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March 19, 2012
Matt Vensel joined The Baltimore Sun in February 2011 after three years at b free daily, where he covered the highs of Baltimore sports at M&T Bank Stadium and the lows at Camden Yards. His Virtual Vensanity blog was a must-read for Baltimore athletic supporters looking for the latest videos of Ray Lewis blowing up planets on a gigantic, rocket-powered raven and unique coverage of the Ravens, Orioles, Terps and Capitals that was straight out of left field. The Penn State and Towson grad now brings that desire to scour the blogosphere for all Charm City sports news that is fit to post -- sometimes interesting, sometimes inane -- to his new blog at The Sun, Baltimore Sports Blitz.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Maryland's men's basketball team has been picked by The Sporting News to finish seventh in its first season in the Big Ten. Senior guard Dez Wells  has been chosen for the all-conference team, and freshman guard Melo Trimble was picked for the all-newcomer team. Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa were selected ahead of the Terps. Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Penn State, Purdue, Northwestern and Rutgers were picked behind Maryland. Joining Wells as all-conference selections are Wisconsin's Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky, Michigan State's Branden Dawson, Nebraska's Terran Pettaway , Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, Michigan's Caris Levert, Ohio State's Sam Thompson, Purdue's A.J. Hammons and Penn State's D.J. Newbill.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN COLUMNIST | July 19, 1998
Maybe Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro was able to offer "Misery" star Kathy Bates a few tips for the next time she has to swing a sledgehammer. Perhaps basketball star Mike Bibby and "Pulp Fiction" hit man Samuel L. Jackson chatted about shooting techniques.These and other celebrities converged on the Inner Harbor last weekend for the unveiling of a new restaurant, and it wasn't Planet Hollywood. What other force in the show-biz universe could have aligned such stars? ESPN, of course.It's been seven years since former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent dismissed the country's first all-sports cable channel as the home of "tractor pulls and billiard matches."
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, who engineered one of the best turnarounds in baseball this season by taking the long suffering Orioles to the postseason for the first time in 15 years, was surprisingly shut out in the voting for this season's Sporting News Executive of the Year award , which goes to the game's top front office exec. Athletics general manager Billy Beane, whose Oakland team dramatically won the AL West on the final day of the regular season, received the award Wednesday night at the annual GM meetings in Indian Wells, Calif.
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By Matt Vensel | October 6, 2011
The Sporting News has released its annual list of the best sports cities in the United States, and for a second consecutive year, Baltimore ranked 29th on the list. Go ahead and blame it on the Blast not winning the MISL title. According to the publication , the rankings aren't solely based on winning championships (but they certainly help). For a 12-month span from summer 2010 to summer 2011, point values were assigned to categories such as win-loss records, postseason appearances, “applicable power ratings,” the number of teams and attendance.
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By Milton Kent | January 7, 1997
Random thoughts and observations from a long winter's vacation: After about a month of head-to-head competition, about the only thing the two new all-sports news networks, CNN/SI and ESPNEWS, have in common is the relative xTC blandness of their on-air personnel.None of the new anchors on either network has displayed a lot of charisma, and the ESPNEWS correspondents seem to go out of their way to not make waves. CNN/SI's Inga Hammond, however, has the kind of telegenic appeal that could make her that network's breakout star.
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By PAT O'MALLEY | October 31, 1990
No need to go trick or treating, sports fans, because I've got your goodies right here this Halloween Day. How about a batch of "Q's and A's" to put in your bag?And if you want to wish me a Happy Halloween, just give me a call on the 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499.Let's get to the treats and maybe some tricks: * In sports some teams are labeled snake-bitten, meaning something strange or bad always happens to cause them to lose, but have you ever heard of being bee-bitten?Can you believe that eight team members and two assistant coaches on the GORC 95-pound youth football team were stung by a swarm of yellow jackets during warm-ups before the team's crucial 19-0 loss to the Severn Athletic Club?
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter can add one more honor to his list of career accolades. The Sporting News named Showalter as the American League Manager of the Year today for taking the Orioles to their first playoff appearance since 1997. The Sporting News' National League Manager of the Year is the Washington Nationals' Davey Johnson, who was the last man to lead the Orioles to the playoffs (in 1997) before Showalter. According to the magazine's website, Showalter received four first-place votes from a panel of 17 managers, with Oakland's Bob Melvin getting three first-place votes and finishing second.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | June 3, 2011
Et cetera Johns Hopkins, which was 8-3 in 2010, is ranked 20th in Division III in the Sporting News preseason poll. Senior wide receiver Sam Wernick , who had 69 receptions for 1,265 yards and 17 touchdowns, made the publication's Preseason All-America team. More football: Navy's game at South Carolina on Sept. 17 will begin at 6 p.m. and be televised by ESPN2. College wrestling: Rising Navy junior Dan Miller scored back-to-back victories over Virginia's Derek Papagianopoulos to take the 120-kilogram weight class (freestyle)
SPORTS
February 19, 2006
Navy attack overwhelms Saint Joseph's The sixth-ranked Navy men's lacrosse team scored three times in a 48-second span to close out the first half and break open a close game, as the Midshipmen defeated host Saint Joseph's, 12-2, yesterday in men's lacrosse. Navy (1-0) held an edge across the board, outshooting the Hawks (0-2) by 35-17 and winning nine of 17 faceoffs. The Mids were 1-3 on the extra-man; Saint Joseph's was 1-4. Navy's Matt Russell and Colin Finnegan combined for 11 saves.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter can add one more honor to his list of career accolades. The Sporting News named Showalter as the American League Manager of the Year today for taking the Orioles to their first playoff appearance since 1997. The Sporting News' National League Manager of the Year is the Washington Nationals' Davey Johnson, who was the last man to lead the Orioles to the playoffs (in 1997) before Showalter. According to the magazine's website, Showalter received four first-place votes from a panel of 17 managers, with Oakland's Bob Melvin getting three first-place votes and finishing second.
