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By NANCY NOYES | October 21, 1990
Sailors know that the Chesapeake Bay wind gods can be fickle, and last weekend the mercurial spirits proved it once again when they stayed home from a potentially terrific day on the water.After two glorious weekends of sailing in fresh breeze under sunny skies, the Annapolis Yacht Club's annual sailing classic, the venerable Fall Series that began the last weekend of September, came to a grinding halt in its third and final week. Saturday's breeze was insufficient to start a race for the more than 100 IMS, PHRF A and B, and J/29 teams competing, leaving these racers with a truncated two-race series.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Michael Phelps is expected to continue his return to competitive swimming at the Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte May 15-18, USA Swimming announced Tuesday. Phelps began his comeback last month at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., where he finished second in the 100-meter butterfly to longtime rival Ryan Lochte, who is also expected to swim in Charlotte. Fun was Phelps' favorite word in Arizona, where he talked about how happy he was to be back in the pool after a 20-month retirement.
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June 16, 1991
Cornerback Darrell Green of the Washington Redskins is still the National Football League's fastest man, but it took a photo finish for him to retain his title yesterday.In the finals of the sixth annual DHL/NFL's Fastest Man Contest in Palm Desert, Calif., Green and Ron Brown of the Los Angeles Raiders were clocked in 6.17 seconds in a 60-yard race, but Green's chest was across the tape first in the photo finish.Green, 31, has won the event all four years he's entered it -- 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Scott Dixon, the only driver to record top 5 finishes in each of the previous two Grand Prix of Baltimore races, will open Sunday's competition in the lead after winning the pole in Saturday's qualifying session. Dixon, a 33-year-old native of Auckland, New Zealand who drives the No. 9 car for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, finished the 2.02-mile course in 1 minute, 18.0838 seconds. It is only the second time this season that Dixon has won the pole, but he is tied with James Hinchcliffe for the most wins in the IZOD IndyCar Series with three victories each.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1999
The National Offshore One-Design sailing series made its debut on Chesapeake Bay off Annapolis yesterday with tight racing in difficult conditions among 16 classes ranging from J-22s to top-rated 1D35s.Regatta officer Cynthia Gross said winds on four bay courses were from 4 to 9 knots and shifty.Roxanne, sailed by Kip Meadows of Rocky Mount, N.C., placed second and third in two races yesterday to lead the 1D35 standings with five points."We made mistakes today, but we survived," said Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis, the tactician aboard Roxanne.
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By NANCY NOYES | October 21, 1993
Upsets were the order of the day at the Annapolis Yacht Club's Fall Series last weekend.In one upset, Chuck O'Malley and his team on Rude Awakening took first in the MORC race -- and the series -- with a two-second win over Bob Muller and crew on Stingray.With previous class leader Mirage, sailed by the Lewis/Salvesen Syndicate, falling to ninth in the final race after aces in the first two, if Muller had saved his time and beaten O'Malley, Muller would have won the series with a score of 7.75 to O'Malley's 8. Instead, O'Malley took the race and the series by 2.25 points.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker | January 30, 1999
Today: Wire Me Collect, winner of the Northern Wolf Stakes in his last start, is the overnight favorite in the $50,000 added Hoover Stakes for older horses. The Bob Camac-trained entry beat Wise Dusty in that race, but will have to contend with some new shooters this time in Manage A Buck - no worse than second in his last six - and hard-charging Greenspring Willy, who won nearly $250,000 in 1998.Tomorrow: The $35,000 added Singing Beauty Stakes will be contested in two divisions as the sixth and ninth races on the program.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | September 14, 1992
Two-time winner Timely Warning is among the 201 horses that have been pre-entered for the 12-race Maryland Million card Sept. 26 at Pimlico Race Course.An extra race for 2-year-old maidens at a mile on the turf has been added and a steeplechase race, inaugurated a year ago, also will be run again.Midas and Baron de Vaux, runners-up to Timely Warning in the Budweiser Maryland Classic last year, also have been pre-entered.The 5-year-old mare Brilliant Brass, a multiple stakes winner this year, is cross-entered in two races -- the Distaff Handicap, a sprint for 3-year-old fillies and mares -- and the Classic, where she would face males for the first time in her career.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | June 17, 1991
The hunt-and-jump crowd turned out in droves yesterday to support the return, after 40 years, of steeplechasing to Pimlico.But the average fan also got caught up in the excitement."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The state of Maryland will be represented in the second of the Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying races this afternoon.Jerry Hill of Brandywine, Md., will start his Bell Motor Co. Chevrolet in the 17th position in the field.The orange and yellow car with the words "Maryland With Pride" written across its rear panel is the second slowest car in the two races.The best speed Hill has been able to hit is 176.568 mph. Only Delma Cowart of Savannah, Ga., has been slower, clocking his Ford at 170.280.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2013
Just blocks from the spot where Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass were killed during a train derailment last summer, about 600 people honored their memory by running a two-mile race through historic Ellicott City Saturday morning. Mayr and Nass, 19-year-old friends who grew up in Ellicott City and graduated from Mount Hebron High School, were sitting on a bridge late on the night of Aug. 20 last year when a CSX train derailed, burying them in coal and killing them. "It shook the community to its roots," recalled Jim Bothe, a friend of the Nass family who emceed Saturday's 2 Miles for 2 Hearts Memorial Run. Not only did the community grieve two young lives lost, but the cleanup and investigation closed down Main Street for nearly a week.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2013
John Velazquez's run of misfortune began when he broke a rib and his right wrist during a tumble at Aqueduct Racetrack in April. When the 41-year-old jockey returned for the Kentucky Derby, it was not aboard the victorious Orb - the horse he had ridden to victories at the Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth Stakes - but rather on Verrazano, which finished 14th. Velazquez was trying to reverse his hard luck Saturday when he rode Itsmyluckyday in the Preakness Stakes. And he nearly did. After winning two preliminary races Saturday, Velasquez and his horse had a solid showing in the Preakness, finishing second to Oxbow.
