8:36 AM EST, Sat November 17, 2018
1 hour ago

'He was such a quick study': From the Ivies to the Orioles, new executive VP Mike Elias has passed every baseball test

Mike Elias' path to the Orioles' general manager job began in earnest in John Stuper's Yale University dugout, at a time when an Ivy League dugout was just starting to be viewed as the cradle for baseball minds that they’ve ultimately become. He had a feel for the game. He had the drive, and he...
3 hours ago

Ravens notes: Bengals kick-return specialist Alex Erickson to test coverage unit

The Ravens have to worry about a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver not named A.J. Green or Tyler Boyd. Alex Erickson is the only player in the NFL who has returned three kickoffs for 40 yards or more this season, and he ranks fourth in the league in kickoff average at 26.8 yards. Containing Erickson...
3 hours ago

Ravens know a return to defensive dominance is essential to their playoff hopes

The numbers don’t look so bad for the Ravens defense, in context. Twenty-four points allowed to the New Orleans Saints? Drew Brees and Co. have averaged 42 in three games since. Twenty-three surrendered to Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers? They put up 52 four days later. Just don’t...
5 hours ago

Orioles, Nationals finish arguments in TV dispute rehearing

The Orioles and Washington Nationals finished their arguments in a two-day rehearing before a committee of baseball executives in their long-running dispute over television rights fees. They completed their presentations Friday before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee, which now includes...
11 hours ago

Needing second-half comeback, Maryland shows pride in 80-69 win over Hofstra

There wasn't a lot of energy for the Maryland men’s basketball team inside Xfinity Center for the first half of Friday’s night’s game against Hofstra. Not from a small crowd, and certainly not from the Terps themselves. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the crowd and Mark Turgeon’s team woke up. ...
16 hours ago

5 things to look for in Maryland's senior day game against No. 10 Ohio State

Senior day is always interesting for college football teams. Some teams are sad to see their seniors move on, and concerned about what the future holds. Some teams are ready to move on, and hopeful about a more promising future. On Saturday, Maryland will hold its senior day with a mixture of both...
17 hours ago

Ravens QB Joe Flacco (right hip) doubtful to play vs. Bengals

Starting quarterback Joe Flacco is doubtful to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens announced Friday. Flacco missed his third straight day of practice Friday with a right hip injury after not practicing during the team’s bye last week. He last practiced before their Week 9 game...
17 hours ago

Who could new Orioles general manager Mike Elias bring along with him to Baltimore?

When Jeff Luhnow took over the general manager's job in Houston after helping build the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, he didn't go alone — he brought new Orioles general manager Mike Elias with him. Elias was one of Luhnow’s first hires, bringing him along as a special assistant before installing...
17 hours ago

Schmuck: Mike Elias is positioned well to take the Orioles in a new direction, but it's going to take awhile

The search has finally ended and the Orioles have a new baseball operations chief, which means everyone can stop talking about the unmitigated disaster that was the 2018 season and begin looking forward to what comes next. Mike Elias, 35, is the fresh face that hopes to put a fresh face on a franchise...
18 hours ago

What they're saying about new Orioles general manager Mike Elias

Baltimore sports fans by and large welcomed Mike Elias with open arms as the Orioles announced the team’s new general manager and executive vice president. Here’s what people are saying about Elias, who comes to the Orioles from the Houston Astros. Most fans on social media celebrated Elias’ addition...
18 hours ago

Comparing new Orioles GM Mike Elias to predecessor Dan Duquette

As Mike Elias takes the reins of an Orioles team at the start of a rebuild after a franchise-record 115 losses, here’s a look at the similarities (and differences) between the Astros’ assistant general manager and the Orioles former top executive, Dan Duquette, who was let go in October. Similarities...
18 hours ago

Astros draft picks during Mike Elias' tenure in Houston

With the hire of Mike Elias as their new top executive, the Orioles appear to have positioned themselves well for a rebuild. Elias, who has held the scouting director and assistant general manager posts with the Astros, has gone through a similar situation in Houston. Elias is widely credited with...
18 hours ago

Orioles make it official: Astros' Mike Elias named GM, executive VP

Mike Elias, who first as scouting director and later as assistant general manager played a major role in the Houston Astros’ rebuild that culminated in a 2017 World Series title, will get the chance to replicate that as the Orioles’ next executive vice president and general manager, the club announced...
19 hours ago

Maryland's senior day signals end of tumultuous career, season for many who've endured

Damian Prince was supposed to be one of the building blocks for a Maryland football program seemingly on the upswing. Coach Randy Edsall and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley had sold Prince and others on helping turn the Terps around. That seems like more than five seasons ago. When Prince and...
20 hours ago

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson returns to practice; RB Kenneth Dixon designated to return from IR

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson returned to practice Friday, one day after an illness left the team with only one quarterback available ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson joined Robert Griffin III on the team’s indoor practice field and did not appear limited or ailing....