More Sports Archive: March / April 2012
Ruth Rookie Card Has Priceless Status
More than 50 years after his death, Babe Ruth's rookie card is regarded as one of the most valuable collectables in the sports memorabilia industry.
Grand Prix Running On Bumpy Road
Cars going more than 100 mph on Pratt Street awed fans during the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix, but the event's subsequent failures have placed the 2012 edition under a great deal of scrutiny. The checkered flag for the 2012 Baltimore Grand Prix is slated to drop just five months from now, but no one would know it.
Media Guide: CSN, 98 Rock To Feature NFL Draft Analysis
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic is ramping up to cover the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins during the 2012 NFL Draft on April 26, 27 and 28.
Phelps Training With Talented Team
Michael Phelps is entering the proverbial final lap of his illustrious swimming career, having already announced he will retire after the 2012 London Olympics. Phelps still had time to take part in the North Baltimore Aquatic Club's "Countdown to Gold" gala fundraiser at M&T Bank Stadium April 14.
Media Guide: O's, Nats Battle Off The Field
Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports.com has reported that a panel of baseball officials will decide what the Orioles and the Nationals could not resolve in negotiations -- the annual rights fee the Nationals will receive from the Baltimore-based Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
Sports Business: NFL Salary Cap Helps Keep Even Field
Tim Richardson breaks down the nuances and economics of the National Football League's salary cap.
The 15: Baltimore's Best Sportswriters
Joe Platania compiles his Top 15 Baltimore sportswriters through the years.
Media Guide: Bulldog Now Barking On WNST
Sports radio veteran Damon "The Bulldog" Yaffe is embarking on a new chapter in his career, joining locally owned independent sports talker WNST, 1570 AM, with a new show.
Jones, Evans Traveled Similar Paths To UFC Title
Jon "Bones" Jones, brother of Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Art Jones, will face Rashad "Suga" Evans in the UFC light heavyweight title fight April 21 in Atlanta.
EyeBlack Brand Soars On Deals With Pros And Colleges
EyeBlack was once the best-kept secret in sports. But through deals with the likes of Major League Baseball and high-profile athletes, the Rockville-based company is establishing a national footprint in the highly competitive sports world.
Comcast SportsNet Expands Offseason Ravens Coverage
Comcast SportsNet has launched a weekly Baltimore Ravens offseason program, "Ravens Nest." The 18-week series airs at 9:30 p.m. each Sunday, with encores at 5 p.m. Mondays and 12 a.m. Tuesdays, through the beginning of NFL training camp in early August.
EyeBlack, One Love Foundation Join Together
Maryland-based EyeBlack will manufacture patches as well as helmet and lacrosse stick decals bearing the One Love Foundation's logo and colors, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the nonprofit in honor of former University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love.
Nike And Reebok Exchange Blows About Tebow Jerseys
Nike Inc. went to court March 28 and won a court order blocking Reebok from selling New York Jets apparel bearing Tim Tebow's name.
Nike Sacks Reebok, Takes Over NFL Licensing Deal
As of April 1, Nike becomes the new uniform supplier for the NFL, ending the league's 10-year relationship with Reebok.
Saint Agnes Hospital Steps Up To Plate
By agreeing to buy the grounds of the former Cardinal Gibbons High School, Saint Agnes Hospital is preserving an important part of Babe Ruth's Baltimore legacy.
Media Guide: Still No Official Replacement For Weinman
There is still no announced permanent replacement for Ken Weinman's 10 a.m.-1 p.m. weekday show on CBS Radio's 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM, although Baltimore sports radio veteran Rob Long has been filling in with Vinny Cerrato.
Baltimore Going Another Lap With Grand Prix
The checkered flag will again drop in Baltimore when the IZOD IndyCar series returns for the 2012 Labor Day weekend. Charm City entered into a five-year agreement with Downforce Racing to run the Baltimore Grand Prix.
• Sports Business Report: Summary Of Downforce Racing Contract
The 15: Short-Lived Baltimore Sports Experiments
PressBox takes a look back at some of the franchises that called Baltimore home for a short time ... before time ran out, that is.
Who's On Deck To Contend For UFC Lightweight Title?
In a gutsy unanimous-decision win against Frankie Edgar at UFC 144, Benson Henderson earned the title of UFC lightweight champion. The question now is: Who deserves the right to contend next for the lightweight title?
Orioles Beat Out Bikinis For WBAL's Hollander
WBAL sports host Brett Hollander is in Florida covering spring training games, and Joe Angel and Fred Manfra will once again be calling the games on news talker WBAL, 1090 AM.
Under Armour Scores Big At NFL Scouting Combine
Sponsoring the NFL Combine allows Under Armour to reinforce its position as a leader in innovation and performance.
WBAL's Miller: 'Penn State is in my DNA'
Channel 11/WBAL chief investigative reporter Jayne Miller is up for election as a member of the board of trustees of Penn State University. She is a 1976 journalism graduate of the school.
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