| Mar 16, 2013
John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," died March 7 at his home in Etna, N.H., according to Robert E. Snyder, a family spokesman. He was 80...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Kevin Nash is wrestling at the Big Time Wrestling show at the Maryland Theater in Hagerstown on Friday night. We were able to talk to him about what he's been doing since last being on WWE television, and as well as his memories of Wrestlemania over the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane."
You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Since the news broke that baseball union pioneer Marvin Miller passed away this week, there has been a growing media chorus advocating his induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
It certainly is long overdue.
Miller changed baseball for the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Perhaps for some romantic reason, people adore and trust buildings.
We store skeletons in their closets.
We honor closed doors.
We never ask the walls to talk.
But eventually, for history's sake, these sacred rules are broken.
Every building has a...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
There are Ravens fans, there are passionate Ravens fans, and then there is Cindy Pierce.
"I go by the fan name of Purple Dame," said Pierce, who lives in Severn and said she's missed just one home game in the past 13 years. When she cheers on her team,...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Feb. 9, 2006: Sixth-ranked Maryland upsets No. 1 North Carolina, 98-95, in women's basketball. Sophomore scores 25 for the visiting Terps (22-2), and freshman Marissa Coleman adds 23.
Feb. 6, 1972: Playing without star center Wes Unseld (ankle injury),...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 11:06 AM
April 4, 2006: Maryland wins its first NCAA women's basketball championship, 78-75 over Duke. Down by 13 points in the second half, the Terps (34-4) rally as freshman Kristi Toliver hits a 3-point basket with six seconds left in regulation to send the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:44 PM
My name is Gary Warner and I am a hodad.
For those who aren't familiar with archaic surfer slanger, a hodad originally was the kind of Southern California guy who greased his hair and wore white T-shirts and cared more about working on his hotrods than...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 12:28 PM
As any seasoned traveler knows — that's you, Mr. and Mrs. Business Traveler — the second-most maddening word at an airport, right after "canceled," is "delayed." We've all been there: stuck for hours at the gate (or worse, on the tarmac)...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees.
One pitch away from a World Series parade in October. Tens of thousands to go in February, and that doesn't count those thrown on the back fields and in the batting cages....