I have watched the growing popularity of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" Facebook campaign against ALS with growing unease over the past week. My father, a physician at the University of Maryland, died of this little-known disease in 2001
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado began running through first base and landing on the bag last week. Base running is one of the final drills Machado has to perform before he can be fully cleared and return to games.
Amy Schumer can tell a story. Knowing how to craft a short narrative and make it pay off with a laugh has, after all, helped make her one of the hottest comedians on TV and the concert circuit these days.
The Rock-John Cena program leading up to this year's WrestleMania was the first attempt at a long-term build with limited appearances by one of the competitors, and it was apparently a success, as WWE seems to be adopting that strategy with Lesnar, as well as The Rock's Royal Rumble challenge.
I don't like Charlie Sheen, and I thought the online mania over him last year after he was fired by CBS was a sign from God that American culture was in a bad place and needed divine intervention to be saved. Yet, I like Sheen's new FX sitcom "Anger Management" a lot more than I thought I would.
If you doubt that just about everyone on earth was rooting for Brian Roberts to make a successful comeback from multiple concussions, the proof is in these words of encouragement that popped on Twitter an hour before BRob made his second start at second base.
The snowball is having quite the star turn. The otherwise humble treat has spent the better part of the last century winning hometown hearts but steering clear of any sort of gourmet or hipster imprimatur.
Read a Q&A with Rodney, our favorite Ocean City lifeguard. Two years ago, Ocean City debuted a sunny, slightly absurd ad campaign starring a lifeguard named Rodney, who "rescued" people from their daily lives and whisked them away to the beach.
Before Mark Turgeon became a blip on Maryland¿s radar during its frantic four-day coaching search, I admittedly knew way more about former NHL center Pierre Turgeon than I did about the former Texas A&M coach who was introduced as Maryland¿s men¿s basketball coach on Wednesday afternoon.
NFL owners and players decided Thursday to keep the current CBA in place for an additional 24 hours so that negotiations can continue. ... An appeals court in the Dominican Republic granted Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon's request to be released on bail. ... Brian Matusz got his 2011 season underway with two scoreless innings in the Orioles' 2-0 loss against the Twins. ... Michael Phelps posted the fastest times in the world this year in both of his events Thursday at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. ... Jason Arnott scored the game-winner as the Capitals beat the Blues, 3-2.