Oxbow Takes 138th Preakness Stakes
Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, Oxbow won the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Kentucky Derby winner Orb came in fourth.
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WBAL Places Higher Than WJZ In April Radio Ratings
CBS sports talker WJZ, 105.7 The Fan, placed 11th for the full day in the age 6-plus demographic in the Baltimore April monthly radio ratings. News talker WBAL, AM 1090, which carries sports in the evenings and is the Orioles' flagship station, placed sixth for the full day.
Rain Doesn't Dampen Crowd At Pimlico
A nuisance drizzle began falling on Pimlico Race Course about three hours before the start of the $1 million Preakness Stakes May 18, but the light rain did not have any apparent effect on either the racing or the crowd.
Fiftyshadesofhay Victorious In Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
Fiftyshadesofhay, with a strong kick in the stretch, overtook Marathon Lady in the final yards to win one of the premier races for 3-year old fillies, the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course May 17.
Color Run Is New Sports Experience
The Color Run, a nationwide series of 5K races for which participants are not timed and get showered with colored cornstarch, has had success with millenials, selling out the May 11 and May 19 runs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Preakness Notes: Orb Owner Is Maryland Native
Stuart Janney III, a Maryland native who owns Kentucky Derby winner Orb, was at Pimlico Race Course May 16, where the celebrity colt is preparing for the Preakness Stakes May 18, according to track reports.
Orb Gets No. 1 Position For Preakness
Preakness favorite Orb got the rail in the May 15 draw for post positions for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
Barbara Jo Rubin Returning To Pimlico
Barbara Jo Rubin, the first woman jockey to win a horse race at an American thoroughbred track, will be competing in her fourth Lady Legends for the Cure Race at Pimlico Race Course May 17 as part of the Black-Eyed Susan Day festivities.
Success Of O's, Nats Means Increased Interest In Baseball
From April through October 2012, more than 3.5 million fans filed through the turnstiles of the seven professional baseball teams that dot the state -- the Baltimore Orioles, Frederick Keys, Bowie Baysox, Delmarva Shorebirds, Aberdeen IronBirds, Hagerstown Suns and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
Craig Heist Considering Next Move After Leaving WTOP
After leaving WTOP radio, where will Craig Heist wind up -- maybe a D.C. sports talker, or possibly in the sports department of a Baltimore TV station?
SquashWise Uses Rally To Expand Its Network
The second-annual SquashWise Rally, held at Meadow Mill Athletic Club April 28, raised more than $175,000 for the organization.
Quick Strikes From The MMA World
UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey will be on the cover of ESPN The Magazine for the second time.
Officials Set To Draw Post Positions
The draw for post positions for the nine 3-year olds who will run in the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course May 18 will be at 6 p.m. May 15.
Preakness Notes: Orb Energetic At Pimlico
The certain favorite for the Preakness Stakes on May 18, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was feeling frisky at Pimlico Race Course May 14, according to reports from the track.
Derby Winner Orb Arrives At Pimlico
Kentucky Derby winner Orb left Belmont Park the morning of May 13 and arrived at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore shortly after 3 p.m.
Preakness Lagging Behind Derby
Marty Conway thinks the Preakness is missing out on an opportunity to capitalize on a jewel sports event and promote the Baltimore area by not partnering with a corporate sponsor, the way the Kentucky Derby has with YUM! Brands.
Under Armour Business Growing Among Women
Under Armour, which is based in Baltimore, recently launched What's Beautiful 3.0, its female-focused social and digital campaign, focusing on empowering women with themes such as Sweat Every Day.
Capitals Get Strong TV Ratings On CSN
During the NHL's abbreviated 2012-13 regular season, 45 Washington Capitals games aired on Comcast SportsNet, earning a 1.62 average household rating, which is 8 percent higher than the 2011-12 season average of 1.5.
MJC Adds New Security For Preakness
The Maryland Jockey Club has announced more restrictive security policies for Black-Eyed Susan Day on May 17 and the Preakness on May 18. The policies will apply to fans, employees and vendors who will enter Pimlico Race Course during that busy weekend.
Media Guide: Norris Injured In Accident
Ed Norris, morning show co-host at sports talker WJZ-FM, 105.7 The Fan, was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore April 24 after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County.
