Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had hoped for sophomore center Alex Len to make the announcement of his plans to forgo the last two years of his college career in order to turn pro. But what Turgeon called a "lingering story" was difficult to keep from the media.
Spanish actress Sara Montiel is dead at 85, Don Draper is having a depressing time of things, and a nice German man has invented a faster way to apply contraception. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, April 8, 2013.
Maryland has returned to New York this week to finish the season at Madison Square Garden, either with Tuesday's NIT semifinal against Iowa (24-12) or Thursday's championship game against either Baylor and Brigham Young.
Every Monday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will rank the most significant athletes and events in Baltimore sports that week based on accomplishments on and off the field. Because, well, why not?
As the televisions in Maryland's locker room showed fans at Robert Morris storming the court after their team upset Kentucky in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night, the Terps seemed to differ in their reactions.
Coach Mark Turgeon is hoarse with a bad cold, scoring leader Dez Wells has been nursing a sore knee since midway through the ACC tournament, and Maryland has had to get over playing four games in seven days and not making the NCAA tournament.
First, an image of Madison Square Garden. Comments from Vince McMahon Sr. and Mike Tyson. The legendary Howard Finkel announcing: "From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." And then, there he was, in his prime and in his glory, on WWE television in 2013. The "Living Legend," Bruno Sammartino.
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today. Last night, Google released their popular Google Maps app. And later tonight, the first part of the Hobbit will be released in theaters. The reviews are in and while they aren't ecstatic they are encouraging.
Happy 12/12/12! Possibly fueled by this unique bit of numerology, the Internet is buzzing with news this morning. Beatle's guru Ravi Shankar is dead, the pope is an overeager Tweeter and North Korea is making everyone mad again.
The holidays are here before you know it and often gone before you've had a chance to sample any of the wonderful seasonal offerings. Taking a day trip to any of these destinations will provide a quick cup of cheer.
But the Ravens have won two of their last three trips to Pittsburgh, and if they can add a third win Sunday night, they might point to the Flacco-to-Smith play with eight seconds left as the catalyst to their success.
He was a gritty 6-foot-3 guard from the Bronx with boundless energy and a long, sweet jumper that seemed to kiss the Civic Center's ceiling before finding its mark. "Bullseye!" Baltimore Bullets broadcaster Jim Karvellas would exclaim as Kevin Loughery scored again.
Seth Mitchell, a Brandywine native, is 25-0-1 in his professional career -- 19 of those wins coming by knockout. He is the No. 12 heavyweight in the International Boxing Organization Top 100 and one of the premier American fighters in the world right now.
Sistens Diane Andrews and Mary Harper have been dancing since they were 4 years old and teaching dance since they were in high school. Now at the ages of 54 and 47, respectively, they still have the same passion for the art that they had when they were young