| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:30 AM
ESPN's Mike Sando sure knows how we like to fill our Ravens downtime — with talk of just how elite quarterback Joe Flacco is.
The ESPN writer polled a number of NFL sources and asked a total of 28 to grade each of the league’s starting...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Ray Lewis was always viewed as something of a messianic figure here in Baltimore.
Tonight, we can watch him try to expand his influence to the African nation of Tanzania, where he and a group of NFL stars were filmed for the Oprah Winfrey Network show...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Some of you blessed readers tried to make me feel bad yesterday about a particularly hot take, but nothing can make me feel as bad as the Brazilians feel, so I am all set. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's local sports...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 AM
First things first, Wednesday night's IronBirds game, which is the last one I attended before writing this column, was one of the quickest I have ever covered. I've documented my strong bias toward well-pitched, low-scoring games many times in this...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:24 AM
In this week's recruiting roundup, the summer basketball scene starts to heat up as a guard's recruitment winds down.
-- Class of 2015 quarterback target Kai Locksley, son of Mike, will visit Florida State on Tuesday and Texas next...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Costa Rica did CONCACAF proud and Honduras tried, but France put on a performance against a fraudulent Swiss side that not many European sides have been capable of in Brazil.
What’s on tap: Argentina vs. Iran, 12 p.m.,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: The United States wouldn't have been deserving winners, and I understand my own personal expectations are too high, but that was a devastating draw that puts the team in a terrible situation heading into the Germany match....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Sunday’s United States vs. Portugal World Cup match was the most watched soccer match in American history, and it set a viewership record here in Baltimore as well.
The Baltimore market had the eighth-highest rating in the country, with an 11....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: All four matches yesterday saw a better team emerge and eventually run away with the match, with Mexico’s late assault against Croatia only topped by Neymar’s virtuoso performance in front of an adoring crowd in...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:10 AM
At a time when the stability of Maryland’s men’s basketball program has been in question, Robert Carter may have provided the best form of support for embattled coach Mark Turgeon.
The 6-foot-8, 247-pound power forward— considered...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Luis Suarez really bit someone again, England bored us again, Greece went through on a soft late penalty and there might not be a more enjoyable team in the tournament than Colombia.
What’s on tap: Bosnia and Herzegovina...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...