| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:26 PM
As a Maryland football player, Akil Patterson felt pangs of disappointment every time he typed the words "gay athlete" into an online search engine, hoping against hope to find someone else like him.
Patterson reflected Monday on how different the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:28 PM
University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, an NFL draft prospect, told The New York Times tonight that he's gay, a landmark announcement that sets a course for him to become the first openly gay current NFL player.
Sam is an All-American...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:57 PM
COLLEGE PARK — As the final seconds ticked away and Dez Wells took control at the top of the key Wednesday night, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon expected his junior guard to drive.
So did Miami coach Jim Larranaga and the Hurricanes,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:16 PM
BURLINGTON, N.J. — Nikki Reed knew she had to move. Though she had lived her entire life in Mobile, Ala., Reed watched her oldest son, Jacoby, go from being a promising high school basketball player to being sent away to state prison at age 17 for...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Jared Nickens is used to being overlooked.
As a high school player in central New Jersey, Nickens and his parents decided to have him reclassified as a junior in order to give him an extra season to get better offers to play college basketball.
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Carmelo Anthony had the full attention of basketball fans on Friday, when the New York Knicks forward and best basketball player to come out of Baltimore scored a franchise-record 62 points in the Knicks' 125-96 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Melo Trimble knew “something was up” when Bishop O’Connell boy’s basketball coach Joe Wootten had the team stay after practice Wednesday night to watch the McDonald’s All-American selection show on ESPNU.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:24 PM
COLLEGE PARK — There have been two Jake Laymans playing for the Maryland men's basketball team this season.
The one who showed up for most of the first 13 games reappeared against Pittsburgh on Saturday night at Comcast Center. That Layman —...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Dec. 24, 2000: New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde passes for 481 yards, but the Ravens triumph, 34-20, before an announced 69,184 at PSINet Stadium. It's the seventh straight win for the playoff-bound Ravens (12-4), who intercept three passes...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Aquille Carr's mouth is still moving, even as a yellow-shirted security guard steers him down a hallway leading away from the basketball floor.
On this Thursday night in mid-December, Carr — aka the "Crimestopper," aka the one-time most exciting...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:43 PM
COLLEGE PARK — As different as the gym rat and blue-chip star seemed on the surface, Mark Turgeon and Danny Manning had a lot in common when they became teammates and best friends playing for Larry Brown at Kansas in the 1980s.
"They've got the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A two-week break couldn't slow Alyssa Thomas and No. 8 Maryland.
Thomas had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for her second triple double in three games and fourth of her career as the Terps beat Wofford, 110-53, on Saturday in the Terrapin Classic...