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    In the home dugout at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time, outfielder Brett Phillips raved about the team he joined at the trade deadline. When he looked across the field as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Orioles seemed like an energetic group. Now that he’s in Baltimore, the feeling is evident. “I’ve recognized we have a group that’s hungry here,” Phillips said, “and a group that’s willing to get better and wants to win, regardless of circumstances in the past.” Those circumstances were three 100-loss seasons in the past four years as the Orioles underwent a rebuild that began with a midseason sell-off in 2018. But that rebuild is beginning to bear fruit, with executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias saying Wednesday “it’s liftoff from here” despite trading two major pieces at the deadline. About an hour before Phillips expressed that idea in the clubhouse Friday afternoon, several former Orioles enjoyed a luncheon inside the B&O Warehouse. And when they met with the media ahead of Saturday’s 30th anniversary of Camden Yards...
    With a trade deadline that saw the Orioles lose two significant contributors complete, executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias left Baltimore for Texas, first to deliver a message to the team and then to the public. He met with “a number of core players” — including Ryan Mountcastle, Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays— and assured them an Orioles rebuild now in its fourth full season is trending in the right direction. That memo came after Baltimore traded away Trey Mancini, its longest-tenured player, to the Houston Astros and Jorge López, its closer and lone All-Star, to the Minnesota Twins while the club was within reach of a wild-card spot. Elias tried to add to the roster, he said Wednesday, but Baltimore’s lone addition at the deadline was outfielder Brett Phillips, an energetic player but one who struggled immensely before the Tampa Bay Rays designated him for assignment. Those moves, he told them, could be seen as a step back for the major league team but represented a step forward for the organization. After this deadline, Elias suggested, the...
    The trade deadline has come and gone, and with it MLB teams’ final chance to fine-tune their rosters for the play-offs. Confirmation of the biggest deal of this summer - and perhaps any other - came at 4pm Eastern when the San Diego Padres announced the arrival of superstar outfielder Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals, adding Josh Bell too in a deal that saw five players go the other way and will have huge ramifications for the future of multiple franchises. Here, Sportsmail picks the league’s winners and losers from a frenetic trade deadline. The San Diego Padres confirmed the biggest deal of this summer with Juan Soto - here, Sportsmail picks the league’s winners and losers from a frenetic trade deadline RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jacob DeGrom returns to Mets with five innings and six... Swappin' San Diego! Padres go BIG at MLB's trade deadline by... Philadelphia Phillies add pitching with Los Angeles Angels... New York Yankees outcast Joey Gallo 'bound for the Los... Share this article...
    A game over .500 and only a handful of games out of a playoff spot, the Orioles are trading All-Star closer Jorge López to the Minnesota Twins, a source with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Baltimore Sun. It’s the second straight day the Orioles traded away a major league contributor at a time their rebuild seems to be finally coming to fruition at the major league level. On Monday, Baltimore traded first baseman Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros for two pitching prospects as part of a three-team swap that included the Tampa Bay Rays. Tuesday at 6 p.m. marks MLB’s trade deadline. In return for López, Baltimore received four more pitchers from Minnesota, getting right-hander Yennier Cano, a source with knowledge of the agreement said, and left-handers Cade Povich and Juan Rojas and right-hander and Juan Nuñez, according to reports. López has been with the Orioles since 2020, arriving as a waiver claim from the Kansas City Royals. After struggling in the middle innings as a starter, López moved to the back of Baltimore’s bullpen and had...
    Trey Mancini stood at a locker at Globe Life Field, one that belonged to him only briefly before he had to leave it behind. The words came easily, but the emotions did not. The Orioles’ longest-tenured player was in a daze, trying to process that he would soon no longer hold that title. On Monday afternoon, the Orioles’ rebuild faced its toughest move yet, with Baltimore trading Mancini, a player who endeared himself to the fan base with his personality and perseverance while facing cancer, to the Houston Astros for a pair of prospects as part of a three-team deal also involving the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal comes a day before the MLB trade deadline and with the Orioles only three games out of a wild-card spot, beginning a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at 51-51 after a 16-9 July that featured a 10-game winning streak. Mancini was on the field before Monday’s series opener giving hugs to Orioles teammates and staff. “To be a part of things changing for the better this year, and see the organization...
