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  • Historic Eatonville struggles to break through small-town pressures

    Historic Eatonville struggles to break through small-town pressures
    Above the locked doors of the Hungerford Memorial Auditorium, closed since 2009, is a sign that proclaims, "Town of Eatonville: Where Dreams Are Made." But the historic town of about 2,000 — a symbolic touchstone for blacks in Central Florida,...
  • Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle Sam Ball

    Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle Sam Ball
    Sam Ball has a Super Bowl ring on his finger from Baltimore's 1970 NFL championship and a plaque on his wall naming him the 1990 Kentucky Soybean Association's Man of the Year. Life has been good to the All-American tackle-turned-farmer, who has reaped...
  • NFL sack title, Deacon Jones Award coming down to end for Dumervil, Houston and Watt

    NFL sack title, Deacon Jones Award coming down to end for Dumervil, Houston and Watt
    The NFL sack title race is coming down to the wire. With one game remaining in the regular season, Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil has 17 sacks to tie his previous career-high established in 2009 when he led the league while playing for the...
  • Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown

    Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown
    That one of the largest pro football players of his era now owns three restaurants isn't surprising. But how did Roger Brown shed 50 pounds doing it? "My goal now is to sell the food, not eat it," said Brown, 76, who played at Maryland State before...
  • Michael Sam's father says his critical comments of son were 'twisted'

    Michael Sam's father says his critical comments of son were 'twisted'
    Michael Sam Sr. says his comments about his son being gay were taken out of context and don't represent his true beliefs. In a New York Times interview Tuesday, Sam was quoted as saying that “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind...
  • Michael Sam's father not thrilled that his son is gay

    Michael Sam's father not thrilled that his son is gay
    When NFL prospect Michael Sam came out publicly as gay Sunday, he was largely applauded for his honesty and bravery by everyone from NFL players, coaches and executives to the Obamas. Sam's father had received the news several days earlier. His reaction...
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix proud to be one of Central Florida's top draft prospects | Video

    Ha Ha Clinton-Dix proud to be one of Central Florida's top draft prospects | Video
    As Ha'sean Clinton-Dix, the man they call Ha Ha, stood underneath the huge, digital billboard along Interstate 4 in Eatonville, he just shook his head. "It's pretty amazing," he said, flashing his big, infectious smile. The prediction is a little...
  • O's fans unhappy as WJZ cuts over to '60 Minutes'

    John Lanahan Jr. was spending Sunday afternoon at St. Agnes Hospital with his father, who was recovering from an allergic reaction. The two Orioles fans planned to watch the game against perennial favorite Boston Red Sox. Then disaster struck. As the...
  • Olsen was a man of character

    Editor's Note: This column originally appeared online at National Football Post. I fell in love with the NFL in the late '50s and '60s because my father took my brothers and I to Rams game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. They were nosebleed seats, which...
  • Varsity Q&A: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, football

    Varsity Q&A: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, football
    McDonogh defensive end Roman Braglio grew up lifting hay bales on his father's Woodstock farm. Now the 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior uses that strength as one of the area's top defensive linemen. With 16 sacks and 72 tackles, Braglio leads the No. 8...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers reader questions on the Ravens' 16-13 overtime win ove the San Diego Chargers. Eric in Jacksonville: Mike, give it to us straight:  Did the San Diego defense just play inspired or did the Ravens offense...