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  • Former players praise Bob 'Slick' Leonard as he heads into Hall of Fame

    Former players praise Bob 'Slick' Leonard as he heads into Hall of Fame
    On Friday he is to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a greying icon of a long-gone professional league that introduced the tri-colored ball and the 3-point shot. That's where Bob "Slick" Leonard won acclaim. Three times in...
  • Wizards going big with Gortat

    Season opener Wizards @Pistons Wednesday, 7:30p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 1500 AM Marcin Gortat knew he wasn't going to be in Phoenix long the moment the rebuilding Suns drafted former Maryland center Alex Len fifth overall in June, but that...
  • Walt Bellamy, Hall of Famer and ex-Bullet, dies at 74

    Walt Bellamy, Hall of Famer and ex-Bullet, dies at 74
    Hall of Fame center Walt Bellamy, a four-time All-Star during 14 NBA seasons who played for the Bullets during their first two years in Baltimore, died Saturday, according to the Atlanta Hawks. He was 74. No cause of death was announced. Bellamy was...
  • The Sun Remembers: Nov. 17-23

    The Sun Remembers: Nov. 17-23
    Nov. 19, 2000: A 27-0 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys gives the Ravens their fourth shutout of the season before an announced 69,416 at PSINet Stadium. The Ravens (8-4) gain 250 rushing yards, a franchise record, as Jamal Lewis runs for 187 of them. Nov,...
  • Paul M. Baker, basketball coach

    Paul M. Baker, basketball coach
    Paul M. Baker, a highly respected Baltimore basketball coach who was inducted into three athletic halls of fame, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Genesis Health Care — The Pines in Easton. He was 78. "He was quite a figure...
  • Fifty years later, 1963 Bullets remember an interesting first season in Baltimore

    Fifty years later, 1963 Bullets remember an interesting first season in Baltimore
    Half a century ago, the Baltimore Bullets came into the world without much fuss. There was no parade for the city's new National Basketball Association team. The opening night crowd fell far short of a sellout. And the Bullets bowed meekly to the world...
  • Juan Dixon leads list of Terps to be inducted in school's hall of fame

    Juan Dixon leads list of Terps to be inducted in school's hall of fame
    — The 2002 Maryland basketball season could hardly have arrived quickly enough for Juan Dixon. The guard and his teammates had lost a 22-point lead to Duke in the 2001 Final Four. "We had a bad taste in our mouths the whole offseason," said Dixon,...
  • Mount St. Joseph's Phil Booth has grown into one of East Coast's top guards

    Mount St. Joseph's Phil Booth has grown into one of East Coast's top guards
    Three summers ago, Phil Booth didn't have a chance. Playing former Mount St. Joseph standout Eric Atkins one-on-one, the Gaels' current star was dominated by the then Notre Dame-bound point guard. Atkins says Booth didn't score. "It probably still...
  • Terps Trio: Alex Len's pro prospects, replacing him at center, Damonte Dodd's outlook

    Terps Trio: Alex Len's pro prospects, replacing him at center, Damonte Dodd's outlook
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Is Alex Len definitely leaving for the NBA and has his status gone up after he finished the season...
  • The Sun Remembers: June 9-15

    The Sun Remembers: June 9-15
    June 12, 1993: A 10-game winning streak, their longest in six years, lifts the Orioles over .500 for the first time. Paul Carey gets three hits as the Birds score four runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 5-1. June 13, 1985: The...
  • Previewing the 2012 edition of The Sweet 16

    Previewing the 2012 edition of The Sweet 16
    We’re less than two months away from the start of college basketball season, which means that it’s time to begin the second annual Sweet 16. For those who missed it last year, The Sweet 16 is my list of Baltimore’s top college...
  • How much higher can Donkey Kong characters jump if they're on Mars?

    How much higher can Donkey Kong characters jump if they're on Mars?
    It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013. Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...