| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:51 PM
"The Scandinavian Riviera," as some locals affectionately call it, runs along Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage, Minn., hard by the Canadian border. More prosaically, it's the area along State Route 61.
My wife and I headed to Lake Superior's...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that?
Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 12:51 PM
March 4, 2006: The Maryland women's basketball team ends a 14-game losing streak to Duke by defeating the Blue Devils, 78-70, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The teams will meet again in the NCAA final with Maryland (34-4)...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa.
But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali.
Plank and Ali were among...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:50 PM
In light of Lance Armstrong’s Oprah interview and a kerfuffle over Ray Lewis and deer antler spray, the topic of performance-enhancing drugs has been in the news with renewed vigor.
It has culminated with this overwrought, hyper-ventilating column...
| 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),...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In case you missed it last night, Orioles utility man Danny Valencia was linked to a now-defunct South Florida clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, among others.
In a report that came...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I hope your holiday gift-giving included some books, and if you're still looking, here are the best coffee-table books I've seen in the past month of so. These are the sort of photo- and graphic-rich editions that look great in a living room -- and that...
| 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...
| 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...