Recent stories by Mike Klingaman

Frank Cashen, who helped build Orioles' dynasty, dies Monday at age 88

8:48 PM EDT, June 30, 2014

Frank Cashen, who helped build Orioles' dynasty, dies Monday at age 88

Frank Cashen, the Orioles executive who oversaw the team's halcyon years — when it traded for Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, hired Earl Weaver as manager and won two world championships — died Monday at 88.

NBA draft prospect Elfrid Payton Jr. has his dad's defensive instincts

2:35 PM EDT, June 23, 2014

NBA draft prospect Elfrid Payton Jr. has his dad's defensive instincts

Periodically, Mike Pringle's phone beeps with a text message from a teammate on the Baltimore Stallions' 1995 Canadian Football League champions. Check this out, the message reads, followed by a link to game-action highlights of a gifted college basketball player.

Crofton's Kyle Beckerman had long set the World Cup as his destination

9:43 PM EDT, June 14, 2014

Crofton's Kyle Beckerman had long set the World Cup as his destination

As a kid, Kyle Beckerman always had his eye on the goal. He painted pictures of U.S. soccer stars, wowed classmates at Crofton Woods Elementary with his command of a soccer ball and even tagged his adolescent signature: "USA #15."

Finally, Baltimore native George 'K.O.' Chaney earns Hall of Fame spot

7:41 PM EDT, June 8, 2014

Finally, Baltimore native George 'K.O.' Chaney earns Hall of Fame spot

"I don't intend to quit boxing as long as I am able to push a fist into the face of a rival and keep him from knocking me over the ropes."

Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections

6:11 PM EDT, June 3, 2014

Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections

It has been 36 years since racing's last Triple Crown winner, but for those involved with horses who have triumphed, the memories don't fade.

Former Army Ranger Carroll again leads Duke lacrosse defense

7:26 PM EDT, May 23, 2014

Former Army Ranger Carroll again leads Duke lacrosse defense

Come Monday, Duke's Casey Carroll hopes to play the game he loves while saluting the sacrifices he and others have made for their country. When better than Memorial Day for a former Army Ranger to end his college lacrosse career in the NCAA championship game?

Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too

7:46 AM EDT, May 16, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too

He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined the outcome of their breeding before California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.

Joe Aitcheson, Jr., most successful steeplechase rider in history, dies at 85

7:36 PM EDT, May 27, 2014

Joe Aitcheson, Jr., most successful steeplechase rider in history, dies at 85

A year ago, Joe Aitcheson, Jr. sat in his room at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, surrounded by racing mementos, and pondered a reporter's question: How could a jockey who's broken nearly every bone in his body have the gumption to win a record 440 timber races?

For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives

7:46 AM EDT, May 15, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives

Heads bowed, hands clasped, they stood in the jockeys' room at Pimlico Race Course, one hour to first post, as one of their own led the riders in prayer.

Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results

5:24 PM EDT, May 14, 2014

PREAKNESS 2014

Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results

If there's a heaven for horses, then California Chrome's great-great-grandsire will be peering down at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday to see whether his progeny can do what he did 50 years ago: win the Preakness and, with it, the first two legs of racing's Triple Crown.

12:50 PM EDT, May 18, 2014

The Sun Remembers: May 18-24

May 18, 1996: Pat Day becomes the first jockey to win the Preakness three straight times as Louis Quatorze leads all the way after finishing 16th at the Kentucky Derby.

Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson

4:37 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson

In a city steeped in the lore of the game, the Doyles are greenhorns, a first-generation lacrosse family. But the Towson brood is catching up fast.

Ex-Terps player Billy Jones reflects on breaking ACC's color barrier in basketball

2:57 PM EDT, April 6, 2014

Ex-Terps player Billy Jones reflects on breaking ACC's color barrier in basketball

On occasion, Billy Jones' granddaughter reminds him of what he'd as soon forget.

Maryland wrestling ready to step up in class next year in Big Ten

10:06 AM EST, March 7, 2014

Maryland wrestling ready to step up in class next year in Big Ten

COLLEGE PARK — Ever since Maryland chose to join the Big Ten next year, its wrestlers have taken a beating. Frank Goodwin can't don his sweats and stroll through a mall without getting an earful.

Baltimore-area lawyer Ted Offit helps keep U.S. Olympic bobsled team on track

5:42 PM EST, February 19, 2014

Baltimore-area lawyer Ted Offit helps keep U.S. Olympic bobsled team on track

Look closely during the Olympics and you might see Ted Offit on TV: a middle-aged man with a Team USA jacket on his back and a cowbell in hand that he clangs wildly at the start of every bobsled race.

Former Olympian Kimmie Meissner working as a research analyst at Sochi Games

4:31 PM EST, February 7, 2014

Former Olympian Kimmie Meissner working as a research analyst at Sochi Games

Eight years after competing in the Olympics, Kimmie Meissner is giving the Winter Games another shot. Minus her skates.

Ray Rice's image could be tarnished by assault charge

8:04 PM EST, February 17, 2014

Ray Rice's image could be tarnished by assault charge

Off the field, Ray Rice is among the Ravens' most visible players, from the running back's community outreach to his anti-bullying activities to a myriad of profitable endorsements. But an alleged domestic dispute this weekend between Rice and his fiancee at an Atlantic City casino could jeopardize much of that and tarnish the image that he has built during his six years in Baltimore.

For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

5:35 PM EST, February 6, 2014

For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice.

Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay whetted his whistle calling local high school games

4:58 PM EST, January 31, 2014

Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay whetted his whistle calling local high school games

As a kid, Terry McAulay watched football games on TV and practiced the moves he saw — not the spins and jukes of the players, but the gestures and actions of the officials.

The Sun Remembers: Jan. 12-18

3:26 PM EST, January 12, 2014

The Sun Remembers: Jan. 12-18

Jan. 12, 1985: Harford Community College ends its men's basketball season when nine of the 11 players are declared academically ineligible. "They're students first," athletic director John Haggerty says. "We're concerned about how they are going to feed themselves 10 years down the road, and not many of them are going to do that through sports."

The Sun Remembers: Jan. 5-11

2:09 PM EST, January 5, 2014

The Sun Remembers: Jan. 5-11

Jan. 9, 2002: Fourth-ranked Maryland clears its bench in a 112-79 rout of North Carolina before a sellout crowd at Cole Field House. Juan Dixon leads the Terps (12-2), who accumulate the most points ever scored against the Tar Heels (5-7).

Paul Blair, former Orioles center fielder, is dead at 69

12:07 AM EST, December 27, 2013

Paul Blair, former Orioles center fielder, is dead at 69

Paul Blair, a key member of four Orioles World Series teams and considered the best defensive outfielder in franchise history, died Thursday evening in Pikesville while participating in a celebrity bowling tournament, according to Gloria Blair, his wife of 42 years.

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 29 - Jan. 4

9:17 AM EST, December 29, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 29 - Jan. 4

Dec. 29, 1982: The Blast treats its fourth straight sellout crowd at the Civic Center to a 5-4 Major Indoor Soccer League victory over the first-place Cleveland Force, ending the visitor's 10-game winning streak. Joey Fink scores twice for the Blast (11-3), and Stewart Jump gets the game-winner.

Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle George Kunz

5:11 PM EST, December 27, 2013

Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle George Kunz

George Kunz should have slowed by now. At 66, the former All-Pro tackle should be golfing or fishing or appearing at autograph shows, a battle-scarred old Colt telling tales about his time in the NFL trenches.

Catching Up With ... Former Colt Sam Havrilak

6:58 PM EST, December 19, 2013

Catching Up With ... Former Colt Sam Havrilak

He used to do work that rattled one's teeth. Now, Sam Havrilak's job is to care for them.

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 15-21

2:45 PM EST, December 15, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 15-21

Dec. 17, 2006: Replacing the injured Steve McNair, quarterback Kyle Boller stumbles often but leads the Ravens past the Cleveland Browns, 27-17, at M&T Bank Stadium to clinch a playoff spot. Boller passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, one a 77-yarder to Demetrius Williams that puts Baltimore ahead to stay in the third quarter.

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 22-28

10:21 AM EST, December 22, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 22-28

Dec. 24, 2000: New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde passes for 481 yards, but the Ravens triumph, 34-20, before an announced 69,184 at PSINet Stadium. It's the seventh straight win for the playoff-bound Ravens (12-4), who intercept three passes and force six turnovers.

Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown

2:44 PM EST, December 12, 2013

Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown

That one of the largest pro football players of his era now owns three restaurants isn't surprising. But how did Roger Brown shed 50 pounds doing it?

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 8-14

10:44 AM EST, December 8, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 8-14

Dec. 10, 2000: "One word. Two syllables. Playoff. It feels real good," tight end Shannon Sharpe says after the Ravens defeat San Diego, 24-3, at PSINet Stadium to clinch a postseason berth for the first time. Trent Dilfer throws touchdown passes to Brandon Stokley and Qadry Ismail, and Baltimore forces five turnovers by the Chargers.

Catching Up With ... Former Vikings RB Chuck Foreman

6:37 PM EST, December 5, 2013

Catching Up With ... Former Vikings RB Chuck Foreman

Chuck Foreman, meet Earl "The Pearl" Monroe.

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 1-7

2:57 PM EST, December 1, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Dec. 1-7

Dec. 7, 2002: "It felt like a dream out there," Navy quarterback Craig Candeto says after leading the Midshipmen past Army, 58-12, before an announced 78,672 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Candeto runs for six scores and passes for one as Navy (2-10) sets a record for most points scored in the 103-game series. Army finishes 1-11.

Only Terps QB to beat Penn State hopes they can repeat

6:59 PM EST, November 27, 2013

Only Terps QB to beat Penn State hopes they can repeat

To Maryland football fans he was "The Rifleman," a blond quarterback with a slingshot arm who broke school passing records and led the Terps to signature wins in the 1960s. How hard did Dick Shiner throw? Once, in practice, his peg struck a teammate in the helmet and knocked him out. Another time, in the pros, he broke a receiver's two fingers.

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 17-23

12:08 PM EST, November 17, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 17-23

Nov. 19, 2000: A 27-0 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys gives the Ravens their fourth shutout of the season before an announced 69,416 at PSINet Stadium. The Ravens (8-4) gain 250 rushing yards, a franchise record, as Jamal Lewis runs for 187 of them.

Catching Up With ... Ed Modzelewski

4:43 PM EDT, October 31, 2013

Catching Up With ... Ed Modzelewski

Big Mo moves a little slow these days. But then, he's almost 85.

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 24-30

11:13 AM EST, November 24, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 24-30

Nov. 24, 1997: Towson's men's basketball team takes Michigan to the wire before losing, 75-72, at the Towson Center before an announced 5,086, the largest home crowd in school history. Raul de Pablo scores 18 as the Tigers (1-1) make a team-record 13 3-point shots in 25 attempts.

