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Chuck Pagano says it will be 'special' to return to Baltimore a…

Chuck Pagano says it will be 'special' to return to Baltimore as Colts coach

baltimoresun.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
Former Ravens defensive coordinator has received frequent messages from his former players during battle with leukemiaThe visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium following last year's AFC championship game was eerily silent when a sharply attired Chuck…
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  • Will Suggs have 'malice in his heart'?

    Will Suggs have 'malice in his heart'?

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Sunday's wild-card game will feature a reunion, and it's not just the Colts coming back to Baltimore. The referee for the game is Mike Carey, who has a history with Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. Seven years ago, in a game when the Ravens committed a …
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  • Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers…

    Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers advance

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    As he did last year for the playoffs, NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend Joe Namath will join Yahoo! Sports and the Shutdown Corner Blog during the playoffs to break down the key games, players and moments each weekend. Make sure you like the Of…
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  • Jimmy Smith said he's rounding back into form

    Jimmy Smith said he's rounding back into form

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    Ravens cornerback has been back for the last three games after missing five straight while recovering from sports hernia surgery, but he got his most extensive action of December in Sunday's loss to BengalsJimmy Smith has been back for the Ravens’ last
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  • Anquan Boldin named Ravens' Walter Payton Man of the Year

    Anquan Boldin named Ravens' Walter Payton Man of the Year

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    Veteran wide receiver honored for charitable effortsVeteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has been named the Ravens' Walter Payton Man of the Year, recognizing him for his charitable efforts and play on the field.
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  • Right now, Ravens safety Ed Reed 'not thinking about' his futur…

    Right now, Ravens safety Ed Reed 'not thinking about' his future

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    34-year-old veteran said Ray Lewis is a big part of his successful career with Ravens34-year-old veteran said Ray Lewis is a big part of his successful career with Ravens
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  • Paul Kruger, Ravens leader in sacks with nine, fell one short o…

    Paul Kruger, Ravens leader in sacks with nine, fell one short of goal

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    Outside linebacker aiming for 10, but still happy about his production in 2012Finishing the regular season as a team leader in sacks would be an honor for many players.
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  • Ravens' Lewis to make return against Colts

    Ravens' Lewis to make return against Colts

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will make his return from a torn triceps in Sunday's wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts, coach John Harbaugh said Friday.
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  • Catcher Martinez claimed, Whiteside clears waivers

    Catcher Martinez claimed, Whiteside clears waivers

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Catcher Luis Martinez has been claimed on waivers by the Orioles. At the same time, the Rangers announced that catcher Eli Whiteside has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Round Rock.
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  • Kooper's North pays tribute to Ray Lewis with food, drink speci…

    Kooper's North pays tribute to Ray Lewis with food, drink specials

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    Let's just say that Ray Lewis had better not pull a Brett Favre and, like, come back.
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  • Wild-card weekend preview: Steady diet of Ray Rice should end C…

    Wild-card weekend preview: Steady diet of Ray Rice should end Colts’ remarkable season

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    There will be no shortage of intriguing story lines when the Indianapolis Colts visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Following a 2-14 season in 2011, the Colts fired longtime assistant and then-head coach Jim Caldwell, hired Chuck Pagano away from the …
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  • Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for Sunday's Ravens-Colts matchu…

    Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for Sunday's Ravens-Colts matchup

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    While the Ravens will be playing to extend Ray Lewis' career at least one more game, the Colts have been buoyed by the return of coach Chuck Pagano -- the Ravens' defensive coordinator a year ago -- from fighting cancer.
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  • Pending free agent linebacker Dannell Ellerbe wants to remain a…

    Pending free agent linebacker Dannell Ellerbe wants to remain a Raven

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker had 89 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks this seasonStanding at his locker inside team headquarters, Ravens inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe made it abundantly clear that he prefers to remain in Baltimore when he becomes a free ag…
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  • Favorable history for AFC sixth seed

    Favorable history for AFC sixth seed

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    If the Bengals beat the Texans on Saturday, would it really be considered an upset? Not based on the recent history of the sixth seed in the AFC. For the past four seasons, the sixth seed in the AFC has won three times in the wild-card round. In the 200…
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  • O's, Showalter meeting to discuss extension

    O's, Showalter meeting to discuss extension

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter traveled to Baltimore on Friday from his home in Texas to meet with the Orioles about a deal that would extend his contract beyond the 2013 season.
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  • Ravens need Rice to break playoff slump

    Ravens need Rice to break playoff slump

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Everyone remembers Ray Rice's first carry as a starting running back in the postseason. Three years ago in New England, he broke an 83-yard run for a touchdown, the second-longest run in NFL playoff history. What you may not know is how Rice has failed …
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  • Coffee Companion: Osemele makes Kiper's All-Rookie team

    Coffee Companion: Osemele makes Kiper's All-Rookie team

    baltimoresun.com Jan 4, 2013
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workda…
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  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend 04:55

    NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend

    Jan 4
    NFL Live OT previews this weekends' NFL playoff games.
  • Video - Ray Lewis Probable Vs Colts 00:38

    Ray Lewis Probable Vs Colts

    Jan 4
    John Clayton with the latest on Ray Lewis' playing status for the Ravens' playoff matchup against the Colts.
  • Video - Sunday Wild-Card Preview 02:59

    Sunday Wild-Card Preview

    Jan 4
    Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview Sunday's wild-card matchups between Indianapolis-Baltimore and Seattle-Washington.

Sports Columnists

  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: