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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | September 9, 1998
Increasingly in the past few years, it has become easy to find the most dedicated athletes, regardless of their sport. They're in the weight room.Scientific, as well as athletic journals detail the advantages of weight training when done properly. More people are understanding how muscles are used in the performance of their sports.In the past, many people wrinkled their noses at the sport of weightlifting. Weightlifters attracted attention in Olympic years, but otherwise usually went unnoticed.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | July 26, 1992
NEUBRANDENBURG, Germany -- If the old East German government ran a giant sports industry, Sportclub Neubrandenburg was one of its most productive factories.One of 25 "elite" sports training clubs in the former German Democratic Republic, Sportclub Neubrandenburg turned out more world-class gold-medal winners than most nations. SCN athletes have won seven Olympic gold medals and 48 in world and European master-class contests.And somewhat incongruously at a club renowned for runners and jumpers, most of the gold was won by canoe and kayak racers.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | May 8, 2012
The Ravens continued their busy Tuesday, announcing a three-year contract extension with hard-hitting safety Bernard Pollard. Pollard had one year remaining on his contract, but he's now signed through 2015. After signing with the Ravens as a free agent last offseason, Pollard, 27, made an immediate impact and finished the season with 75 total tackles (55 solo), two sacks, one interception, a career-high 13 passes defended and three forced fumbles. He started 15 of the Ravens' 18 games.
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By DAVID SELIG and DAVID SELIG,SUN REPORTER | July 25, 2006
When 104 Arundel High students began to congregate on the school's tennis courts shortly before 9 a.m. last Wednesday, it looked like the start of a day of summer camp. Most of the students wore shorts and tank tops, appearing a bit sluggish at what many teenagers consider an early hour for the summer. But it became clear they weren't about to play kickball when three Arundel coaches broke them into 20 lines stretching across the court. In the next 65 minutes, the student-athletes - most of whom play football, but including girls from the field hockey, track and basketball teams - went through a series of jogging warm-up exercises, nine 100-yard sprints and stops at five stations in a steamy weight room.
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By Dan Connolly | June 15, 2012
OK, how nutty is this season going? Consider outfielder-infielder Steve Pearce, whom the Orioles bought for minimal cash from the New York Yankees on June 2. He exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. Had he stayed withTriple-AScranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pearce would be in the middle of a 13-game road trip. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team has been playing basically on the road all year, using the Rochester park as a home field at times because their park is under construction.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
John Harbaugh updated the status of a couple of Ravens players after Wednesday's practice. The coach said Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda is on track in his recovery after offseason shoulder surgery. Yanda hasn't yet participated in a full-squad afternoon practice during training camp, but Harbaugh said the guard has been doing work in the mornings and he is performing well. He said there is no timetable for Yanda to return, but he expects Yanda to return to full contact sometime during training camp.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer | April 27, 1995
Denny Bowers spent the winter in the weight room bulking up and this spring people are spending a lot of time looking for the baseballs he is hitting out of the park.At North Hagerstown, the Westminster junior (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) sent a long shot over the left-field fence and over the railroad tracks in back of the fence.Owls co-coach Carl Rihard estimated that the home run traveled close to 400 feet.In a game at Linganore, Bowers slammed a home run that easily cleared the left-field fence and landed on a grassy knoll far beyond the fence.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,University of MarylandStaff Writer | August 7, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- The calendar said it was spring -- June 10, to be exact -- but temperatures in the 90s and the humidity suggested otherwise.A dozen football players were bounding up the bleachers at Byrd Stadium. A scream, half primal and half get-out-of-my face, roared out of the 7,000-square-foot weight room in the football complex. It went through the training room, the locker room and a hallway before finally reaching the players lounge."Preseason" conditioning at Maryland makes folly of the notion that college football begins in August and ends on New Year's Day. Year-round conditioning is more like it. Veterans don't officially report to camp until Thursday, but that warm feeling they've had the past eight months is more than emotional residue from 1992's season-ending upset of Clemson.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | August 22, 2007
Three years of classroom lunches, wrestling practices in a storage room and 16-mile commutes to practice and games for other sports teams will soon end with the completion of a $10 million athletic center at Annapolis Area Christian's Upper School. The center opened today on the Severn Run campus to coincide with the start of classes, although students won't fully benefit for a few more weeks. Floors still must be laid in the cafeteria, locker rooms and weight room. The basketball court still needs to be painted, and the hoops have not been installed.
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2011
Boys' Latin's Greg Pyke is a quiet giant. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound two-sport star looks down when answering questions — he's not embarrassed, just shy. Maybe he doesn't like talking about himself. Maybe it's because he's young. "What people fail to realize this is still a 17-year-old kid, but he is in a man's body," Lakers lacrosse coach Bob Shriver says. As reserved as he is — Pyke won't even reveal his favorite kind of music — Pyke has made some noise with his athletic prowess.
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