4:09 AM EST, Thu January 24, 2019
8 hours ago

Actually, Ravens safety Eric Weddle might not end his career with the Ravens

The day after the Ravens' season ended, safety Eric Weddle said he’d reached a career crossroads. “If they want to go in a different direction, I’m not going to go play for another team,” Weddle, 34, who’s signed through next season, said Jan. 7. “It’s not where I’m at in my career. It’s either...
11 hours ago

Examining some recent Hall of Fame hat decisions as Mike Mussina chooses between Orioles, Yankees

Freshly elected Hall of Fame pitcher Mike Mussina starred for both the Orioles and New York Yankees in his career, with each team staking a claim for the cap he's enshrined wearing on his plaque. Mussina steered clear of making any declarations Tuesday night, going as far as saying he can't make...
11 hours ago

Orioles announce coaching staff featuring Doug Brocail as pitching coach, Don Long as hitting coach

Just weeks away from their first spring training under manager Brandon Hyde and days before FanFest, the Orioles announced their coaching staff Wednesday after over a month of work toward that goal. Longtime major leaguer Doug Brocail will be pitching coach, while former Cincinnati Reds hitting...
11 hours ago

Maryland's Bruno Fernando named to Naismith Defensive Player of the Year midseason watch list

Maryland sophomore center Bruno Fernando was among 15 players named Tuesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to its Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award midseason watch list. The 6-foot-10 Angolan ranks second among Big Ten players in blocked shots per game (2.2), rebounds per game (10.4) and...
15 hours ago

Which cap to wear: 13 Baseball Hall of Famers who faced a similar dilemma to Mike Mussina

Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina split his career between Baltimore and the New York Yankees. He said Tuesday he can't choose one over the other for the cap on his Hall of Fame plaque, and he's far from the first to face such a dilemma. Click through the photos above to see 13 other Hall of Famers...
20 hours ago

Schmuck: Hats off to Mike Mussina, but which hat will he have on in the Hall of Fame?

The voters have spoken and Mike Mussina will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 21, but there’s one more big decision to make before his plaque gets hung in Cooperstown. Will he go in representing the Orioles or the New York Yankees … or neither? It’s not entirely up to...
23 hours ago

Mike Preston's observations on NFL replay review, Todd Gurley's disappearing act and more

Because of the fallout from the non-calls Sunday that virtually knocked the New Orleans Saints out of the playoffs, the NFL's competition committee is expected to give consideration during the offseason to making pass interference calls subject to replay review. At the same time, the league will...
23 hours ago

Three takeaways from No. 13 Maryland's 69-55 loss at No. 6 Michigan State

Ever since Maryland beat Michigan State in the first two games after the Terps joined the Big Ten four seasons ago, coach Mark Turgeon’s teams have often left the court feeling disappointed. Except for a thrilling 63-60 win in College Park two years ago on senior day — a game that ended with then-junior...
23 hours ago

'As deserving as they come': Fellow Hall of Famers, former teammates react to Mike Mussina's election

Tuesday’s election that sent former Orioles and Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019 was viewed by many around the game as a deserved reward for nearly two decades of high-level performance over the course of his career. Mussina, who began with...
Jan 22, 2019

Schmuck: It just became official, but Mike Mussina always had that Hall of Fame look about him

Former Orioles pitcher Rick Sutcliffe didn’t need a quarter of a century to figure out that Mike Mussina was a Hall of Famer. He just had to wait around like everybody else until it became official Tuesday night. “He’s a Hall of Famer,” Sutcliffe said in a telephone interview just minutes before...
Jan 22, 2019

Former Oriole Nick Markakis stays with Braves for $6 million deal

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract to bring back All-Star outfielder Nick Markakis, a deal worth a guaranteed $6 million. Markakis' deal, announced Tuesday, includes a $4 million salary this year and $6 million club option for 2020 with a $2 million buyout. The agreement solidifies...
Jan 22, 2019

Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina, the right-handed pitcher who anchored the Orioles rotation in the 1990s and remains the last homegrown ace the franchise developed, will join Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay and Edgar Martínez in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Mussina's election, which came on the annual...
Jan 22, 2019

Esskay Orioles Franks — a Baltimore mainstay — to disappear soon from Camden Yards, store shelves

Esskay Orioles Franks, the hot dog once made in Baltimore and long devoured at Orioles games, will disappear soon from store shelves, the brand’s owner said Tuesday. “Our organization has made the difficult decision to discontinue Esskay hotdogs,” said Chad McFadden, Esskay brand manager for Smithfield...
Jan 22, 2019

With Mike Mussina up for possible Hall of Fame induction, Orioles' pitching development problem persists

If former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina reaches the vote threshold for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, it will double as both a proud day for the organization and a reminder of how far it still has to go still to replicate that. Drafted in 1990 in the first round out of Stanford,...
Jan 22, 2019

Preston: Poor officiating has become the norm in the NFL. Sunday was no different.

There is some sympathy for New Orleans coach Sean Payton over an officiating gaffe in the NFC championship game Sunday that cost the Saints a chance to win the Super Bowl. But there won’t be much. Those days are over, because officiating in the NFL has been poor for a long time and will remain...