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Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz

Orioles have had preliminary contract extension talks with Nelson Cruz 

While Nelson Cruz has previously made it clear that he would like to make Baltimore his long-term home, Cruz said for the first time Friday that he and the Orioles have had preliminary discussions about keeping him in an Orioles uniform beyond 2014.

Mike Preston: Ravens are a player or two away from being a strong contender 

Ravens are a player or two away from being a strong contender

The Ravens are a few players away from being a good football team, and Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome has several days remaining before the team begins preparation for the season opener.

Five for Friday: New faces the Orioles could call up after Sept. 1

When team rosters expand over the 25-man limit on Monday, the Orioles will likely bring up several players who have already been up this season. Here's some others who could get a call.

Tracking former Orioles in the 2014 season

Tracking ex-Orioles

Follow the performance of former Orioles in 2014, including Jake Arrieta, now with the Chicago Cubs.

Vote for the High School Football Game of the Week

Game of the Week

Vote for which high school football game you'd like to see highlighted as the Game of the Week.

Five key questions as Maryland enters 2014 football season

Five Terps questions 

Matt Zenitz looks at five key questions as the Maryland football team kicks off its 2014 season.

Orioles 'are keeping active' on potential waiver trades, Dan Duquette says

Orioles 'are keeping active' on potential waiver trades, Dan Duquette says 

The Orioles have until Sunday at midnight to acquire players who can be eligible for their playoff roster. Dan Duquette said he is still...

Ravens rookie quarterback Keith Wenning displays progress in preseason finale

Ravens rookie quarterback Keith Wenning displays progress in preseason finale 

NEW ORLEANS -- Attempting to convince the Ravens to keep three quarterbacks on the roster, rookie Keith Wenning...

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Navy job a dream come true for Annapolis native Phipps

Navy job a dream come true for Annapolis native Phipps

Mike Phipps is following in a family tradition by serving as an assistant men's lacrosse coach at the Naval Academy.

MIAA football teams begin season with road trials

MIAA A Conference football teams begin season with road trials

When football kicks off for Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference teams this weekend, the highest profile games will be...

In passing, a life devoted to conservation

In passing, a life devoted to conservation

For some people, environmentalism is a lifelong passion. That would be true of Michael Beer, retired biophysics professor at Johns Hopkins...

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