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  • Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit
    One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
  • Breaking down Sunday's Ravens-Raiders matchup with Oakland Tribune beat reporter Jerry McDonald

    Breaking down Sunday's Ravens-Raiders matchup with Oakland Tribune beat reporter Jerry McDonald
    Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens’ opponent that week. On Sunday, the Ravens play the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium. Thanks to Jerry McDonald, the Raiders beat writer for the Oakland Tribune and the...
  • Many thanks to Art Modell for his contributions to the NFL

    Many thanks to Art Modell for his contributions to the NFL
    It is one of the ironies of life that the same nice old man could spend his golden years being villified in one provincial medium-sized metropolis and lionized in another, but Art Modell didn't have much time for irony. He preferred humor. He was quick...
  • The time is right for Modell to enter the Hall

    The time is right for Modell to enter the Hall
    By most accounts, the odds are long. Late Ravens owner Art Modell will be among the 17 finalists (15 modern era candidates and two from the seniors committee) on Saturday when voters determine which NFL greats will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall...
  • Brian Billick looks back — and ahead

    Brian Billick looks back — and ahead
    This Q&A is part of a special commemorative edition that will publish in print Friday and will be rolled out online and for mobile devices throughout the day Thursday. We invite you to pick up the paper Friday and to check back on our site and mobile site...
  • Housh, DHB are on Grantland's list of least valuable NFL players

    As the NFL lockout limits coverage, media outlets have been quick to create their own news. ESPN and The New York Times have put out yearly player rankings, NFL Network unveiled its top 100 players, the Ravens' website recently ranked the top 50 Ravens,...
  • Will NCAA reforms have tangible benefit?

    Networks should pay Coley Harvey Orlando Sentinel With the reforms announced last week, at least we can finally say the NCAA is no longer crawling around aimlessly on its hands and knees. The big boy diapers may remain, but at least the association has...
  • Flacco in running for season award

    Flacco in running for season award
    Joe Flacco is one of five candidates competing for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year. The Ravens quarterback was singled out for his 26-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter....
  • Ravens expect all starters to be healthy for Texans game

    The benefits of the playoff bye weekend were obvious to John Harbaugh. The Ravens coach said players nursing various injuries and ailments appear much improved after getting the opportunity to rest for three consecutive days over the weekend. "From an...
  • Instant Analysis: Ravens' 2012 schedule

    Instant Analysis: Ravens' 2012 schedule
    Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: Fretting over how difficult the Ravens' schedule could be in mid-April is a pretty pointless exercise when one training camp injury, extended holdout or botched first-round draft pick can significantly alter a team's fortunes for...
  • Kiffin, Yost: Sometimes you see it coming (or think you do), sometimes you don't

     
    Coaches and managers are hired to fired, or so the saying goes.But how it happens -- or doesn't -- can be odd indeed.Going to last weekend, Ned Yost, manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, had every reason to believe his job......
  • NFL's worst: Detroit, Kansas City and St. Louis (alphabetically)

     
    If you're the sort who who enjoys a certain predictability in life, then the Detroit Lions are the type of team that will bring you a measure of comfort in an orderly universe.While NFL franchises' fortunes rise and fall influenced by the draft,......