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 10-16

11:05 AM EST, November 10, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 10-16

Nov. 14, 2009: Maryland's Torrey Smith breaks the team's single-season mark for all-purpose yards in the Terps' 36-9 football loss to Virginia Tech. With his four receptions for 55 yards, Smith surpasses the record of 1,840 yards held by LaMont Jordan.

Paul Rabil speaks to Jemicy students about overcoming learning disability

5:30 PM EDT, October 29, 2013

Paul Rabil speaks to Jemicy students about overcoming learning disability

A star lacrosse player turned the world topsy-turvy Tuesday for a group of dyslexic middle schoolers.

Catching Up With . . .  Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz

5:58 PM EST, November 21, 2013

Catching Up With . . . Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz

The letters keep coming, sometimes 20 a month asking for Dennis Gaubatz's autograph. Sometimes it's a football card that the old Colt receives. More often, it's the cover of one of the three national magazines on which Gaubatz appeared in his five years as the rugged middle linebacker on Baltimore's ballyhooed defense of the 1960s.

Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death

7:00 AM EST, November 21, 2013

Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death

Fifty years ago Friday, Orioles farmhand Bobby Floyd sat in a dugout, wondering why umpires were huddled grimly at home plate in the fifth inning of a Florida Instructional League game.

Catching Up With ... Don Buford

4:12 PM EDT, October 24, 2013

Catching Up With ... Don Buford

His manager, Earl Weaver, called him "the best leadoff man in the game," and who's to argue? In five years with the Orioles, Don Buford batted .270, ran the bases with ferocity and helped the club reach three World Series.

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 20-26

2:35 PM EDT, October 20, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 20-26

Oct. 20, 2002: On the game's last play, rookie safety Will Demps intercepts a Jacksonville pass on the Ravens 1-yard line to save Baltimore's 17-10 victory over the visiting Jaguars.

Catching Up With ... Former Colts offensive lineman Elmer Collett

7:08 PM EST, November 14, 2013

Catching Up With ... Former Colts offensive lineman Elmer Collett

There's a boogie board in his basement, a mountain bike in the garage and a black lab named Jake at the back door, begging for a five-mile walk. At 69, Elmer Collett doesn't want for things to do.

Emotion and mayhem mark 125-year City-Poly football rivalry

9:32 PM EST, November 8, 2013

Emotion and mayhem mark 125-year City-Poly football rivalry

It has been likened to a mini-Army-Navy game, or sometimes the Hatfields versus the McCoys. From the start, though, City-Poly was about more than just football.

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 3-9

1:58 PM EST, November 3, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 3-9

Nov. 6, 2005: Maryland's third-ranked field hockey team defeats No. 1 Wake Forest, 3-2, for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in College Park. Freshman Susie Rowe scores the game-winner with 41 seconds left, giving Terps coach Missy Meharg her 300th career victory.

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

3:34 PM EDT, October 27, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Oct. 28, 2006: Delaware's Joe Flacco passes for four touchdowns, but Towson's Sean Schaefer throws for five as the visiting Tigers (6-2) upend the Blue Hens, 49-35.

Catching Up With . . . Baltimore native and former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Collier

5:08 PM EDT, October 17, 2013

Catching Up With . . . Baltimore native and former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Collier

Stop by the Martin's Food Store in Hagerstown and you'll find him at his post. Mike Collier is a night manager, his job for 18 years.

Catching Up With . . . Former Colt Roy Jefferson

5:27 PM EST, November 7, 2013

Catching Up With . . . Former Colt Roy Jefferson

One year, that's all he spent in Baltimore. But looking back, Roy Jefferson wouldn't trade that time with the Colts for anything in his football career.

The Sun Remembers: Oct 13-19

12:24 PM EDT, October 13, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Oct 13-19

Oct. 16, 2003: Third-ranked Severna Park gives field hockey coach Lil Shelton her 400th victory, 2-1 over South River for the Anne Arundel County championship. It's Shelton's 25th county title in 26 years of coaching.

Handcycler Wells says Baltimore Marathon is 'a race against myself'

8:05 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Handcycler Wells says Baltimore Marathon is 'a race against myself'

Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November.

87-year-old marathon participant sees no finish in sight

4:00 PM EDT, October 8, 2013

87-year-old marathon participant sees no finish in sight

Running a half-marathon is easy, Bob Gralley, 87, said:

Fifty years later, 1963 Bullets remember an interesting first season in Baltimore

6:49 PM EDT, October 16, 2013

Fifty years later, 1963 Bullets remember an interesting first season in Baltimore

Half a century ago, the Baltimore Bullets came into the world without much fuss. There was no parade for the city's new National Basketball Association team. The opening night crowd fell far short of a sellout. And the Bullets bowed meekly to the world champion Boston Celtics, as they would the first nine times they played them.

Batman, Robin and a Peyton Manning hater keep Baltimore Running Festival colorful

5:45 PM EDT, October 12, 2013

Batman, Robin and a Peyton Manning hater keep Baltimore Running Festival colorful

Craig Martin jogged across the finish line, having dressed to the nines for a seven-mile run. At Saturday's Baltimore Running Festival, he ran the last leg of the relay race wearing a navy blue herringbone suit, tattersall shirt, blue-and-pink bowtie and suede shoes.

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 6-12

12:03 PM EDT, October 6, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 6-12

Oct. 8, 2000: For the second straight week, the Ravens win without scoring a touchdown, prevailing, 15-10, at Jacksonville. Matt Stover kicks five field goals and Qadry Ismail makes nine receptions, a career high, as Baltimore improves to 5-1.

After losing nearly 200 pounds, marathoner has 'another chance at life'

8:13 PM EDT, October 11, 2013

After losing nearly 200 pounds, marathoner has 'another chance at life'

Five years ago, Shannon Petitjean weighed more than the biggest Raven, smoked three packs of cigarettes a week and drank too much.

Catching Up With ... former Baltimore Colts LB Ray May

6:03 PM EDT, September 26, 2013

Catching Up With ... former Baltimore Colts LB Ray May

Ray May doesn't go out much. It's hard to get around when both of your hips are shot, and your legs go numb, and you need a cane, maybe two, to walk.

Catching Up With . . . former Terp/Packers safety Tom Brown

5:22 PM EDT, October 10, 2013

Catching Up With . . . former Terp/Packers safety Tom Brown

For five years, he played football for the Green Bay Packers and Vince Lombardi, the quintessential tough coach. So how can Tom Brown now run a youth sports camp in Salisbury that's so relaxed the kids fill out the lineups, everyone gets to play and winning doesn't matter?

The Sun Remembers: Sept 22-28

12:13 PM EDT, September 22, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Sept 22-28

Sept. 25, 1990: With eight straight hits to start the game, the New York Yankees tie a major league record en route to a 15-3 win over the visiting Orioles. They batter right-hander Anthony Telford, who starts the game, manager Frank Robinson says, because "his wife was coming up here and we wanted to keep her happy."

Former Baltimore hockey stars ready for Capitals-Bruins game

6:16 PM EDT, September 16, 2013

Former Baltimore hockey stars ready for Capitals-Bruins game

On game nights like Tuesday, the televisions in Gary Rissling's restaurants show Washington Capitals' hockey contests. But he'd gladly tune in to watch a local team, should Baltimore one day get back on the ice.

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 15-21

11:48 AM EDT, September 15, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 15-21

Sept. 21, 2008: In the final game played at 85-year-old Yankee Stadium, the last-place Orioles lose, 7-3, to New York before an announced crowd of 54,610. After Brian Roberts grounds out to end the game, several Orioles run onto the field and grab handfuls of dirt for keepsakes.

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 29- Oct. 5

12:19 PM EDT, September 29, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 29- Oct. 5

Oct. 1, 2006: In a fitting end to a sorry season, the Orioles (70-92) go hitless in a rain-shortened 9-0 loss in Boston. Devern Hansack, a Red Sox rookie, stops the Birds over five innings. He'll win only one more game in the majors.

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts lineman Dan Sullivan

2:57 PM EDT, September 13, 2013

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts lineman Dan Sullivan

Forty-five years later, Dan Sullivan can still hear his Colts teammate's declaration prior to the 1968 NFL championship game in Cleveland.

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 8-14

3:55 PM EDT, September 8, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 8-14

Sept. 12, 2004: The Orioles use 10 pitchers, a major league record in a nine-inning game, and lose, 9-7, to the New York Yankees before an announced 47,780 at Camden Yards. Mercifully, Bruce Chen goes the distance the next day for the Birds.

Catching Up With . . . Colts center Ken Mendenhall

6:02 PM EDT, October 3, 2013

Catching Up With . . . Colts center Ken Mendenhall

Remember Ken Mendenhall? Maybe not. The onetime Colts' center toiled in the trenches, seldom screwed up and never pouted or popped off. In truth, Mendenhall was so anonymous that when he retired in 1981, few realized that he had started 118 consecutive games — a franchise mark that stood for a quarter of a century until passed in 2005 by Peyton Manning, then Indianapolis' quarterback.

Catching Up With . . . former Colts quarterback Mike Pagel

5:39 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

Catching Up With . . . former Colts quarterback Mike Pagel

It was an everyday throw, as touchdowns go — a 12-yard pass in a meaningless game between two hapless teams in a deserted ballpark. Thirty years later, Mike Pagel can't recall the toss he made in the final two minutes of a 20-10 season-ending victory over the Houston Oilers.

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 1-7

4:54 PM EDT, September 1, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 1-7

Sept. 2, 1999: Relieved? You bet, Cal Ripken Jr. says after hitting the 400th home run of his career in the Orioles' 11-6 over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. "It's a little bit of pressure off me," says Ripken, 39, who gets two curtain calls at Oriole Park. "You don't hit home runs by trying to think about it."

Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

9:12 PM EDT, August 30, 2013

2013 GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE

Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

The race car — what's left of it — sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted.

The Sun Remembers Aug. 18-24

3:57 PM EDT, August 18, 2013

The Sun Remembers Aug. 18-24

Aug. 23, 1978: In a swap of running backs, the Baltimore Colts send holdout Lydell Mitchell, their career rushing leader, to the San Diego Chargers for oft-injured Joe Washington. In his three seasons here, Washington will gain nearly 4,000 combined rushing and receiving yards, lead the NFL with 82 receptions in 1979 and make the Pro Bowl.

Towson football team basks in upset win over UConn

6:16 PM EDT, August 30, 2013

Towson football team basks in upset win over UConn

When he drove onto campus Friday, the day after his team's upset of Connecticut, Towson football coach Rob Ambrose found the place crawling with reporters and television cameras.

NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions

7:18 PM EDT, August 29, 2013

NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions

The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits.