SPORTS
By Don Markus | May 11, 2012
The 2012 college football season is still months away, but those who oversee its coverage at The Sporting News did their best this week to turn some of the attention away from the NFL's concussion controversy, the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs, the NBA's latest playoff injury and Josh Hamilton's home run derby at Camden Yards. Ranking the 125 coaches of Football Bowl Subdivision teams was a pretty ambitious undertaking , and I'm sure it will cause quite a bit of chatter in places like Tuscaloosa, Ala., where Nick Saban was ranked at the top as well as other college towns where the folks are still dissecting spring practice and recruiting classes.
NEWS
March 19, 2012
Matt Vensel joined The Baltimore Sun in February 2011 after three years at b free daily, where he covered the highs of Baltimore sports at M&T Bank Stadium and the lows at Camden Yards. His Virtual Vensanity blog was a must-read for Baltimore athletic supporters looking for the latest videos of Ray Lewis blowing up planets on a gigantic, rocket-powered raven and unique coverage of the Ravens, Orioles, Terps and Capitals that was straight out of left field. The Penn State and Towson grad now brings that desire to scour the blogosphere for all Charm City sports news that is fit to post -- sometimes interesting, sometimes inane -- to his new blog at The Sun, Baltimore Sports Blitz.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | October 6, 2011
The Sporting News has released its annual list of the best sports cities in the United States, and for a second consecutive year, Baltimore ranked 29th on the list. Go ahead and blame it on the Blast not winning the MISL title. According to the publication , the rankings aren't solely based on winning championships (but they certainly help). For a 12-month span from summer 2010 to summer 2011, point values were assigned to categories such as win-loss records, postseason appearances, “applicable power ratings,” the number of teams and attendance.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | June 3, 2011
Et cetera Johns Hopkins, which was 8-3 in 2010, is ranked 20th in Division III in the Sporting News preseason poll. Senior wide receiver Sam Wernick , who had 69 receptions for 1,265 yards and 17 touchdowns, made the publication's Preseason All-America team. More football: Navy's game at South Carolina on Sept. 17 will begin at 6 p.m. and be televised by ESPN2. College wrestling: Rising Navy junior Dan Miller scored back-to-back victories over Virginia's Derek Papagianopoulos to take the 120-kilogram weight class (freestyle)
SPORTS
March 31, 2006
With consecutive National Invitation Tournament championships, South Carolina coach Dave Odom and Hall of Famer Joe Lapchick now have something in common. And that's as far as Odom wanted to go with comparing his team to Lapchick's St. John's squads that won back-to-back titles in 1943 and 1944, when the NIT was even more prestigious than the NCAA tournament. "I don't know that our team rivals that, and I certainly don't rival him, but the accomplishment remains the same," Odom said. "We did win two back-to-back, and for that I am thankful and very, very proud."
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, who engineered one of the best turnarounds in baseball this season by taking the long suffering Orioles to the postseason for the first time in 15 years, was surprisingly shut out in the voting for this season's Sporting News Executive of the Year award , which goes to the game's top front office exec. Athletics general manager Billy Beane, whose Oakland team dramatically won the AL West on the final day of the regular season, received the award Wednesday night at the annual GM meetings in Indian Wells, Calif.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Maryland's men's basketball team has been picked by The Sporting News to finish seventh in its first season in the Big Ten. Senior guard Dez Wells  has been chosen for the all-conference team, and freshman guard Melo Trimble was picked for the all-newcomer team. Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa were selected ahead of the Terps. Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Penn State, Purdue, Northwestern and Rutgers were picked behind Maryland. Joining Wells as all-conference selections are Wisconsin's Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky, Michigan State's Branden Dawson, Nebraska's Terran Pettaway , Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, Michigan's Caris Levert, Ohio State's Sam Thompson, Purdue's A.J. Hammons and Penn State's D.J. Newbill.
SPORTS
March 23, 2006
For the record The quiz LUCKY 13 -- Bradley is the first 13th seed to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament since 1999. What Big 12 team did it that year before falling to Michigan State in the round of 16? Answer below Moves Auto racing NASCAR -- Fined Matt Kenseth's crew chief, Chad Norris, $5,000 for rules violations discovered during a post-race inspection following the Busch Series race March 18. Baseball BREWERS -- Optioned OF Dave Krynzel, P Ben Hendrickson and P Dennis Sarfate to Triple-A Nashville.
SPORTS
March 19, 2006
Sharapova wins Pacific Life title; Blake, Federer reach men's final Maria Sharapova was rock solid in the wind against Elena Dementieva in the Pacific Life Open title match in Indian Wells, Calif. . Sharapova, 18, her ponytail whipping in the gusts, defeated Dementieva, 6-1, 6-2, yesterday in an all-Russian final. In the men's semifinals, No. 12 James Blake beat No. 2 Rafael Nadal, 7-5, 6-3, to move into the championship match against two-time defending champion Roger Federer. No. 1 Federer cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Paradorn Srichaphan.
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