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  • Revisiting Maryland's 2008 football recruiting class: The defense

    Revisiting Maryland's 2008 football recruiting class: The defense
    Four years ago last month I covered my first Maryland football Signing Day for The Baltimore Sun. There wasn't a consensus opinion on the Terps' 2008 recruiting class -- Rivals.com ranked it the No. 38 group in the country, while Scout.com had it listed...
  • Neverending NFL lockout: Don't hate the players, hate the game

    Neverending NFL lockout: Don't hate the players, hate the game
    Frustration is understandable as the NFL lockout stretches into the weekend. On Thursday, there was premature speculation that the lockout had ended. The owners agreed on their proposal and sent it over to the players for approval. But ESPN is reporting...
  • Former Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth elected president of NFLPA

    Former Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth elected president of NFLPA
    Former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who played an important role in the negotiations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the end of the NFL lockout last year, was elected as the president of the NFL Players Association during the union&...
  • Owners couldn't resist one last power play, but deal will get done

    Owners couldn't resist one last power play, but deal will get done
    If you study the history of American business, one thing you quickly learn is that billionaires don't typically amass their wealth and power by innovation alone. They often do it by imposing their will and flexing their financial might. Negotiating...
  • NFL lockout expected to continue through weekend

    NFL lockout expected to continue through weekend
    Based on an apparent email from their union representatives to the players, labor peace in the NFL likely won't be reached this weekend. The memo, which was obtained by ESPN, informed players that they won't talk again until Monday to discuss "the...
  • 'Madden,' concussions and the looming NFL player safety issue

    'Madden,' concussions and the looming NFL player safety issue
    UPDATE: I just received an email response from Cam Weber, GM of American Football for EA Sports. He writes: “In order to depict the seriousness of concussions, when a player is injured in a Madden NFL game, they will be tended to by the medical...
  • Tireless advocate continues battle against Alzheimer's

    Tireless advocate continues battle against Alzheimer's
    The Alzheimer's Association's annual Memory Ball has drawn nine highly competitive dance couples, four well-known judges, including Maryland's first lady, and nearly 700 guests. But the star of the evening will likely be the ball honoree, Sylvia Mackey, a...
  • Ex-Raven Foxworth says he's 'probably' going to retire

    Ex-Raven Foxworth says he's 'probably' going to retire
    Former Ravens cornerback and current NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth is “probably” going to retire. In a recent interview with a United Kingdom-based football website called DBLcoverage.com, the 29-year-old said, “I think that I&...
  • NFL agreement nearing completion; players could vote Monday

    NFL agreement nearing completion; players could vote Monday
    NFL owners and players have tentatively agreed to a plan that would allow for the players' executive committee to vote Monday to recommend accepting the collective bargaining agreement and end the league's 4-month-old lockout, according to multiple...
  • NFL owners approve some rule changes

    NFL owners approve some rule changes
    The NFL tweaked some of its rules Tuesday, making thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for players (starting in 2013) and pushing forward a pair of other changes involving the trade deadline and injured reserve. The rule involving thigh and knee...
  • Foxworth's focus was on improving player safety

    Foxworth's focus was on improving player safety
    From the beginning of the labor fight with NFL owners, the rallying cry for Domonique Foxworth focused on health and safety issues — protecting players from the inherent violence of the game. When the two sides finally raised a flag of truce...
  • Ravens hit hard by new salary cap, cut four popular veterans

    Ravens hit hard by new salary cap, cut four popular veterans
    The city of Baltimore received a sobering reminder about the business side of professional football Monday when veterans Derrick Mason, Todd Heap, Willis McGahee and Kelly Gregg were informed by the Ravens that the team has decided to release them from...