Media Guide: Alexandria Joining MASN
The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has hired Julie Alexandria to serve as its sideline reporter for Nationals coverage during the 2013 season, replacing Kristina Akra, who jumped to the MLB Network in March.
MLB Owners Have Reason To Give Back To Fan Base
Forbes Magazine released its annual valuation of MLB franchises in March, and the news for owners was good. Collectively, the average value of a Major League Baseball team rose more than 20 percent from the same period in 2012.
The 15: Racial Barriers Broken In Sports
Every April 15 -- the day Robinson played his first game with the Dodgers in 1947 -- Major League Baseball recognizes him with a special day. In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, here is a list of the most impactful moments when racial barriers were broken throughout sports history.
Backyard Bocce Provides Home For Baltimore's Italians
Like any self-respecting Italian, Frank Minaldi, 62, likes to engage in a little game of bocce ball (think horseshoes with duckpin bowling balls) with friends every now and again. Except Minaldi plays every day, four hours per day, in his own backyard.
Injury Led Tominovich From Soccer To Auto Racing
Professional racecar driver Emilee Tominovich, a 20-year-old from Clarksville, was an aspiring collegiate soccer player, but an injury forced her down a different path -- one filled with speed.
MASN's Kubatko Is Part Of Changing Media Landscape
These days, fans are increasing likely to get their information from a content supplier instead of from a more traditional source, such as a newspaper.
Quick Strikes From The MMA World
Industry sources have confirmed that an MMA pioneer and legend, 49-year-old Ken Shamrock, has agreed to fight 42-year-old Ian Freeman at the Ultimate Cage Fighting Championships July 27.
CSN To Air Terps' Spring Football Game
Comcast SportsNet will present a one-hour special, "Red/White Spring Game," covering the University of Maryland's annual football spring game, which takes place at 7 p.m. April 12 at Byrd Stadium.
Free Admission For Pimlico Opening
Pimlico Race Course will open April 4 for its spring season, which includes the 138th Preakness, and although Pimlico's grand opening day isn't until April 6, race fans who show up either April 4 or April 5 will get free admission.
MASN's Team Set To Start New Season
Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter will again share play-by-play duties in the MASN broadcast booth, where they will be joined by Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer and Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Mike Bordick as color analysts.
Extended Season Part Of Pimlico Changes
Pimlico Race Course is undergoing a significant facelift in preparation for the coming racing season, and this is just the beginning of an ongoing commitment to upgrade the venue.
'Argo' Story Personal For Orioles Sculptor
Throughout the summer of 2012, Maryland sculptor Toby Mendez's statues were unveiled at Camden Yards in honor of the Orioles' Hall of Famers. And in the crowd for most of those presentations was the unassuming master of disguise himself, Mendez's father, Tony, who was the inspiration for the movie "Argo."
Paul Rabil's Endorsements New Territory For Lacrosse
Maryland-bred lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil has a fistful of superlatives on his resume, from winning championships to MVP trophies. Now, he's notching superlatives off the field as one of lacrosse's best-compensated product endorsers.
Glenn Younes Enjoying Working Solo At 105.7
Glenn Younes took a pay cut to leave a high-profile national-sports satellite radio gig and come to Baltimore to do a local radio show.
Quick Strikes From The MMA World
Some of the best fighters from the elite MMA schools in the mid-Atlantic region are returning to 1st Mariner Arena for Shogun Fights VIII April 13.
Frank Carulli Leaving Maryland Jockey Club
Frank Carulli, familiar to the horse-racing community as the morning-line handicapper for the Maryland Jockey Club and as an on-air analyst, will be leaving Maryland horse racing for Las Vegas in June.
Chloe Pavlech Helping Terps On Court, In Classroom
Chloe Pavlech, a sports broadcasting student at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, has been named to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference women's freshmen basketball team.
Goo Goo Dolls To Play At Pimlico On Preakness Eve
The Maryland Jockey Club announced March 8 that the Goo Goo Dolls would headline at Pimlico Race Course May 17 at Black-Eyed Susan Day, a $500,000 Grade 2 Stakes race for 3-year-old fillies held the day before the Preakness.
Pitbull, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Headline Infield Concert
The 2013 Preakness InfieldFest will include performances by Pitbull and by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Both will play extended sets on the main stage in the public Infield on Saturday, May 18.
