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Wes Welker’s wife apologizes for Ray Lewis rant

Wes Welker’s wife apologizes for Ray Lewis rant

Soon-to-be free-agent receiver Wes Welker likely can remove the Ravens from his list of potential destinations. Welker’s wife launched a Facebook tirade against Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis after Sunday’s AFC title game, in which Mrs. Welker criticizes
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  • Astros sign lefty Bedard to minor league contract

    Astros sign lefty Bedard to minor league contract

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
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  • Peter Schmuck: Ravens have one more mission to accomplish

    Peter Schmuck: Ravens have one more mission to accomplish

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Fans may be excited about Baltimore getting to the Super Bowl, but team won't be satisfied without a victory in New OrleansMaybe it was the long odds that the Ravens overcame to defeat the top two teams in the AFC and advance to the Super Bowl. Maybe it…
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  • Joe Flacco advocated for Ravens' aggressive second-half attack

    Joe Flacco advocated for Ravens' aggressive second-half attack

    Quarterback passes for three touchdowns in final two quarters against PatriotsRavens quarterback Joe Flacco quickly came to a realization Sunday night while trailing the New England Patriots at halftime of the AFC championship game. It was a realization…
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  • Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee bouncing back in the playof…

    Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee bouncing back in the playoffs

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens defensive end had injury-plagued regular seasonIt was an extremely rough season for defensive end Pernell McPhee, on and off the field.
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  • Mike Preston: Ravens' coaching staff deserves tons of credit fo…

    Mike Preston: Ravens' coaching staff deserves tons of credit for getting this team to the Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens coaching staff might be a victim of the front office's success and its ability to draft or sign good players.
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  • Still riding high from win over Patriots, Ravens begin Super Bo…

    Still riding high from win over Patriots, Ravens begin Super Bowl preparations

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens arrived at their team facility in Owings Mills Monday morning, short on sleep but long on adrenaline and anticipation.
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  • Jim Harbaugh calls facing brother is a blessing and a curse

    Jim Harbaugh calls facing brother is a blessing and a curse

    The fact that the Ravens and 49ers are coached by the Harbaugh brothers promises to be one of the most discussed angles to Super Bowl XLVII and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had his first chance to address the topic on Monday. Harbaugh said that he hopes to …
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  • Ravens emerge unscathed with no serious injuries in AFC champio…

    Ravens emerge unscathed with no serious injuries in AFC championship

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Baltimore relatively healthy heading into Super BowlEmerging unscathed with no serious injuries sustained during the AFC championship game Sunday night, the Ravens appear to be relatively healthy heading into the Super Bowl.
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  • "You're Here For One Reason: To Fuck Us Good!": Let's…

    "You're Here For One Reason: To Fuck Us Good!": Let's Remember The Time Earl Weaver Completely Lost It On An Umpire

    deadspin.com Jan 21, 2013
    Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away last Friday, and that makes us very sad. What makes us very happy, however, is the video above, which features Weaver going absolutely crazy on a first base umpire who had just called a balk on the Orioles' p…
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  • BEHIND ENEMY LINES Former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff ineligibl…

    BEHIND ENEMY LINES Former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff ineligible to return to 49ers for Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    There isn't any word yet on whether the 49ers intend to stick with kicker David Akers for the Super Bowl. However, it's clear that they can't turn to Billy Cundiff again if they opt for a change.
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  • Caldwell to remain Ravens O-coordinator in '13

    Caldwell to remain Ravens O-coordinator in '13

    Jim Caldwell will remain the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator next season.
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  • Ravens fans snapping up flights to New Orleans

    Ravens fans snapping up flights to New Orleans

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Travel agencies, airlines scramble to meet demand for Super BowlWhen it comes to the Super Bowl, Ravens fans are ready to go. Literally.
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  • Baltimore billboards declare Lewis retirement party delayed

    Baltimore billboards declare Lewis retirement party delayed

    That goofy Ray Lewis retirement party countdown billboard apparently had an impact on Lewis and the Ravens.  There are new billboards in Baltimore that likely won’t impact the looming 2013 rematch between the two teams. According to the Ravens’ offic
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  • Pair of Broncos replaces pair of Patriots in Pro Bowl

