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As the Jets prepare to hire a successor to Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator, the list of candidates stands at three. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, they are former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, Bengals assistant Hue J…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens receivers a big factor after struggling in first game vs. DenverAnquan Boldin and Torrey Smith combined for just one catch in Dec. 16 lossWith the calm of an insurance claims adjuster describing a seven-car pileup, Joe Flacco stood at his locker and detailed his offense's wreck of a performance the last time the Rav…Upvote Share Tweet
A new outlook for Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnieAfter dealing with issues on and off the field, 11-year veteran back to starting roleRavens veteran offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie was convinced he had assumed permanent residence inside coach John Harbaugh's doghouse.Upvote Share TweetThe Orioles have avoided arbitration with Nolan Reimold, agreeing Friday to a one-year deal with the outfielder.Upvote Share Tweet
Against the odds, fans want to get evenRavens the underdogs in AFC division playoff, but not in BaltimoreWith the Ravens nine-point underdogs and facing the better-than-ever Peyton Manning, fans should just start packing up their purple gear and accepting the end of their football season tod…Upvote Share TweetRavens getting healthier for AFC divisional round playoff gameAlthough the Ravens' final injury report of the week remains a lengthy one, the AFC North champions are relatively healthy heading into Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game against th…Upvote Share Tweet
McFarland to get a look as a starter in campThe Orioles selected left-hander T.J. McFarland from the Indians during the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings, and while it's typically easier to retain those players by stashing them in the bullpen, the plan remains to give the 23-year-old a look as …Upvote Share TweetSo, I went 1-1 in last week's wild-card games. Guess I shouldn't have been such an AFC North homer. Let's see how I fare in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game: Denver Broncos 23, Baltimore Ravens 20: This will be closer than what people think. The R…Upvote Share TweetFor Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, it was a no-brainer when invited to play for Team USA in this spring's World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share TweetThe good news for the Ravens is that they have no injured players listed as less than probable to play on Saturday at Denver. The bad news is that guard Jah Reid has been placed on injured reserve with a toe injury. Reid had started seven straight game…Upvote Share Tweet
Head injuries have NFL players worried about the futureNgata, Birk are two Ravens who have expressed concern over concussionsThey’re big. They’re fast. They’re strong. And you can see something else in today’s NFL players: they’re scared.Upvote Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game: Flacco factor: The Ravens are at their best when quarterback Joe Flacco goes deep. In the wild-card win over the Colts, Flacco averaged a career-best 23.5 yards per completion, whic…Upvote Share Tweet
Modell family watching the final run for Lewis, while remembering their fatherWhile Ray Lewis was lapping the field and basking in the glory of his final victory at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, David and Michel Modell were on the Ravens' sideline connecting the final dot.Upvote Share TweetArt Modell, the owner who brought the Ravens to Baltimore, and Jonathan Ogden, the team's first-ever draft pick, were among 15 modern-era finalists announced Friday for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Upvote Share TweetEvery 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…Upvote Share TweetLast week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis parlayed his sudden pledge to retire into a rousing victory in what necessarily was his final home game. This week, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez could help the Falcons get a little extra lift from a similar situ…Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up call: Ngata contemplates futureIt was just another uneventful day in the AFC North on Thursday. The Ravens are getting ready for Saturday's playoff game, the Steelers waived Chris Rainey after the running back was arrested on a battery charge and the Browns hired a new head coach. Ye…Upvote Share TweetLast month, when former Colts coach Jim Caldwell abruptly became the Ravens’ offensive coordinator, Caldwell’s initiation featured a visit from his prized pupil in Indy - Peyton Manning. Four weeks later, Caldwell has had a chance to adjust. And hUpvote Share Tweet
Ray Lewis reflects, motivates post Baltimore Ravens winJan 11Have a look back to Sunday as Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis recalls his first day as a Raven and gears his team for this weekend's divisional round. For more Ravens content check out @rave_tv.
'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver BroncosJan 11Who has the edge between the Denver Broncos defense and the Baltimore Ravens offense? Take a look at why our experts are a little worried about the Ravens' defensive line in this matchup.
'Playbook': Can Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stop Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning?Jan 11Will Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis be effective in pass coverage against Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning? Our analysts discuss the matchup between future hall of famers.
NFL Live OT: Saturday PreviewJan 11Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards preview Saturday's Ravens-Broncos and Packers-49ers games.
NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…Jan 11Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchupsJan 11The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source saysJan 11Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite historyJan 11RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…