| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The Sports Xchange
NFL roundup: 49ers LB Smith suspended 9 games
The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for the first nine games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 7:23 PM
The New Orleans Saints made 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey one of their preseason roster cuts Saturday.
Bailey struggled because of a foot injury and played sparingly in the last two games of the preseason.
Bailey said after the Super Bowl...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the Ravens await NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling on Ray Rice's discipline, it's becoming more apparent that they won't be alone in going with the running back by committee approach during Rice's absence.
There is wide-ranging opinion on how...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Now that the NFL season is here, I’m putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I will enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens’ opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:49 PM
RAVENS: It's been a disappointing year for Joe Flacco and the Ravens' passing game which enters the regular-season finale, averaging just 227.7 yards per game. That ranks 19th in the NFL. Only three quarterbacks have thrown more...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Dolphins 22, Bengals 20
Strategy: The Bengals want to be balanced offensively. They run a single-back offense and often use two tight ends to create mismatches. They use 2013 first-round pick Tyler Eifert all over the formation while Jermaine Gresham is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:01 AM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: In the past two weeks, the Ravens have gotten back to using predominantly three wide-receiver sets, trying to recapture the success from last year’s Super Bowl run. However, standing in the offense’s way has been...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:16 AM
The Ravens have already seen how dangerous Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard can transform a football game into an elaborate game of tag, eluding defenders with his unique set of cuts and moves.
Bernard famously reversed field, broke...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Marvin Lewis was the Ravens' defensive coordinator in 1996 when the franchise set its foundation with the drafting of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
Year after year, he watched Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:11 PM
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
REID, CHIEFS INCH CLOSER TO PLAYOFFS
A season after finishing with the worst record in the National Football League, the Kansas City Chiefs are on the cusp of advancing to the playoffs for the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
The logic was sound.
The Ravens were the defending Super Bowl champions and hadn't missed the playoffs since 2007. The Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs in consecutive seasons and were poised to take the next step. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't had...