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Urination on Art Modell's grave 'disappointing and disrespectful,' cemetery says

Urination on Art Modell's grave 'disappointing and disrespectful,' cemetery says 

A Druid Ridge Cemetery spokeswoman on Wednesday called a Cleveland Browns fan's decision to urinate beside former Ravens owner Art Modell's grave "disappointing and disrespectful."

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Orioles' midseason top 10 prospects

Orioles' midseason top 10 prospects 

With the MLB trade deadline approaching (and Ravens training camp, which will pull me away from minor league parks for the rest of the summer), now is as good a time as any to provide you with a snapshot of the Orioles minor league system. This...

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Coffee Companion (7/23): Orioles win out west again

Coffee Companion (7/23): Orioles win out west again

One of the problems with West Coast games is not knowing what happened before the morning. I thought I was in some kind of twilight zone with another 4-2 win, but they did it again. Read that and the rest of the morning headlines in the Coffee...

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Bud Norris fired up after Mike Trout strikeout

Bud Norris fired up after Mike Trout strikeout 

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Coffee Companion (7/22): Jones homers twice for Orioles

Coffee Companion (7/22): Jones homers twice for Orioles

I'm proud to say that I fell asleep before the Orioles game started last night. What did I miss? Well, I'm glad I get to find out every morning writing the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's sports headlines.

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Ex-Terp Darrius Heyward-Bey excited about Steelers opportunity

Ex-Terp Darrius Heyward-Bey excited about Steelers opportunity

Since former Maryland standout wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders, he's had to start over a few times.

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Orioles look to replicate past success out west

Orioles look to replicate past success out west

The Orioles' series loss in Oakland this week kicked off the season's most treacherous road trip in disappointing fashion.

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John Harbaugh voices over commercial featuring mini statue of himself

John Harbaugh voices over commercial featuring mini statue of himself 

There hasn’t been much to laugh at regarding the Ravens this offseason (unless you practice schadenfreude or are a Steelers fan, or perhaps both), but I didn’t expect it to be coach John Harbaugh who gave us something to chuckle at heading into training camp.

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Lil John Harbaugh statue video

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Coffee Companion (7/21): Ravens prepare to open training camp

Coffee Companion (7/21): Ravens prepare to open training camp

It's a pretty tough bid to have the Orioles go to the West Coast right after the break. We know they're playing, but it's not the same as sitting down at 7 and watching them every night. Oh well. At least it was a nice weekend. Here's the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's sports headlines.

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Dominant storylines of Ravens training camp

Dominant storylines of Ravens training camp

It's finally here. (Can we say "finally"?) I guess the week without baseball has stoked this Blitz blogger's need for sports so badly that I mean it when I say training camp is finally here. The boys can strap up and hit each other, meaning John Harbaugh won't be able to say he can't judge the defense yet. But that's not the only question that can be answered. With just a handful of days left before the Ravens begin training camp for the 2014 season, this week's Five for Friday features five dominant storylines you won't stop hearing about this summer. -- Jon Meoli

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NBA veteran Metta World Peace drops track about Baltimore

NBA veteran Metta World Peace drops track about Baltimore

NBA veteran Metta World Peace hasn't been seen in the NBA since the New York Knicks waived him in February, but it appears he's been in the recording studio since then — and he's showing some love to Baltimore while in there.

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Coffee Companion (7/18): Orioles to finally resume play

Coffee Companion (7/18): Orioles to finally resume play

I would want a decent-sized break in the middle if I played baseball every day from March to October too, but since I don't, I can fairly say that this week is unbearable and I'm glad sports are back tonight. You can tell how little has happened in the past day by all the analysis found in the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's sports headlines.

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40-year old woman makes New Orleans Saints cheer squad [VIDEO]

40-year old woman makes New Orleans Saints cheer squad [VIDEO]

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Ravens ranked 19th-most valuable franchise, eight spots ahead of Steelers

Ravens ranked 19th-most valuable franchise, eight spots ahead of Steelers

Training camp hasn't started yet, but the Ravens have an early win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Coffee Companion (7/17): The slowest sports day of the year

Coffee Companion (7/17): The slowest sports day of the year

How bad was yesterday as a sports day? The ESPYs happened. Luckily, we had some local news, which you can always find the following day in the Coffee Companion.

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Mike Yastrzemski promoted to Double-A Bowie after one month at High-A Frederick

Mike Yastrzemski promoted to Double-A Bowie after one month at High-A Frederick

Orioles minor league outfielder Mike Yastrzemski was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Wednesday, Single-A Frederick announced, making him the club's first 2013 draft pick to reach that level.

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Former Oriole Luke Scott cut from Korean team after calling coach 'liar,' 'coward'

Former Oriole Luke Scott cut from Korean team after calling coach 'liar,' 'coward'

Former Oriole Luke Scott was cut from his Korean baseball team, SK Wyverns, Wednesday after reportedly calling his coach, Lee Man-soo, a “liar” and a “coward” in a public confrontation, according to Korean media reports.

