| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:12 AM
NBA Commissioner David Stern announced on Thursday that he will step down as commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, the 30th anniversary of the day he began a job that seemed unattractive at best and impossible at worst.
Stern also answered questions during the...
| May 3, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Pro football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf is the keynote speaker for the 67th Annual Varsity Awards Banquet at Petoskey High School 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 30.
The banquet honors Northmen varsity athletes, and several individual awards will be presented,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:24 PM
He's 80 now, and slightly bent, as if preparing to set in a three-point stance. Three hip replacements, plus a new knee, will do that to a man.
Not that Ordell Braase is complaining.
"Physically, I'm in pretty good shape," said Braase, longtime...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Art Modell may have returned football to Baltimore, but in the eyes of the silver-haired owner, the Ravens were clearly a team of the people.
Eleven years ago, amid a swirl of confetti following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory in Tampa, a tearful Mr....
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Art Modell forever will be known as the man who took the Browns out of Cleveland, but his legacy as one of the NFL's most influential personalities extends far beyond state lines. As an old-guard owner, he helped pour the foundation for today's game and...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The death of former Ravens owner Art Modell has unleashed a flood of warm memories in Baltimore, but Modell is a more complicated figure for many people, who struggle to forgive him for moving his franchise from Cleveland.
That conflicted sensibility...
| Sep 7, 2012
Art Modell, a marketing executive who helped negotiate the NFL's first television contract and later enraged fans when he moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, has died. He was 87.
Modell died Thursday of natural causes at Johns Hopkins...
| Jun 24, 2012
R.C. Owens had an up-and-down career as a receiver for the San Francisco 49ers.
The ball went up, and Owens routinely came down with it.
Owens, whose leaping catches became his signature and introduced the term "alley oop" into the sports lexicon,...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:50 PM
When I was a child growing up in the 1950s, Major League Baseball was the national pastime. Baseball dominated media sports coverage.
But that is no longer the case.
The extraordinary shift is confirmed by the television Nielsen ratings for Sept. 3-9....
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Education costs us.
Poor education costs us much more.
The United States lags most industrial nations in the quality of our primary and secondary education.
True, Maryland ranks highest in the 50 states in quality of education by some measures (as...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Goodell made best better
Is this a trick question? Like who's buried in Grant's tomb? Sports' highest-paid commissioner should be the leader of the most successful league, the venture that draws the largest audience and rakes...