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  • Are the Ravens ready for the Patriots' no-huddle offense?

    Are the Ravens ready for the Patriots' no-huddle offense?
    Having grown up in Annapolis, Bill Belichick remembers watching quarterback Johnny Unitas, one of the NFL's pioneers of the pass, drive the Baltimore Colts up and down the field with their version of the two-minute drill. At the time, no one did it...
  • How much trouble are the Lakers in?

    It's too soon to tell Ira Winderman Sun Sentinel Who knows? We haven't seen the real Lakers yet. This is not LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh working through their growing pains during a 9-8 Heat start to the 2010-11 season. This is a Lakers...
  • Lefty Driesell recounts memorable recruiting tales

    Lefty Driesell recounts memorable recruiting tales
    The recruiting battle for the Harrison twins that ended with Maryland losing out to Kentucky made me think about Lefty Driesell and some of the tales he has told over the years about going after the likes of Tom McMillen, Moses Malone and Albert King....
  • AT&T spots driving NCAA tournament viewers nuts

    AT&T spots driving NCAA tournament viewers nuts
    The AT&T commercials with the little kids gathered around the classroom table answering questions ("Is it better to be bigger or smaller?") from the smarmy focus group leader? They were cute the first time around. Maybe the first 10 times around....
  • Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team

    Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team
    As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago. Ewing was one...
  • Ray Lewis training for second career as businessman

    Ray Lewis training for second career as businessman
    There will come a time — no one is sure when — that Ray Lewis will retire from the National Football League. When he does leave the grueling training and game schedule, he'll turn to running an eclectic collection of companies trading on the...
  • Dream Team vs. 2012 U.S. Olympic team: Who would win?

    Dream Team vs. 2012 U.S. Olympic team: Who would win?
    The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide. I for one, being of sound mind and...
  • During 'Showtime,' he was an extra

    Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history. That's Landsberger, in his No. 54 Lakers jersey, tracking Julius Erving at the baseline as the...
  • The dunk that rocked Baltimore

    The dunk that rocked Baltimore
    Much of the early buzz in the 2009-10 boys basketball season was directed toward a freshman point guard at Patterson. All I kept hearing was how incredible this kid was and that he was all of 5-feet-6 and 155 pounds. His early numbers backed it up, so I...
  • Handicapping the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes

    Handicapping the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes
    Baltimore's most prominent basketballer, Carmelo Anthony, has been the subject of trade talk since his wedding this summer. As my colleague Kevin Van Valkenburg wrote in this feature last month, the uncertainty and the negative feedback from Denver...
  • Dodgers sale could prove downside of franchise inflation

    Dodgers sale could prove downside of franchise inflation
          Congratulations to Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and the rest of the new ownership group that just bought the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a reported $2 billion. They will bring the Dodgers out of bankruptcy and restore some stability...
  • As season dawns, some fans hope for Angelos to sell the Orioles

    As season dawns, some fans hope for Angelos to sell the Orioles
    Scott Evans remembers the soft glow of the small television set, and the way his stepfather tried to calm him and his sister for the benefit of the neighbors in the apartment below. But who, on this night, was not celebrating? It was 1983 and the...