael Almanzar from the Boston Red Sox as the ninth and final pick in the major league portion and outfielder Julio Borbon from the Chicago Cubs in the Triple-A phase.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | March 17, 1993
Stung by the defection of the Maine Mariners last summer, officials in Portland gave a green light yesterday for continued negotiations to lure either the Baltimore Skipjacks or another, unidentified American Hockey League franchise.Steve Rosenblatt, general manager of the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, said the board of trustees for the arena was updated on those negotiations by the four-member sports committee and the consensus of the trustees was to "bring back the best lease we can."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | March 30, 1993
The three-year lease that sends Baltimore's American Hockey League Skipjacks to Portland, Maine, next season will break no banks in New England.There were no attendance guarantees and only a few notable perks for Skipjacks owner Tom Ebright."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 5, 2003
PORTLAND, Ore. - Dignity Village, a tiny community on the northeastern edge of Portland, convened an emergency session of its legislature the other evening. The 26 representatives present sat in a circle on ragtag chairs collected from garbage dumps and curbsides, near a wide puddle they call Lake Dignity. The chairman of the nine-member Dignity Village governing council was there, along with most department heads: the treasurer, the secretary and chairwoman of the tents and population committee, the security chairman, the trash and sanitation chairman, the toilet meister and the coffee meister.
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By Marc Stewart and Marc Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 26, 1995
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The University of Portland women's soccer team defeated Maryland, 1-0, yesterday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament before 2,643 rain-soaked fans at Merlo Field.The No. 2 Pilots (19-0-2) scored their only goal with 7:12 remaining in the first half when Shannon McMillan fired the ball past the outstretched arms of Terps goalkeeper Kassie Knecht."Things didn't go our way," said Knecht.Portland's score was set up by Jody Dutra, who fired a perfect pass through four Terps defenders.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | November 26, 1998
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 a century ago, the steamer Portland sailed from India Wharf in Boston with about 190 passengers and crew. Their destination was Portland, Maine, but their destiny was death in a storm that ultimately would bear the ship's name.George Kenniston Jr., a 20-year-old Bowdoin College student, was aboard, returning from a Thanksgiving at his Aunt Mabel's home in Hyde Park. Waiting in Maine was his brother William, a country doctor who kept a journal.The journal, found recently by a grandson, details how William waited in vain, first for his brother's ship to arrive, then for his brother's body to wash ashore.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1995
They made a movie about it years ago titled "Never On Sunday."ZTC The Bandits played another Sunday afternoon AHL game yesterday and seemed to take that advice to heart."
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
The Severna Park boys team and other local runners had a very big day in Saturday's NXN Southeast Regional in North Carolina, earning a trip to the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 7.  Severna Park, which won the Class 4A state championship three weeks ago, finished second in its race. The Brentwood XC Club (Tenn.) won with 109 points, one point ahead of Falcons. Both have advanced to Oregon.  Ryan Forsyth of Severna Park, the Class 4A state champion, finished seventh overall to lead the Falcons.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
With a single-game high of six sacks in last Saturday's 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central, Towson has 17 in four games. The Tigers are tied with Portland State for fourth in the Football Championship Subdivision with an average of 4.3 sacks per game this season. Towson junior defensive end Ryan Delaire leads the team with 3 1/2 sacks, but eight other Tigers players have at least one sack. “It's a two-pronged beast,” Towson coach Rob Ambrose said during a conference call Monday.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Except for the fact that his left foot is encased in a protective boot, and that most of his training is done sitting down, little has changed for former Maryland center Alex Len as he gets ready for next week's NBA draft. The 7-1 center, who gave up his remaining college eligibility following his sophomore season with the Terps , seems to be working just as hard, if not harder, despite a partial stress fracture in his left ankle that was discovered in early April. When he is not travelling around the country interviewing with NBA teams in advance of the June 27 draft, Len is at Comcast Center going through hours of grueling, tedious exercises geared toward strengthening his upper body, his hands and his healthy right leg. Though the routines are much different than when he was fully upright and playing for Maryland, the approach Len took Monday was much the same as it had been ever since he showed up a tall skinny teenager from Ukraine in August 2011.