The Sun Remembers: Aug. 25-31

4:03 PM EDT, August 25, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Aug. 25-31

Aug. 30, 2003: Seattle scores 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, all with two outs, to rout the Orioles, 13-1. The Mariners send 15 players to the plate in the inning and send the Birds to their seventh straight defeat.

Art Donovan, vocal ex-Colts defensive tackle, dies at 89

3:19 PM EDT, August 5, 2013

Art Donovan, vocal ex-Colts defensive tackle, dies at 89

Art Donovan played pro football for 12 years. The rest of his life, he spent telling everyone about it.

Catching Up With... former Orioles outfielder Russ Snyder

3:28 PM EDT, July 19, 2013

Catching Up With... former Orioles outfielder Russ Snyder

He's the forgotten Oriole, one who helped the club soar in 1966 and then fell off the radar. Brooks, Frank and Boog were stars in that championship season. But who remembers Russ Snyder?

The Sun remembers: Aug. 11-17

6:39 PM EDT, August 11, 2013

The Sun remembers: Aug. 11-17

Aug. 12, 1997: At Camden Yards, flags fly at half-staff and the Orioles play without a public address announcer in honor of Rex Barney, 72, who had died overnight of natural causes. The stadium voice of the Birds for 23 years at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards, Barney receives a video tribute before the game, an 8-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

The Sun Remembers: Aug. 4-10

2:31 PM EDT, August 4, 2013

The Sun Remembers: Aug. 4-10

Aug. 9, 2003: Michael Phelps of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club becomes the first male swimmer to capture five individual titles at the U.S. Nationals — and he does it in College Park. Phelps breaks the record of four held by Mark Spitz, Johnny Weissmuller and Tom Dolan.

Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career

10:56 PM EDT, July 31, 2013

Coaches, teammates, mentors reflect on Jonathan Ogden's Hall of Fame career

When Ozzie Newsome reflects on the remarkable exploits of Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens general manager thinks first of silence.

The Sun Remembers: July 28-Aug. 3

4:32 PM EDT, July 28, 2013

The Sun Remembers: July 28-Aug. 3

July 29, 1997: The Orioles obtain designated hitter Harold Baines, who attended St. Michaels, in a deal with the Chicago White Sox. Three years later, to the day, the Orioles trade him back again.

'Field of dreams ... without the corn'

12:04 AM EDT, July 27, 2013

'Field of dreams ... without the corn'

The ball leaps off the bat, kicks up dust and bounds toward right field, a sure hit.

The Sun Remembers: July 7-13

3:07 PM EDT, July 7, 2013

The Sun Remembers: July 7-13

July 7, 1996: Boston's Mo Vaughn hits a three-run, game-winning home run off Orioles closer Randy Myers in the ninth inning before an announced 47,532 at Camden Yards. The 7-5 loss to the Red Sox ends an impressive streak for the playoff-bound Birds, who'd been 37-0 when leading after eight innings.

Former Hereford kicker Adam Yates signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

3:44 PM EDT, July 24, 2013

Former Hereford kicker Adam Yates signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

Adam Yates' football career is going south — and that's a good thing.

The Sun Remembers: June 9-15

3:00 PM EDT, June 9, 2013

The Sun Remembers: June 9-15

June 12, 1993: A 10-game winning streak, their longest in six years, lifts the Orioles over .500 for the first time. Paul Carey gets three hits as the Birds score four runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 5-1.

The Sun Remembers July 21-27

4:34 PM EDT, July 21, 2013

The Sun Remembers July 21-27

July 23, 1996: Construction begins on the Ravens' $200 million stadium at Camden Yards, which is due to open in 1998. "We will deliver a football stadium that will do for the NFL what Oriole Park has done for baseball," Maryland Stadium Authority chairman John A. Moag Jr. says at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The Sun Remembers July 14-20

2:12 PM EDT, July 14, 2013

The Sun Remembers July 14-20

July 19, 2000: As the Ravens prepare for training camp in Westminster, owner Art Modell predicts the first postseason berth for the fifth-year team. "I think we are a playoff team this year," Modell says. "Once you're in the playoffs, you never know what can happen."

The Sun Remembers: June 30-July 6

3:36 PM EDT, June 30, 2013

The Sun Remembers: June 30-July 6

June 30, 1999: Three Maryland players go early in the NBA draft. The Vancouver Grizzlies select Steve Francis, the Terps' star guard, with the second overall pick, and center Obinna Ekezie in the second round. Francis becomes a three-time All-Star over nine years; Ekezie will be a journeyman substitute for four seasons. Forward Laron Profit goes to the Orlando Magic in Round 2 and plays sparingly in four years.

The Sun Remembers: May 26-June 1

6:53 PM EDT, May 26, 2013

The Sun Remembers: May 26-June 1

June 1, 2003: The Ravens' second offseason minicamp begins with coach Brian Billick touting the talents of quarterback Kyle Boller, the team's first-round draft pick. "There has been nothing so far through the eight practices that you go, 'Oh, boy, we missed on this,'" Billick says.

Zach Fisher is Towson baseball's leader in the lineup and off the field

5:47 PM EDT, May 30, 2013

Zach Fisher is Towson baseball's leader in the lineup and off the field

The tattoo on Zach Fisher's left arm tells all. "One family," it reads — a nod to the synergy he feels with his brethren on Towson's unsinkable baseball team.

Orioles' All-Star presence proves they 'have really turned the corner'

4:08 PM EDT, July 13, 2013

Orioles' All-Star presence proves they 'have really turned the corner'

Eighteen times, he suited up for baseball's All-Star Game. No American Leaguer has played in more. The two trophies Cal Ripken Jr. won as the game's Most Valuable Player gleam, plain to see, in the former Oriole's Reisterstown home.

The Sun Remembers: June 16-22

1:43 PM EDT, June 16, 2013

The Sun Remembers: June 16-22

June 22, 1996: Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Orioles hit three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals, 5-3. Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Bonilla and Mark Smith connect for the second-place Birds (39-31).

Catching Up With ... Linda Warehime

6:07 PM EDT, June 9, 2013

Catching Up With ... Linda Warehime

It has been 45 years since she first ran onto the field at Memorial Stadium, an 11-year-old blonde with a big smile and a straw broom that would win her fame. There, during the fifth-inning break in Orioles games, Linda Warehime would sweep off the bases, the mound and the infielders' shoes. Sometimes, she'd also dust off the shoes of the visitors' third-base coach and give him a peck on the cheek — or a playful swat on the fanny — as the fans whooped it up.

The Sun Remembers: June 23-29

2:45 PM EDT, June 23, 2013

The Sun Remembers: June 23-29

June 26, 1982: "I'm hoping for a long future in Baltimore," quarterback Art Schlichter says after signing with the Colts. Schlichter, from Ohio State and the fourth player taken in the 1982 NFL draft, will play three games for the Colts before being suspended for gambling and just 13 games before leaving the NFL for good.

The Sun Remembers May 19-25

2:41 PM EDT, May 19, 2013

The Sun Remembers May 19-25

May 23, 1991: Mired in last place, the Orioles fire manager Frank Robinson and promote Johnny Oates, 45, the team's first base coach and a former Baltimore player. Oates will manage nearly four years here (291 wins and 270 losses) before going to Texas, where he is named 1996 American League Manager of the Year.

The Sun Remembers: June 2-8

3:30 PM EDT, June 2, 2013

The Sun Remembers: June 2-8

June 7, 2001: At the White House, President George W. Bush greets the NFL champion Ravens, who present him with an autographed football and a personalized jersey. "It was cool, man," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa says. "[But] I was depressed that they didn't have the buffet ready."

Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

4:41 PM EDT, May 19, 2013

Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there.

Stability, faith help Chris Davis unlock power for Orioles

2:49 PM EDT, June 15, 2013

Stability, faith help Chris Davis unlock power for Orioles

The power? That blunt-force ability to lay wood to a baseball and propel it 400, 420, 450 feet? He had it even when he was a boy. Came from God, as far as he's concerned.

Catching Up With ... Tom Marechek

5:00 PM EDT, May 24, 2013

Catching Up With ... Tom Marechek

He brought a swagger to lacrosse with his flashy play and endless array of acrobatic shots which, decades later, still rack up views on YouTube. How many different ways could Tom Marechek, onetime star of the Baltimore Bayhawks, score goals? Behind his back. Between his legs. Off the alley-oop pass.

The Sun Remembers May 12-18

3:32 PM EDT, May 12, 2013

The Sun Remembers May 12-18

May 15, 2004: In sultry heat and on a bone-dry track, Smarty Jones wins the Preakness by a record 111/2 lengths before an announced record crowd of 112,668 at Pimlico Race Course. The victory gives Smarty Jones two legs up in his quest to win the Triple Crown. He'll fail.

The Sun Remembers: April 28-May 4

3:32 PM EDT, April 28, 2013

The Sun Remembers: April 28-May 4

April 28, 2003: Towson University announces plans to rename its outdoor athletic facility Johnny Unitas Stadium. "I would hope naming this for John will inspire those who play here to live up to his example," says Hall of Famer Raymond Berry, one of a dozen old Colts to attend Towson's news conference.

Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey

9:58 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

PREAKNESS 2013

Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey

The day after riding in the Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger packed his family and gear and headed for Pimlico Race Course — by way of Cincinnati. A woman there had captured his heart. She was Liliane Casey, 88, whose father, Jimmy Winkfield, was the last black jockey to win the Derby, or any Triple Crown race, in 1902.

The Sun Remembers: May 5-11

8:48 PM EDT, May 5, 2013

The Sun Remembers: May 5-11

May 6, 1998: "It's like going in and telling your wife that you're not coming back," Carl Runk says after announcing his retirement as Towson men's lacrosse coach to the team. Runk, 62, led the Tigers for 31 years, winning the 1974 Division II national championship and reaching the Division I title game in 1991.

Aboard Twill Do, James Stierhoff seeks third Maryland Hunt Cup win

3:28 PM EDT, April 26, 2013

Aboard Twill Do, James Stierhoff seeks third Maryland Hunt Cup win

To co-workers, he's known as The Racing Guy. His neckties have little horses on them, and James Stierhoff has a different one for each day of the week. The walls of his office cubicle at the investment firm Brown Advisory are peppered with news clippings of recent Maryland Hunt Cup races.

The Sun remembers: April 21-27

4:20 PM EDT, April 21, 2013

The Sun remembers: April 21-27

April 22, 2001: In a stunning upset, Baltimore's Hasim Rahman knocks out world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to take the title. A right cross to Lewis' chin floors the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in the fifth round in South Africa. Seven months later, Lewis will KO Rahman to regain the crown.

