More Sports Archive: January / February 2011
NBC To Broadcast Triple Crown
The NBC Sports Group will broadcast all three legs of horse racing's prestigious Triple Crown, renewing the rights to the Preakness Stakes and reacquiring rights to the Belmont Stakes.
Long Road To MMA In Empire State
Support for legalizing MMA in the Empire State has gained momentum during the past few years, with various proponents within New York's legislative body and from some major promoters, including UFC president Dana White.
Media Guide: Comcast Sports Names Frager As Area Chief
Veteran Baltimore sports editor and writer Ray Frager has been named managing editor for Comcast SportsNet's digital media portfolio.
Sports Boosters Toil On Despite Economic Woes
Most organizations are struggling to solicit charitable donations in today's economic climate, but the Sports Boosters of Maryland is trying to solicit grant requests.
Media Guide: Orioles To Return To WBAL-AM In 2011
After four years on CBS's WJZ-FM, 105.7 The Fan, the Baltimore Orioles will be returning to Hearst's WBAL-AM, 1090, the station that had been the team's flagship for 19 years before the move to 105.7 in 2007.
Stakes Schedule Worth $2.9 Million
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2011 Pimlico spring stakes schedule Feb. 2 after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Happy Birthday, Babe!
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation is partnering with Mercy Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 6 to commemorate the birth date of Babe Ruth, and sports fans will have the opportunity to hold an actual bat that Ruth used in 1927 when he set the single-season home run record.
Preakness Infield Tickets On Sale
Tickets for the 2011 Preakness public Infield are now on sale. The 136th annual event will take place Saturday, May 21 at historic Pimlico Race Course.
Media Guide: Fox's Berset Jumps Ship To DC
Kristen Berset, who handles weekend sports reports for Channel 45/WBFF, is jumping to Washington, D.C.'s Channel 9/WUSA.
Edsall And MacPhail To Attend Babe's Birthday Bash
New University of Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall and Baltimore Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail will be among the guests at this year's Babe's Birthday Bash at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards on Friday, Feb. 11.
FCC Approves Comcast-NBC Merger
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the merger of Baltimore-area cable giant Comcast and NBC Universal.
New Track Could Save Preakness
Former Maryland Jockey Club president Lou Raffetto looks at what can be done to secure the future of horse racing in the state of Maryland.
Will UFC Deliver Edgar-Maynard Rematch?
Following the New Year's Day UFC match between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, there is a bit of a hiccup concerning the upcoming opponent for Edgar, UFC's defending lightweight champion.
In The New News World, Even Icons Can Be Targets
Dave Lomonico takes a look at the complicated media world and decides it's the ethics of the journalists that count, not the outlets they work for.
Media Guide: Morekas Hits Magic Mark On Towson Radio
On Dec. 29, Spiro Morekas called his 1,000th Towson University game on radio when the Tigers basketball team played the LaSalle Explorers in Philadelphia.
The 15: New Year's Resolutions
PressBox considers what 15 prominent figures, mostly athletes, might have said when the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve.
2010 Obit List Includes Maryland Sports Figures
Of the sports figures who died in 2010, one name stands out for Baltimoreans: Notre Dame Prep alumna Yeardley Love.
• Former Surgeon For The Colts, Passes At 94
Stan And Rob's 2011 Predictions
Stan "The Fan" Charles and Rob Long make their sports picks and predictions for 2011, including the Ravens, the Orioles and a potential NFL lockout.
Plunge Festival Gets A Facelift for 2011
PlungeFest – the free winter festival surrounding the MSP Polar Bear Plunge – will offer six different Zones of frigid fun this year, allowing festival-goers to choose their Plunge Day experience at Sandy Point State Park.
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