    Pair of Broncos replaces pair of Patriots in Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    After last night’s AFC title game, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs told the Patriots to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Two them won’t. Guard Logan Mankins and receiver Wes Welker won’t be going to the Pro Bowl, because they are injured.  They’ll be re
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  • Ravens-Patriots game TV's most watched program since Super Bowl

    Ravens-Patriots game TV's most watched program since Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    CBS telecast seen by 47.7 million nationallySunday's AFC championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots was the most watched TV program since last year's Super Bowl.
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  • Michael Phelps Wouldn't Have Competed In The 2012 Olympics If N…

    Michael Phelps Wouldn't Have Competed In The 2012 Olympics If Not For Ray Lewis

    OK, before we go any further, we have to address Michael Phelps's new look. Apparently, Phelps has been hanging out in a lot of coffee shops and going to a lot of Japandroids concerts since the summer Olympics. Or perhaps he's just a really big fan of t…
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  • PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael and Patriots talk with To…

    PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael and Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens reversed the result from last season and outlasted the Patriots on the road Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. Monday’s PFT Live will be devoted to talking about that game from both angles. J. Michael of CSN Baltimore will join Mike Florio
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  • The Ravens won Sunday's game inside the red zone

    The Ravens won Sunday's game inside the red zone

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    For a big chunk of Sunday’s AFC championship game, the New England Patriots dominated the 60 yards between their 20-yard line and the 20-yard line of the Ravens.
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  • Is sentiment changing on Art Modell?

    Is sentiment changing on Art Modell?

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl, and a day before the big game, Hall of Fame voters will decide whether Art Modell gets inducted. Modell passed away just before the start of the season at the age of 87, but his spirit remains with the Ravens. Th…
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  • Super Bowl is a homecoming for Ed Reed

    Super Bowl is a homecoming for Ed Reed

    ESPN.com baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ravens safety Ed Reed is going to the first Super Bowl of his 11-year NFL career. It's more special to Reed that he will be playing the biggest game of his life near his hometown. Reed grew up in St. Rose, La., which is about 17 mil…
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  • Belichick Criticized for, Well, Everything

    Belichick Criticized for, Well, Everything

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    Patriots Coach Bill Belichick was criticized for being too conservative, for not talking to CBS and for everything else under the sun after a loss in the A.F.C. title game.
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    A look at how the Bills scout the Senior Bowl. Members of the Dolphins shared their thoughts on the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Patriots WR Wes Welker was left to lament missed opportunities after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. Jets NT Sione Pouha is
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  • Adam Jones (the Orioles outfielder) celebrates Super Bowl-bound…

    Adam Jones (the Orioles outfielder) celebrates Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    Where is @simplyaj10 ? You guessed it! Go @ravens ! twitter.com/Orioles/status… - Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 20, 2013 Just because Adam Jones' team got beat in the first round of the NFL playoffs doesn't mean that Adam Jones can't enjoy his
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  • Leavy explains decision to uphold key Pats fumble

    Leavy explains decision to uphold key Pats fumble

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    The AFC title game changed dramatically when, after the Ravens opened an eight-point lead on the first snap of the fourth quarter, a run by Pats running back Stevan Ridley resulted in a helmet-to-helmet hit that seemed to knock him out on his feet, caus…
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  • Ravens' Terrell Suggs is one sore winner

    Ravens' Terrell Suggs is one sore winner

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh has prided himself in changing the bad-boy culture of the Ravens. The Ravens have talked at length about how faith has helped them in this playoff run and they'll even recite passages from the Bible in pos…
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  • 49ers and Ravens: The More Physical Teams Won

    49ers and Ravens: The More Physical Teams Won

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    San Francisco used its bruising ground game, and Baltimore relied on its rugged defense, to advance to the Super Bowl.
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  • John on HarBowl hype

    John on HarBowl hype

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts to having to face his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
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  • Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' win vs. New England

    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' win vs. New England

    baltimoresun.com ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' win vs. New England
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  • Niners Are 4.5-Point Favorites in Super Bowl

    Niners Are 4.5-Point Favorites in Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens are the first underdog of more than a touchdown to win both the division and championship playoff rounds.
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  • Bill Belichick: We’re disappointed, what else do you want me to…

    Bill Belichick: We’re disappointed, what else do you want me to say?

