Hundreds gathered at Ruck Towson Funeral Home to celebrate the life of Orioles great Paul Blair, a smiling, always-chatting Gold Glove center fielder who helped lead Baltimore to four World Series and two world championships.
While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the advent of that moniker), I still subscribe to Major league Baseball's Extra Innings so I can watch the Orioles on TV all summer. And for years I tried to put a hex on the Indianapolis Colts for sneaking out of town with our name in he middle of the night. But that feeling eroded after the Ravens came to town; and all year I have been proudly strutting around New Jersey wearing my Ravens Super Bowl Champions jersey.
At start of the very first Ravens game, back in Memorial Stadium, a recent graduate of Morgan State University stepped forward to sing the national anthem, burnishing the words with his velvety baritone.
A restaurant/sports bar in Portsmouth, Va., where Roger Browns lives bears his name. Brown, a onetime 300-pound All Pro defensive tackle, also owns establishments in Williamsburg and Newport News. On the menu is a club sandwich called the "Fearsome Foursome," a nod to the nickname given the celebrated defensive lines on which Brown played in both Detroit and L.A.
Delegation of venture capital people and quasi-Chinese government officials tour the Green House Residences at Stadium Place to see the Green House model for caring for the elderly. China has a an aging population and is behind the curve on caring for them.
Gerald Allen Elkins, a retired Department of Planning mapmaker and graphic artist who detailed Baltimore's transformation for more than four decades, died of cancer Nov. 28 at his Ocean Pines home. The former Overlea resident was 65.
The Military Bowl announced today that gameday festivities Dec. 27 will begin with a parade led by the Budweiser Clydesdales. The parade will travel through downtown Annapolis prior to the 2013 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m.
With the Ravens playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Thanksgiving night, the 94th annual Turkey Bowl will be played at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, rather than the NFL facility that has been the game's home more often than not.
Thomas M. Bailey Sr., a retired Baltimore City Fire Department captain and fire academy instructor who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer Saturday at Brightview Avondell independent living in Bel Air. The former Cedarcroft resident was 96.
Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, Chicago's Soldier Field and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., are the finalists to host the 2015 to 2018 men's lacrosse championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Earl Weaver called Don Buford "the best leadoff man in the game," and who's to argue? In five years with the Orioles, Buford batted .270, ran the bases with ferocity and helped the club reach three World Series.
Gerald "Gerry" Kelly, a onetime soccer writer for The Evening Sun who went on to become a much-loved bartender at a handful of area bars, most notably Jerry D's on Harford Road, died of heart failure Oct. 13 at his home in Parkville. He was 63.
Collier, who starred at Edmondson High and Morgan State, played on Pittsburgh's Super Bowl championship team in 1975-76. A rookie, he made the Steelers as a 14th round draft pick, scored a touchdown in his first game and even left his mark on Super Bowl X.
Dr. William R. Bell, an internationally known Johns Hopkins Hospital hematologist who conducted research into bleeding and clotting disorders, died Oct. 4 from complications of a blood clot at his Roland Park home. He was 78.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
A decision about this week's college football game between Navy and Air Force in Annapolis will be made Thursday after "a legal review" is completed on how the game will be funded and staffed during the government shutdown, a U.S. Department of Defense senior official said Wednesday.
If the Naval Academy's football game against the Air Force Academy is canceled due to the federal government shutdown, schools and businesses in the Annapolis area would miss out on money-making opportunities.
Cornell has placed its men's lacrosse team on temporary suspension and canceled all "fall ball" competitions pending an investigation into a hazing incident last Friday, the school said in a statement.