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  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor
    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations

    For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations
    Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win — not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October. It's more than the 27 World Series flags on the...
  • Celebrity traveler: John Astin heeds call of Aran Islands

    Celebrity traveler: John Astin heeds call of Aran Islands
    Johns Hopkins University students scramble to sign up for a coveted spot in the acting and directing classes taught by John Astin. After all, who wouldn't want to study theatrical techniques with a famous actor? Internationally known for his role as...
  • Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere

    Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere
    The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game. I should know. I played it for...
  • In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases

    In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases
    "H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!" So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach. For many fans, baseball...
  • From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms

    From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms
    It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
  • From Atlanta: In the middle of a parking lot, a tribute to history

    From Atlanta: In the middle of a parking lot, a tribute to history
    Across from Turner Field, the home of the Braves, a parking lot sits on the old site of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The concrete outer facade of the stadium is still there, and there is brick to outline of the old field. Metal squares show where the...
  • The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 17-23

    The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 17-23
    June 19, 1980: Running the bases against the Oakland A's, the Orioles' John Lowenstein is drilled in the neck with the ball and collapses. Carried off on a stretcher to polite applause, he suddenly sits bolt upright, raises his arms and clenches both...
  • Back Story: Is the Sports Legends Museum haunted?

    Back Story: Is the Sports Legends Museum haunted?
    Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
  • LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes

    LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes
    LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91. Neiman, who was...
  • Sports Legends to induct Ripken, Murray into Hall of Legends

    Sports Legends to induct Ripken, Murray into Hall of Legends
    Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray will be inducted into the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards' Hall of Legends during the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's annual gala in September, according to a news release. "Cal & Eddie: A Legendary Evening" will...