| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:56 PM
The chant began the instant the Colts' placekicker set foot on the field. From deep within Memorial Stadium, football fans growled his name in near-ritualistic delight.
RAAAOOOOL ... RAAAOOOOL.
Raul Allegre would save the day, they swore.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Dr. Joshua Breschkin, a retired optometrist whose early work with contact lenses earned him the respect of well-known Baltimore Colts and Orioles players, died of stroke complications Nov. 6 at his Cross Keys home. He was 94.
"He saved my career in pro...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Mike Naused is not the Ravens fan who concocts a costume, slips on a mask or creates an alter ego. But his passion stands out nonetheless.
"I may not wear a million pounds of beads or things like that, but I love the Ravens," Naused said. "Charity is...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:12 AM
One of the longest surviving streaks in football is the late, great Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas' mark of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass.
Now that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees tied the record against the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2012
Steve LaPlanche — "Sports Steve" to his friends — says he hasn't missed a professional football game played in Baltimore since 1956. His streak, he says proudly, is 358 games and counting.
"I started going when I was 3, and I haven't missed a...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Joe Flacco looked tired, or maybe he was just bored. It was hard to tell.
He has prepared for three AFC championship games now, so perhaps the thrill factor — not that Flacco would admit to experiencing such a thing — has worn off.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:31 AM
In 1955, at the tender age of 21, Jimmy "Dimitri" Coroneos emigrated to the United States from Greece.
During his first week in America, Coroneos met his future wife, Millie. He settled in Ellicott City, worked in a factory near Catonsville and cashed...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:51 AM
C. Milton Wright's Abby Smucker and Fallston's Marc Badger were named this year's female and male recipients of the annual $5,000 Al Cesky Scholarship at the banquet Wednesday night.
Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood was packed front to back for this year's...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Ever since their season ended, former Towson quarterback Grant Enders and wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard have been honing their timing with a regular series of throwing sessions.
Now, the undrafted free agent rookies are eager to put that rapport to...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:14 AM
University of Richmond safety Cooper Taylor visited the Ravens, according to a source.
Taylor, who played in the East-West Shrine Game, has also visited the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks. He appears to be rising on draft...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Craning his neck sideways, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco smiled as he avoided bumping his head on a large menu behind the register at the Dairy Queen in Rosedale.
Instead of delivering touchdown passes, the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player handed out...