SPORTS
September 1, 2012
Things didn't go well for Frenchman Simon Pagenaud in his first race. But that didn't stop him. And though he could find similarities to that first outing last weekend, he clinched The IZOD IndyCar Series' Rookie of the Year award at the Grand Prix of Sonoma. He is hoping for more big things in Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore. He qualified 12 t h Saturday, and will start 11 t h , moving up a position after No. 2 qualifier Mike Conway serves a 10-place penalty for an unapproved engine change.
NEWS
October 25, 2011
Perhaps Baltimore would be better served by focusing on foot races like the recent marathon instead of motor sports such as the Baltimore Grand Prix. Many contestants entered the highly successful marathon, which raised a considerable amount of money for charity. It also required a minimum amount of preparation and was very environmentally friendly. By contrast, the IndyCar race required that trees be cut down, streets closed and barricades erected, plus it increased air pollution with the fumes from all those car engines.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | June 7, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. -- The pieces of Katie Hoff's aquatic Chinese puzzle are beginning to come together. One stroke strengthens another. Distances seem to shrink. A skill honed gets her closer to her goal: the starting blocks in Beijing. For Michael Phelps, it's a case of tightening his Alpha male grip on the competition so that his mere presence puts doubts in their minds. Last night at the Mutual of Omaha Swimvitational, the final in the Toyota Grand Prix series, Hoff and Phelps got comfortable in the venue where in three weeks they will compete for spots on the Olympic team.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,Sun reporter | January 30, 2008
Florida voters gave John McCain a slender but potentially decisive victory yesterday, making him the clear front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. In winning the first 2008 election restricted to registered Republicans, the Arizona senator becomes the favorite in a two-man showdown with Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor's personal wealth and popularity among conservatives give him a chance to rebound next Tuesday, the biggest primary day in history. Florida was apparently the final stop for Rudolph W. Giuliani, who led in national polls until late fall but managed to pick up only one delegate in the primaries and caucuses.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2004
ATHENS - Sailors truly needed a weatherman to know which way the wind was blowing yesterday in Olympic competition. The notorious Meltemi arrived, blowing at a steady 18 knots and gusting to 25. It ricocheted around the watery bowl known as the Saronic Gulf, turbocharging some boats and swamping about 30 others. The Meltemi, which means "air with no route," is expected to continue today. "It was a very hard day today," said Croatia's Carlo Kuret, in third place in the Finn class. "The wind shifts were very unpredictable.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 19, 1991
LAUREL -- Laurel Race Course offers two stakes events on an 11-race program today -- one for the tried and true, and one for horses seeking that exalted level.First is the $75,000 Goss L. Stryker Stakes for Maryland-bred 3-year-olds. Two races later, experienced sprinters battle in the Northern Wolf Handicap.Forry Cow How, Gala Spinaway and Haymaker are top contenders in the Stryker. They were the one-two-three finishers in the Star de Naskra Stakes in a previous meeting.The $50,000-added Northern Wolf makes its debut today.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,Sun reporter | September 17, 2006
With the subplots of last week's primary election fading and the clutter of campaign signs for failed candidates thinning, Maryland is focusing its political energies on the main event: races for governor and U.S. Senate that could shape state politics for years to come. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, who is challenging him, have been itching for this fight for four years. And both national political parties are poised to pounce on the race between Democratic Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and Republican Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, which could help determine which party controls Congress.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | May 25, 2006
Preakness Stakes winner Bernardini will not run in the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown, on June 10. Darley Stable, which owns the bay colt who won the Preakness by 5 1/4 lengths, made the announcement in Lexington, Ky., yesterday, saying Bernardini deserves a rest. Before capturing the Preakness on Saturday, Bernardini won the Withers Stakes three weeks earlier on April 29. His other two races were March 4 and Jan. 7. Already missing from the Belmont is Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who was seriously injured after the start of the Preakness and is convalescing after leg surgery at an animal medical facility in Kennett Square, Pa. With Bernardini and Barbaro out, it will be just the third time in 36 years that the Belmont will be run without the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner.
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