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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Long before the season started, the Maryland men's basketball team spent two grueling days testing its stamina and willpower by training with a former Navy SEAL under the hot September sun. The Terps sweated through push-ups and leg lifts. They labored to tread water in the campus pool wearing heavy, gray sweatshirts. Each player was asked to pick up a teammate and carry him across a field on their shoulders. It was a time when bonds were formed and bodies were tested. Four months later - after a loss to Virginia on Feb. 10 that Coach Mark Turgeon said Monday represented "rock bottom" - Turgeon asked the players to recall those exercises and their messages of commitment and leadership.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Long before the season started, the Maryland men's basketball team spent two grueling days testing its stamina and willpower by training with a former Navy SEAL under the hot September sun. The Terps sweated through push-ups and leg lifts. They labored to tread water in the campus pool wearing heavy, gray sweatshirts. Each player was asked to pick up a teammate and carry him across a field on their shoulders. It was a time when bonds were formed and bodies were tested. Four months later - after a loss to Virginia on Feb. 10 that Coach Mark Turgeon said Monday represented "rock bottom" - Turgeon asked the players to recall those exercises and their messages of commitment and leadership.
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By Mike Preston and Sun reporter | November 2, 1998
The Ravens no longer are digging a deeper hole for themselves in the AFC Central race. It's time to put this team to rest.Barring one of the greatest late-season runs in NFL history, the Ravens buried any playoff aspirations under a 45-19 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday before a crowd of 68,915 at Ravens stadium. With eight games remaining, the major question surrounding the Ravens (2-6) after their fourth loss in a row is the status of coach Ted Marchibroda, who is in the third and final year of his contract.
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By Adam Testa | July 19, 2012
Jeff Hardy knows what it's like to hit rock bottom. The Charismatic Enigma's 17-year professional wrestling career had seen its share of ups and downs. At his peak, Hardy earned a reputation as one of the most awe-inspiring and beloved fan favorites of the industry's modern era. At his low, Hardy found himself engaged in a battle with personal demons - as well as the legal system - playing out in front of a national audience. He would eventually be sent home from work, deemed to be in no physical condition to continue performing.
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By John Eisenberg | November 16, 1998
SAN DIEGO -- Upon further review, the Ravens didn't hit "rock bottom" against the Jaguars two weeks ago, as coach Ted Marchibroda suggested.They hit it yesterday in a ridiculous loss to the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.At least they lost to a playoff team with a Pro Bowl quarterback when the Jaguars hammered them. Yesterday, they lost to a last-place team and an overmatched backup quarterback who'd never won an NFL game before.They lost to a team that committed 16 penalties, averaged 2.7 yards per offensive snap and played the last 43 minutes with a backup halfback carrying the load.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Book Editor | May 24, 1993
Cambridge, Mass.Some fans had their autograph books out. Others took pictures. Most everyone wanted Stephen King, of course, but there were calls for Dave Barry and Amy Tan, too. When you've got a collection of hot-shot authors, there's bound to be interest -- especially when they're doing rock and roll, too.After the writers had done two shows at a club here Saturday night, the tour bus for the Rock Bottom Remainders -- the improbable name for this most...
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1998
The Ravens no longer are digging a deeper hole for themselves in the AFC Central race. It's time to put this team to rest.Barring one of the greatest late-season runs in NFL history, the Ravens buried any playoff aspirations under a 45-19 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday before a crowd of 68,915 at Ravens stadium.With eight games remaining, the major question surrounding the Ravens (2-6) after their fourth loss in a row is the status of coach Ted Marchibroda, who is in the third and final year of his contract.
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May 25, 1998
Quote: "Yep, I'm joining you baseball writers. I've finally hit rock bottom." -- former Orioles manager Davey Johnson, who is writing a baseball column on the Internet.It's a fact: Cleveland was shut out for the second time in eight days and third this season -- all on Sundays.Who's hot: The Blue Jays' Woody Williams has allowed eight hits and two runs in 22 innings for an 0.82 ERA in his past three starts.Who's not: The Red Sox's Bret Saberhagen, who began the season 5-0, has an ERA of 11.84 in his past five starts.
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October 22, 2009
TODAY SCIENCE UNCORKED: THE GENIUS OF WINE: What could be more genius than pairing a wine tasting with an exhibit about Leonardo da Vinci's great inventions? This event pays tribute to da Vinci's homeland by featuring the wines of Italy. Guests at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., will learn about Italian wine regions and vintages from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Admission includes wine, food and a tour of "Da Vinci: The Genius." All participants must be 21 or older.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 3, 2008
BOSTON - The Orioles have lost for 10 straight seasons and are rapidly approaching an 11th consecutive sub-.500 campaign, so finding rock bottom during that stretch isn't easy. But to most long-suffering Orioles fans - who have seen their team give up 30 runs, among other indignities - the lowest point in a decade of losing is often viewed as the conclusion of the 2002 season. Geronimo Gil, Jose Leon and the rest of those unforgettable 2002 Orioles lost 32 of the final 36 games in a stretch that rivaled the 1988 Orioles' 0-21 start in terms of futility.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
Tommy Hunter's words carried considerable concern. Following the Orioles right-hander's shortest outing of this young season Monday night against a Blue Jays lineup that used his fastball for batting practice, Hunter had few answers. He entered the spring competing for the team's Opening Day starter spot. Now he might be pitching his way out of the Orioles' starting rotation. When it comes to Hunter's 2012 season, his glaring numbers don't lie. In Monday's series-opening 6-2 loss to Toronto at the Rogers Centre, Hunter reached rock bottom with his shortest start in nearly 22 months, and the shortest by an Orioles starter this season, in front of an announced crowd of 16,575.
