| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Like many fans and casual observers around the world, my life has been inundated with soccer (or fútbol) over the past few days. This is not a complaint; I really love watching the World Cup.
Generally speaking, I have never been able to get excited...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States.
Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Bob Baffert, the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago.
After winning the Arkansas Derby that year, Bodemeister finished second in both the Kentucky Derby...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:02 AM
If I consider the span of my 59 years, there is an obvious theme: I don't deal well with authority. When my high school tennis coach wouldn't let me wear my tie dyed t-shirt to a match, I stormed off the bus. I was fired as a waiter after following a...
| May 17, 2014
The artist Sheila Pree Bright has spent her adult life trying to sort through her mixed feelings about the American flag.
It's just a red, white and blue bolt of cloth. But all the Atlanta resident has to do is glance up casually and see one at the...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Manchester Valley girls lacrosse coach Shelly Brezicki wore a headband emblazoned with the team motto, "Believe Big," for the Mavericks' first trip to the state semifinals Friday night.
The No. 13 Mavericks kept telling themselves that as they showed...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Harford County held a veterans' muster in Bel Air Saturday, an event designed to get Harford and Cecil County veterans connected with the appropriate services, as well as to honor veterans of the Vietnam War era and women who served during World War II,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Harford Christian School administrators, parents and supporters bid farewell to the second-largest graduating class in the school's 48-year-history Friday night.
The 49-member Class of 2014 is second only to the Darlington school's Class of 2012,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Carl Powell was a high school junior in the Pittsburgh area when his father had a stroke in 1977.
"That scared the hell out of me," Powell said. "I saw what effect of not being healthy could do. He was 40 and he never walked again."
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Seventy years ago today, more than 100,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on a fortified section of French beach as they began what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called "a great crusade" to liberate France and the rest of occupied Europe from...