April 12, 1999
Quote: "It was great to get a ring because in Cuba they don't do that." -- Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez, on receiving his World Series ring.It's a fact: Kevin Appier, who missed most of last season after shoulder surgery, has more than twice as many career pitching victories (106) as the rest of the Royals' staff.Who's hot: The Yankees have not made an error in six games this year.Who's not: Twins pitchers have given up 80 hits in the past five games.On deck: Dave Burba will start the Indians' home opener this afternoon at Jacobs Field, which will be sold out for the 293rd straight game.
September 27, 2003
Who's hot The Red Sox have won 17 of 24, reaching 95 victories for the first time since 1986. Who's not Aaron Heilman of the Mets is 1-3 on the road with an ERA of 7.96. Line of the day Richie Sexson, Brewers 1B AB R H RBI HR 4 4 3 4 2 He said it "If I ever played with you, thank you. It was a thrill, and if I ever played against you, thank you for the competition. I enjoyed every minute of it, and I'll miss it." Mark Grace, Diamondbacks first baseman, retiring after 16 years On deck Roy Halladay of the Blue Jays tries for his major league-best 22nd victory to day, facing the Indians.
February 6, 2008
2 Winning margin for the Howard boys basketball team in each of its two victories over Atholton this season. After edging the Raiders, 66-64, on Dec. 12, the Lions came away with a 55-53 win Friday, with junior point guard Steven Cruz hitting the game-wining basket with 28 seconds left. Howard entered this week tied for first place in the county with Marriotts Ridge. 40 40 Points scored by Oakland Mills senior guard Miriam McKenzie in the Scorpions' 70-34 victory over Long Reach last Wednesday, setting a single-game scoring record for the program.
January 16, 1999
TodaySeven older fillies and mares are set for the post in the $75,000-added Maryland Racing Writers Handicap at 1 1/8 miles. Off two consecutive victories, the favorite figures to be Merengue, the Broad Brush filly trained by Donald Barr. She scored by a nose in the Nellie Morse last time out after an impressive two-length victory in the mud in the graded Anne Arundel Handicap. Chief opposition could come from Mo Hotta Mo Betta with Edgar Prado up.TomorrowA wide-open affair looms in the $40,000-added Miracle Wood Stakes for 3-year-olds.
December 11, 1999
TodayThe Bowie Stakes has lured nine evenly matched sprinters, 3-year-olds and up, for its seventh running. The six-furlong dash carries a $50,000 purse.Power By Far, the likely choice, won back-to-back, added-money events prior to a fourth-place finish in Aqueduct's Sport Page Handicap. Von Groovy, a local favorite who finished second in the Lite the Fuse Stakes, is also likely to get attention at the mutuels. He has been campaigned only three times this season and is still seeking his first victory.
September 19, 2001
BOYS Shane Stroup River Hill, cross country The 5-foot-8 senior clocked a time of 16 minutes, 32.95 seconds to win the Howard County Striders Invitational 5K at Centennial. For Stroup, the time was a full eight seconds faster than the next competitor, who happened to be defending Howard County and defending Class 1A state champ Izudin Mehmedovic. In victory, Stroup captured his first cross country invitational title - he was fourth at states last fall - and only his second cross country triumph over Mehmedovic.
June 9, 1995
The art of manufacturing runs, coupled with good pitching and defense, has been the Mark Stover trademark for 11 seasons at Broadneck.Until this season, the best results had been a 14-7 campaign as a region semifinalist last year. This year, Stover led the Bruins to the 3A state championship and a school record 18-6 record, including a 2-1 victory over South Carroll in the final.Stover (131-98, .572) was not very optimistic before the season with only two returning starters and an inexperienced pitching -- staff.
March 14, 2005
1. Duke Location: Durham, N.C. Record: 25-5. RPI: 5. Record vs. tournament field: 9-2. Road record: 5-4. Record in past 10: 7-3. Impressive victories: Feb. 9, North Carolina, 71-70; Feb. 20, Wake Forest, 102-92. Disturbing losses: Jan. 26, Maryland, 75-66; Feb. 17, at Virginia Tech, 67-65. Top players: Jr. J.J. Redick, G, 22.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg; Jr. Shelden Williams, F, 15.6 ppg, 11.1 rpg. Skinny: It's not the typical great Duke team as the Blue Devils have been slowed by a lack of depth and a series of injuries.