Toni Linhart, Baltimore Colts kicker, dies at age 70

11:45 AM EDT, May 13, 2013

Toni Linhart, Baltimore Colts kicker, dies at age 70

The kick knifed through the thick fog and split the uprights at Memorial Stadium, giving the Colts a 10-7 victory in sudden-death overtime.

Former Colt Joe Ehrmann to speak at child sex abuse summit

5:08 PM EDT, March 18, 2013

Former Colt Joe Ehrmann to speak at child sex abuse summit

He was a bearded, Bunyanesque defensive tackle whose rugged play helped the Baltimore Colts to three straight division championships in the 1970s. But Tuesday, when Joe Ehrmann addresses a national gathering convened to deal with the problem of child sexual abuse in sports, he'll take part in one of the most meaningful huddles of his life.

The Sun Remembers: March 31-April 6

2:06 PM EDT, March 31, 2013

The Sun Remembers: March 31-April 6

April 4, 2006: Maryland wins its first NCAA women's basketball championship, 78-75 over Duke. Down by 13 points in the second half, the Terps (34-4) rally as freshman Kristi Toliver hits a 3-point basket with six seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Capitals will play Bruins in next Baltimore Hockey Classic

6:11 PM EDT, April 26, 2013

Capitals will play Bruins in next Baltimore Hockey Classic

1st Mariner Arena will host the second Baltimore Hockey Classic next fall when the Washington Capitals play the Boston Bruins in an NHL preseason game on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

Catching Up With ... Joe Aitcheson

6:18 PM EDT, April 19, 2013

Catching Up With ... Joe Aitcheson

"Gone Ridin' " reads the sign on Joe Aitcheson's door, beneath a wooden silhouette of a horse's head. "Be Back. Maybe."

The Sun Remembers: April 7-13

3:04 PM EDT, April 7, 2013

The Sun Remembers: April 7-13

April 12, 2001: Make it 32 consecutive wins for the Maryland women's lacrosse team, which defeats No. 5 Georgetown, 13-9. Jen Adams scores six times for the Terps, reigning national champions.

The Sun Remembers: March 10-16

2:44 PM EDT, March 10, 2013

The Sun Remembers: March 10-16

March 15, 2002: Maryland's march to the NCAA men's basketball championship begins with an 85-70 victory over Siena in the East Regional. Juan Dixon (Calvert Hall), the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, scores 29 for the Terps (27-4).

The Sun Remembers: April 14-20

7:05 PM EDT, April 14, 2013

The Sun Remembers: April 14-20

April 20, 2002: The Ravens select Miami safety Ed Reed with their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the NFL draft. It's the first time the club has failed to get a college player ranked among its top 15 choices.

In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports

5:46 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports

The plaque hangs on the wall of the doctor's office, proof of its worth to Greg Brouse, 1981 grand-prize winner of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award.

The Sun remembers: Feb. 17-Feb. 23

3:10 PM EST, February 17, 2013

The Sun remembers: Feb. 17-Feb. 23

Feb. 22, 2003: Matching its most one-sided Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball win in history, defending NCAA champion Maryland wallops North Carolina, 96-56, before nearly 18,000 at Comcast Center. "If you beat anybody by 40, you're happy," says guard Steve Blake, whose 18 points lead the No. 13 Terps (17-7).

A love of riding for amateur steeplechase jockey Connor Hankin

11:10 AM EDT, April 12, 2013

A love of riding for amateur steeplechase jockey Connor Hankin

Connor Hankin's dorm room at Virginia could be a tack room. There are collages of race horses on the walls and riding boots in the closet. On the desk sits a framed picture of Hankin and his BFF, Battle Op, an aging grey gelding on whom he nearly won the grueling Maryland Hunt Cup last year.

Roots of Florida Gulf Coast's tournament run trace back to Baltimore

7:17 PM EDT, March 28, 2013

Roots of Florida Gulf Coast's tournament run trace back to Baltimore

The Cinderella team of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament hails from Florida, but its coaches have Maryland roots.

Tireless Terps wrestler Josh Asper craves an NCAA title

5:41 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

Tireless Terps wrestler Josh Asper craves an NCAA title

Josh Asper is hungry; most wrestlers are. But Asper's appetite leans less toward pizza than perfection on the mat. The Maryland senior craves an NCAA title this week, and his drive to win has awed his teammates.

After 37 years of mixed success, Towson Center hosts final games

7:51 PM EST, March 1, 2013

After 37 years of mixed success, Towson Center hosts final games

Towson plays its final basketball games Saturday at the Towson Center, its home for 37 years. And then?

Gus Triandos, beloved ex-Orioles catcher, dies at 82

7:47 AM EDT, March 29, 2013

Gus Triandos, beloved ex-Orioles catcher, dies at 82

Gus Triandos, a brawny slugger who won the hearts of Orioles fans starved for someone to cheer for in the 1950s, died Thursday at his home in San Jose, Calif. He was 82.

The Sun remembers: March 3-March 9

3:51 PM EST, March 3, 2013

The Sun remembers: March 3-March 9

March 4, 2006: The Maryland women's basketball team ends a 14-game losing streak to Duke by defeating the Blue Devils, 78-70, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The teams will meet again in the NCAA final with Maryland (34-4) winning, 78-75, in overtime.

The Sun remembers: Feb. 24-March 2

3:15 PM EST, February 24, 2013

The Sun remembers: Feb. 24-March 2

March 1, 2002: The Ravens release Elvis Grbac, the expensive but mistake-prone quarterback they wooed last year instead of re-signing Trent Dilfer, who'd helped them win the Super Bowl. Grbac committed 26 turnovers in a 10-6 season as the Ravens lost in the division playoffs.

The Sun Remembers: March 24-30

2:59 PM EDT, March 24, 2013

The Sun Remembers: March 24-30

March 28, 2009: In the longest lacrosse game in NCAA history — seven overtimes — top-ranked Virginia defeats No. 9 Maryland, 10-9. Brian Carroll (Gilman) scores the winning goal for the host Cavaliers. The game lasts 3 hours, 45 minutes.

The Sun Remembers: March 17-23

3:30 PM EDT, March 17, 2013

The Sun Remembers: March 17-23

March 21, 2006: Their 30th basketball victory, a team record, sends the Maryland women to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Sophomore center Crystal Langhorne scores 30 points as the third-ranked Terps stop St. John's, 81-74, in State College, Pa., en route to their first national championship.

Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight

9:00 PM EST, March 2, 2013

Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight

Don't look for a $3,000 suit or slicked-back hair. Don't expect to hear empty flattery or bragging about an extensive list of superstar clients. None of that is Joe Linta.

The Sun remembers: Feb. 10-Feb. 16

2:58 PM EST, February 10, 2013

The Sun remembers: Feb. 10-Feb. 16

Feb. 11, 1987: The Orioles sign free-agent Ray Knight, a third baseman who becomes the first player to change teams after winning the World Series Most Valuable Player award. Knight, 34, who is coming off a banner year with the New York Mets, gets $500,000. He plays one season here, hits .256 and is traded.

Catching Up With ... Aldo Guidolin

7:51 PM EST, March 9, 2013

Catching Up With ... Aldo Guidolin

He sits quietly in a wheelchair at a long-term care facility in his native Guelph, Ontario. Aldo Guidolin doesn’t talk — multiple strokes have robbed him of his speech — but his brown eyes follow ice hockey games on TV and the movements of those who call on the aging defenseman.

Catching Up With ... Fred Carter

2:12 AM EST, February 15, 2013

Catching Up With ... Fred Carter

The player who scored the biggest basket in Baltimore Bullets history turned 68 Thursday.

Former Ravens, Colts revel in Super win

3:33 PM EST, February 10, 2013

SUPER BOWL XLVII

Former Ravens, Colts revel in Super win

Prior to The Game on Sunday, Anthony Mitchell made a bold forecast on Facebook. The former Raven posted photos of both his 2000 jersey and his Super Bowl ring with this decree: Time to get another one.

The Sun remembers: Feb. 3-Feb. 9

4:51 PM EST, February 3, 2013

The Sun remembers: Feb. 3-Feb. 9

Feb. 9, 2006: Sixth-ranked Maryland upsets No. 1 North Carolina, 98-95, in women's basketball. Sophomore scores 25 for the visiting Terps (22-2), and freshman Marissa Coleman adds 23.

The Sun remembers: Jan. 20-26

2:28 PM EST, January 20, 2013

The Sun remembers: Jan. 20-26

Jan. 23, 2004: P.J. Wakefield's goal in overtime gives the surging Blast its seventh straight victory, 5-4 over the Monterrey Fury at 1st Mariner Arena. It's the 16th win in 21 games for Baltimore, which will win the Major Indoor Soccer League championship.

For Harbaugh brothers, a lifetime of competition comes full circle

1:57 PM EST, January 26, 2013

SUPER BOWL XLVII

For Harbaugh brothers, a lifetime of competition comes full circle

The older brother has always blended easily with people. He built his career over a quarter century, meticulous step by meticulous step. He'll probably smile at you, even if he doesn't like your question.

Towson faces Northeastern with first place in CAA on the line

6:48 PM EST, January 11, 2013

Towson faces Northeastern with first place in CAA on the line

The last time Towson rode a four-game winning streak in men's basketball, this year's team was in grade school. Bill Clinton was president, Michael Phelps was a medal-less Olympian and iPods didn't exist.

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts QB Y.A. Tittle

5:21 PM EST, January 31, 2013

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts QB Y.A. Tittle

He was Baltimore's first football star, an oddly named quarterback on a motley Colts team that boasted his strong arm but little else. For three years, Yelberton Abraham (Y.A.) Tittle led the club, won fans' hearts and even got his face plastered on the wrappers of Koester's Bread.

Catching Up With former Ravens safety Kim Herring

1:08 PM EST, January 17, 2013

Catching Up With former Ravens safety Kim Herring

There's a whiff of the past in the Ravens' current playoff run. So said Kim Herring, strong safety on the Super Bowl XXXV championship team.

The Sun remembers: Dec. 30-Jan. 5

1:35 PM EST, December 30, 2012

The Sun remembers: Dec. 30-Jan. 5

Dec. 31, 2000: "Defense wins championships," Michael McCrary crows as the Ravens defeat the visiting Denver Broncos, 21-3, in an AFC wild-card game. McCrary, a defensive end, sacks the quarterback three times while Baltimore allows the Broncos offense, ranked second in the NFL, to cross midfield just once. The victory is the eighth in a row for the streaking Ravens (13-4).

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts linebacker Barry Krauss

6:14 PM EST, January 3, 2013

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts linebacker Barry Krauss

Don't misunderstand. Barry Krauss loved Baltimore — from the crabcakes to the Inner Harbor to the rich provenance of the NFL team that picked him sixth overall in the 1979 draft. But five years later, the Colts' move to Indianapolis proved a godsend for the players, said Krauss, a tough linebacker who played 10 seasons with a horseshoe on his helmet.

