Seventeen years of experience was on display Sunday during Lewis' emotionally-charged final game at M&T Bank Stadium. Lewis recorded a game-high 13 tackles in a 24-9 AFC wild-card victory over the Indianapolis Colts and will join his teammates in Denver for Saturday's divisional game against the Broncos.
Baltimore will have a new sports radio talk lineup on WJZ-AM (1300) with the launch of CBS Sports radio at that frequency on the dial. The station will run 24/7 with syndicated talk, while its sister station, 105.7 The Fan, will continue with its locally produced and hosted lineup of sports talk.
Jeremy Guthrie allowed six runs Tuesday night and the Orioles couldn't dig out of that early hole in a 9-3 loss to the Pirates. ... Second baseman Brian Roberts was not cleared to begin baseball activities during his third appointment with a concussion specialist, a development that pushes back his return until after the All-Star break. ... Orioles pitching prospect Dan Klein has been diagnosed with a shoulder injury that won't require surgery but could end his season. ... Ravens safety Ed Reed still isn't "100 percent" healthy. ... The next time NFL owners meet over labor, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.
The Orioles finally ended their seemingly interminable losing streak at Rogers Centre with a 4-3 win on Thursday afternoon, but they might have lost one of their most important players to injury. Starter Jeremy Guthrie, who pitched well before leaving the win over the Blue Jays, expects to see team physician Dr. John Wilckens Friday in Baltimore to have his upper back strain evaluated. ... Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero picked up his 2,500th career hit (his 2,501st may come as a pinch-hitter). ... Golden Boy Michael Phelps said there is no doubt he won't win eight gold medals in the London Olympics because he isn't competing in eight events.
The Orioles split their split-squad games Wednesday, hammering the Twins, 11-2, and losing to the Red Sox, 2-1. ... Derrek Lee remains sidelined with a sore wrist, and Luke Scott is ready to play first base for the Orioles if needed. ... Brian Roberts insists his back is fine. ... Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Sergio Kindle has a chance to play in 2011. ... Harbaugh isn't concerned about the chemistry between Joe Flacco and Cam Cameron. ... The Capitals shut out the Oilers.
As expected, there has been chatter on the message boards and talk radio about the possibility that the Ravens will sign former Giants running back Tiki Barber now that he is coming out of retirement. Barber isn't worth the trouble.