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  • 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...
  • Steroids and 'stealing'

    Steroids and 'stealing'
    Major League Baseball took its strongest action yet against the use of steroids in the national pastime on Monday, handing down 12 season-ending suspensions and one that will keep the game's highest-paid star, Alex Rodriguez, off the field until 2015. The...
  • North Laurel facility is Newseum's treasure trove

    North Laurel facility is Newseum's treasure trove
    Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion. Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that...
  • Marine's second chance brings him head to head with Navy

    Marine's second chance brings him head to head with Navy
    For Steven Rhodes, any game is a big game. After all, the Middle Tennessee defensive end came close to sitting out the entire season. This one, though, beats them all. A matchup with Navy on Monday in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth makes the former...
  • Lawmakers take another look at military retiree cut

    Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement. Several proposals...
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps looking sharp in 'Suits' appearance

    Michael Phelps looking sharp in 'Suits' appearance
    Ever wanted to make a cameo appearance on a favorite TV show? Michael Phelps is about to do just that, appearing on an episode of the USA Network drama "Suits" that will air March 6.  Phelps, who has said he's a fan of the show, has an easy role to...
  • Gilman squeezes by Good Counsel 20-14 in ESPN High School Football Kickoff Classic

    Gilman squeezes by Good Counsel 20-14 in ESPN High School Football Kickoff Classic
    With 21 freshmen and sophomores on his roster, Gilman coach Biff Poggi expected some growing pains and the Greyhounds sure felt them early in last night's season-opener against Good Counsel. The Falcons took a 14-0 lead in a little over three minutes...
  • Gilman's win over Good Counsel not enough to be Super 25

    Gilman's win over Good Counsel not enough to be Super 25
    Gilman's come-from-behind win over Good Counsel on Saturday boosted the Greyhounds' stock in this week's USA Today high school football poll, but not enough to get into the Super 25. The Greyhounds jumped from No. 50 to No. 32 in the "Next 25" after...
  • Laurel Boys and Girls Club product aims for redemption -- and NFL [Commentary]

    Laurel Boys and Girls Club product aims for redemption -- and NFL [Commentary]
    Marcus Coker wears several wristbands on both arms. One of them reads, "Get Better Not Bitter." That has been a rallying cry for Coker, who grew up in Beltsville near the Laurel line and is a product of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club youth football...
  • Gilman football prepares for 2013 kickoff against Good Counsel

    Gilman football prepares for 2013 kickoff against Good Counsel
    Gilman football coach Biff Poggi has an impressive resume. Poggi enters the 2013 season with a 119-36 record in 16 years, with 11 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championships, including the last two. “We have had a...
  • Gilman-Good Counsel football game still one of top matchups in state

    Gilman-Good Counsel football game still one of top matchups in state
    Over the past four years, the Gilman-Good Counsel football rivalry has turned into one of the premier high school football showdowns in Maryland. Last season, Good Counsel dealt the Greyhounds an excruciating 20-19 loss after a missed extra point in...