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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | June 24, 1993
The nation's top lacrosse players, most of them out of college, will compete for 26 spots on the U.S. men's team during a four-day tryout starting today at Rutgers.The U.S. team, which will be selected early next week, will defend its title in the quadrennial World Championships July 20-30, 1994, in Manchester, England. The United States defeated Canada in the final of the 1990 tournament, which also included England and Australia.The 121 candidates include 30 attackmen, 43 midfielders, 36 defensemen and 12 goalies.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Singling out someone as the top player in any sport is never easy, and I certainly don't envy the task that awaits the Tewaaraton Foundation, which must choose from Loyola Maryland senior defenseman Joe Fletcher, Princeton senior midfielder Tom Schreiber, Albany junior attackman Lyle Thompson, Albany senior attackman Miles Thompson and Duke senior attackman Jordan Wolf as the winner of college lacrosse's version of the Heisman Trophy. But, as with any honor of this nature, there is bound to be some second-guessing.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | May 20, 1993
POTOMAC -- Since coming to the Tournament Players Club a Avenel six years ago, the Kemper Open has been able to stir a lot more interest among the area's golf fans than among the big names on the PGA Tour.There have been any number of reasons why many of the top players have avoided Avenel. Some didn't like that it was opened a year or two too early. Others thought it was tricked up a bit too much. Then it became too easy.The field for this year's $1.3 million tournament, which begins today and runs through Sunday, is not studded with stars.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
The area's boys basketball season promises to be an exciting one with plenty of quality teams and close races in the various counties and leagues. After rolling out team's five through two in The Baltimore Sun's preseason poll, we have reached the top spot.  The entire Top 15 poll, along with the top players to watch, will run Wednesday. Here's a look at No. 1 Mount St. Joseph Coach: Pat Clatchey Last season: 31-8, ranked No. 4 Postseason:  Baltimore Catholic League champion; MIAA A Conference final Top players: Phil Booth, Sr. G; Jaylen Adams, Sr., G; Jordan McNeil, Sr., F; Kyle Doran, Sr., F; Daveyon Barnes, So. F Outlook:  The Gaels have all the ingredients found in a No. 1 ranked team.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Sun Staff | September 27, 2001
The site has changed, but the times and purpose of Sunday's first ever Baltimore Catholic League Preseason Basketball Showcase have not. Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn will host the doubleheader involving the BCL's top junior and senior players. The junior all-stars will play at 1:30 p.m. followed by the senior stars at 2:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Taking a page from similar games played in New York and Philadelphia, the BCL, which begins its 31st season this winter, hopes to provide exposure for its top players as selected by the league's eight coaches.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1998
Gentlemen, start your Brinks trucks.That may be the most appropriate way to open the NFL's sixth annual free-agency signing period today, because it's likely to be a dash for cash.The salary cap, first announced at $51.5 million per team Tuesday, has moved up to $52.388 million after an accounting ruling by the special master, so each team will have almost $11 million more to spend than last year, when the cap was $41.45 million.With 30 teams, that means more than $300 million more could be poured into the pockets of the players this year, and more increases are certain in future years because of the league's $17.6 billion television deal.
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By GLENN GRAHAM and GLENN GRAHAM,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2005
In 23 years of coaching Centennial boys basketball, Jim Hill can't recall a challenge that is similar to the one that is now upon him this season. This he does know: It's a welcome challenge. With five of his six top players gone from last year's surprise county title team, Hill and his staff have the chance to teach the basics of basketball. He's encouraged by the response he's received from an inexperienced, but eager group. "We're starting at square one with our team-defense philosophy," said Hill, who has guided the Eagles' program to six county titles.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
C.J. Fair is all too familiar with the history of former high school players from Baltimore who left Syracuse early for the NBA. This week, the 6-8 junior forward follows Carmelo Anthony, who as a freshman a decade ago led the Orange to its only national college basketball championship before embarking on his professional career. But Fair, who helped Syracuse reach the Final Four for the first time since 2003 with wins over Indiana and Marquette last week at the Verizon Center in Washington, is even more familiar with another former Baltimore star who also left after being one of the top freshmen in the Big East.
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March 19, 1996
Balto. CountyArlington Baptist Eagles1995 record: 11-4. Coach: Tim Hulburt.Top players: Andy Booker, Sr., C-SS-P; John Jones, Soph., P-C; Aaron Polk, Fr., P-SS.Outlook: The catalyst of the Eagles is Booker (.420, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs), the top run producer and pitcher. Polk, the ace of the junior varsity last season, adds quality depth to the staff.Boys' Latin Lakers1995 record: 5-11. Coach: Butch Maisel.Top players: Chris Armiger, Jr., P-SS; Matt Thanner, Jr., P-RF.Outlook: Armiger and Thanner give experienced pitched to first-year coach Maisel.
