| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Look toward London
Iliana Limón Romero
The London Olympics delivered the most compelling storylines of 2012. Gabby Douglas was not considered a contender for the women's gymnastics all-around gold medal at the beginning of the year,...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 8:21 PM
The Orioles are coming off a 93-win season in which they improved their record from 2011 by 24 games, finished second in the mighty American League East and appeared in the playoffs for the first time since 1997.
But heading into 2013, the Orioles,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Power has been restored to Annapolis homes and businesses and other nearby parts of Anne Arundel County after Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reported a disruption to two main lines servicing the area Thursday night.
Off-duty city police officers were...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Justin Tucker's legs shook underneath him, and for a moment, he thought he might actually be nervous about kicking a field goal.
Then he realized, as he later told his father, that the movement didn't result from any internal tension but from 88,645...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
seven -- the number of Orioles hitters who struck out 100 or more times in 2012, the most in baseball history.
The Orioles swung for the...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1.
But if the state's newly...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The University of Maryland did it in July 2012 and now Towson University is following suit. The Maryland athletic program dropped seven sports and now the athletic director at Towson, Mike Waddell, is recommending for baseball and mens soccer to be cut as...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:52 PM
As you know, in the aftermath of every Ravens game, I do a weekly feature called “Five Things We Learned About the Ravens,” which was first the baby of my friend and former colleague Kevin Van Valkenburg, a writer and a person I think very...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
At 1,992 pounds, the projected front seven of the Baltimore defense will weigh just under a ton, which is about the same as a tiny smart car, a large walrus or the Johnny Unitas statue outside M&T Bank Stadium.
It could also be the heaviest front...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:55 PM
The legacy of great Oklahoma quarterbacks goes beyond big numbers and pages in the record book, which explains Landry Jones' focus.
Josh Heupel, Jason White and Sam Bradford each have taken Oklahoma to the BCS title game in the Bob Stoops era, with...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
When he charges onto the infield grass, makes that barehanded pickup and throws a rocket to first, Manny Machado reminds Orioles fans of a superstar third baseman of yesteryear.
When he breaks out of the batter's box on a liner into the gap and hits...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Bill Vaughan, of North Laurel, has gone from being part of the excitement to watching it through a camera lens.
The son of a firefighter, Vaughan spent 28 years with the Montgomery County Fire Department and reached the level of master firefighter before...