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By Matt Vensel | July 11, 2011
Ten days ago, I asked on the blog if the 2011 Orioles season could get any worse. Nine losses, 75 runs allowed and one demotion of Zach Britton later, the answer is a resounding yes -- a Marv Albert-type yes. This weekend’s four-game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox was so ugly, it’s hard to imagine that things could get any uglier for the Orioles. At least we know most of Baltimore won’t be watching if they do. The Orioles were outscored 32-13 in the series -- the only fight they showed was when Kevin Gregg got in a slap fight with David Ortiz on Friday and when Michael Gonzalez chucked a pitch behind Ortiz on Sunday -- and they entered the All-Star break on a seven-game losing skid.
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By Matt Vensel | July 1, 2011
For much of this season, the Orioles met reasonable expectations by treading water around the .500 mark and sometimes playing very good baseball against some of the league's best teams. But they have been slowly sinking in the standings in June, and they reached a new low Thursday night against the Cardinals. The Orioles got smacked around again, losing, 9-6, as the Cardinals left Baltimore with a three-game sweep . The Orioles are now a season-high eight games below .500, and they trail the Yankees by a dozen games in the AL East.
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By Ben Krull | July 20, 2010
To: Mel Gibson From: Mr. Houdini Miracle Workers Communications Re: PR strategy Our research shows that you have a lower approval rating than BP CEO Tony Hayward and are tied with Satan (although you poll better than LeBron James does in Cleveland). Given these results, we recommend targeting groups that are usually bypassed in traditional public relations campaigns. We have identified several demographics that would embrace a "new" Mel Gibson. Go global : A focus group of Afghan Taliban members responded positively to the statement, "Mel Gibson is right about the Jews."
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October 22, 2009
TODAY SCIENCE UNCORKED: THE GENIUS OF WINE: What could be more genius than pairing a wine tasting with an exhibit about Leonardo da Vinci's great inventions? This event pays tribute to da Vinci's homeland by featuring the wines of Italy. Guests at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., will learn about Italian wine regions and vintages from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Admission includes wine, food and a tour of "Da Vinci: The Genius." All participants must be 21 or older.
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By MIKE PRESTON | December 1, 2008
CINCINNATI - Beneath the rubbish known as the Cincinnati Bengals and buried underneath a 31-point victory yesterday at Paul Brown Stadium was the continued improvement of the Ravens' offense. This is the time of year when you want to see certain things, such as a dominant running game and an improved passing game, and you saw some of that yesterday. Of course, you have to preface it by saying these were the Bengals, but the Ravens are getting better and are possibly about to peak at the right time.
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By DAVID STEELE | February 2, 2007
Miami -- Dec. 10, 2006, the date that - well, it doesn't live in infamy, but it lives in the minds of every Colts player, coach and follower. It was the day the world knew, for sure, that the Colts didn't have a snowball's chance in Key West of getting to the Super Bowl this season. "Yeah," safety Bob Sanders said with a sigh, "I'd have to say the Jacksonville game." It was rock bottom for a defense that was rock bottom in the NFL's defensive stats. It was the 44-17 loss in Jacksonville, when Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 166 yards, and Fred Taylor 131, and Alvin Pearman (!
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By Adam Testa | July 19, 2012
Jeff Hardy knows what it's like to hit rock bottom. The Charismatic Enigma's 17-year professional wrestling career had seen its share of ups and downs. At his peak, Hardy earned a reputation as one of the most awe-inspiring and beloved fan favorites of the industry's modern era. At his low, Hardy found himself engaged in a battle with personal demons - as well as the legal system - playing out in front of a national audience. He would eventually be sent home from work, deemed to be in no physical condition to continue performing.
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By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN and MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN,michelle.deal@baltsun.com | November 2, 2008
I talked recently with a friend of mine in Florida who seemed more relaxed than usual. When I remarked on his good mood, he said he'd just returned from a cruise. "They're giving them away down here" was his explanation for this out-of-the-blue trip. He got a great price because "they're just trying to fill the boats." Indeed, cruise bookings are down by more than half, according to the industry newsletter Cruise Week. This dip is leading to some knockout travel deals to close out 2008 and make the new year happier.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 3, 2008
BOSTON - The Orioles have lost for 10 straight seasons and are rapidly approaching an 11th consecutive sub-.500 campaign, so finding rock bottom during that stretch isn't easy. But to most long-suffering Orioles fans - who have seen their team give up 30 runs, among other indignities - the lowest point in a decade of losing is often viewed as the conclusion of the 2002 season. Geronimo Gil, Jose Leon and the rest of those unforgettable 2002 Orioles lost 32 of the final 36 games in a stretch that rivaled the 1988 Orioles' 0-21 start in terms of futility.
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