Catching Up With ... BBQ master and former Colt Andy Nelson

4:31 PM EST, December 20, 2012

Catching Up With ... BBQ master and former Colt Andy Nelson

The black-and-white photo hangs unobtrusively on a back wall in Andy Nelson's barbeque joint in Cockeysville. But the picture, taken 53 years ago, captures a pivotal play in the Colts' second world championship, a 31-16 victory over the Giants at a packed Memorial Stadium in 1959.

Ex-Hereford kicker Adam Yates trying to tee up an NFL opportunity

3:06 PM EST, January 18, 2013

Ex-Hereford kicker Adam Yates trying to tee up an NFL opportunity

Memo to pro scouts watching Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles: As for Adam Yates, what you see is what you get. There's not much video of the strong-legged kicker from Sparks.

The Sun remembers: Jan. 13-19

2:32 PM EST, January 13, 2013

The Sun remembers: Jan. 13-19

Jan. 14, 2000: "There can be no doubt about the greatness of this defense," Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary says after a 16-3 victory in Oakland that sends Baltimore to the Super Bowl. The Ravens intercept four Raiders passes and hold the NFL's top-rated rushing offense to 24 yards in winning the AFC championship and their 10th straight game.

Catching Up With ... Raul Allegre

4:56 PM EST, December 27, 2012

Catching Up With ... Raul Allegre

The chant began the instant the Colts' placekicker set foot on the field. From deep within Memorial Stadium, football fans growled his name in near-ritualistic delight.

The Sun remembers: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

2:18 PM EST, January 27, 2013

The Sun remembers: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Feb. 2, 2005: "I'm here in Baltimore, and I'm going to win the crowd," slugger Sammy Sosa says after being traded to the Orioles. A seven-time All-Star outfielder, the 36-year-old Sosa disappoints, mustering only 14 home runs, 45 RBIs and a .221 batting average. He's gone in a year.

The Sun remembers: Jan. 6-12

5:48 PM EST, January 6, 2013

The Sun remembers: Jan. 6-12

Jan. 10, 1991: "We're a better team than we were yesterday," Orioles manager Frank Robinson says after the trade that brings slugging Houston Astros first baseman Glenn Davis to Baltimore in exchange for three young players — pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch, and outfielder Steve Finley. Schilling blossoms into one of baseball's best, while Harnisch and Finley become All Stars. Davis, meanwhile, hits 24 home runs in three years, and retires.

The Sun remembers: Dec. 16-22

1:48 PM EST, December 16, 2012

The Sun remembers: Dec. 16-22

Dec. 21, 2006: Top-ranked Maryland doubles the score on Loyola, defeating the Greyhounds, 110-55, in women's basketball at a sold-out Reitz Arena. It's the 13th victory for the undefeated Terps, who shoot 61 percent from the field and get 21 points from sophomore forward Marissa Coleman.

Catching Up With ... Mike Barnes

5:31 PM EST, December 13, 2012

Catching Up With ... Mike Barnes

Baltimore's football teams haven't always lost on last-ditch field goals, as per the past two weeks. Sometimes, they've blocked those kicks.

Catching Up With former Ravens center Jeff Mitchell

6:19 PM EST, January 10, 2013

Catching Up With former Ravens center Jeff Mitchell

Twelve years later, the play sticks in Jeff Mitchell's mind. The one-time Ravens center can still hear the collision, see the Denver player fold and sense the game turning on one bone-jarring hit.

Collin Klein learns the meaning behind his Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

5:27 PM EST, December 7, 2012

Collin Klein learns the meaning behind his Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Collin Klein may play quarterback for Kansas State, but on Friday he attended Johnny U.

The Sun remembers: Dec. 23-29

2:25 PM EST, December 23, 2012

The Sun remembers: Dec. 23-29

Dec. 28, 2003: The Ravens (10-6) win their first division title, turning back the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, 13-10 in overtime. Jamal Lewis rushes for 114 yards and a touchdown to become the fifth player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season.

The Sun remembers: Dec. 9-15

12:30 PM EST, December 9, 2012

The Sun remembers: Dec. 9-15

Dec. 10, 2000: A 24-3 defeat of the San Diego Chargers earns the Ravens their first NFL postseason berth. Trent Dilfer passes for two touchdowns for host Baltimore (10-4), which wins its fifth straight game and will win six more. "The playoffs are great," safety Kim Herring says, "but we want it all."

Catching up with former Colts fullback Jerry Hill

8:48 PM EST, December 6, 2012

Catching up with former Colts fullback Jerry Hill

He lined up at fullback, but from the moment he set foot in training camp in 1961, Jerry Hill understood his role with the Colts.

Benimon gives Towson basketball team a spark

6:32 PM EST, December 18, 2012

Benimon gives Towson basketball team a spark

After 11 games, newcomer Jerrelle Benimon tops Towson basketball in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots. He has led the Tigers to a 4-7 start, no small feat considering last year's 1-31 finish.

Catching Up With ... Willie Richardson

6:31 PM EST, November 29, 2012

Catching Up With ... Willie Richardson

It was, Willie Richardson said, the perfect send-off.

The Sun remembers: Dec. 2-8

5:18 PM EST, December 2, 2012

The Sun remembers: Dec. 2-8

Dec. 3, 1998: The No. 2-ranked Terps make their first 14 shots en route to a 92-69 victory over Wake Forest in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Cole Field House. Obinna Ekezie (19 points), Steve Francis (18) and Laron Profit (16) lead undefeated Maryland to its eighth win.

New kids in state finals, but New Town ready for No. 6 Dunbar

5:39 PM EST, November 29, 2012

New kids in state finals, but New Town ready for No. 6 Dunbar

Everyone who thinks New Town will defeat two-time defending champion Dunbar in the Class 1A state football finals Saturday, raise your hands.

6:28 PM EST, November 15, 2012

Catching Up With Charlie Stukes

Years ago, around town, any mention of the Pittsburgh Steelers would have been met with a shrug. Between 1958, when the Colts won their first NFL championship, and 1968, when they won their third, Baltimore played the Steelers just once.

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 25-Dec. 2

4:50 PM EST, November 25, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 25-Dec. 2

Nov. 26, 2000: In a 44-7 victory over the visiting Cleveland Browns, the Ravens (9-4) score more points than they did in all of five games during October. Jamal Lewis rushes for 170 yards, Trent Dilfer passes for two touchdowns and Matt Stover kicks three field goals for the Super Bowl-bound winners.

Catching Up With ... Kevin Loughery

5:55 PM EDT, October 25, 2012

Catching Up With ... Kevin Loughery

He was a gritty 6-foot-3 guard from the Bronx with boundless energy and a long, sweet jumper that seemed to kiss the Civic Center's ceiling before finding its mark.

Army-Navy hoopla begins well before the game

3:52 PM EST, December 7, 2012

Army-Navy hoopla begins well before the game

Phil McConkey wasn't surprised to hear that Navy's mascot had been goatnapped last week, for the umpteenth time, prior to Saturday's Army-Navy football game. That the animal was left tethered to a post, outside of the Pentagon, didn't surprise him either.

7:36 PM EST, November 15, 2012

Catching Up With former Colt Charlie Stukes

Years ago, around town, any mention of the Pittsburgh Steelers would have been met with a shrug. Between 1958, when the Colts won their first NFL championship, and 1968, when they won their third, Baltimore played the Steelers just once.

This week in sports Oct. 28-Nov. 3

3:31 PM EDT, October 28, 2012

This week in sports Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Oct. 31, 1995: The Orioles name former player Davey Johnson as manager a year after passing him over for Phil Regan, who led the Birds to a 71-73 finish. "I felt like there were a lot of stupid people out there," Johnson says of the snub, conceding that he thought of passing up this opportunity because of it. "Then I said, 'Who am I kidding? If they offer me that job, I'll crawl to Baltimore to take it.'" He'll run the club for two years and make the playoffs both times.

Catching up with former Baltimore Colts defensive end Ordell Braase

5:24 PM EDT, November 1, 2012

Catching up with former Baltimore Colts defensive end Ordell Braase

He's 80 now, and slightly bent, as if preparing to set in a three-point stance. Three hip replacements, plus a new knee, will do that to a man.

'79 Orioles recall one of the coldest World Series games

6:57 PM EDT, October 26, 2012

'79 Orioles recall one of the coldest World Series games

How cold will it be Saturday night, when the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants meet in the Motor City for Game 3 of the World Series?

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 18-24

7:38 PM EST, November 18, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 18-24

Nov.19, 1991: "The whole season, it just seemed like I couldn't do anything wrong," Cal Ripken Jr. says in winning his second American League Most Valuable Player Award. Ripken (34 home runs, 114 RBIs, .323 batting average) edges slugger Cecil Fielder of the second-place Detroit Tigers. Says Fielder: "I've lost to somebody who played on a sixth-place team. It's a joke, as far as I'm concerned."

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 21-27

4:53 PM EDT, October 21, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 21-27

Oct. 26, 2002: Make it five straight wins for Maryland's football team, which rips Duke, 45-12. Scott McBrien passes for two touchdowns, Nick Novak kicks a 51-yard field goal and the visiting Terps intercept three passes to go 6-2 for the year. They'll finish 11-3 with a Peach Bowl victory and No. 13 ranking.

5:33 PM EDT, October 18, 2012

Plenty at stake for Navy and Army in women's soccer match

On paper, it should be a rout.

Catching Up With ... Lydell Mitchell

3:25 PM EST, November 21, 2012

Catching Up With ... Lydell Mitchell

It seemed an ordinary run — a seven-yard burst up the gut, early in a game that the playoff-bound Colts would win easily. But when Lydell Mitchell trotted back to the huddle on that chilly November day in 1977, play stopped and the Memorial Stadium crowd of 50,957 stood and cheered the man who'd just set a new team career rushing record.

Catching up with ... Ray Perkins

6:53 PM EST, November 8, 2012

Catching up with ... Ray Perkins

The Colts were struggling. Everyone in Memorial Stadium knew it, from the juiced-up Oakland Raiders to the hushed crowd of 56,368 who'd come to watch the first-ever AFC title game in 1971.

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 11-17

1:58 PM EST, November 11, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 11-17

Nov. 12, 2000: "I've worked my whole career to play with a bunch of guys like this," quarterback Trent Dilfer says after driving the Ravens 70 yards for a touchdown in the final 2:18 to defeat Tennessee, 24-23. The victory lifts Baltimore to 7-4 and deals the division-leading Titans their first loss in 12 games in their new stadium.

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 4-10

2:41 PM EST, November 4, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Nov. 4-10

Nov. 10, 2001: Johns Hopkins defeats archrival Western Maryland, 21-14, in Westminster, ending the latter's 33-game Centennial Conference winning streak. Zach Baylin's 15 receptions (three for touchdowns) set a school record for Hopkins (6-3). Western Maryland (now McDaniel) slips to 8-2.

