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By Diane Pucin, Tribune newspapers | June 26, 2010
WIMBLEDON, England — One day removed from the spellbinding match on Court 18 between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut that lasted a record 11 hours and 5 minutes and was twice suspended, Victor Hanescu muddied up the Wimbledon grounds Friday. Hanescu, a Romanian seeded 31st and playing on Court 18, was charged with a code violation after spitting at the crowd amid boos and catcalls toward the end of his match with Daniel Brands of Germany. Minutes earlier, Hanescu had asked that play be halted because of darkness and when it wasn't, he began playing without purpose.
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By Rachel Marsden | August 14, 2013
There's a grade-school-level international game being played. It's like the one you played as a kid when you would have a friend punch you as hard as possible in the stomach to see how long you could keep a fake smile plastered on your face. "Oh, THAT didn't hurt AT ALL! Hit me harder, you wimp!" That, right now, is America -- and it needs to stop. Let's take two recent beneficiaries of the goodies-for-abuse program: Russia and Pakistan. Russia apparently doesn't feel that granting asylum to National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and his multiple laptops and thumb drives is a big deal.
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SPORTS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 28, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers allegedly spit at an abusive spectator Tuesday night and missed, instead hitting an 8-year-old girl.The incident happened with 1 minute, 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the 76ers' game against the New Jersey Nets. The child had a front-row, baseline seat. A witness said Barkley had spit at a fan who had been harassing him.
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By Tricia Bishop and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2013
Parents who lick clean dropped baby binkies instead of sanitizing them may be doing their kids some good by warding off allergies and skin issues, according to a Swedish study published today in the journal Pediatrics. The study , which followed 184 infants, claims kids whose parents "'cleaned' their pacifier by sucking it" were less likely to have asthma or eczema at 18 months of age than children of parents who used another cleaning technique, like soap and water. Researchers suggested that oral microbes transferred to the children through their parents' saliva may have stimulated the kids' immune systems and reduced the risk of allergy development.
NEWS
By Carter Beach | April 16, 2010
This year, millions of people will watch the Orioles at Camden Yards or on TV. We can't know whether the O's will win or lose, but there's at least one thing every baseball fan can be sure of witnessing: spit tobacco use. Baseball has always been a numbers game. Fans everywhere know their favorite players' batting averages and earned run averages. Here in Baltimore, the number 2,632 — Cal Ripken's record for consecutive games played — is etched in many minds. Well, how about these numbers?
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | October 25, 2004
WAS WATCHING the World Series last night and ... excuse me for a moment. PA-TOO! Sorry, had to spit. Been doing that a lot lately. Don't know what's come over me. Maybe it's subliminal. Watching too much baseball. Boy, those Red Sox and Cardinals love to spit, don't they? Have you ever seen so much spitting in your life? They spit in the dugout. They spit at the plate. They spit in the field. And the TV cameras seem to capture every single stream of saliva from both teams. You've got close-ups of players spitting.
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | October 20, 1996
Peter Angelos wants the world to hear Roberto Alomar's side of the story.It is understandable.But it is a mistake.Angelos would be wiser just to drop the whole matter instead of keeping it alive.To the rest of the world, Alomar will always be the second baseman who spat in an umpire's face.No after-the-fact explanation is going to change that perception.Angelos can go ahead and issue a proclamation claiming that umpire John Hirschbeck cursed Alomar, insulted his manhood or did something mean before Alomar spit in Hirschbeck's face.
SPORTS
April 1, 1991
Philadelphia 76ers forward Charles Barkley suffered a torn ligament in his left knee yesterday and may be out for the season.He suffered the injury while bumping into teammate Rick Mahorn in yesterday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Philadelphia coach Jim Lynam said the early diagnosis was that Barkley will miss two weeks.But team doctor Jack McPhilemy said the injury, which he called a second-degree tear, could end Barkley's season. A more definitive prognosis will be available after tests today, McPhilemy said.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Michael James, John Rivera, Dana Hedgpeth and Howard Libit contributed to this article | October 6, 1996
With one powerful swing, Roberto Alomar went from spit to shine.Thousands of O's fans descended on Camden Yard last night to put aside Alomar's vulgar act against an umpire and praise him for a 12th-inning home run that delivered the Orioles into the American League Championship Series."