    The Orioles’ rebuild faced its toughest move yet Monday, with Baltimore trading Trey Mancini, the roster’s lone holdover from its most recent playoff run and a player who endeared himself to the fan base with his personality and perseverance while facing cancer, to the Houston Astros, sources with knowledge of the agreement confirmed to The Baltimore Sun. The return is not yet known. The deal comes a day before the Major League League trade deadline and with the Orioles only three games out of a wild-card spot, beginning a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at 51-51 after a 16-9 July that featured a 10-game winning streak. Mancini was on the field before Monday’s series opener giving hugs to Orioles teammates and staff. Mancini made his major league debut late in the 2016 season and was in the final guaranteed year of his contract with the team, having agreed to a deal with a mutual option for the 2023 season during spring training to avoid arbitration. But he has always said he didn’t expect both sides to pick up the...
    A Ravens coach called Patrick Queen the morning of June 21 with devastating news: Jaylon Ferguson, a teammate for the past two years, a friend who’d grown up just 25 minutes away in their native Louisiana, had died hours earlier. “I was just sitting there shocked and broke out crying, really, and then I still couldn’t grasp it,” Queen, a third-year inside linebacker, said. “It took me, probably, a good, two, three days just to calm down and be able to accept it. But it’s still tough.” With the Ravens reunited in Owings Mills for training camp, Queen, his teammates and their coaches are walking a tricky emotional tightrope: reckoning with the lingering trauma of Ferguson’s sudden passing while preparing for a pivotal 2022 season, all amid questions over star quarterback Lamar Jackson’s uncertain future in Baltimore. In a meeting ahead of the Ravens’ first full-team practice Wednesday, coach John Harbaugh addressed Ferguson’s death in person with his team for the first time. He said he told his players “that the only thing I can think to say is that...
    The Orioles lost their starter, then lost the game with their closer. Orioles starting pitcher Tyler Wells exited Wednesday night’s 6-4 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays with lower back discomfort, the team said. The decisive runs came in the 10th inning off All-Star Jorge López, with Randy Arozarena continuing to haunt the Orioles with a two-run double. Wells threw his 69th pitch, an 87 mph slider, with one out in the fifth inning and began grimacing on the mound after trying to adjust himself. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde, pitching coach Chris Holt and head athletic trainer Brian Ebel came out to the mound, with Wells eventually gingerly walking off the field with Ebel. Dillon Tate came in to replace him. Wells, a 27-year-old in his second major league season, was making his 20th start of the season, tying veteran Jordan Lyles for the most on the team. The Orioles said before the season they would exercise caution with Wells throughout the year. Between Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery in 2019 and the lost 2020 minor league season, he did...
    Getty San Jose State wide receiver Bailey Gaither makes a catch during a December 2020 game. It’s certainly not the marquee signing that many fans were clamoring for, but the Baltimore Ravens have added another wide receiver in Bailey Gaither, who last played for the Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL earlier this year. We have signed WR Bailey Gaither and placed G Ben Cleveland on the Non-Football Injury List.https://t.co/Pc4Gus8XmF — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 27, 2022 Gaither signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted rookie in 2021, though he actually retired in August, per USA Today’s Ryan Wood. It apparently didn’t stick, as he was drafted in the 14th round of the inaugural USFL draft by the Maulers. He made seven appearances, including two starts, during the 2022 regular season, finishing 16th in the league with 328 yards on 24 catches and tied for second with four touchdowns, according to Fox Sports. The former San Jose State standout is the latest of several undrafted receivers to arrive in Baltimore looking to earn a roster spot, including...
