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  • Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked 12th-best quarterback in NFL in ESPN poll

    Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked 12th-best quarterback in NFL in ESPN poll
    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...
  • After a life of collisions, ex-NFL tight end Colin Cloherty hits the books

    After a life of collisions, ex-NFL tight end Colin Cloherty hits the books
    Colin Cloherty was a seldom-used tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, his third team in his first two years in the NFL, when the league locked out its players at the start of a long, contentious labor showdown in 2011. A former standout at Brown,...
  • State hoops: Holy Cross women top Navy in Patriot League tournament semifinals

    State hoops: Holy Cross women top Navy in Patriot League tournament semifinals
    Poor shooting and defensive woes doomed the top-seeded Navy women in their Patriot League tournament semifinal at home Monday night against No. 5 seed Holy Cross, as the Midshipmen lost, 75-56. The Midshipmen (24-7) allowed five Crusaders (20-11) to...
  • Detroit Lions hire Jim Caldwell as new head coach

    Detroit Lions hire Jim Caldwell as new head coach
    When Jim Caldwell was hired Tuesday as the head coach of the Detroit Lions, the Ravens accelerated the process of finding their third offensive coordinator in just over 13 months. Team officials have been coy about potential candidates but they are...
  • State basketball: Holy Cross men block 10 shots in beating Loyola Maryland, 60-51

    The Holy Cross Crusaders held a block party Wednesday night. The host Crusaders blocked 10 shots and cruised to a 60-51 victory over Loyola Maryland. Senior center Dave Dudzinski led the Crusaders with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while junior forward...
  • 49ers arrive in New Orleans, begin preparations for facing Ravens

    49ers arrive in New Orleans, begin preparations for facing Ravens
    The NFC-champion San Francisco 49ers arrived in town Sunday night a full week ahead of their Feb. 3 matchup with the Ravens, vowing to enjoy the experience but not get caught up in the Super Bowl XLVII hype. "What we've done — and it's been...
  • Matt Vensel's Monday morning NFL power rankings

    Matt Vensel's Monday morning NFL power rankings
    Every Monday morning, the day after my favorite day of the week but still hours before that week’s slate of games officially wraps up with “Monday Night Football,” I will bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings. Why Monday?...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/24)

    What they're saying about the Ravens, the 49ers and the Super Bowl (1/24)
    Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today. --- Tim Kawakami of The San Jose Mercury News says that the 49ers will beat the Ravens in the Super Bowl. “Boil out the flimsiest,...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers
    Ravens 28, Patriots 13 Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
  • Harbaugh versus Harbaugh -- the tale of the tape

    Harbaugh versus Harbaugh -- the tale of the tape
    In case you hadn’t heard, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and his baby bro, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, will become the first brothers to duke it out as dueling head coaches in the Super Bowl. Those two have been peppered with...
  • Super Bowl showdowns: Ravens need team effort from their secondary to quiet Michael Crabtree

    Super Bowl showdowns: Ravens need team effort from their secondary to quiet Michael Crabtree
    Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how the Ravens might handle 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. The Ravens ran through a gauntlet of...
  • Coffee Companion (11/15): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (11/15): your daily Ravens fix
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....