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- For a player who had so little impact in his team's 65-59 defeat to Utah in Saturday's NCAA semifinals, North Carolina center Makhtar Ndiaye found himself in the middle of a significant controversy yesterday.And, much like his performance in the game, Ndiaye was nowhere to be found here, having flown back to Chapel Hill, N.C., with the Tar Heels.After the game, Ndiaye told a San Antonio newspaper that Utah's Britton Johnsen directed a racial slur at him and denied Johnsen's charge that he spit in the freshman forward's face.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
Aberdeen Deanna Frankhouse, 29, of the 700 block of Maxa Road, was arrested Tuesday on a bench warrant in a case in which she is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Michael Lawrence Demarest, 33, of the 300 block of Irish Lane, was charged Tuesday wtih second-degree assault. Joseph Malizia, 21, of the first block of Hillman Court, was charged Tuesday with violating an ex parte order. Ashley Elizabeth Lee, 23, who has address in the first block of Taft Street and the 800 block of Coconut Court, was arrested Tuesday on a bench warrant in a case in which she is charged with second-degree assault.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and longtime Ravens nemesis Hines Ward has a new job as analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America. " But he's still feeling the old "hate" when he comes to Baltimore. Ward, who will be working in Baltimore tonight during the prime-time matchup between the Ravens and New England Patriots, posted this little chronicle on the "hate" he received on his journey to Baltimore for the game. Judging for all the parenthetical "haha's," I'm guessing there's some tongue in cheek from Ward here, but he was a much better receiver than he is a writer, so I am not so sure.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
Who knew there could be so much glory in nearly being spit on? When a Chicago TV news crew, trying to do a report from a city street corner instead captured the phlegmiest woman alive, the resulting video went viral. And the reporter, standing alongside as the woman spat and spat and then spat some more, went on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Turns out the traumatized reporter has a Maryland connection -- he's Christopher DeRose, a 2007 graduate of McDaniel College. He was a theater major.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2011
I don't know how I could have missed Bill O'Reilly interviewing Nancy Grace Monday night. Oh, I know, that must have been when I was off dancing with the devil. I have said a number of times that O'Reilly's mastery of TV is as close to that of Johnny Carson's as any nightly performer I have seen in my lifetime. Love him or hate him, you have to admire his skill as a broadcaster. I have also said that Grace is essentially a plague on American television. I think I called her a vile presence at least once.
SPORTS
By Philadelphia Inquirer | April 29, 2011
WILMINGTON, Del. — Close your eyes and you can hear the father's voice as the son speaks. Open your eyes and look beneath the son's spikes and you can recall the days when the father left a trail of tobacco juice on the outfield turf at Veterans Stadium. There is no mistaking this is Lenny Dykstra's son, and he's more than happy to admit it. Three years ago, when the Milwaukee Brewers selected Cutter Dykstra in the second round of the baseball draft, it was a feel-good story about the son trying to follow in the father's footsteps.
NEWS
February 19, 2011
A well-groomed police officer commands respect for himself, his position and the city he serves ( "Baltimore police to bring back inspections unit," Feb. 16). And, how can he enforce the law when he does not obey it by neglecting to wear seat belts? Welcome back Maj. Marty Davenport. Margaret Pagan, Baltimore
NEWS
By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1996
A county emergency medical technician was released from jail on his own recognizance yesterday after he was charged with slapping in the face a 12-year-old girl who he said had spit at him, county police said.Michael L. Swain, 44, of Finksburg was charged with assault and battery. He has been suspended without pay pending an investigation by the Fire Department, said Battalion Chief J. Gary Sheckells, a senior department spokesman.The incident marks the first time a county Fire Department employee has been accused of abusing a patient, officials said.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | December 16, 2008
Ravens coach John Harbaugh strongly defended cornerback Frank Walker, who was accused by Steelers punter Mitch Berger of spitting in Berger's face toward the end of the Ravens' 13-9 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. "That's the first I heard that. I don't believe it for one second," Harbaugh said yesterday during his weekly news conference at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. "Frank Walker wouldn't do it; none of our players would do it. I don't believe it for one second." With 43 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Steelers kicker Jeff Reed converted an extra point after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2010
Call it the curious case of the suspicious saliva. A day after Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder accused Ravens running back Le'Ron McClain of spitting in his face, the two players -- as well as their coaches and teammates -- continued to trade barbs debating both the size and the intent of the alleged expectorate. Video of the incident was studied and analyzed by players, coaches, fans and media alike, with a frame-by-frame analysis once reserved for more serious matters like the Zapruder film.
NEWS
By Diane Pucin, Tribune newspapers | June 26, 2010
WIMBLEDON, England — One day removed from the spellbinding match on Court 18 between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut that lasted a record 11 hours and 5 minutes and was twice suspended, Victor Hanescu muddied up the Wimbledon grounds Friday. Hanescu, a Romanian seeded 31st and playing on Court 18, was charged with a code violation after spitting at the crowd amid boos and catcalls toward the end of his match with Daniel Brands of Germany. Minutes earlier, Hanescu had asked that play be halted because of darkness and when it wasn't, he began playing without purpose.
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