Ozzie Newsome acknowledges ‘time crunch’ factor for Super Bowl champions … – Baltimore Sun

Ozzie Newsome acknowledges ‘time crunch’ factor for Super Bowl champions …Baltimore SunBy the time the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII last year in New Orleans,…

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary] – Baltimore Sun

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]Baltimore SunThe World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy —…

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 finale recap: London calling – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Baltimore Sun (blog)The Crawleys are in London and their “other home.” Not a manse compared to Downton, but can anything be fairly compared to Downton? Still, they’re bravely making do!…

An Olympic rivalry: USA vs. Canada women’s ice hockey – CBS News

CBS NewsFormer NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen replaced him, but the Americans won four straight times heading into the Olympics. Then, in a rare round-robin matchup between the sports’…

Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West – New York Times

New York TimesProtesters on Wednesday burned documents after trying to take over a government office in Ternopil, Ukraine. The violence in the country has killed at least 25 people this…

Terrance West NFL Draft Diary – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Terrance West NFL Draft DiaryBaltimore Sun (blog)Editor’s note: Towson junior running back Terrance West declared early for the NFL draft after setting school records with 4,584 rushing yards and 86…

Signing Ubaldo Jimenez shows the Orioles are willing to make a move – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunSARASOTA, Fla. — Let’s not get too carried away. Free agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is not going to be mistaken for Clayton Kershaw any time soon, but the 30-year-old…

Baltimore Orioles acquire pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesFree-agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles reportedly have agreed to a contract, pending a physical. Sources said the contract is for four years and worth $48…

Ravens RB Rice Arrested Then Released

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancé were involved in an altercation at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ late Saturday night. The Baltimore Sun broke the story…

US women’s hockey crushes Sweden to reach gold medal game – CBS News

CBS NewsThe U.S. has medaled in every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998, and just once – with a loss to Sweden in the 2006 semifinals –…

Duke survives Maryland’s upset bid in last ACC war – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMaryland forward Charles Mitchell’s running jump hook with 2 seconds left hung on the rim briefly before falling out — along with the Terrapins’ upset hopes. No. 9 Duke…

USA defeats Russia in rivalry game decided in shootout – CBS News

CBS NewsLast Updated Feb 15, 2014 11:20 AM EST. SOCHI, Russia — T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the…

Former Maryland Terps coach Gary Williams a Naismith Memorial Basketball … – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunDedication of the court at Comcast to now be the Gary Williams Court. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun /January 25, 2012). “2.

Report: Former Texan Ed Reed has $50K stolen from his car in Houston – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comEd Reed had a forgettable stint with the Texans in 2013. It doesn’t help he just had money stolen from him while in Houston in 2014. Houston television station KPRC…

Russian skater Evgeny Plushenko pulls out of Winter Olympics and retires – The Guardian

The GuardianPlushenko, a huge crowd favourite, was competing at his fourth Olympics. His controversial inclusion in the team came after he was second in the Russian national championship, which was…

Jeter’s Retirement Announcement Hits the Right Note – New York Times

New York TimesWith a flair for the dramatic, Derek Jeter homered for the 3,000th hit of his career on July 9, 2011. Suzy Allman for The New York Times. Sports…

Key to Super Bowl XLVIII Isn’t a Player or Coach—It’s Referee Terry McAulay – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe most vital man in this coming Super Bowl would probably need a sundial to get timed in the 40. He’s a nerd, a computer science major from LSU.…

China celebrates the Year of the Horse – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPeople marked the arrival of a new lunar year across, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Incense filled the air at one of Hong Kong’s best-known temples. Crowds gathered at Wong…

Gary Kubiak named Ravens’ new offensive coordinator – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunRavens’ John Harbaugh named former Houston Texans head coach, Gary Kubiak as the Ravens’ new offensive coordinator. He will be joined by one of his former Texans assistants, Rick…

Mets Morning News: Amazins fail to lure Balfour, Yankees eyeing Drew – Amazin’ Avenue

Amazin’ AvenueThe Mets came really close to landing former A’s closer Grant Balfour in free agency, but he decided to sign with the Rays for two years and $12 million…

‘Bachelor’ Juan Pablo’s date terrifies one of the girls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWeek 3 of ‘The Bachelor’ started with single mom Cassandra getting the first one-on-one date with Juan Pablo, where the two of them rode in a car that could…

LGBT-themed movies to keep an eye on at Sundance – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunThe Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah, Jan. 16, which means a handful of LGBT-related movies will be making their premieres. Whether these flicks get picked…

Jim Caldwell: Jim Caldwell to interview for Lions, Redskins – Rotoworld.com

Rotoworld.comNFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Ravens OC Jim Caldwell will interview for the Lions and Redskins head-coaching vacancies. Caldwell took over for Cam Cameron as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator late…

Ravens miss playoffs for first time since 2007 – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunRavens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, gets hit in the helmet by Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt in the second quarter. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun /December 29, 2013). “2.

Patriots get important road win, aided by inept Ravens offense – Boston.com

Boston.comOne, the Patriots still can bring the heat on the road — even their slapdash defense, which kept the Ravens off the scoreboard until just over nine minutes remained in…

Patriots bring out the best in Ravens QB Joe Flacco – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSomething about facing the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady inspires the best in Baltimore Ravens reigning Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco’s nine postseason victories are…

Orioles won’t sign Balfour – Washington Post

Washington PostBALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles will not be signing free agent closer Grant Balfour. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette says that the club was not…

Working weekend? NASA astronauts gear up for Saturday spacewalk on ISS – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA pair of NASA astronauts are gearing up for a trio of spacewalks to fix a cooling loop aboard the International Space Station. The three-part show will take…

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ recap, ‘Head’ – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunThe mid-season finale of “American Horror Story: Coven” aligned voodoo and witchcraft, closing with a grim sequence that reminded us that for all its campy goodness, this is indeed…

Quotes from the Nelson Mandela service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTens of thousands of world leaders, family members, friends and mourners crowded into FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in the cold rain Tuesday to pay tribute to South Africa’s anti-apartheid…

Instant analysis of the Ravens’ 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at M&T … – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunRavens wide receiver Torrey Smith can’t catch a long pass attempt in the first half against the Minnesota Vikings. (Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun /December 8, 2013). “2.

Driver in fatal New York train crash was ‘in a daze’: sources – Reuters

Reuters(Reuters) – The driver of a New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday, killing four people, told investigators he was “in a daze” shortly before the crash, sources said,…

Joe Flacco back to form in Ravens’ win over Steelers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBALTIMORE — If Joe Flacco wants to eradicate the Wildcat packages from the face of the Baltimore Ravens playbook, whining about it in public is not the ticket. That…

World Champion Ravens Hold Mandatory Minicamp

Their Super Bowl celebration is officially over; the Baltimore Ravens began their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. There are new faces this season, free agents and newly drafted rookies; it the…

Will the Baltimore Ravens Add a Veteran Receiver?

That is the big question the Baltimore Ravens need to answer. After losing several key defensive players in free agency, they traded one key offensive player to the San Francisco…