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Like Cal Ripken Jr., Derek Jeter honored with ovations, meatballs

Like Cal Ripken Jr., Derek Jeter honored with ovations, meatballs

It’s really not a big deal. Nothing, truly, can be a big deal in an All-Star Game with 79 All-Stars.

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Wainwright's pitch to Jeter just latest in series of questionable plays

Wainwright's pitch to Jeter just latest in series of eyebrow-raising plays

\Whether St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright grooved a pitch to New York Yankees star Derek Jeter in Tuesday night's All-Star Game or not, Jeter's first-inning double joins a dubious list.

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Coffee Companion (7/16): Orioles hitless in Jeter's final All-Star Game

Coffee Companion (7/16): Orioles hitless in Jeter's final All-Star Game

I'm not going to run down the All-Star Game, mostly because I decided to not really watch it, but let's just bask in the fact that we're very close to real baseball coming back. I miss real baseball, which you can tell there is none of judging by what fills the Coffee Companion this morning.

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Low-A Delmarva's Chance Sisco, Jon Keller named Orioles' minor league players of the month

Low-A Delmarva's Chance Sisco, Jon Keller named Orioles' minor league players of the month

Catcher Chance Sisco and right-hander Jon Keller, both of Low-A Delmarva, earned Orioles Player and Pitcher of the Month honors for June, respectively, the Shorebirds announced Tuesday.

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C.J. Fair throws down highlight dunk in NBA Summer League

C.J. Fair throws down highlight dunk in NBA Summer League

C.J. Fair wasn't selected in last month's NBA draft, but the Baltimore native and former Syracuse star has started to make at least something of an impression in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

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Cal Ripken Jr. says Orioles are 'executing and playing really well'

Cal Ripken Jr. says Orioles are 'executing and playing really well'

Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. joined ESPN's Mike & Mike morning show Tuesday to discuss all things baseball ahead of Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, and he gave his thoughts on the first-place Orioles towards the end of the segment.

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All-Star Game just doesn't carry the same luster in today's era

All-Star Game just doesn't carry the same luster in today's era

Baseball's All-Star Game meant a great deal to me when I was a young fan.

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Adam Jones earns Orioles fans $7 off tickets with Home Run Derby performance

Adam Jones earns Orioles fans $7 off tickets with Home Run Derby performance

Adam Jones was one of the highlights from last night's Home Run Derby, even if he didn't make it past the second round.

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Coffee Companion (7/15): Jimmy Smith fallout, Cespedes wins Derby

Coffee Companion (7/15): Jimmy Smith fallout, Cespedes wins Derby

I struggle with the Home Run Derby, despite being a huge fan of three-hour batting practice sessions involving Cuban sluggers. There’s a very small percentage of baseball fans who feel like I do. If this, and the All-Star Game, are really for the kids, why have them at eight? It makes no sense. So all that happened, and all the rest of this stuff, as you’ll read in the Coffee Companion.

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Before opting out, veteran Randy Wolf threw pitch to suite level in Norfolk

Before opting out, veteran Randy Wolf threw pitch to suite level in Norfolk

Before he opted out of his minor league contract with the Orioles, veteran left-hander Randy Wolf unleashed a pitch that hit the suite level at Harbor Park in Norfolk. It seems like he did it on purpose.

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Coffee Companion (7/14): Orioles enter break with win, Jimmy Smith arrested

Coffee Companion (7/14): Orioles enter break with win, Jimmy Smith arrested

Shout out to the Orioles' grounds crew, which had a strong tarp pull on national television last night. That's a tough job, and they performed it admirably. For more shouts from yesterday, here's the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's sports headlines.

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Ravens' Urschel distinguished himself as a lineman, student and teacher

Ravens' Urschel distinguished himself as a lineman, student and teacher

There’s plenty that distinguishes Ravens rookie offensive lineman John Urschel from his teammates, including his prodigious academic career and potential in the field of mathematics.

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Five memorable Baltimore Orioles All-Star Game moments

Five memorable Baltimore Orioles All-Star Game moments

Whether it counts or not, the All-Star game is a fun time for fans to be proud of their players, and players to showcase their skills to a national audience. The Orioles have had plenty of memorable All-Stars, and those players typically have a big impact on the game. This week's Five for Friday details five memorable Orioles All-Star moments -- most good, some bad.

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Coffee Companion (7/11): Orioles hold on against Nats

Coffee Companion (7/11): Orioles hold on against Nats

Last night's Orioles game was a lot like the Scores Hockey game last night, in that we got out to an early lead and won a close one. So, there you go. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's local sports headlines.

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Rain floods Triple-A Norfolk's stadium, turns outfield into a kiddie pool

Rain floods Triple-A Norfolk's stadium, turns outfield into a kiddie pool

Want to know what it looks like when a storm cell drops almost 2 inches of rain in one hour on a baseball stadium? Of course you do.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


Jon Meoli took over as Sports Blitz's lead blogger in April 2014. He joined the company as a reporter for the Towson Times in June 2011, after his graduation from Loyola University.

Other sports reporters and editors also occasionally contribute to The Blitz with their takes on the area sports scene.

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