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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
The American Bowling Congress is cracking down on bowlers who "switch hit" -- bowl left- and right-handed -- to gain an unfair advantage in handicap and classified tournaments.A right-handed bowler could switch to his left hand to pick up that pesky tenpin, but now it is forbidden. Once a bowler enters a tournament and begins bowling, he must stay with the hand he started with -- or risk losing his entry fee.To bowlers who never have tried bowling with their opposite hand, the rule might seem a bit strange.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to hire former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to conduct what is being called an independent investigation of the league's handling of the Ray Rice situation is a decisive move aimed at restoring public confidence in the sport. But every new development seems to raise new questions. For instance, just how independent will it be with two NFL owners - New York Giants owner John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney - overseeing it?
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By DON VITEK | June 6, 1993
Lee Waltz knows what it means to carry a high duckpin average, the improbability of posting high games every week of a 35-week season.He knows about the difficulty of concentrating on every game, every frame, every ball every time.Bowling since he was 15, the Carroll County native has spent more than half his life bowling duckpins. In the '80s when he was bowling more often, Waltz carried a 150 average.LTC Now vice-president for First America of Maryland bank, he bowls in two leagues -- the Wednesday Triples at Mount Airy lanes and the Monday Men's Triples at Thunderhead Westminster.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
In scouring the trade waiver wire, the Orioles hoped to add a left-handed bat to balance their righty-dominated lineup. The club accomplished that on Saturday by acquiring veteran outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar. De Aza, 30, spent the past five seasons with the White Sox and hit .246/.312/.358 with five homers and 31 RBIs in 121 games with Chicago this season. Last season, De Aza set career highs in homers (17)
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By DON VITEK | March 21, 1993
There are a bunch of reasons to bowl. One of the most compelling is the simple fact that the enjoyment from bowling cuts across all levels of ability.Want proof? Look no further than the duckpin center of Riviera Bowl in Pasadena.Teresa Milligan carries an average of 106 in the Saturday Mixed ** league; Dave Schline is a 117 average bowler; and Donna Ratcliff is holding a 137 average."I started bowling about seven years ago," said Milligan, a Pasadena resident. "At that time, I averaged just 75!"
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By DON VITEK | December 12, 1993
Kelly Houck of Stoney Beach started bowling duckpin two years ago and hasn't taken it too seriously."It's a fun thing for me," she said. "A night out with friends. I never worried too much about high scores."With a 113 average, Houck now knows that high scores can come to anyone, any time.She bowls in two leagues at Riviera Bowl, the Friday Mixed and the Saturday Mixed Pleasure, and one recent Friday she had "just a good night," notching her career-high game (183) and series (406) that night.
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By DON VITEK | May 1, 1994
Christine Duvall, a North Carolina native who has lived in Carroll County since 1938, recently returned to the duckpin lanes."Years ago, when I was working at Springfield Hospital we had our own league at Libertytown lanes," said the Sykesville resident. "Then I didn't bowl for a long time, but about three years ago I started again."She bowls in two leagues, the four-team Thursday morning league at Fair Lanes Owings Mills and the Monday morning league at Thunderhead Westminster.On Thursday morning, Duvall carries a 105 average, on Mondays it's 103. Lately, she has been pounding out games that are far above both of those figures.
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June 18, 1993
Over Memorial Day weekend a first in amateur tournament bowling took place. Over four days, 995 tenpin bowlers gathered at Crofton Bowling Centre to carve up $33,777 at the NABI event."
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By Jennifer Frey and Jennifer Frey,Knight-Ridder | April 4, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- The phone rang a few days ago in Bobby Nelson's house in Havertown, Pa. It was the National League calling, asking if he would be interested in umpiring some major-league games next week. Nelson, a college umpire who called about 40 big-league games during the 1979 umpires' strike, now is waiting for his Opening Day assignment.Meanwhile, Al Clark, an American League umpire from Newtown, has heard nothing from the AL offices. A 16-season veteran, Clark does not know how he will spend Opening Day on Monday.
