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By Baltimore Sun staff | May 12, 2010
Baseball Former Orioles first baseman Kevin Millar has signed with the St. Paul Saints, a team in the independent American Association. Millar began his pro career with the Saints in 1993 and went on to hit .274 with 170 homers in the majors over 12 seasons with four teams. He played last season with the Toronto Blue Jays, then was signed to a minor league deal by the Chicago Cubs, who released him March 30. Men's college lacrosse Loyola senior attacker Cooper MacDonnell and junior Jake Hagelin were named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Offensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively, on Tuesday after a vote of the conference's coaches.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
As cellist Allen Whear pointed out during his typically droll welcome to the audience Sunday afternoon at Towson University's Center for the Arts, there are two big 40th anniversary seasons this year: "Saturday Night Live" and Pro Musica Rara . The latter's milestone, as Whear also noted, is all the more remarkable considering that the early music movement -- playing period instruments, attempting to follow historic performance practices --...
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By John W. Stewart | May 2, 1995
Frank Ferguson, a Washington Golf & Country Club professional, shared top scoring honors with amateur Mike Lutz of Annapolis Golf Club, as each posted a 2-under-par 68 in the annual Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am at Rolling Road Golf Club yesterday.Lutz, who played in the morning half of the field, was 1-under par for each nine in shooting 34-3468, and Ferguson, an afternoon player, got to 68 when he made a 30-foot birdie from the back fringe of No. 16 with a deft pitch shot.Four pros trailed Ferguson by one stroke in the 60-pro field, including current MAPGA match play champion Jack Skilling, Columbia CC; Bob Bowes, Wicomico Shores GC; and Dennis Winters, formerly an Eisenhower GC assistant and now at the University of Maryland GC. Three more were at 70 -- host professional Billy Bassler, one-time Rolling Road assistant pro John McNaney and Frank Laber, Longview GC, who shot the back nine in 39, then had the day's low nine on the front, 31.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
President Barack Obama, who is attempting to help Democrats maintain their grip on the Senate, will attend a fundraiser Friday at the home of a wealthy Baltimore hedge fund manager who has become one of the nation's foremost advocates for Israel. Howard E. Friedman, a former president of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, and a leading patron of Jewish political causes, will host Obama for a dinner that will cost guests up to $32,400 - the maximum an individual may give to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the calendar year.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 8, 1991
HAVANA -- The only club golf professional in Cuba has a 7 handicap and wears black sneakers, faded blue jeans and a blue-and-white sport shirt on the job.He wedges himself behind a desk in his office that doubles as the pro shop at the Diplo Club. He can sell you a set of Dunlop clubs for $475, a dozen balls for $32, a hat for $1.50. He can sign you up for greens fees: 18 holes for $30, rental equipment for $10, the caddie's tip for an additional $10. He has all day to sit and chat because business is slow, very slow.
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By Donald G. Vitek | March 3, 1991
The Fair Lanes $150,000 PBA Open ended yesterday with the finals televised on Channel 13 locally and on ABC nationally.Several bowlers from Carroll County took part in the Pro-Am event earlier in the week at the closest national tour stop ever to Carroll -- Fair Lanes Kings Point, about three miles west of the county line.One of those bowlers was Alvin Dubois of Sykesville.Dubois owns a construction company, Masterkraft, and originally is from Houston, but he and his wife, Jean, have made their home in Sykesville for about five years.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | November 28, 1993
It doesn't take much to get Joe Inman talking. Sometimes the former PGA Tour player doesn't even need a question to take off on a monologue.Part way through a recent conversation, he offered, "I tell people I turned more guys pro, because they'd see me and they'd think, 'Hey, if he can make it, I can make it.' "Inman made it well enough to earn some $750,000 during a 14-year career that ended after the 1986 season. "I was almost 40, had no job and no rich relatives. I had to go to work," he says.
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By Jennifer Bojorquez and Jennifer Bojorquez,McClatchy News Service | September 9, 1993
The showdown started shortly after 6 p.m. earlier this week, the first night of "Monday Night Football" season. There was kicking, screaming and sweating for three hours or more. Each team fighting for recognition as the best. Each individual fighting for a spot on the Pro Bowl team.Everybody fighting for their 15 minutes in the spotlight.It's a five-month battle where the winners walk away with endorsement contracts, calendars or maybe even their own trading cards, while the losers go home empty-handed, or sometimes even lose their jobs.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland | August 27, 2000
Name: Gene Ward Job description: Head PGA pro at the Columbia Association-owned Hobbit's Glen Golf Club for about 12 years. Before that, head pro at Allview Golf Course (now Fairway Hills), also CA-owned. Administers the golf program, which includes tournaments, two outings a month, several ladies leagues, a seniors league. Four full-time employees, including two assistant pros who teach. About 20 seasonal workers. Course sees more than 50,000 rounds of golf annually. Age: 69 Residence: Columbia, "about a mile from the golf course."
