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  • Sagamore hires Ripken Baseball for Port Covington

    Sagamore hires Ripken Baseball for Port Covington

    Sagamore Development Co., the real estate firm privately owned by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, said Wednesday it has hired the sports entertainment company backed by Cal Ripken Jr. to design athletic fields in Port Covington. Sagamore plans a massive mixed-use redevelopment of Port Covington, a...

  • Under Armour to outfit UCLA with NCAA record $280 million shoe deal

    Under Armour to outfit UCLA with NCAA record $280 million shoe deal

    Jumping into the new arms race in college sports – schools battling for massive sponsorships – UCLA has landed what is believed to be the biggest shoe and apparel deal in NCAA history. The 15-year, $280-million contract with Under Armour was scheduled to be announced at noon Tuesday, university...

  • Wicomico County Public Schools will outfit varsity athletes in Under Armour

    Wicomico County Public Schools will outfit varsity athletes in Under Armour

    Varsity athletes in Wicomico County Public Schools will wear school-branded Under Armour uniforms under a deal being touted as one of the first of its kind in the nation.  The Maryland Coast Dispatch reported that the Eastern Shore school system's five-year agreement with Team Distributors Inc....

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  • 'Godfather' actor coming to Baltimore with new vodka in tow

    'Godfather' actor coming to Baltimore with new vodka in tow

    Get Gianni Russo on the phone, even for 20 minutes, and the actor/singer best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in "The Godfather" will fill the conversation with anecdote after anecdote. At 73, the New York City native remembers it all — tales from the set, what he hears from obsessed fans and...

  • BET film compellingly chronicles rise of Black Lives Matter

    BET film compellingly chronicles rise of Black Lives Matter

    “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement”  is television that matters. Produced and directed by Emmy-Award-winner Laurens Grant, the documentary skillfully traces the birth and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement from the death of Trayvon Martin in  Sanford, Florida, though Ferguson,...

  • The Monkees' Peter Tork reflects on 50 years, looks ahead with new album

    The Monkees' Peter Tork reflects on 50 years, looks ahead with new album

    It’s a big week for area Monkees fans. On Thursday, the beloved 1960s pop rockers bring their multimedia show to the Warner Theatre in Washington; on Friday comes “Good Times!,” their first album in 20 years — and, as Rolling Stone opined this week, their best since the ‘60s. The tour, the album...

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  • Bringing Baltimore together

    Bringing Baltimore together

    Today's generation of people in their 20s, 30s and 40s are working together to build bonds across lines of neighborhoods, race and class. And in doing so, they are both building a stronger city and making Baltimore the social change capital of America. This could be seen as people from all over...

  • The critical role of Animal Control

    The critical role of Animal Control

    It is 5 a.m. on a residential street in West Baltimore. An arrest warrant is being served on a suspected felon. The arrest is made, weapons and narcotics are found, but the underlying felony suspected is not weapons possession or narcotics distribution. It is dog fighting. And Animal Control is...

  • For Sanders supporters, the greatest sin is pragmatism

    For Sanders supporters, the greatest sin is pragmatism

    "You can't always get what you want." -- The Rolling Stones A few words in defense of pragmatism. That ideal has taken quite a beating lately, mostly at the hands of Bernie Sanders and his supporters. The Vermont senator faces a virtually impossible deficit in his battle with Hillary Clinton for...

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  • O'Malley points to fewer questions in presidential debates

    O'Malley points to fewer questions in presidential debates

    Former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley made a notable claim when he appeared this month on a Baltimore television station for his first full-length interview to assess his unsuccessful bid for the White House. The networks hosting the televised debates he...

  • City sheriff's office renews sidewalk permit for trials in Gray case

    City sheriff's office renews sidewalk permit for trials in Gray case

    Baltimore's Transportation Department has again granted the city sheriff's office a months-long permit to control public sidewalks around the downtown courthouse where the trials of six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray are scheduled. The sheriff's office, responsible...

  • Sewage soiling thousands of city basements, but another decade of repairs looms

    Sewage soiling thousands of city basements, but another decade of repairs looms

    Ima Bennett was doing laundry one evening when she noticed water pooling around the basement toilet. She pulled out the Shop-Vac and called a plumber while rain poured outside. It was no leak. By the time the plumber began an inspection, dark-brown water erupted from the toilet and sink and spewed...

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