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  • Where do the state's college basketball teams rank nationally?

    Where do the state's college basketball teams rank nationally?
    The USA Today Coaches Top 25 has been out since last week, but 25 is such a small number. Dan Hanner of ESPN Insider has ranked all 351 Division I men's basketball teams. As he explains, he "ran 10,000 simulations of every D-I player and each team's...
  • Rafael Palmeiro falls off Hall of Fame ballot; Mike Mussina receives 20.3 percent of vote

    Rafael Palmeiro falls off Hall of Fame ballot; Mike Mussina receives 20.3 percent of vote
    While the National Baseball Hall of Fame was announcing Wednesday that three players in their first year of eligibility — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — had been elected by the writers' association in the...
  • In a word: coprolite

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  COPROLITE Scientists take their evidence where they find it,...
  • Scary times in Ellicott City this October

    Scary times in Ellicott City this October
    They say historic Ellicott City is haunted. Maybe it's the granite, the underground water or he flow of electricity. Things are about to get a little spookier. Howard County Tourism and Promotion offers three different ghost tours, leading visitors...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Miami Dolphins?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Miami Dolphins?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Miami Dolphins. * ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio and Michael David Smith both think the Ravens to lose, but they differ on the final score. MDS’s take: Perhaps it’s...
  • Who's picking the Terps to beat Florida State on Saturday?

    Who's picking the Terps to beat Florida State on Saturday?
    It's been labeled Maryland's biggest football game in at least two years, but do the No. 25 Terps actually have a chance to upset No. 8 Florida State in Tallahassee? Here's a look at what the experts from a number of national media outlets think....
  • Hit on Packers' Randall Cobb sparks conversation on narrowing targets for defensive players

    Hit on Packers' Randall Cobb sparks conversation on narrowing targets for defensive players
    Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam has only played six games in the NFL, but he is already aware of the split-second dilemma that defenders face while converging on pass-catchers in the open field and taking aim at target areas some feel are shrinking by...
  • 4 local girls selected as U.S. junior national hoops All-Stars

    Basketball Four local girls selected as U.S. junior national All-Stars Four local girls basketball players were selected for the All-Star team at the United States Junior Nationals/Nike under-17 national championships last week. Rising seniors Cydni...
  • A-Rod suspension will 'guarantee' Wieters to Yankees in 2 years, Showalter says

    A-Rod suspension will 'guarantee' Wieters to Yankees in 2 years, Showalter says
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't happy with some of the possible repercussions from the looming suspension of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. Speaking to USA Today, Showalter said he will "guarantee you" that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters...
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter addresses his comments on Yankees, Wieters in USA Today

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter addresses his comments on Yankees, Wieters in USA Today
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said his comments to USA Today – in which he said that allowing the Yankees to take Alex Rodriguez’s salary off their books would allow them to unfairly skirt the luxury tax, ensuring that O’s catcher...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break

    What they're saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break
    Here’s a roundup of what national media outlets are saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break. The Orioles have five players, including three starters, in Tuesday’s midsummer classic.   ** Jon Morosi of FOX Sports writes about the...
  • By the numbers: Jonathan Ogden's career

    By the numbers: Jonathan Ogden's career
    A numerical look at the career of former Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday: 1 — Sack allowed in first season in 1996 when Ogden, playing at left guard, was named to USA...