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By Edward Lee | October 17, 2011
Ricky Williams didn't join the Ravens under the pretense that he would usurp Ray Rice as the team's featured tailback. Instead, Williams said he is comfortable being the change-of-pace back that he presents in a two-man rotation with Rice. “I think that's the way it's been,” Williams said. “My role kind of changes each game. Whatever we need, if Ray gets tired or it's time to close out the game and ray's had a bunch of carries, it's whatever they need me to do to try to step in and do it.” But Williams acknowledged that coming off the bench hasn't been entirely easy.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even if the Orioles end up losing to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series this week, there's a sense that the experience itself will help the club going forward - especially for the younger players who didn't participate in the 2012 postseason. "It's huge, especially because I hope we are back here next year and the near future, and hopefully I am starting one of these games," rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman said. "Any time you have success in the postseason, it definitely helps, not only yourself but your confidence level and also says a lot about your career.
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By Edward Lee | October 1, 2011
The Ravens' smallest player continues to loom large as a weapon on offense. Running back Ray Rice ranks fourth in the NFL in total yards from scrimmage with 409. He ranks ninth in rushing (231 yards) and fifth among running backs in receiving (178). Although he is less than two years removed from leading all running backs in catches (78) and receiving yards (702), the 5-foot-8 Rice at times is overlooked by opposing defenses. That's fine with Rice. “I feel like if I go into a game and the team doesn't respect me, then that's on them,” said Rice, who is tied with wide receiver Anquan Boldin for the team lead in receptions (14)
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October 4, 2014
Let's once and for all put to rest the idea that athletes and entertainers are "role models. " Every time I read or hear a parent say their son or daughter "really looks up to (fill in the blank)," I just want to vomit. I am not sure when this idea of celebrities "role models" came about, but it is time for it to end. Just because these individuals are high-profile doesn't mean they are worthy of admiration. They are highly paid and excel in their fields, but they are also human and can make poor decisions just like the rest of us. In just the last month Baltimore has seen no less than three high-profile athletes dominate the national news for making very stupid decisions.
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April 27, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful article about Sam Lacy ("How Sam Lacy helped integrate baseball," April 22). My husband and I were privileged to know Mr. Lacy during the last decade of his life and to hear directly from him what it was like during the days when Jackie Robinson broke into the majors. Sam's omission from "42" is indeed a travesty, to quote his son Tim. An equally apt word would be injustice. We are grateful to you for enlightening The Sun's readers about the pivotal role this modest, quiet, determined and gentle man played in establishing Major League Baseball as we know it today, and in recognizing that Jackie Robinson did indeed have the guts to let his skill do the fighting for him. Jan Roth
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By Matt Vensel | August 1, 2013
Visanthe Shiancoe has just two-and-a-half training camp practices with the Ravens under the belt, but early indications are that the veteran tight end could play a role similar to the one that Ed Dickson played last year. Shiancoe, a former Morgan State standout, is trying to learn the Ravens' offense as quickly as possible and develop a rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco, who stayed on the field after being dismissed Monday to chat and toss extra passes to his new tight end. Shiancoe has gotten snaps with the first-team offense, particularly when they used two-tight-end sets with Dickson.
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By Matt Vensel | June 28, 2011
Since entering the NFL as a second-round draft pick two seasons ago, Ravens defensive end Paul Kruger has contributed 12 tackles and just one memorable play -- an overtime interception against Dennis Dixon and the Steelers in 2009. But Kruger feels he "should have more of a starting role" for the Ravens in 2011. “I feel like this year coming up, I should have more of a starting role, and if not, something real serious, playing at least 50 percent of the plays if not more,” Kruger, 25, who attended college at the University of Utah, recently told a television station in Salt Lake City , according to Mike Duffy of the Ravens’ website . Kruger has already persevered through much more than a roster battle , so it will be hard not to root for the guy in training camp.
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January 28, 2013
The 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement and 19th Century reach of European imperialism created many nation states America is determined to defend. One of the goals of Islamic Jihad and groups aligned with al-Qaida is to demolish all the boundaries and national sovereignties created by Western colonialism. In perusing maps of North Africa and the Middle East, it's clear that countries we take for granted are not always viewed that way by the jihadists. Sadly, my tax dollars are being spent propping up these nations, their sovereignty and also to spread the alien philosophy of democracy.