Women outnumbering men on race day

5:40 PM EDT, October 12, 2012

Women outnumbering men on race day

Freedom Green is a full-time mom with four young children and a husband whose job has him working 20-hour days.

Kyle Kauffman lives out his dream

8:43 PM EDT, October 22, 2012

Kyle Kauffman lives out his dream

For Kyle Kauffman, cerebral palsy is a hurdle, not a wall.

With Gigi Mangione leading, Loyola women seek College Cup win

5:09 PM EST, November 9, 2012

With Gigi Mangione leading, Loyola women seek College Cup win

Last August, as is their custom, Loyola's Gigi Mangione and her father spent an afternoon in their backyard in Parkville, kicking the ball and talking soccer. They do it every summer — a casual bonding between a dad, who once played for the Blast, and his daughter, a former high school All-American and one of the area's brightest stars.

Catching up with ... Mark Clayton

5:39 PM EDT, October 18, 2012

Catching up with ... Mark Clayton

Forty-five yards from paydirt, trailing by two points and with time running out, the Ravens seemed doomed. Twenty seconds remained when quarterback Kyle Boller took the snap, eluded a Houston Texans' blitz and fired 10 yards downfield.

Team manager Kauffman gets a real kick out of playing for Stevenson men's soccer

11:48 PM EDT, October 23, 2012

Team manager Kauffman gets a real kick out of playing for Stevenson men's soccer

At game's end, Kyle Kauffman scooped up the soccer ball at his feet at midfield, trotted over to the grandstand and, with a stage actor's aplomb, bowed to the crowd.

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 14-20

4:03 PM EDT, October 14, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 14-20

Oct. 16, 1983: The Orioles win their third and most recent World Series as Scott McGregor pitches a five-hitter to beat the Phillies, 5-0, in Game 5 in Philadelphia. First baseman Eddie Murray ends a slump by hitting two home runs. Catcher Rick Dempsey, a .231 hitter, earns Most Valuable Player honors and reacts with disbelief. "In 11 years, I've never been hot," he says.

Blue on a mission in Baltimore Running Festival

7:03 PM EDT, October 10, 2012

Blue on a mission in Baltimore Running Festival

He sees them, on occasion, while jogging city streets — the vagrants, addicts and pushers who were part of Anthony Blue's past.

5:50 PM EDT, October 22, 2012

Ex-Orioles reserve outfielder Dave May dies at 68

Paul Blair remembers Dave May, who broke into baseball with the Orioles and spent 3-1/2 seasons here, as a skilled outfielder who was in the right place, but at the wrong time.

Success of Ravens and Orioles brings back memories of 1971

1:36 PM EDT, October 21, 2012

Success of Ravens and Orioles brings back memories of 1971

Forty-one years. Until now, that's how long it had been since Baltimore's baseball and football teams thrilled fans by making their respective playoffs in the same year.

Sid Busch will run Baltimore Marathon for kindred spirit in fallen Marine Jimmy Malachowski

5:49 PM EDT, October 9, 2012

Sid Busch will run Baltimore Marathon for kindred spirit in fallen Marine Jimmy Malachowski

Sid Busch will run the Baltimore Marathon with a fallen Marine on his back. It's a weight he is proud to carry.

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 7-13

3:53 PM EDT, October 7, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Oct. 7-13

Oct. 13, 1996: In the first contest between the Ravens and the team that deserted Baltimore nearly 13 years earlier, Indianapolis prevails, 26-21. Vinny Testaverde throws for three touchdowns for the Ravens, but quarterback Jim Harbaugh leads the Colts to their fifth victory in six games.

Have-not former Orioles happy for current team

7:10 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

Have-not former Orioles happy for current team

It has been nearly five years since he set foot in Camden Yards. But if the Orioles advance to host American League Division Series games this weekend, Jay Gibbons will be there, clad in orange and black, whooping it up in the cheap seats with a mob of playoff-starved fans.

The Sun remembers: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

2:37 PM EDT, September 30, 2012

The Sun remembers: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Oct. 4, 2004: "It feels good," Priest Holmes declares after rushing for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the visiting Kansas City Chiefs' 27-24 upset of the Ravens, defending AFC North champions, in a "Monday Night Football" game. Holmes, a former Raven, was not re-signed by the team after the 2000 Super Bowl and went on to star for the Chiefs.

Catching up With ... Eddie Hinton

6:41 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

Catching up With ... Eddie Hinton

The kid's name was Chase, and the driver knew he'd be trouble from the second he set foot on the school bus.

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 23-29

3:42 PM EDT, September 23, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 23-29

Sept. 24, 2000: Rookie running back Jamal Lewis scores his first NFL touchdown and the Ravens defense holds Cincinnati to 4 rushing yards as Baltimore crushes the visiting Bengals, 37-0. "We set a standard with this game," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa said of the Ravens' second shutout. They'll finish with four — and the Super Bowl trophy.

Catching Up With ... Bert Jones

7:01 PM EDT, September 20, 2012

Catching Up With ... Bert Jones

Thirty-five years later, the triumph remains one for the ages. Behind by a mile, in a must-win game, the Colts stormed back to defeat New England and take the AFC East title. Trailing, 21-3 in the second half, Baltimore scored four touchdowns — the last on a 99-yard drive — to stun the Patriots, 30-24 in the last regular-season game and make the 1977 playoffs.

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 16-22

5:58 PM EDT, September 16, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 16-22

Sept. 18, 2005: The Ravens rush for 14 total yards — a franchise low — and quarterback Anthony Wright is sacked six times in Baltimore's 25-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. "There's no explaining it," coach Brian Billick says of his 0-2 team's inept play. "We will find the answers within ourselves."

Believe it: '66 World Series image still fresh in minds of old Orioles

12:35 AM EDT, September 16, 2012

Believe it: '66 World Series image still fresh in minds of old Orioles

Forty-six years later, the photograph still gives people goose bumps. There's Dave McNally, Baltimore's "other" No. 19, the triumphant pitcher whose grin is as wide as his native Montana. And Andy Etchebarren, the catcher who's poised to embrace him, mask still on and mitt in hand.

Sleepy O's fans look ahead to the next amazing game in a season full of them

7:12 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

Sleepy O's fans look ahead to the next amazing game in a season full of them

Once this whole crazy ride is over, maybe we'll refer to it as the all-nighter or the 3:55 a.m. game. It'll rank right up there with the 17-inning win closed out by the pitching designated hitter.

Raymond Berry gets award from his HS

9:37 AM EDT, September 14, 2012

Raymond Berry gets award from his HS

He has two NFL championship rings, a bronze bust that sits in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the gratitude of Baltimore Colts fans who saw him play. Today, before 900 students at a high school assembly in his hometown, Raymond Berry will receive a plaque acknowledging the accomplishments of the skinny, near-sighted kid from Paris, Texas.

Addition of Notre Dame a quantum leap for already cutthroat ACC

8:59 PM EDT, September 13, 2012

Addition of Notre Dame a quantum leap for already cutthroat ACC

The ties between Maryland and Notre Dame in men's lacrosse already run deep. Both Dick and George Corrigan, uncles of Fighting Irish coach Kevin Corrigan, were All-American attackmen for the Terps. On the flip side, Maryland coach John Tillman once interviewed for a job at South Bend.

Art Modell remembered for doing 'so much for the game and community'

6:06 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Art Modell remembered for doing 'so much for the game and community'

On a cool, clear day made for football, Art Modell was laid to rest. Just 12 hours after the Ravens won their opener, 44-13 over the Cincinnati Bengals, more than 400 people — including quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and linebacker Ray Lewis — gathered at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation to pay homage to Modell, the team's former owner, who died at 87 on Sept. 6.

The Sun remembers: Sept. 9-15

2:47 PM EDT, September 9, 2012

The Sun remembers: Sept. 9-15

Sept. 10, 2000: Down by 17 points, the Ravens storm back to defeat visiting Jacksonville, 39-36 — their first victory over the Jaguars in the team's five-year history. Tony Banks' 29-yard touchdown pass to Shannon Sharpe in the final minute gives Baltimore its second straight victory.

The Sun remembers: Aug. 19-25

3:46 PM EDT, August 19, 2012

The Sun remembers: Aug. 19-25

Aug. 23, 2001: The NFL champion Ravens blow a 17-0 lead and drop their second straight preseason game, 20-17 to the Carolina Panthers at PSINet Stadium. New quarterback Elvis Grbac passes for a touchdown and All Pro linebacker Ray Lewis returns an interception 42 yards for a score.

Jillian Unitas, granddaughter of Johnny Unitas, working PR for Grand Prix of Baltimore

5:02 PM EDT, August 26, 2012

Jillian Unitas, granddaughter of Johnny Unitas, working PR for Grand Prix of Baltimore

She shares his surname, athleticism and demeanor, those who know her say. But Jillian Unitas, 22, is determined to blaze her own trail in the sports world, apart from that set by her late grandfather.

Dean Pees plays the keys just right

9:57 PM EDT, September 8, 2012

Dean Pees plays the keys just right

It's 11 p.m. when Dean Pees arrives at his Reisterstown home, after 16 hours of hatching game plans as the Ravens' new defensive coordinator.

The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4

12:31 PM EDT, July 29, 2012

The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4

Aug. 4, 1996: Earl Weaver, the irascible Orioles manager who led the club to 1,480 victories, four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship, is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I'm proud of my record," Weaver tells the crowd in Cooperstown, N.Y. "And I'm proud I spent my whole [major league] career in one city — and I thank the fans of Baltimore for letting me stay."

The Sun remembers: Aug. 12-18

3:00 PM EDT, August 12, 2012

The Sun remembers: Aug. 12-18

Aug. 14, 1998: Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles hits two home runs with the bases loaded in a 15-3 romp over the Indians in Cleveland. "My biggest asset is when I have a stick in my hands," says Hoiles, only the ninth player [and first catcher] to slug two grand slams in one game.

Three generations weigh in on the meaning of Title IX

6:05 PM EDT, June 22, 2012

Three generations weigh in on the meaning of Title IX

Lil Shelton discovered them tucked away in a cardboard box, on a dusty shelf in her old office last week at Severna Park High. Inside the box was a musty pile of girls athletic uniforms, circa 1973.

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 2-8

6:02 PM EDT, September 2, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Sept. 2-8

Sept. 6, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's major league record that had stood for 56 years. Fireworks explode around Camden Yards as Ripken jogs a victory lap around the field. A sellout crowd of 46,272 — including President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore — demand four curtain calls from the Orioles' Iron Man. Ripken responds by hitting a home run as the Birds defeat California, 4-2.

