| Feb 16, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Think of me as your friendly neighborhood bartender with an apron around my expansive waist, a slightly dirty cloth in my hand to wipe the bar and a "I've heard it all" look of gently sardonic wisdom on my face.
Me (while giving the bar a perfunctory...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how Haloti Ngata could blast a big hole in the 49ers offensive line.
In today’s NFL, with...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 6:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- The old lion is about to stalk into the football jungle one last time Sunday night before retracting his claws for good.
And the young lion is eager to pounce on the throne that retiring Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis has owned for 17...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS — For every NFL fan already fretting over how they will survive the next six months without the sport they love, remember that the Harbaugh motto applies to you Sunday night.
For every football purist who respects blocking between...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 7:16 PM
SANTA CLARA -- Jim Harbaugh's preparations for Super Bowl XLVII took an unexpected turn Friday morning when he called into a sports-talk radio show. Not just any show, however.
Harbaugh took notes while listening to sage advice from Pro Football Hall of...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Los Angeles and Chicago have a short but intense playoff relationship, with the Kings and Blackhawks set to play Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference final at 2 p.m. PDT Saturday.
A quick primer.
Lakers vs. Bulls
The Lakers won NBA playoff series...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Peyton Manning flaps his arms, stamps his foot and plays traffic cop, sending Denver Broncos teammates this way and that. All the while, the play clock is winding down.
Manning isn't just playing quarterback. He's playing chicken with the defense,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Let's give it up for UCF football coach George O'Leary, who recorded his biggest victory four months after last football season ended.
UCF won its NCAA appeal on Friday to have its postseason ban overturned and will...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Dave Ryan has done just about everything there is to do as a radio and television broadcaster over the past three decades, everything from professional bowling to the Little League World Series and from major league baseball to the NFL, NHL and NCAA...