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Stephen A. Smith derided for implying women provoke domestic vi…

Stephen A. Smith derided for implying women provoke domestic violence

baltimoresun.com Updated 4 hours ago
A popular ESPN analyst is being highly criticized for comments he made Friday morning about women and what he seemed to imply could be their potential role in domestic violence.
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  • Report:  “Impassioned plea” from Rice’s wife influenced Goodell

    Report: “Impassioned plea” from Rice’s wife influenced Goodell

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    No one knows what the wife of Ray Rice said to the Commissioner when she accompanied the Ravens running back to New York for his personal-conduct policy session. Whatever it was, it apparently helped Rice get a lesser penalty than most believe he deserv…
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  • Davis homers in 10th as Orioles edge Mariners

    Davis homers in 10th as Orioles edge Mariners

    Chris Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a record-tying start by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 victory Friday night over the Seattle Mariners.
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  • Some Steelers fans see inequity in Rice ban

    Some Steelers fans see inequity in Rice ban

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH -- Many Steelers fans vented their anger on Twitter on Thursday regarding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice receiving a two-game suspension for allegedly striking his then-fiancé in an offseason incident, considering a previous four-game…
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  • Ravens PR chief, owner rise to the defense of Ray Rice

    Ravens PR chief, owner rise to the defense of Ray Rice

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    After leading the league in offseason arrests, enduring the backlash that stemmed from a punishment which practically no one agrees is fair (and then signing a three-time violator of the league’s drug and PED policies), the Ravens have taken the obvious…
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  • Ravens CB Jimmy Smith says he'll talk about arrest when matter …

    Ravens CB Jimmy Smith says he'll talk about arrest when matter is settled

    baltimoresun.com 22 hours ago
    Cornerback cited for failure to obey a lawful orderRavens cornerback Jimmy Smith on Friday spoke to reporters for the first time since his July 12 arrest, but revealed little about the incident that resulted in him getting cited for failure to obey a la…
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  • Ravens training camp highlights for Friday, July 25

    Ravens training camp highlights for Friday, July 25

    baltimoresun.com 24 hours ago
    Setting the Scene: The second practice of training camp began at 10 a.m. under sunny skies in Owings Mills, with the starters heading inside around 12:30 p.m. and the remainder of the team practicing until just before 1 p.m.
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  • Five positions where the Ravens might suffer from a lack of dep…

    Five positions where the Ravens might suffer from a lack of depth this season

    baltimoresun.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    Several positions on the offensive line stand out in this week's Five for Friday, which takes a look at positions where the Ravens appear to lack depth behind players expected to be in the starting lineup.
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  • Torrey Smith not worried about contract

    Torrey Smith not worried about contract

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Torrey Smith is drawing rave reviews from coaches and teammates as he enters his fourth training camp. But will this be the fleet-footed wide receiver's final summer in a Baltimore Ravens uniform? Smith, 25, is the most high-profile…
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  • Ravens sign suspended former Giants S Hill

    Ravens sign suspended former Giants S Hill

    The Baltimore Ravens signed former New York Giants free safety Will Hill, who is currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
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  • Who steps up at running back for Ravens?

    Who steps up at running back for Ravens?

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Now that the Baltimore Ravens know they will be without Ray Rice for two games, they have to figure out who will be replacing him at running back when they face the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice is coming off …
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  • Twitter reaction to Ray Rice suspension

    Twitter reaction to Ray Rice suspension

    ESPN.com baltimoresun.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    The two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice created a negative backlash on Twitter from former players and the national media:
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  • Ravens shifting healthy Haloti Ngata along the defensive line

    Ravens shifting healthy Haloti Ngata along the defensive line

    baltimoresun.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    Pro Bowl nose tackle also working at three-technique defensive tackle position at training campThe Ravens are experimenting with several defensive line configurations involving Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata.
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    WR Chris Hogan is trying to carve out a role with the Bills. The Dolphins offensive line is about to get to work. Vince Wilfork thinks the Patriots’ young defensive linemen grew a lot last year. Jets players are calling it QB Geno Smith’s team. Ravens L…
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  • Rice caught a break on his one-game fine

    Rice caught a break on his one-game fine

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    For the many who believe Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t go nearly far enough by suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice only two games for knocking out the woman who would later become his wife, Rice got another piece of favorable treatment. Via ESPN…
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  • Young Hits 3-Run Homer in Orioles' 4-0 Victory

    Young Hits 3-Run Homer in Orioles' 4-0 Victory

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 25 (yesterday)
    Wie-Yen Chen allowed five hits over eight innings and Delmon Young hit a three-run homer to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
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  • Video - Suspended Safety Will Hill Signs With Ravens 03:39

    Suspended Safety Will Hill Signs With Ravens

    Jul 25
    Tim Hasselbeck discusses why the Ravens signed Will Hill even though he is suspended for the first six games of the season.
  • Video - NFL's Statement On Domestic Violence 00:28

    NFL's Statement On Domestic Violence

    Jul 25
    Jane McManus discusses the statement that the NFL's two-game suspension of Ravens RB Ray Rice sends to the female fan base.
  • Video - Orioles Win In Extra Innings 00:40

    Orioles Win In Extra Innings

    Jul 25
    Chris Davis' home run in the top of the 10th lifted the Orioles past the Mariners 2-1.
  • Video - Ray Rice Commentary Update 01:39

    Ray Rice Commentary Update

    Jul 25
    Keith Olbermann provides an update on his July 24th commentary, in which he explained how sports sexism let the NFL get away with suspending a wife-beater for two games when an on-field stomp got another player a five-game suspension.

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    Jul 25
    Veteran forward Omri Casspi is returning to the Sacramento Kings, according to sources close to the process.
  • The Ray Rice Fallout

    Jul 25
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head bowed, Ray Rice went out to his first practice of his seventh NFL season Thursday morning. General manager Ozzie Newsome had just told him he’d be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season—important division games…
  • Cleveland Cavaliers remain front-runner in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, s…

    Jul 25
    The Cleveland Cavaliers cannot officially trade Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23 but remain the closest thing to a front-runner in the trade sweepstakes for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, according to sources close to the process.
  • Point guard Jameer Nelson signs with Dallas Mavericks

    Jul 24
    Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.