The Sun Remembers: Aug. 5-11

9:30 PM EDT, August 5, 2012

The Sun Remembers: Aug. 5-11

Aug. 6, 1990: Right-hander Jim Palmer, the Orioles' winningest pitcher ever, is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., after being voted in on the first ballot. "Am I as good as a lot of pitchers here? Probably not," says Palmer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner who had 268 victories over 19 seasons with the Birds. "But I would have voted for myself."

The Sun remembers: July 15-21

5:59 PM EDT, July 15, 2012

The Sun remembers: July 15-21

July 21, 2000: Jamal Lewis, the fifth player picked in the NFL draft, agrees to a six-year contract with the Ravens worth in excess of $35 million. "It's important for us as a team, and Jamal as a player, to get started on the right foot," Ravens coach Brian Billick says. The running back from Tennessee will ramble for 1,364 yards in the regular season and 102 more in Baltimore's Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants.

The Sun Remembers: July 22-28

3:31 PM EDT, July 22, 2012

The Sun Remembers: July 22-28

July 27, 2003: On an overcast day in Cooperstown, N.Y., former Orioles slugger Eddie Murray is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame and gives a heartfelt speech to the crowd of 18,000. "I had a dream as a kid, and I actually lived that dream," says Murray, who led Baltimore to a world championship in 1983.

The Sun Remembers: July 1-7

3:27 PM EDT, July 1, 2012

The Sun Remembers: July 1-7

July 7, 2001: Brady Anderson's bases-loaded triple gives the slumping Orioles a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies before an announced 49,072, then the largest gathering to see a regular-season game at Camden Yards. "That's the first big base hit we've had in the last ... six days," manager Mike Hargrove says. The Birds will lose 14 of their next 16 games.

The Sun remembers: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

4:57 PM EDT, August 26, 2012

The Sun remembers: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Sept. 1, 1996: Quarterback Vinny Testaverde pumps his fist and an announced record football crowd (64,124) at Memorial Stadium whoops it up as the fledgling Ravens win their opener, 19-14 over the Oakland Raiders. "To come from behind, in front of a full house, it probably doesn't get much better than this," says Ted Marchibroda, coach of the first-year team. "It's a shame we have to play 15 more."

Adam Jones hasn't forgotten his past, he has embraced his future

2:42 PM EDT, July 7, 2012

Adam Jones hasn't forgotten his past, he has embraced his future

Steve Ruiz recalls it clearly, shopping in a sporting goods store with his son, Jett, and another 13-year-old who played on Jett's baseball team.

Weaver's larger-than-life presence will be seen in Camden Yards sculpture

1:18 PM EDT, June 29, 2012

Weaver's larger-than-life presence will be seen in Camden Yards sculpture

As a manager, Earl Weaverappeared larger than life, piloting the Orioles to four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship. So it seems only fitting that his statue, which will be unveiled Saturday at Camden Yards, will be taller than the Birds' Hall of Fame skipper.

The Sun remembers

3:47 PM EDT, June 10, 2012

The Sun remembers

June 10, 2003: A week after Sammy Sosa was caught using a corked bat, some of the announced 32,484 in attendance at Camden Yards greet the Chicago Cubs' slugger by throwing corks at him as he takes his spot in right field. "As long as no one touches me, I'm not really worried about that," says Sosa, who gets two hits in a 4-0 victory over the Orioles. Two years later, he'll play for Baltimore.

This week in sports history in The Sun:  May 20-26

8:00 AM EDT, May 25, 2012

This week in sports history in The Sun: May 20-26

May 22, 1988: Beginning the day with the worst record in the majors (8-33), the Orioles defeat Seattle, 7-2, giving them back-to-back victories for the first time in 46 games, over two seasons. Larry Sheets and Cal Ripken Jr. each hit a two-run homer and rookie Jose Bautista gets the win.

The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 24-30

2:08 PM EDT, June 24, 2012

The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 24-30

June 25, 1997: For the second time in 27 days, the Orioles' Mike Mussina (9-2) flirts with a no-hitter before surrendering an eighth-inning single in a 9-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Earlier, in a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, he had carried a perfect-game bid into the ninth before allowing a hit. "I took a run at it. It didn't happen, again," Mussina said afterward. "Maybe I'll get another chance."

The Sun remembers: July 8-14

4:43 PM EDT, July 8, 2012

The Sun remembers: July 8-14

July 9, 1997: Roland "Bud" Slimmer Jr. of Lutherville lays the first of 1.2 million bricks for the Ravens' new stadium at Camden Yards. "This is all becoming a routine," said Slimmer, a 68-year-old mason who had helped construct Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1954, and Oriole Park, which opened in 1992.

The Sun Remembers

5:43 PM EDT, May 28, 2012

The Sun Remembers

May 30, 1982: In an inauspicious start to a historic streak, 21-year-old Cal Ripken Jr. bats eighth and goes hitless in the Orioles' 6-0 loss to the last-place Toronto Blue Jays. An announced Memorial Stadium crowd of 21,632 sees the start of Ripken's string of 2,632 consecutive games played.

Billy Turner, Seattle Slew's trainer, thinks I'll Have Another will 'run a really big race' at Belmont

6:22 PM EDT, June 4, 2012

Billy Turner, Seattle Slew's trainer, thinks I'll Have Another will 'run a really big race' at Belmont

Billy Turner will be in the stands at Belmont Park on Saturday, a shock of silver hair — and a slew of memories — tucked beneath his familiar Irish-peaked cap. At 72, he is the only living trainer of a Triple Crown champion.

No. 2: Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas unflappable, unsurpassed, unforgettable

5:21 PM EDT, May 15, 2012

No. 2: Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas unflappable, unsurpassed, unforgettable

Last week, on what would have been his father's 79th birthday, Chad Unitas visited his grave at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. There, on the edge of a pond filled with ducks and ringed by weeping willows, he knelt by the marble marker and spoke with the one many call football's greatest quarterback.

The Top 175: No. 6, Cal Ripken Jr.

9:55 AM EDT, May 11, 2012

The Top 175: No. 6, Cal Ripken Jr.

There's the Hall of Fame plaque, the World Series ring and the hardware he won for Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player (twice) and countless other accomplishments.

Brooks Robinson will forever be the Orioles' third baseman

6:10 PM EDT, May 14, 2012

Brooks Robinson will forever be the Orioles' third baseman

Brooks Robinson  owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 — a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium — Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles  veteran.

Frank Robinson had deep impact on Orioles' first title team

3:18 PM EDT, May 13, 2012

Frank Robinson had deep impact on Orioles' first title team

Ask him for the highlight of his Hall of Fame career and Frank Robinson jumps on it like a high fastball.

'Too Tall' Jonte Hall living the dream with the Harlem Globetrotters

8:08 PM EDT, March 23, 2012

'Too Tall' Jonte Hall living the dream with the Harlem Globetrotters

Three years ago, he was a 26-year-old college dropout cleaning carpets at the Social Security complex in Woodlawn. There, toiling away in the wee hours, Jonte Hall vowed to give basketball one last shot.

Jim Parker flattened opponents, paving way for Colts to win titles

3:47 PM EDT, May 8, 2012

Jim Parker flattened opponents, paving way for Colts to win titles

Lenny Moore can hardly attend an NFL function without some gnarly old linebacker wagging his finger at the 78-year-old Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame running back and telling Moore something he already knows.

The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 17-23

2:54 PM EDT, June 17, 2012

The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 17-23

June 19, 1980: Running the bases against the Oakland A's, the Orioles' John Lowenstein is drilled in the neck with the ball and collapses. Carried off on a stretcher to polite applause, he suddenly sits bolt upright, raises his arms and clenches both fists for the home crowd, which goes nuts. "It was semi-spontaneous," the offbeat Lowenstein tells reporters. "You have to acknowledge the cheers of the fans, and I sure as hell wasn't going to come back out after the game." The Orioles win, 4-3.

No. 1: Babe Ruth's legend and legacy spans generations

7:31 PM EDT, May 16, 2012

No. 1: Babe Ruth's legend and legacy spans generations

They pass through the tiny row home at a steady clip, 50,000 pilgrims a year on a mission to visit their mecca. Here, in a second-floor bedroom of a narrow little residence on Emory Street, on a bitter cold day in 1895, George Herman Ruth was born.

Small-town Jimmie Foxx brought big-time power

5:18 PM EDT, May 9, 2012

Small-town Jimmie Foxx brought big-time power

Sixty miles east of Babe Ruth's birthplace, in the drowsy town of Sudlersville (population 497), stands a statue of the other great slugger from Maryland's past. But you'll have to stop at the town's only red light, corner of Church and Main, to view the life-size likeness of Jimmie Foxx at roadside.

Brooks Robinson resting in hospital, said to be 'doing OK'

6:26 PM EST, January 30, 2012

Brooks Robinson resting in hospital, said to be 'doing OK'

Brooks Robinson remains in a south Florida hospital, recovering from a broken shoulder that he suffered in a fall during a banquet Friday night.

5:26 PM EDT, March 23, 2012

Family of Greg Giovanazzi to celebrate his life Saturday

A celebration of the life of Greg Giovanazzi, former Olympic women's volleyball coach who also led programs at three area colleges, will be held Saturday at Towson University from noon to 3 p.m. Giovanazzi, 54, died in his sleep Monday after suffering from debilitating migraine headaches for more than half of his life.

Wes Unseld measured up, turned Bullets around

6:04 PM EDT, May 7, 2012

Wes Unseld measured up, turned Bullets around

Forty-four years later, what sticks in Wes Unseld's mind is a reception he got on his arrival in Baltimore as the Bullets' top pick in the 1968 NBA draft. Welcoming, it was not.

The Top 175: Ray Lewis

2:32 PM EDT, May 12, 2012

The Top 175: Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis is the oldest Raven — he turns 37 on Tuesday — but as one of The Baltimore Sun's top 10 all-time Maryland athletes, he's just a kid. Eight of his peers are Hall of Famers in their respective sports. Seven were stars before Lewis was born.

Gunpowder Falls trail to be named for Lefty Kreh

4:06 PM EST, December 17, 2011

Gunpowder Falls trail to be named for Lefty Kreh

The state Board of Public Works is forging another fishing legacy for Lefty Kreh: a seven-mile trail in Gunpowder Falls State Park to be named for the former outdoors editor of The Sun. The trail's moniker will become official at the board's meeting Dec. 21 in Annapolis. Kreh, 86, is expected to attend.

2:01 PM EDT, March 14, 2012

Frank Robinson fine after experiencing dizzy spell

Former Orioles and Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson said Wednesday that he has fully recovered from the dizzy spell he experienced while attending a basketball game last weekend.