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Lionel Foster | November 15, 2012
I travel a good deal. For better and worse, I take a bit of Baltimore with me wherever I go. During one trip to New Jersey, after stopping at a Chinese carry-out, I was shocked to see no bulletproof glass and all the condiments on my side of the counter. And I've caused minor interstate dance floor scandals after DJs cued up a Baltimore club beat. So it was as an unreconstructed Baltimorean that I recently found myself touring Portland, Ore. A harbor city of approximately 600,000 with a great music scene, a strong hipster culture, and a reputation shaped by a television show with a cult following (in Portland's case, the satirical "Portlandia")
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By Katrina Galsim | February 1, 2012
As we head into the sixth audition city, one wonders, "When is the freakin' Hollywood round?" Sorry to start on a negative note -- the auditions just seem never ending. What with the good ones just OK (I miss being blown away, i.e. Paris Bennett ), and the bad ones not as funny anymore … actually it stopped being funny in Season 4. Can we get to Hollywood now? Nope. Not yet, said the "Idol" producers. Patience is key as we milk ... err, head to Portland, Ore. And because I was inspired by last Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards (Yay "The Help!"
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By Sports Digest | May 30, 2011
Et cetera United hands Portland its first MLS home loss Chris Pontius and Josh Wolff scored late in the second half as D.C. United handed the expansion Portland Timbers their first home loss in Major League Soccer, 3-2, on Sunday. Perry Kitchen also scored for United, which overcame a strange sequence in the second half when Portland converted a penalty on its third attempt to even the score at 1. Kenny Cooper , the son of the former Blast coach of the same name, tried two straight penalty kicks that were saved by Bill Hamid , who was ruled to have come off his line early before both shots, and Jack Jewsbury scored on the third attempt in the 68th minute for the Timbers.
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By Mike Lowe and Mike Lowe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 10, 1996
PORTLAND, Maine -- Put the Baltimore Bandits at home and they look like just another expansion team. Put them on the road and they look like contenders.Goaltender Mike O'Neill made 33 saves, many spectacular, to lead the Bandits to a 4-2 victory over the Portland Pirates yesterday afternoon before 6,140 at the Cumberland County Civic Center.It was Baltimore's second 4-2 win over Portland here in 22 days and lifted the Bandits to 13-12-4 on the road -- one of just three teams in the AHL with a winning record away from home.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER and MICHAEL DRESSER,SUN REPORTER | October 27, 2005
PORTLAND, ORE. -- From what she'd seen in Maryland, Wanda Wallace didn't have a high opinion of light rail. But the community leader from West Baltimore loved the transit line she found here. "They're leaps and bound ahead of us in terms of technology, in terms of signage, in terms of having a system that's user-friendly," she said. Wallace, representing the Allendale Community Association, was part of a delegation of Baltimore leaders who traveled to Oregon's largest city to learn how it developed its highly regarded MAX Light Rail service.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
There was a time, many years ago, when Chris Carr did not particularly care if his football career ended. He doesn't mind talking about it. Carr finds it fascinating, in fact, to contemplate the role that fate played in steering him toward the present. You can make a pretty convincing case that he's been the Ravens best cornerback this season, and that he's exceeded everyone's expectations this year — except his own — with how consistently he's played. But getting here required a bit of random luck both the Ravens and Carr can be thankful for. Carr was a high school senior in Reno, Nevada, when it happened.
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By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN | January 4, 2009
Experts predict 2009 will be the year of the travel deal. With fewer people able to afford a vacation, hotels, airlines, cruise lines and tour operators will offer deep discounts to lure travelers. According to CheapTickets.com's 2009 Value Travel Forecast, one of the destinations expected to offer the most value to travelers is Portland, Maine. Visitors to this city along Maine's southern coast can save 53 percent off peak rates when traveling during early spring. From Baltimore, AirTran offers nonstop flights to Portland for as little as $56 each way. Here are five things to do in Portland: 1 Sightsee by ferry.
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