CSN To Hire New Ravens Writer
According to a job-wanted ad posted on several media Web sites, Comcast SportsNet is looking for a new beat reporter to cover the world champion Baltimore Ravens.
Plungers Brave Cold For Worthy Cause
The annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge had another incredible run during its 17th year, attracting 13,000 plungers and raising more than $2.3 million for Special Olympics Maryland.
105.7 The Fan Fares Well In January Radio Ratings
CBS sports talker 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM, took fifth place in the Baltimore market monthly radio ratings for January. The station's morning show with Ed Norris and Steve Davis soared to second place.
Slots Money Could Fund Racetrack Improvements
After at least a decade of gloomy news for Maryland's horse-racing industry, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Radio Personality Marks Remembers Baltimore Fondly
Anita Marks, a former host for 105.7 The Fan and sideline reporter for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, is now based in New York City and has started a weekend show on the new NBC Sports Radio Network.
Quick Strikes From The MMA World
The World Series of Fighting has signed a three-year partnership with the NBC Sports Network. After an event in November, the WSOF will televise six events per year, beginning March 23 in Atlantic City, N.J., featuring an Andrei Arlovski-Anthony Johnson main event.
Baltimore Tops Super Bowl Ratings
CBS' coverage of Super Bowl XLVII, featuring the winning Ravens, scored the second-highest TV rating in 27 years, down about 3 percent from last year. Not surprisingly, Baltimore had the highest local market numbers, with a 59.6 rating.
Police Taking Precautions For Fans' Safety
As most Baltimoreans will be doing Sunday, the 3,200 officers of the city's police department will be rooting hard for the Ravens. But several hundred of those officers will also have the responsibility of keeping the excitement of Super Bowl Sunday safely within the law.
Las Vegas Offers Attractive Super Bowl-watching Options
Time is getting short, but there's still an opportunity to watch the Ravens in the Super Bowl in what's one of the best possible places to enjoy the day. We're talking about Vegas, baby, Vegas.
Super Bowl Marketing Not What It Used To Be
When the Ravens played in Super Bowl XXXV, the team had more than a dozen billboards in Tampa, Fla., along with Ravens IDs on local radio stations and other marketing activities. But don't expect a similar scene in New Orleans.
Media Extend Ravens Coverage For Super Bowl Week
Local media outlets are stepping up their coverage as the Ravens make the trip to the Super Bowl, and many will feature a week-long series of specials, starting Jan. 28 and leading up to the game on Feb. 3.
ABC2 Recruits Fans To Rebuild Homes In New Orleans
For those Baltimore backers heading down to New Orleans next week to see the Ravens take on the 49ers in the Super Bowl, WMAR, Baltimore's ABC affiliate, in tandem with the St. Bernard Project, is spearheading a project to help rebuild homes that are still damaged from Hurricane Katrina.
IndyCar Wants To Become Part Of The Fabric In Baltimore
The Izod IndyCar Series will make its third consecutive visit to Baltimore Aug. 30-Sept. 1, and organizers, sponsors and drivers launched promotional efforts on Jan. 23 to begin drumming up enthusiasm for the city's street-race weekend.
Ravens' AFC Championship Had Strong TV Ratings
The latest Nielsen ratings reported that 47.7 million people watched the Ravens beat the Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl on February 3.
Record Attendance Expected At 17th Polar Bear Plunge
It's a curious practice, to say the least, but the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge has been a feel-good statewide tradition for the last 16 years.
Second Thursday Lunch Continues At New Home
The tradition of the Second Thursday Lunch Series lives on at its new home, Padonia Station. Since the move, the events have been well attended, attracting approximately 80-100 patrons, who are treated to a full-buffet lunch, silent auction and sports raffle.
CSN's Rob Carlin Says Baltimore Has Become Home
A Long Island, N.Y., native, Rob Carlin wasn't originally from Maryland, but he now thinks of it as his home. And after starting his career in Maryland before moving away, he eventually found his way back again.
Quick Strikes From The MMA World
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn announced his retirement from active competition at age 54, after beginning his MMA career at age 37.
Sports Business: O's Season-Ticket Prices Hold Steady
Orioles fans got an early Christmas gift when they learned that Orioles season-ticket prices would stay the same in 2013.
105.7 The Fan Makes Lineup Adjustments
There's a New Year's lineup change for CBS sports talker 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM.
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