For players, AFC championship the 'epitome' of where they want to be

8:25 PM EST, January 17, 2012

For players, AFC championship the 'epitome' of where they want to be

For the fans, Sunday's AFC title game between the Ravens and New England Patriots is just another step to the Super Bowl. But those who have played in a conference championship for Baltimore say that, psychologically, the game means much, much more.

Catching Up With Norm Bulaich

6:36 PM EST, December 14, 2011

Catching Up With Norm Bulaich

He had a funny name, a Texas drawl and churning legs that chewed up yardage. Remember Norm Bulaich, the Baltimore Colts' star running back in their 1970 Super Bowl run? He turns 65 on Christmas.

After early exit, Hopkins lacrosse focused on finishing

6:45 PM EST, February 16, 2012

After early exit, Hopkins lacrosse focused on finishing

The sign atop the lacrosse locker room door tells all.

Raymond Berry's 'Super' Walk

6:27 PM EST, February 6, 2012

Raymond Berry's 'Super' Walk

As he carried the Lombardi Trophy to midfield after the Super Bowl Sunday, past a double row of giddy and groping New York Giants, Raymond Berry felt their glee.

Former Colts great Raymond Berry has ties to Baltimore and New England

2:49 PM EST, January 21, 2012

Former Colts great Raymond Berry has ties to Baltimore and New England

Raymond Berrycan't fathom the odds. Who'd have thought that, the same year he was asked to present the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the two locales most dear to his heart would be playing on Sunday for a Super Bowl berth?

Colts Hall of Famers set to reunite for Sports Legends induction

12:45 AM EST, December 6, 2011

Colts Hall of Famers set to reunite for Sports Legends induction

Sitting on stage alongside his aging teammates, having dinner during the Sports Legend Museum induction at Martin's West Tuesday night, 85-year-old Gino Marchetti will chew on this:

Five years later: Barbaro's death remembered

3:56 PM EST, January 28, 2012

Five years later: Barbaro's death remembered

Alex Brown knows just where he was in 1977, when he learned of Elvis' demise. And in 1997, when he heard that Princess Diana had died. And on Jan. 29, 2007 — five years ago Sunday — when he got the news that, after a game fight for life, a champion racehorse named Barbaro had passed away.

Steady as can be on the field, Birk is more unpredictable off it

7:39 PM EST, January 10, 2012

Steady as can be on the field, Birk is more unpredictable off it

He may plug the middle of the Ravens' offensive line, but Matt Birk's life has always been more off-center.

Former All-American saddened by possible cuts, but understands the need

8:20 PM EST, November 14, 2011

Former All-American saddened by possible cuts, but understands the need

When he learned Monday that Maryland could be dropping intercollegiate swimming, Phil Denkevitz felt like a fish out of water. One of three All-American swimmers in Terps' 55-year history, he's the first one ever to have been inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame — and also, probably, the last.

5:50 PM EST, November 23, 2011

Lenny Moore supports Paterno, says coach was there for him

The photograph hangs in Lenny Moore's club basement, amid the hundreds of trophies, plaques and keepsakes that chronicle the life of the Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame running back. But few treasures mean as much to Moore as the black-and-white snapshot of him and his mentor, former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, with their arms draped around one another.

6:30 PM EST, January 27, 2012

Five years later: Barbaro's death remembered

Alex Brown knows just where he was in 1977, when he learned of Elvis' demise. And in 1997, when he heard that Princess Diana had died. And on Jan. 29, 2007 — five years ago today — when he got the news that, after a game fight for life, a champion racehorse named Barbaro had passed away.

CBS' Dierdorf expects noise from Ravens fans to rattle Texans

2:49 PM EST, January 13, 2012

CBS' Dierdorf expects noise from Ravens fans to rattle Texans

At M&T Bank Stadium, it's all about the noise. So says Dan Dierdorf, the CBS commentator who'll work Sunday's AFC playoff between the Ravens and Houston Texans.

A final visit with Joe Paterno for two old Baltimore Colts

8:44 PM EST, January 22, 2012

A final visit with Joe Paterno for two old Baltimore Colts

Lenny Moore and Lydell Mitchell were two of Penn State's greatest players, and not surprisingly, became two of the greatest Baltimore Colts. Two weeks ago they drove to State College, Pa., to pay their respects to Joe Paterno, who died Sunday and who they give much of the credit for their success on and off the field.

America watched Army's last win over Navy, just months after 9/11

7:13 PM EST, December 9, 2011

America watched Army's last win over Navy, just months after 9/11

Even now, Army's Clint Dodson can tick off every second of jubilation following the Black Knights' last victory over Navy in 2001.

3:52 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

Three pregnant women finish races at Baltimore Running Festival

Amanda Weeks, Kellie Batz and Sarah Mack — the pregnant runners featured in a Baltimore Sun story this week — all finished their respective races Saturday at the Baltimore Running Festival.

Sunday is second homecoming for ex-Raven Heap

6:58 PM EDT, October 28, 2011

Sunday is second homecoming for ex-Raven Heap

The words came straight from Todd Heap's heart. In a half-page ad in Friday's Baltimore Sun, the Ravens' former two-time Pro Bowl tight end thanked the city of Baltimore, its fans and the club for their "incredible support over the years."

Father and disabled son will complete Baltimore Marathon together

6:30 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Father and disabled son will complete Baltimore Marathon together

Heading home after a tough day at work, Jeremy Haugh is beat — too tired, he knows, to run.

Robinson to join Johnny U, the Babe with statue near stadiums

6:26 PM EDT, August 5, 2011

Robinson to join Johnny U, the Babe with statue near stadiums

As artist Joseph Sheppard pondered creating a statue of one of baseball's icons, one image of Brooks Robinson kept flashing through his mind: having stabbed a scorching grounder, the Orioles' third baseman readies to throw out the runner at first.

Former Colt Fred Miller still dotes on the girl he fell for in college

7:15 PM EDT, July 23, 2011

Former Colt Fred Miller still dotes on the girl he fell for in college

Every morning, around 5 a.m., before the sunlight splashes on the beige bedroom walls of the weathered farmhouse in Upperco, Charlene Miller stirs, yawns — and prays.

Duquette is finally back in the only job he's ever wanted

7:57 PM EST, November 19, 2011

Duquette is finally back in the only job he's ever wanted

At 19, faced with the possibility of not being able to play baseball for the summer, Dan Duquette struck out on his own. He created a semipro team to represent his hometown.

Friends, fans and teammates pay respects to John Mackey

9:25 PM EDT, July 15, 2011

Friends, fans and teammates pay respects to John Mackey

Kevin Mackey surveyed the room filled with former Baltimore Colts who'd come to pay homage to his late father, John Mackey, and shook his head.

With no voice, Brigance continues to spread his message

7:50 PM EDT, September 13, 2011

With no voice, Brigance continues to spread his message

Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is O.J. Brigance.

December 20, 2009

1959 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The greatest game nobody remembers

Fifty years ago, the Baltimore Colts rallied to win a world championship over the New York Giants before 57,545 jubilant fans at Memorial Stadium.

For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience

9:20 PM EDT, May 21, 2011

For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience

In recent years, the Gaudet family watched a succession of their friends in the horse-racing business leave Maryland for the lure of larger fields and heftier purses in other states.

December 3, 2009

Stover helps Johns Hopkins achieve goal

Matt Stover had a hand in this. Or a foot.

Laurel Park celebrates 100<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> birthday

7:54 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

Laurel Park celebrates 100th birthday

Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above.

Running through the zoo makes for a wild Marathon

2:31 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

Running through the zoo makes for a wild Marathon

Jack Ramsey was chugging along in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday when he spotted the penguin by the side of the road.

January 10, 2010

Berry's heart says Patriots, head says Ravens

Today, Raymond Berry will retreat to the den of his Tennessee home and - if his nine grandchildren will allow – watch the NFL playoff game between two places dear to his heart.

Despite getting routed, Dundalk team's enthusiasm for football doesn't flag

2:47 AM EST, December 4, 2011

Despite getting routed, Dundalk team's enthusiasm for football doesn't flag

For years, they've gathered every weekend on a grassy field in Dundalk to play tackle football. A gang of spirited, blue-collar twentysomethings, they shake hands, choose sides and, for three hours, wale the tar out of each other.

Pregnant women will join the running crowds in Baltimore

4:45 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Pregnant women will join the running crowds in Baltimore

Sitting in the doctor's office in August, elated to learn she was pregnant for the first time, Amanda Weeks had a question.

From Sun Magazine: The Burger King

7:18 AM EDT, March 24, 2011

From Sun Magazine: The Burger King

Gino Marchetti, the Hall of Fame defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, is bringing his beloved burgers back to Baltimore after a 20-year hiatus. Marchetti, 84, opened his first fast-food joint on North Point Road in 1959, at the height of his football career.

Catching up with former Orioles reliever Eddie Watt

4:24 PM EDT, May 1, 2011

Catching up with former Orioles reliever Eddie Watt

Eddie Watt lives in peaceful anonymity, in a speck of a town in Nebraska, where the talk is of crops and cows and Cornhusker football. The Orioles? Not a word.

Rosenberg man behind statue of Brooks Robinson

8:12 AM EDT, October 22, 2011

Rosenberg man behind statue of Brooks Robinson

At noon Saturday, the 9-foot bronze likeness of Brooks Robinson is unveiled outside Oriole Park, all eyes will be on the statue, the sculptor and the Hall of Fame third baseman. But no one will savor the moment more than an 81-year-old bystander obsessed with seeing the project through.

Gilman and McDonogh set for 95th meeting

5:00 PM EDT, November 5, 2010

Gilman and McDonogh set for 95th meeting

On Saturday afternoon, Tom Booker plans to pull on his flannel Gilman cap, put his son (a Gilman student) in the family car with the Gilman bumper sticker, and head to Gilman to see his alma mater play arch-rival McDonogh in football for the 95th time. There, before yelling himself hoarse, Booker will share with his 10-year-old the facts of life.

Sleepless Terp turns love of cars into career in racing

8:10 PM EDT, September 4, 2011

Sleepless Terp turns love of cars into career in racing

Sunday, at the Baltimore Grand Prix, Craig Hampson's mind was racing. See the headset the chief engineer of the Newman-Haas team was wearing? One voice screamed into Hampson's right ear; another one bombarded the left.

US Lacrosse's Stenersen sees bright future

8:51 PM EST, January 20, 2011

US Lacrosse's Stenersen sees bright future

Steve Stenersen, a fixture with US Lacrosse since its inception in 1989, can feel a new season coming. Outside of his office, located in a low-slung building near the Johns Hopkins field, boxes were stacked high Wednesday as staffers prepared to transport them to the Baltimore Convention Center, which hosts the US Lacrosse National Convention this weekend. The Baltimore Sun Media Group is a sponsor of the 2011 US Lacrosse National Convention. The event will move to Philadelphia for a three year stint starting in 2012.

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