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Two years later: What it cost the Orioles to re-sign Chris Davis

Two years ago Tuesday, the Orioles agreed to a club-record contract with first baseman Chris Davis after a courtship that looked to have gone cold numerous times but ultimately brought the two-time home run king back to Baltimore. At the time, his signing presaged an extension of the team's competitive...

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    • Here's how to fix Md.'s medical marijuana program

      Here's how to fix Md.'s medical marijuana program

      It’s no surprise that an effort to overhaul Maryland’s medical marijuana law and to help bring more diversity to the roster of state licensed growers is proving contentious. There’s far too much money at stake for it to be any other way. Nonetheless, there is no reason lawmakers can’t move forward...

    • Gov. Hogan, what is your plan to stop the bloodshed in Baltimore?

      Gov. Hogan, what is your plan to stop the bloodshed in Baltimore?

      Dear Governor Hogan, I am writing in my capacity as pastor of the First & Franklin Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. For the past year, our congregation has set aside part of our weekly worship to remember those who have lost their lives to gun violence. Each week, we have held up purple ribbons...

    • Questions about Trump's mental health violate 'Goldwater Rule'

      Questions about Trump's mental health violate 'Goldwater Rule'

      Most of the attacks by mental health experts on Donald Trump’s psychological qualifications to be president have violated the “Goldwater Rule,” the informal name given to section 7.3 of the American Psychiatric Association’s “Principles of Medical Ethics.”It states that it is “unethical for a psychiatrist...

    • DACA isn't dead yet

      DACA isn't dead yet

      Did the compound expletive President Donald J. Trump used last week to describe Haiti and African countries where he perceives immigrants to be less desirable end with the word “hole” or “house”? Yes, it’s actually come to that. Some day history teachers will have to lecture their students on early...

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    • Aziz Ansari responds to allegations of sexual misconduct

      Aziz Ansari responds to allegations of sexual misconduct

      Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year. Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologized last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be consensual. The woman,...

    • Morgan alum 'fixed' H&M ad — just one example of his uplifting works

      Morgan alum 'fixed' H&M ad — just one example of his uplifting works

      Freelance visual artist Kyle Yearwood grew up fixated on magic. He was entranced with the Harry Potter novels and inspired by mystical and adventurous films like “Forrest Gump,” “ Big Fish” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” that challenged the depths of reality and imagination. But when...

    • Baltimore chef beats Bobby Flay in Food Network cook-off

      Baltimore chef beats Bobby Flay in Food Network cook-off

      Chef Kiran Patnam became one of the few chefs to actually beat Bobby Flay in his Food Network appearance Thursday night. Patnam, executive sous chef for the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel in Harbor East, competed on a recent episode of “Beat Bobby Flay,” during which he won both rounds of...

    • BSO mixes Saint-Saens with rap, showcases percussive Glass concerto

      BSO mixes Saint-Saens with rap, showcases percussive Glass concerto

      Classical music institutions routinely get charged with being stuck in ruts, overly focused on repeating old repertoire over and over, skittish about stretching boundaries. The latest Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program, full of rapping and pounding, practically shouts, “What ruts? What boundaries?”...

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    • 3-point shots: Observations and opinions from Maryland's loss at Michigan

      3-point shots: Observations and opinions from Maryland's loss at Michigan

      Until this year, the Maryland men’s basketball team had won more than its share of close games in the Big Ten under Mark Turgeon. The odds of losing as Maryland did Monday night at Michigan were bound to catch up with Turgeon and his Terps. But the way they lost — after leading by as many as 14...

    • Atlantic Coast Conference men’s lacrosse outlook for 2018

      Atlantic Coast Conference men’s lacrosse outlook for 2018

      With the start of the 2018 college lacrosse season just a few weeks away, here is the second installment of a series previewing the battles for conference championships in Division I. The leagues are scheduled to appear via alphabetical order. Monday’s visit was with the America East Conference....

    • After taking the lead with 3.2 seconds left, Maryland loses to No. 23 Michigan, 68-67

      After taking the lead with 3.2 seconds left, Maryland loses to No. 23 Michigan, 68-67

      A 3-point shot by a previously cold Kevin Huerter helped Maryland erase a 10-point second half deficit. Then two free throws by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman with 1.2 seconds left gives the Wolverines the win.

    • Athletes of the Week in 2017-18

      Athletes of the Week in 2017-18

      The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide...

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    • Trump ends first year with lowest average approval rating

      Trump ends first year with lowest average approval rating

      This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first term. That's according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration....

    • Asked about Trump's vulgar comments, DHS secretary says, 'I did not hear that word used'

      Asked about Trump's vulgar comments, DHS secretary says, 'I did not hear that word used'

      Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen confirmed that President Donald Trump used "tough language" in an Oval Office meeting last week over immigration policy, but she said she did not hear him describe some African countries and Haiti as "shithole countries," as has been reported. Nielsen...

    • White House doctor to provide more details about Trump's health

      White House doctor to provide more details about Trump's health

      A fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up is expected later Tuesday. Trump's White House physician - Navy doctor Ronny Jackson - declared Trump to be in "excellent health" following last Friday's exam at the Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland....

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