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t talk to CBS immediately after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but he did talk to the media afterward, and he continued emphasizing the same things: He was disappointed in losing, and he didn’t think the loss could b
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  • Buckle Up Part 2? Orioles enjoying Ravens' wild ride

    Buckle Up Part 2? Orioles enjoying Ravens' wild ride

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    After the Ravens won the AFC championship Sunday evening in New England, Ravens safety Ed Reed had an interesting choice of words before he walked off the podium.
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  • Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.…

    Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.?

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    New England and Atlanta, high-scoring offenses in the regular season, were each shut out in the second half.
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  • Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti ecstatic after team earns Super Bo…

    Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti ecstatic after team earns Super Bowl berth

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Ravens owner excited about AFC championship victoryHolding a victory cigar in his right hand, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was obviously an extremely happy man following the AFC championship game.
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  • Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin delivers on his promise of a win

    Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin delivers on his promise of a win

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Veteran wide receiver hauls in two touchdowns in victoryAnquan Boldin calmly told reporters last Wednesday that this season's AFC championship rematch with the New England Patriots would be different than last season's heartbreaking 23-20 loss.
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  • BWI to Ravens fans: don't mob team

    BWI to Ravens fans: don't mob team

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Airport says there will not be a chance for fans to greet the team upon their returnBaltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is telling Ravens fans who had planned to greet the team after their AFC championship win to stay away from …
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  • Mike Preston: Offensive line leads way to New Orleans

    Mike Preston: Offensive line leads way to New Orleans

    baltimoresun.com Jan 21, 2013
    Without this unit's improved play, Ravens would have struggled on offenseWhen historians look back on the Ravens' 2012 season, they will remember offensive coordinator Cam Cameron being fired and replaced by Jim Caldwell.
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  • We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    grantland.com Jan 21, 2013
    My friend Garrett, of Boston, has been calling Ravens QB Joe Flacco "FlaccoLOL" all year. Every one of those Bad Joe Flacco Games this season, with th...
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  • About Last Weekend: The Ravens' Revenge

    About Last Weekend: The Ravens' Revenge

    grantland.com Jan 21, 2013
    In case you were busy writing the first part of a gritty 3-D trilogy reimagining the story of Humpty Dumpty called "HD Volume One: Sitting on a Wall,"...
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  • Video - Is Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis the key to the team's success? 02:15

    Is Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis the key to the team's success?

    Jan 21
    The "NFL Total Access" crew debate whether or not the Baltimore Ravens would be in the Super Bowl without linebacker Ray Lewis.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: Super Bowl quarterback 00:58

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: Super Bowl quarterback

    Jan 21
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's stellar 2012 postseason continued Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Has Flacco done enough to silence his critics?
  • Video - 'The Coaches show': What impact has Jim Caldwell had on the Baltimore Ravens' offense? 02:00

    'The Coaches show': What impact has Jim Caldwell had on the Baltimore Ravens' offense?

    Jan 21
    Brian Billick and Dennis Green discuss what has changed for the Baltimore Ravens since Jim Caldwell became their offensive coordinator.
  • Video - John Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens ready for challenge 04:24

    John Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens ready for challenge

    Jan 21
    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh discusses how his team will prepare for the Super Bowl, coaching against his brother and if the feeling of heading to New Orleans has set in yet.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag: Diversity efforts need refining

    Jan 21
    The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
  • NBA - Los Angeles Clippers offseason paying off

    Jan 21
    A series of small-print moves has helped boost the Clippers to elite status in the 2012-13 season.
  • Peter King: Two compelling championship games produced HarBowl

    Jan 21
    ATLANTA -- The Niners are back. Hard to believe it's been 18 years since Steve Young threw six touchdown passes to shred the Chargers, then mimed having a monkey on his back while begging Harris Barton to rip it off, only to throw up a Gatorade/cookie m…