| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Shawn Pleffner, 24, took a lead off second base at the minor-league complex of the Washington Nationals at Viera, Fla., on a 72-degree day.
The former Arundel High School standout was among a group of four top minor-league prospects working on leads...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The defending National Football League champions may be struggling on the gridiron this season, but the Baltimore Ravens have come out on top in another fierce competition - to make their "house" the greenest in pro football.
M&T Bank Stadium has earned...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:59 AM
For the country singer Jason Aldean, success can be measured many ways: more than 8.5 million albums sold, 12 No. 1 hits on country radio and being named the 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music are a few examples that could...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:26 PM
For Donna Richardson, of Bel Air, the day after the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard was more frightening than the previous day's actual events.
"The whole thing I just felt like I was in a movie scene," she said of what it was like...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON — In baseball circles, especially among pitchers, a visit to Los Angeles Angels team doctor and renowned orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum was often seen as a prelude to surgery and a lengthy disabled list stint.
But there were plenty of...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- After Kevin Gausman's indoctrination into the big leagues hit a thoroughly rough patch Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was definitive in saying that the heralded right-hander will remain in...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Back in February, before we knew about crippling fears of water and low likeability factors and One Mullet to Rule Them All, 11 teams began a race around the world.
Stuff happened with cheese and haggis. Alliances formed, craziness surfaced, teeth...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:57 PM
When Mount St. Joseph baseball coach Dave Norton finally got the chance to see Steve Clevenger play in a major league uniform, he was given a reminder of the kind of player he coached years before.
Clevenger -- a 2004 graduate of Mount St. Joseph who...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The Cal Ripken Major 70 12-year-old World Championship, which returns to Aberdeen this weekend, had its beginnings 14 years ago, half a country away and under a different set of rules than what players and fans will experience in the 2013 renewal of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:16 PM
Through the first three days of American Division pool play at the 2013 Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series, one thing is for sure. The Pacific Southwest champions from Elk Grove, Calif. are guaranteed a spot in Friday's United States semifinals.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Playing for their Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series lives Wednesday, New Milford, Conn., and Mountain Home, Ark., battled for the final spot in Friday's United States semifinals. New Milford put together a 14-hit attack that produced 14 runs, en route to...