| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Retired Ravens center Matt Birk is joining the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, replacing former NFL coach Art Shell.
Birk confirmed the appointment in a text message to The Baltimore Sun.
A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk retired...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Jimmy Smith knew it was real the first time he walked up the big hill to football practice, his 18-year-old lungs unable to find enough air. In the years that followed, the images of husky linemen, gasping on the sidelines, only confirmed the potency of...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:02 AM
They will probably lock eyes more than a few times Saturday, one of the best offensive players of his generation staring straight ahead at one of the era's best defenders.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will spot Ray Lewis across the line of...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo wasn't the only athlete stunned by a letter from a Maryland politician urging the Ravens to silence the outspoken Ayanbadejo due to his support for same-sex marriage.
In an open response to the letter written by Maryland...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:54 PM
In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, NFL Players Association president Domonique Foxworth said Friday that he was disappointed in Maryland House of Delegates member Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat from Baltimore County, who sent a letter to Ravens...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said Friday he was surprised that Maryland Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat from Baltimore County, sent a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urging him to silence his outspoken player, who has long been a vocal...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:26 PM
As Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was in the early stages of rehabilitating his surgically repaired anterior cruciate ligament, he watched one of the NFL's brightest stars perform remarkable feats less than a year after suffering a similar injury....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:06 PM
In attempt to attract more television viewers to the Pro Bowl and also make the game more appealing its players, the NFL and the players union on Wednesday announced major changes to spice up the game's format.
The NFL has eliminated the traditional...
| Oct 6, 2012
At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window.
And at Kali's Court,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 10:51 AM
The Ravens created some breathing room under the NFL salary cap limit when they signed Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice to a five-year, $40 million maximum value deal that included a $15 million signing bonus.
Instead of carrying a $7.742 million franchise...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is among a group of football players who have put their names and jersey numbers on a T-shirt line that celebrates LGBT Pride Month.
The NFL Players' Association has launched a One Team Pride Shirts T-shirt line meant...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Sportswriters inevitably get the question: How do you cover teams you once loved as a fan?
The standard answer is that you stop rooting for the jersey and start rooting for the best story. That’s true to a point but incomplete. It’s near...