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Staff writer | May 24, 1991
Longtime Chartwell Country Club golf pro George Jakovics shocked board members, who were meeting to put the final touches on this weekend's 30th anniversary celebration, by announcing his resignation Tuesday night.Jakovics, well-known in the mid-Atlantic area, was the pro at Chartwell for the last 21 years and only the third in club history.Steve Tobash was the first pro 30 years ago and was succeeded by the late Dick Slickner, who died of a heart attack just last week. Jakovics took over in 1970.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
The Ravens' defense won't be competing against Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon this season. His one-year suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy was upheld by the league after an appeal was heard by vice president Harold Henderson. Gordon played just one game against the Ravens last season, catching three passes for 44 yards. He was serving a two-game suspension for testing positive for codeine that kept him out of the Browns' first game against the Ravens last year.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
For a decade in the NFL, fullback Vonta Leach built a reputation as of the most intimidating lead blockers in the game by delivering punishing hits that rattled linebackers' heads. Leach displayed uncommon pop as a blocker and was able to regularly jolt defenders out of the way with his superior strength and leverage. Now, the former Ravens and Houston Texans All-Pro fullback is a free agent hoping to play another year or two in the NFL after being cut by the Ravens in February.
NEWS
July 31, 2014
Supporters of the League of the South can debate all they want whether their organization is truly a neo-Confederate hate group, as the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified them, but it would be much harder to argue that it isn't an oddball extremist group with some hair-raising ideas. That they support Southern secession and rally behind all things Confederate pretty much defines the Alabama-based league. These are not just some folks who spend their free hours dressing up in Civil War garb, whistling “Dixie” and recalling the good old days.
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July 30, 2014
I was surprised to see in Tim Wheeler 's report on the latest Cove Point permit ( "State gives gas export facility go-ahead," July 23) that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided that fracked gas is a bridge fuel and that fracking can be done safely if the government sets the "highest and best" standards. How has the governor reached that conclusion before having seen the report from his own Marcellus Shale advisory commission? His 2011 executive order instructed the panel to determine whether and how fracking could be done without unacceptable risks to health, safety and the environment.
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July 18, 2014
Letter writer Mary Catalfamo claims that Planned Parenthood denies any pregnant women immediate, free access to the full spectrum of information and counseling ( "Supreme Court decisions won't limit women's rights," July 9). It's hard for me to believe she hasn't researched Planned Parenthood's many guidance programs. One can find a lot of information just by searching on the Internet under Planned Parenthood. They have trained teachers who can guide anyone through each phase of pregnancy and beyond the birth of their baby.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he had a close-up view of the three-time Pro Bowl running back's physical transformation. Rice had regained much of his old quickness, displaying an ability to run away from defenders that all but disappeared during the worst season of his NFL career last year. Rice has lost roughly 20 pounds since last season, when he weighed as much as 225 pounds while struggling with hip and quadriceps injuries that robbed him of his ability to elude pursuit or break tackles.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2001
Young professional athletes deal with as many situations as there are sports. Kwame Brown skipped the NCAA farm system and is learning basketball as a member of the Michael Jordan Show, a k a the Washington Wizards. He'll earn guaranteed millions, and the prospect of a similar payday has lured legions of young golfers and tennis players to Florida. Santino Quaranta, America's youngest soccer pro, commutes from Highlandtown to his job with D.C. United, which took him around the nation this year.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Several players with local ties who were picked in baseball's first-year player draft last month have started their professional careers. Ryan Ripken, a Gilman graduate and the son of Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., has struggled in limited action since he signed June 18 and made his debut with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Nationals on June 21. Ripken, who was drafted in the 15th round by the Washington Nationals out of Indian River...
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
It's been well-documented that the Ravens would like to sign wide receiver  Torrey Smith , nose tackle  Haloti Ngata  and cornerback  Jimmy Smith  to contract extensions before the start of the 2014 season. Little has been said about Pro Bowl third-year kicker  Justin Tucker's  contract, but the Ravens are working on a contract extension for him, too, general manager  Ozzie Newsome  told   Kevin Byrne , the team's senior vice president of public and community relations, in an article posted on the team's website.
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