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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 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 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 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 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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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Kelechi Osemele had just practiced for two hours under the hot afternoon sun and then retreated to the weight room for an extended workout after the Ravens' organized team activities were over on Wednesday. Sweat streamed down his forehead and his saturated white Ravens' T-shirt clung to his 6-foot-5, 330 pound frame. Yet, Osemele couldn't stop smiling. "This is the best I've felt since I was probably 19 or 20," Osemele said. "I feel great. " As the Ravens ramp up preparations for the start of training camp next month and attempt to solidify an offensive line that was arguably the 8-8 team's biggest issue last season, the health of Osemele is providing plenty of optimism.
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By Pete Pichaske | August 6, 2013
In the weight room at the Deerfield Run Community Center, 12-year-old Ashaki Gittens-Smith, wearing red gym shorts and a red tank top, is trying out the exercise machines with a friend: running on a treadmill for a couple of minutes, walking on an elliptical trainer, lifting a dumbbell or two. Down the hall in the gym, meanwhile, his two older brothers are playing a fast-paced game of basketball. Fourteen-year-old Adisa, his white T-shirt soaked with sweat, is darting around the court tirelessly, often with the ball; 16-year-old Ayinde, taller and wearing a sleeveless "Deerfield Run Mustangs" shirt, spends more time under the backboard.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | March 21, 1993
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Coppin State coach Fang Mitchell spent yesterday scrambling to get his team a flight back to Baltimore. Ever the optimist, Mitchell had planned on spending a long weekend in this snowy city.L "You know me," Mitchell said. "We expected to play [today]."But Coppin's second trip to the NCAA tournament ended just like the first, this time with a 93-66 loss on Friday to No. 2 seed Cincinnati in a first-round East Regional game at the Carrier Dome. The defeat ended what had been the nation's longest winning streak at 16 games and ruined Coppin's bid to becoming the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team to win an NCAA Tournament game.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - When University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen opened spring practice by stating his team needed to get back to basics and improve chemistry, he wasn't just talking about his players. Friedgen was also indicting himself. After the Terps finished 5-6 and failed to secure a bowl bid in 2004 for the first time in Friedgen's four years at Maryland, Friedgen has taken apart his offense, defense and special teams. He found room for improvement. Then he looked in the mirror.
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