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By Derek Toney and Rich Scherr | December 5, 1997
Public schoolsCarver Bears1996-97 record: 4-16Coach: Durce JacksonTop players: Miguel Wilson, 5-11, Jr., G Tavon McCoy, 5-10, Soph., G; Dwayne Banks, 5-10, Jr., G; Mike Napper, 6-4, Jr., C; Chris Johnson, 6-2, Jr., FOutlook: The Bears have one of the city's best guards in Wilson, the team's leading scorer last season. Jackson says his team will be guard-oriented because it lacks height. With only three seniors, Carver will be inexperienced but will play tough defense. The Bears should exceed last season's win total but will be hard-pressed to play around .500.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the third annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the American League, given to the league's best overall defensive player and chosen from among this season's nine AL Gold Glove winners. Machado, 21, received the award during the annual Gold Glove Awards ceremony in New York City on Friday night. The award was decided by a combination of an online fan vote and a new sabermetic measure that was also used for the first time in deciding the Gold Glove winners.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
In the week before games, Randy Edsall will periodically reach out and knock twice on a wooden table when the subject of player injuries is raised. It's hard to blame the superstitious Maryland coach, who lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last season. The coach and his team sustained further misfortune Saturday when top receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long suffered season-ending lower leg fractures in Maryland's 34-10 loss at Wake Forest. And that's not all. Questions remained Sunday about injuries to other key Terps , and about the starter at quarterback for this week's Clemson game at Byrd Stadium.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
Most fans are ready for some high school football, but a lot of you will have to wait until after Labor Day to see your team in action. Public school teams cannot play until Sept. 6. Private school teams always kick off earlier and some got started last weekend, with more starting this weekend. That means it's time to start rolling out the projections for this season's Top 5. Throughout the week, The Baltimore Sun will count down the top five teams leading up to No. 1 on Thursday.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
The longtime general manager of D.C. Assault says he expects the Washington-based AAU basketball program to take “a PR [public relations] hit” after its co-founder was arrested on federal charges of drug trafficking , but he doesn't believe it will jeopardize the organization's future. Damon Handon, who has been with D.C. Assault since it was founded in 1993, said that while Curtis Malone has remained as president, "he has not been involved in the day-to-day operation of the program for about five years.
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By Seth Boster, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
Young Caitlyn McFadden regularly sat quietly and obediently in class, one elementary school teacher observed. Just once, though, she wanted to see her student, a future Maryland lacrosse star, let loose. “I remember something her fourth-grade teacher said to me once,” said McFadden's mother, Mary Clare “M.C.” McFadden. “'I wish she would just get up and run down the hall screaming!'” But that sort of behavior never has been in McFadden's character. As the midfielder makes her second Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup appearance with Team USA when it opens play Thursday against England in Oshawa, Ontario, McFadden's coaches from her decorated career say subtlety is her most notable trait.
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Sports Digest | May 9, 2013
Lacrosse US Lacrosse Convention will be here in 2015-2017 US Lacrosse named the Baltimore Convention Center as the site of the US Lacrosse Convention in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The sport's national governing body annually hosts the largest professional development event and trade show in the world for lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and fans, drawing 7,000 participants each January for a weekend of learning, networking and renewal to kick off the lacrosse season.
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By Lem Satterfield | September 2, 1999
BALTIMORE COUNTYBoys' Latin LakersCoach: Drew Haugh (career: 47-57).1998 record: 5-5.Top players: Brandon Carver, Sr., RB-DT; Dan Berger, Sr., QB; Ryan Lafferty, Sr., LB; Karl Mallory, Sr., DE-RB; Brian Nee, Sr., TE-DE; Ryan Hurwitz, Sr., G-DT; Trip Onnen, Jr., OT-DT.Outlook: With seven starters returning to a team that competes in the difficult Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, Haugh looks to equal last season's record.Calvert Hall CardinalsCoach: Jay Robinson (1st year)
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By Matt Vensel | May 6, 2013
The NFL Network has started to slowly reveal its list of the top 100 players of the 2012 season. But knowing how little thought some players give while filling out their ballots, I have a hard time taking that list seriously. The list that interested me more was the top 101 players of 2012 from the guys over at Pro Football Focus . Six PFF analysts put together the list, and they say they based it not on the reputation of players but solely on how they played in the 2012. They also tried to treat each position equally so the top 20 guys aren't quarterbacks.
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