    Annie Rock is not a Baltimore native, but she’s adopted the Orioles. Her hometown Chicago Cubs remain her favorite, but the Orioles are her American League team, and she’s kept up with them since moving to Baltimore in 2019 for law school. In that time, she’s largely known the club as the worst in Major League Baseball. But recently, when she checked the team’s record — expecting to see the same abysmal, cellar-dwelling club — she was surprised. “I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, they’re a game under .500,’” she said Tuesday while wearing an Orioles’ Sammy Sosa T-shirt. “It was exciting.” The Orioles haven’t had a winning record in six years and entered this season devoid of expectations. But their efforts to rebuild, which have tested the patience of some fans, are showing signs of life. Die-hards and casual fans alike took notice as the club entered the All-Star break with a 46-46 record. “They can jump on it,” manager Brandon Hyde said of the Orioles bandwagon. “Going into this year, for me, that was the No. 1 goal,...
    Before the Orioles began the second half of the season Friday night, manager Brandon Hyde said he felt no need to discuss with his players their playoff positioning. He had no interest in muddying the vibes they have created for themselves. “I don’t want anything to change,” Hyde said. But change, surely, is coming. The trade deadline is Aug. 2, and the Orioles, at 46-47 after Friday’s 7-6 loss to the New York Yankees, are last in the American League East, though they’re within a handful of games of a playoff spot in a crowded wild-card race. This week, with two more games against the Yankees before a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays, will likely go a long way in determining how much the Orioles are willing to buy or sell at the trade deadline. A scenario in which they do both is certainly plausible. Still, during his tenure as the Orioles’ executive vice president and general manager, Mike Elias has rarely held onto pending free agents. The Orioles have a couple more such candidates as this year’s...
    The run the Orioles embarked on before the All-Star break turned what some expected to be another losing campaign into one of excitement, with a 46-46 record and a path toward more competitive baseball on the horizon. Baltimore is 30-22 since May 21, the day then-top prospect Adley Rutschman made his major league debut at Camden Yards. He’s expected to be the first of several high-level prospects to join the Orioles this season and beyond but there are questions about the trade deadline and whether the team’s winning ways can be carried through the rest of the summer. Before the Orioles return from the All-Star break, beat reporters Nathan Ruiz and Andy Kostka and editor Tim Schwartz give their opinions about how Baltimore should approach the trade deadline, the team’s most important development so far and which prospect they’re most excited to see debut this summer. Should the Orioles be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline? Ruiz: There’s no reason they can’t be both, though this upcoming week, with seven games against the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay...
    Like All-Star games, elections tend to leave behind a touch of optimism (and more than a little second-guessing), so it’s probably fortuitous that the Maryland primary fell on the same day as the Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic this year. Both events provide an opportunity to take the measure of things. But while the outcome of the primary vote is critically important to the state, the result of the game at Dodger Stadium isn’t that big a deal to Orioles fans. That’s because the 2022 franchise already made them proud. How? By doing something throughout the season that many of us had not anticipated: They’ve been winning games. Not all of them. Not even most of them. But a whole lot more than they did last season, or most seasons of late. Even the most casual of sports fans has likely heard about the 10-game winning streak the Birds put together recently, the best such streak by the team this century. But the real marvel is the O’s overall record of 46 wins against 46 losses. What’s so great about...
    When Baltimore took Ben McDonald with the top choice in the 1989 draft, it was just one small part of a thrilling season for the Orioles. They had the No. 1 pick was because the previous year had been terrible, but by the time they actually made the selection, the Orioles were in first place in the AL East, on their way to becoming one of baseball’s classic underdog stories. In fact, McDonald was drafted on June 5, 1989 — the same day Baltimore won a season-high eighth game in a row. Sound familiar? This year’s Orioles are suddenly drawing comparisons to that ‘89 team. After entering the season in the midst of a difficult rebuild — Baltimore will pick first in the draft Sunday for the second time in four years — the Orioles have become one of the game’s biggest surprises over the past few weeks. A 10-game winning streak put Baltimore briefly above .500. As the All-Star break approaches, the Orioles have almost as many victories (45) as they did all of last year (52). A playoff...
