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By KEVIN ECK | March 18, 2009
I think it's a lock that Mickey Rourke will leave his ringside seat and get in at least one punch on Chris Jericho. And there's your Wrestle-Mania moment. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ ringposts)
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By KEVIN ECK | March 18, 2009
I think it's a lock that Mickey Rourke will leave his ringside seat and get in at least one punch on Chris Jericho. And there's your Wrestle-Mania moment. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ ringposts)
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By Michael Hirsley and Michael Hirsley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Lennox Lewis was unable to dominate an opponent he had repeatedly dismissed as "breakfast," raising doubts about how long he can remain at the head of the heavyweight table. The 37-year-old titleholder even mentioned the possibility of retirement as he softly answered a question about what he had left to prove. He did not linger there, however, saying his next fight - even a possible rematch - would depend on how much money was at stake. After his struggle to beat challenger Vitali Klitschko in a brawl Saturday night, Lewis' detractors included Klitschko, who felt he had worn down the champion and demanded a rematch, and Chris Byrd, another heavyweight titleholder.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2008
SuperBach For many years, Pro Musica Rara has warmed up the winter with a program called "SuperBach Sunday." It's an occasion when the ensemble brings out some of its most appealing repertoire from the baroque era, played by some of its best musicians. Among this year's featured works are one of Bach's brilliant Brandenburg Concertos and a suite from Telemann's Don Quixote, colorful music inspired by the Cervantes novel. Cellist and Pro Musica artistic director Allen Whear and recorder soloist Gwyn Roberts are among the performers in this trip down an 18th-century memory lane.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1997
Sixteen years ago, Stan Braxton sat nervously at ringside in Atlantic City watching his older brother Dwight win the light-heavyweight crown by knocking out Matthew Saad Muhammad.The roles will be reversed tonight. Dwight will be a ringside spectator at Martin's West, lending moral support to Stan in his eight-round super-middleweight bout with Napoleon Pitt of Richmond, Va.Baltimore cruiserweight Courtney Butler, currently ranked No. 9 by the NABF, will face Ka-dy King of Detroit in the co-feature.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2008
SuperBach For many years, Pro Musica Rara has warmed up the winter with a program called "SuperBach Sunday." It's an occasion when the ensemble brings out some of its most appealing repertoire from the baroque era, played by some of its best musicians. Among this year's featured works are one of Bach's brilliant Brandenburg Concertos and a suite from Telemann's Don Quixote, colorful music inspired by the Cervantes novel. Cellist and Pro Musica artistic director Allen Whear and recorder soloist Gwyn Roberts are among the performers in this trip down an 18th-century memory lane.
NEWS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | August 22, 1991
The gaze of Chuck Sturm's deep-set, brown eyes drifts down at a scrapbook thick with clippings of his exploits, and suddenly, the boxer in him springs to life -- and to his feet.The 5-foot-6, 147-pounder crouches into a threatening stance with his fists raised high around his ears.His feet dig deep into the plush carpeting of the tiny living room in his Glen Burnie apartment as he flicks a piston-like jab at an imaginary opponent."The only problem is when the guy goes to my right side, that's when I see two of them," said Sturm.
SPORTS
By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | August 13, 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Baltimore native Hasim Rahman didn't land in the lap of HBO's Jim Lampley as a result of Oleg Maskaev's right hand this time, but he nearly fell into a row of ringside cameramen. Rahman rose to his feet after Maskaev dropped him midway through the 12th round with a left hook, followed by a right, but he couldn't recover from a barrage of punches in his own corner as referee Jay Nady waved an end to the fight - and Rahman's reign as World Boxing Council champion - as the Kazakhstan-born Staten Island resident stopped him at 2:17 of the final round.
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By SLOANE BROWN | November 5, 2006
THE MARTIN'S WEST BALLROOM WAS PACKED, BUT this wasn't your usual party crowd. Forget the swish of ball gowns and flowery centerpieces decorating the dinner tables. It was another centerpiece that these folks were centered on: the boxing ring set up in the middle of the room. This was "An Evening Ringside" -- cocktails, dinner and six bouts of professional boxing. The night's proceeds would go to The Jonathan Ogden Foundation, which helps city school students use sports to improve academically.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | August 24, 2002
IT SEEMED LIKE every night for 20 summers or so, we walked north along the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk to the evening's best show in town. There, beginning about 8:30 p.m., was the auction. Its name is the Stuart Kingston Galleries, still very much in business, but things were a little different in 1958, when my family filled half a row of folding chairs for the summer season. I've often said the greatest theater is people theater, the drama of observing others in action. This boardwalk auction delivered free entertainment, a delightful mix of The Price Is Right and Tiffany & Co. We wouldn't have missed it. Many people still dressed for an evening out. Coats and ties were not at all uncommon.
NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | November 5, 2006
THE MARTIN'S WEST BALLROOM WAS PACKED, BUT this wasn't your usual party crowd. Forget the swish of ball gowns and flowery centerpieces decorating the dinner tables. It was another centerpiece that these folks were centered on: the boxing ring set up in the middle of the room. This was "An Evening Ringside" -- cocktails, dinner and six bouts of professional boxing. The night's proceeds would go to The Jonathan Ogden Foundation, which helps city school students use sports to improve academically.
SPORTS
By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | August 13, 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Baltimore native Hasim Rahman didn't land in the lap of HBO's Jim Lampley as a result of Oleg Maskaev's right hand this time, but he nearly fell into a row of ringside cameramen. Rahman rose to his feet after Maskaev dropped him midway through the 12th round with a left hook, followed by a right, but he couldn't recover from a barrage of punches in his own corner as referee Jay Nady waved an end to the fight - and Rahman's reign as World Boxing Council champion - as the Kazakhstan-born Staten Island resident stopped him at 2:17 of the final round.
SPORTS
By Michael Hirsley and Michael Hirsley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Lennox Lewis was unable to dominate an opponent he had repeatedly dismissed as "breakfast," raising doubts about how long he can remain at the head of the heavyweight table. The 37-year-old titleholder even mentioned the possibility of retirement as he softly answered a question about what he had left to prove. He did not linger there, however, saying his next fight - even a possible rematch - would depend on how much money was at stake. After his struggle to beat challenger Vitali Klitschko in a brawl Saturday night, Lewis' detractors included Klitschko, who felt he had worn down the champion and demanded a rematch, and Chris Byrd, another heavyweight titleholder.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | August 24, 2002
IT SEEMED LIKE every night for 20 summers or so, we walked north along the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk to the evening's best show in town. There, beginning about 8:30 p.m., was the auction. Its name is the Stuart Kingston Galleries, still very much in business, but things were a little different in 1958, when my family filled half a row of folding chairs for the summer season. I've often said the greatest theater is people theater, the drama of observing others in action. This boardwalk auction delivered free entertainment, a delightful mix of The Price Is Right and Tiffany & Co. We wouldn't have missed it. Many people still dressed for an evening out. Coats and ties were not at all uncommon.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik | March 19, 2000
A young white man stands mid-block in a poor black Baltimore neighborhood. He's nervous -- balancing on one foot, then the other, taking a few steps this way and that, looking repeatedly across the street at an unmarked three-story building wedged between a vacant storefront and the Blood of the Lamb Thrift Shop. A toothless old woman walks by. "Go on in. Watcha waitin' for?" she says. Watching all this, two old guys standing by an oil-drum fire smile and shake their heads like people do when they see a natural-born fool.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1997
Sixteen years ago, Stan Braxton sat nervously at ringside in Atlantic City watching his older brother Dwight win the light-heavyweight crown by knocking out Matthew Saad Muhammad.The roles will be reversed tonight. Dwight will be a ringside spectator at Martin's West, lending moral support to Stan in his eight-round super-middleweight bout with Napoleon Pitt of Richmond, Va.Baltimore cruiserweight Courtney Butler, currently ranked No. 9 by the NABF, will face Ka-dy King of Detroit in the co-feature.
NEWS
By REG MURPHY | October 28, 1992
There is an uncomfortable man in Little Rock named Paul Greenberg. He writes political commentary for the largest newspaper in Arkansas. And he doesn't care for Gov. Bill Clinton.''If there is a lodestar in his [Clinton's] career, it is the constant search for re-election, period. We may not have seen the dimensions of this emptiness yet in an American president,'' Mr. Greenberg said.Then he compares Governor Clinton to former President Jimmy Carter. He said to a reporter the other day that Mr. Clinton has lived in the ''thin intellectual milieu'' of Arkansas, and that Mr. Carter had a wider understanding of how the world works.
NEWS
January 25, 1993
The new president took his oath, gave his inaugural speech to the nation, and there, inching its way through the thousands of people heading for the parade route was . . .An ambulance from the West Friendship volunteer fire company?"
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1995
There are certain basic truths about the human existence, and one is this: Unless you count cartoons, pro wrestling is the only place on Earth where you can smash a metal folding chair over a man's head, crush his windpipe with your elbow and drive a knee into his groin, only to watch him jump up as if he had just received a brisk massage.That is exactly what's taking place on this steamy night at the Baltimore Arena. A roaring, sell-out crowd of 12,000 is watching Hulk Hogan mop the ring with Vader in the feature match of World Championship Wrestling's Super Brawl V, with the whole ugly business being beamed across the nation on pay-per-view.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | June 24, 1994
About a week ago, Russ White and his partners at Shocker Inc. T-shirt wholesalers, working out of an old broom factory in southeast Baltimore, figured American interest in the World Cup to be on a level with American interest in Afghanistan-rules lawn bowling."
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