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By Edward Lee | March 20, 2012
Prior to the current lacrosse season, Maryland's players gathered to vote on team captains. The only representative from the defense was junior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, and it's a role he is relishing. “It's something I embrace,” he said recently. “I enjoy being a captain. It's a great privilege that I was picked by my peers to be in that situation. I really do enjoy it.” The Terps defense was ravaged by graduation, which sapped the unit of three close defensemen, the long-stick midfielder and one of two short-stick defensive midfielders.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2010
Dave Trembley said last weekend in Toronto that converted starter David Hernandez would be used in long-relief situations for the time being, but it took only one outing for the Orioles manager to change his mind. Trembley said after Tuesday's series-opening 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees that Hernandez, who pitched 11/3 scoreless innings in the game, would most likely be used late in games, particularly in the seventh and eighth innings. "I think he's looked a lot more comfortable than I expected he would look coming out of the bullpen this early," Trembley said when asked what changed his mind about Hernandez's role.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
It seems like Delmon Young has been in the major leagues for more than nine years. Maybe that's because he came to the majors so young, or maybe because he's in the postseason every year. His bat has always earned him a job. Throughout years ragged by injuries, off-the-field issues and even weight clauses in his contract, hitting has always been the easy part. After his three-run, pinch-hit double Friday afternoon led the Orioles to a 7-6 comeback win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, Young was asked whether he had ice in his veins.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
When the Detroit Tigers last came to Baltimore in May, right fielder Torii Hunter left firmly ensconced as the chief villain in road grays. Miguel Cabrera, the two-time reigning American League MVP, took up that mantel during the ALDS. Cabrera, the reigning two-time American League Most Valuable Player, had a hand in nearly every play - good and bad - on either team's ledger Friday, as his Tigers fell 7-6 with another eighth-inning bullpen implosion. The 2012 Triple Crown winner, who homered in the eighth inning of Game 1 and took his time rounding the bases, opened the Tigers' attack with a two-out single in the first inning Friday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Considering how well his starting rotation mates had been pitching going into the postseason, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman expected to be sent to the bullpen for the American League Division Series. He received word before the Orioles' ALDS workout at Camden Yards on Wednesday that he would indeed work in relief. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said he would use four starters in the best-of-five series. “I'm excited about it and I kind of knew this was coming,” said Gausman, who was 7-7 with a 3.57 ERA in 20 starts with the Orioles, “so I kind have been trying get into the routine like I had last year coming out of the 'pen.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton won't lie about it. Yes, in the past year, he considered what it would be like to wear a different uniform, to get a second chance elsewhere. Heading into last fall, Britton had struggled through consecutive rocky seasons in which a shoulder injury, lack of command and cracking confidence had thrust him into a career crossroads. Once considered a future ace, Britton weathered a brutal final month last season, pitching poorly in a spot start against the Cleveland Indians before being jettisoned to instructional league while his teammates were fighting in a pennant race.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Ravens veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb was pulled from the game by coach John Harbaugh after playing just four snaps against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. It marked his first game back from a lower back injury that prevented him from playing in the first two regular season games and the entire preseason. Webb finished with one tackle and had trouble staying with receivers in his season debut, but is hopeful that coach John Harbaugh will increase his playing time this week.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
As the Board of Education gave its blessing last week to Superintendent George Arlotto's $163.4 million capital budget request, officials said some projects in the budget may affect coming redistricting efforts in the Annapolis area. Two elementary schools in the Annapolis school cluster, Rolling Knolls and West Annapolis, are among facilities targeted for upgrades as part of the capital budget plan. West Annapolis Elementary is the subject of a $24 million modernization that will increase enrollment capacity from 274 students to 314. Construction is underway, and the renovated school is expected to open in August 2106.
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By Edward Lee | October 29, 2011
David Reed got his old job back. A week after watching Bryan McCann return kicks against the Houston Texans, Reed re-assumed that role in the Ravens' 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday night. Reed had missed two games after suffering a left shoulder strain against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 18 before returning after the bye week. Reed said he was grateful for the opportunity to return kicks - an assignment that he had carried out well last season when he led the NFL with a 29.3-yard average.
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By Arda Ocal | August 24, 2013
I caught up with WWE superstar Brodus Clay, who appears in the film "No One Lives," which is out on DVD and Blu-ray now. The topics include how being in movies differs from being a WWE superstar and whether there might be more acting in his future.  
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Three weeks into this season, Steve Pearce walked out of the Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office in Toronto, sat down and just stared into his locker. It was an all-too-familiar feeling for Pearce, who had just been told he was being designated for assignment. The Orioles had an early season roster crunch and needed to add bullpen reinforcements. Pearce, who had just seven at-bats at the time, was the odd man out. Pearce's hope was that he'd clear waivers, be outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk - where he could receive regular playing time - and eventually rejoin the major league club.
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September 17, 2014
As a retired speech professor who has taught many elements of argument for a very long time, maybe I can help you. I read your recent piece associating the NFL with a responsibility for disciplining players for activities that I don't believe have anything directly to do with what they actually get paid for, which is playing football ( "NFL now must tackle child abuse," Sept. 15). Unless there is something that I obviously wouldn't know about in the player's contract requiring such intervention - not given in your editorial - we have a major link missing in your advocacy.
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