    Greg Amsinger’s first year hosting MLB Network’s coverage of the league’s draft lacked suspense, at least in the terms of the No. 1 pick. That isn’t the case with what the Orioles will do in that spot this year. In 2009, San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg was the top player available by a hefty margin, and the Washington Nationals selected him first overall in a move that shocked no one. But there’s no guarantee the same will be true after the Orioles make their second No. 1 pick in four years Sunday. There’s a player viewed as the best of the draft class in Georgia high school outfielder Druw Jones, the son of five time All-Star Andruw Jones, but he’s not necessarily viewed as a runaway talent relative to the others. Jones is likely among the group of five players the Orioles are considering for the top pick, with the others believed to be Oklahoma high school shortstop Jackson Holliday, Georgia high school infielder Termarr Johnson, Florida high school outfielder Elijah Green and Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee. The...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope were unveiled Tuesday. A spectrum of starlight passing through the atmosphere of an exoplanet 1,150 light-years from earth showed the chemical fingerprint of the planet’s atmosphere. NEW IMAGE: This star-forming region is called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. The “Cosmic Cliffs” showcase shed new light on how stars form. pic.twitter.com/yhNoYDT3tV — Paul Gessler (@PaulGessler) July 12, 2022 READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In 5 Maryland CountiesA view of the Southern Ring Nebula showed expanding gas and debris. An image of Stephan’s Quintet showed the collection of five galaxies in the constellation Pegasus.  NASA’s final image showed Carina Nebula with massive young stars and remnants of supernova explosions. “We know more about the distant universe today than we did yesterday by leaps and bounds,” Project Scientist Alex Lockwood said. “Now, we see beauty on another level with structure and so much scientific potential. And, this was just the beginning.” The team at the Space Telescope Science Institute at The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus in...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Momentum in the Orioles clubhouse keeps soaring for the birds. The team has learned within the past few hours that its closer, Jorge Lopez, was named to the American League All-Star roster. Lopez boasts one of the best ERA’s among all relievers in baseball and holds 16 saves, including three straight since the Fourth of July—propelling the team to its eighth straight win. For Lopez, his nomination means that much more. He is dedicating it to his son Mikael who has battled several autoimmune diseases since his birth.
    Now that he’s seen the way it has worked out, at least for half a season, manager Brandon Hyde isn’t afraid to admit how he felt several months ago on the doorstep of the campaign, when he had no idea how his Orioles pitching staff would operate. He was at a loss about his starting rotation, let alone his bullpen. That’s a scary place for a major league manager to find himself, unsure of whether the arms at his disposal will give his bats a fighting chance. “I was really nervous,” Hyde said, before amending his statement slightly. “Extremely nervous.” Fast forward to July, where the Orioles stand on steadier footing and all that uncertainty has faded away behind a string of strong starts and solid bullpen outings. Including the display from right-hander Jordan Lyles during Thursday night’s 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore starters have allowed one run or fewer in 15 of the last 20 games. And as the bats continue to crop up in timely places, Baltimore has put together its first five-game winning streak...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Outside linebacker Justin Houston is coming back to the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. Needing help at pass rush last offseason, the Ravens signed Houston to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million on July 31. In 15 starts in purple and black, Houston recorded 34 combined tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, 17 quarterback hits and one forced fumble. READ MORE: Repairs On Baltimore's North Avenue Sinkhole Could Take 6 Weeks To Complete, City SaysHe got his 100th career sack in the team’s Week 9 loss to the Miami Dolphins, becoming the 37th player in NFL history to reach the milestone. Welcome back @JHouston50❗️ We’ve agreed to terms on a 1-year deal❗️ pic.twitter.com/VoB58dJodb — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 7, 2022 Houston will once again be the veteran presence in an outside linebacker room with a lot of questions. Second-year rusher Odafe Oweh is the only returning starter on track to start the regular season. Tyus Bowser, who signed a four-year extension in March 2021, tore his Achilles in the team’s season...
