All eyes will be on the Ravens on Monday night as they have a chance to show that they are the AFC's best team. ... The Ravens ruled out Lee Evans and Ben Grubbs against the Jaguars after they failed to practice this week.
Offensive guard Andrew Gonnella suffered a gruesome knee injury when his leg was severely twisted in Maryland's 21-16 loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday. ... Andy MacPhail is walking away from the Orioles, and manager Buck Showalter will remain in the dugout. ... Somebody threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods.
The streaking Orioles beat the Tigers, 6-5, on Thursday night, giving them their eighth win in 10 games. ... Brian Matusz could get one more start. ... Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron defended the offense¿s pace of play in the fourth quarter of Sunday¿s loss.
Former Ravens quarterback and current ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer recently evaluated the ceilings of the league's top passers under the age of 27 and ranked them based on their potential to become "elite." You might be surprised which players -- there are five of them -- Dilfer said had a higher ceiling than Joe Flacco.
The Orioles and Yankees waited more than four hours for the rain to relent late Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The game started after 11 p.m. and the Yankees won. ... Brian Matusz has been removed from the starting rotation. ... The Ravens gambled on players with troubled pasts, but they did their homework as far as background checks. ... One game into the season, there is a sense of excitement surrounding Maryland's young team after the win over Miami. ... Randy Edsall likes the buzz about Maryland's new football uniforms. ... The inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix boosted some businesses while disappointing others.
As if a fourth preseason game that featured few Ravens starters could get any less compelling, any intrigue for this one was sent to the locker room midway through the first quarter when rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor injured his shoulder.