Sinclair Broadcast's $10.6 billion deal to become the nation's largest owner of regional sports networks positions the broadcaster to boost viewership through streaming services and sports betting, executives said Monday.
Sinclair Broadcast Group will partner with the owner of The Weather Channel to buy 21 regional sports networks and Fox College Sports from The Walt Disney Co. for $10.6 billion, the companies announced Friday.
Maryland will add Ball State coach Pete Lembo to its staff as special teams coach, according to a Fox Sports report. Lembo, 45, was 8-16 in the past two seasons after going 10-3 in 2013. Lembo spent five years with Ball State and was 33-29. In his career, Lembo was 112-65 in three stops, which also includes Elon and Lehigh.
Now, as fans in the area eagerly await the return of the Gold Cup quarterfinals to Baltimore on July 18, another huge turnout at M&T Bank Stadium is expected, especially with the U.S. team playing in one of the two games.
To replace Miguel Gonzalez on the roster, the Orioles exercised their right to recall right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk. He'll be available in the bullpen for the next few games and could start in Gonzalez's place on Sunday if he isn't needed for extensive relief.
This is an uncomfortable time for job speculation to be engulfing the guy who is supposed to be totally immersed in improving the Orioles for next season, especially when the other team involved is a close division rival that already has made some big moves in its attempt to jump over them in the standings.
After a 3-3 week that saw them split a two-game series on the road with the Pittsburgh Pirates and a four-game series at Camden Yards with the Cleveland Indians, the Orioles have tumbled down national power rankings.
In the den of Cynthia Hornor's spacious Ellicott City home sits a tall trophy honoring her border collie, Spice, as the U.S. Dog Agility Association's 2013 national grand prix champion. And this weekend, Hornor is competing at the first-ever Masters Agility Championship at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, in New York City, along with another duo from Howard County, Stephanie Fleming, of Columbia, and her 8 1/2 -year-old black miniature poodle, Diego.
Former Ravens defensive end Trevor Pryce weighed in on retired linebacker Ray Lewis' criticism of the defending Super Bowl champions' leadership, telling The Baltimore Sun there's a disconnect between reality and perception of how an NFL locker room actually operates.
Months after stopping at a McDonald's drivethru in Aberdeen for his first meal after signing his $120.6 million contract, Flacco is about to be in a national commercial for the fast food giant, according to his agent, Joe Linta.
The Super Bowl has created a veritable cottage industry of parties surrounding it, and nowhere is this more evident than in the XLVII game in New Orleans, a city that knows how to have fun. Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49er fans join athletes and celebrities enjoying the city's food, drinks and hospitality.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he would retire at season's end. He is one of the greatest linebackers to lace them up. Here is what other media outlets are saying about Lewis this morning.