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If you want to understand what the Ravens have been doing over the past week — other than dismantling a Super Bowl champion — it might be instructive to look back at the final week of the regular season. The Ravens had a longshot opportunity...
Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore. He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
Sun StaffIt began with instinct, as was often the case with Earl Weaver. "It just seemed to me that some batters hit certain pitchers better than others, and maybe it would be helpful to know those numbers," Weaver said recently. The year was 1968, at the...
Sun StaffPERRYVILLE - He lives in a weathered trailer on Route 40. Next door is a tow-truck company where silver-haired Bill Ripken toils, eight hours a day, six days a week, answering the phones and emptying the trash. At 75, the Iron Man's uncle won't call it...
WASHINGTON - As the letters from senators and congressmen were read, and tributes came from athletes, peers and family, maybe the most touching words came from former Colts and Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore. "Thank you, Sam," said Moore, as he...
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night. The actor...
There are some things that can be bought. A space flight. The chance to be cryogenically frozen. Or maybe just some of the simpler things, like a 12-cylinder Ferrari Testarossa, beachfront property in Turks and Caicos or one of the socks Curt...
Netflix's newest original series will be science fiction from the duo behind the "The Matrix" trilogy. Netflix announced Wednesday that it would stream "Sense8" late next year for subscribers. The series is the first foray into television for Andy and...
When Chadwick Boseman was cast as Jackie Robinson in the race-themed baseball drama "42," he was immediately confronted by someone with personal knowledge of the renowned ballplayer: the late athlete's widow, Rachel Robinson. "The first thing she said...
I suppose you could get tired of honoring Vin Scully, but doubt it will ever happen. Scully, who was voted into the broadcaster’s wing of the Hall of Fame back in 1982, is scheduled to be given yet another honor Saturday night at the annual...
When I was 7 years old, my friends and I would play football in my backyard for hours, often with my mother watching through the kitchen window. One of the games we played was called "smear the queer." At the time I didn't know what "queer" meant. I...
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