Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
** Tommy Hunter surrendered just one run Wednesday in his start for the Orioles, who beat the Twins 2-1.
** Quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens are looking long term as training camp nears. He is in line to be a free agent next offseason.
** Orioles manager Buck Showalter seems confident that Chris Tillman and Zach Britton can be a part of a playoff run.
** Former Maryland quarterback Scott Milanovich has landed in the CFL as the Toronto Argonauts' head coach. Read about the long journey that brought him there from College Park.
** As camp begins for the Ravens, one of the more interesting storylines to follow will be the backup running back competition. Anthony Allen, Bernard Pierce and Damien Berry are all in the mix.
** It took some detective work to track down the 607th home run hit by newly acquired Oriole Jim Thome.** Ed Reed has been cryptic this offseason. This compilation should help you decode, or at least keep straight, all of his offseason comments.
** With play getting under way at the British Open, Don Markus examines whether Tiger Woods’ early tee times are worth getting out of bed to watch.
** Kevin Cowherd stands up for NFL widows who seem to never receive “legacy benefits” in a timely manner.
** Maryland’s search for its next baseball coach didn’t last very long. The Terrapins hired John Szefc, previously an assistant at Kansas State, on Wednesday.