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By DON VITEK | March 15, 1993
The Dixon family bowls. Marie and Dick and their son, Mike do their tenpin bowling at Bowl America Odenton.Marie bowls in the Saturday Mixed, Wednesday Powderpuff and Monday's O'Malley Prime Timers leagues; Dick coaches the Monday league and the Saturday Young America Bowling Alliance, the league where son Mike bowls.Marie carries a 150 average, and Dick carries an average of 175.Mike is averaging 185 with a 299 high game and a high series of 691. Those are impressive figures for an 18-year-old.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Loyola Maryland clashed with Colgate for the first time ever March 29 and emerged with a 10-8 decision. As the top seed in the Patriot League tournament, the Greyhounds are looking for their first conference tournament crown since winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament in 2012. The fourth-seeded Raiders are seeking their first league tournament championship since 2008. Colgate (9-5) finished fourth in the Patriot League and edged Bucknell, 10-9, in double overtime in a conference tournament quarterfinal Tuesday.
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By Edward Lee | January 24, 2013
When Lehigh and Colgate qualified for last year's NCAA tournament, they became the first Patriot League duo to play in the postseason since 2005 when Navy and Army did. The Mountain Hawks, who knocked off Colgate for the conference tournament crown, and the Raiders, who advanced to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, are ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the Patriot League preseason poll and in many publications' national top 10 polls. With those rankings, however, come high expectations, which haven't escaped the attention of Lehigh coach Kevin Cassese, who spoke during the league's conference call Wednesday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 3, 2011
Joseph Lee "Spanky" Reppert, a highly regarded former lacrosse official who founded two leagues, died Wednesday of a stroke at Bethany House Hospice in Auburn, Ala. The former longtime resident of Tally Ho Road in Lutherville was 66. The son of a Chessie System executive secretary and a homemaker, he was born in Baltimore and raised in a home at Northern Parkway and the Alameda. Mr. Reppert was a child when he acquired the nickname of "Spanky" because he bore a strong resemblance to the short, pudgy actor Spanky McFarland from "The Little Rascals.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2010
Looking to upgrade offensively at the shortstop position without adversely affecting team defense, the Orioles traded two minor league relievers to the Minnesota Twins for shortstop J.J. Hardy and utility infielder Brendan Harris. The deal had essentially been finalized Wednesday, but the clubs waited to announce the deal because the commissioner's office had to approve an exchange of money – the Twins gave up $500,000 and Hardy and Harris for minor-league pitchers Jim Hoey and Brett Jacobson.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2010
Orioles rookie Josh Bell walked into the clubhouse just before noon Sunday still sporting a smile, which only grew broader when he showed off the two prized possessions in his locker. Bell had the ball he hit off Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee on Saturday for his first major league home run on one side and the ball he hit off Lee for his second homer one inning later on the other. He plans to deliver them this week to his mother, Jacqueline , who will be in Chicago to watch her son play in the Orioles- White Sox series starting Tuesday.
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By LARRY STONE and LARRY STONE,The Seattle Times | May 19, 2007
SEATTLE Darren Oliver threw the first pitch in interleague history, way back in 1997, back when the prospect of mingling the two leagues in regular-season play was still exotic and enticing. Oliver pitched for the Texas Rangers then (facing Darryl Hamilton of the San Francisco Giants) and pitches for the Los Angeles Angels now. On Thursday, the eve of the 11th go-round of interleague play, he summed up the general view of ballplayers regarding its ever-declining allure. "I think it's died down," Oliver said.
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By DON VITEK | November 14, 1993
Bob Quental of Hunt Valley celebrated his birthday by outlasting 166 bowlers to win the $1,000 first prize at the National Amateur Bowlers Inc. Tournament at Fair Lanes Ritchie over the Halloween weekend."
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By Mark Hyman | April 5, 1991
The National and American leagues are busily recruiting replacement umpires to work next week's regular-season baseball games in case of a strike or lockout, but the search apparently hasn't taken them to the Baltimore area.The Baltimore Orioles have been advised not to look for local umpires, a break from the policy used the last time major-league umpires left their jobs during the regular season in 1979. And officials of several local umpires' associations say they haven't been -- and don't expect to be -- contacted about working major-league games.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2001
It's far too early for a Blast team with a disappointing 5-7 mark and the Major Indoor Soccer League's lowest-ranked offense to panic, but it is time for the team to at least find a consistent pulse. The Blast wasn't competitive in a 12-2 embarrassment at home against the Milwaukee Wave last Friday. In Philadelphia the next night, they kept things close for three quarters before falling to the first-place KiXX, 14-8. The team has lost three of four and is averaging just 9.5 points a game going into tomorrow's 7:35 p.m. home game with the Cleveland Crunch.
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