    The Orioles on Tuesday announced the initial list of former players who will participate in the team’s August celebration of Camden Yards’ 30-year anniversary. Eddie Murray, Chris Davis, Robert Andino, Rick Sutcliffe, Jay Gibbons, Chris Hoiles, Rodrigo López and Jeff Reboulet will be honored before Baltimore’s Aug. 6 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s not a final list of players, an Orioles official said. The team has extended invites to several other alumni and will add them to the list as they confirm they will attend. Notable exclusions from the first list include shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., whose record 2,131st consecutive game came at Camden Yards; center fielder Adam Jones, who holds many of the ballpark’s offensive records; and right-hander Mike Mussina, who won 30 more games at the venue than any other pitcher has. In April, Jones told 105.7 The Fan he had not yet been invited to the festivities. As of publication, he did not respond to a message from The Baltimore Sun about whether that had changed. As for Ripken Jr., 61, Major League Baseball has encouraged...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The New York Yankees are the best team in baseball but they still could look to make some trades before the trade deadline. Here are three division rivals they should trade for right now The New York Yankees are the best team in baseball but they also play in the best division in baseball. Four of the five teams in the American League East are above .500 and the only team that isn’t above .500 (the Baltimore Orioles) has the best record for any last place team in the sport at 36-42. Therefore, there aren’t many teams for them to trade within their division. But there are still three divisional that the Yankees should trade for right now.New York Yankees: 3 division rival trade targets 3 Austin Hays OF, Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles outfielder Austin HaysIn 2022, Austin Hays has been the best offensive player for the Baltimore Orioles after having a good year in 2021. This season, Hays has played in 73 games and he has hit .275/.331/.468 with 11...
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died from a fatal mix of fentanyl and cocaine before he his body was discovered last week, according to a city medical examiner. As a spokesperson for Baltimore's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told DailyMail.com on Friday, the 26-year-old's death has been ruled an accident. No written autopsy is available yet, but the agency hopes to have one mostly complete in the next few months. Ferguson's body was discovered on June 21. There were no signs of trauma or foul play, and investigators left open the possibility of a drug overdose, which was confirmed on Friday. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died from a fatal mix of fentanyl and cocaine before he his body was discovered last week, according to a city medical examiner 'Our priority is focused on the man Jaylon was and the positive impact he made on so many as a father, son, fiancé, friend and teammate,' read a team statement. 'It would be inappropriate for us to comment further while we continue to support his family and teammates, who are...
    It is an empire built piece by piece, but reaching expansively across the Baltimore area and beyond — through real estate that includes a downtown landmark and a renowned horse farm, to an aggressive law firm that won billions of dollars for workers harmed by asbestos and smokers sickened by tobacco, and of course, wrapping in the Orioles, whose glories and struggles define their proud and scrappy hometown. But now, in the twilight of his life, Peter G. Angelos’ vast portfolio of assets could be broken up amid a family feud over who will control them. According to a recently filed lawsuit, his wife wants to sell the team and his older son wants to “dismantle or dissolve” his law firm, the signature holdings that propelled the son of a Highlandtown tavern owner into one the most prominent and powerful figures in the state. The suit, filed June 9 by his younger son, Louis F. Angelos, 52, details a family feud that allegedly has been brewing since the health of the family patriarch began declining and he could no longer...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Medical examiners have determined that Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died after overdosing on a cocktail of fentanyl and cocaine, the Baltimore Banner reports. An autopsy showed that 26-year-old Ferguson’s death was caused by the combined effects of the drugs. His death has been ruled an accident. READ MORE: How To Avoid Traffic Snafus In Baltimore Over The Fourth Of July WeekendThe Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of death to WJZ on Friday. Officers found Ferguson at a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue around 11:25 p.m. on June 21. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. READ MORE: University of Maryland Medicine Release Findings On Death Of Pig Heart Transplant RecipientIn three seasons with the Ravens, Ferguson played 38 games, 10 of them starts, recording 67 combined tackles and 4 1/2 sacks. Following his death, the team released a series of statements from head coach John Harbaugh and multiple players recalling how Ferguson was an engaging presence in the locker room, known for his smile and positive attitude. MORE...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Medical examiners have determined that Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died after overdosing on a cocktail of fentanyl and cocaine, according to the Baltimore Banner. An autopsy showed that 26-year-old Ferguson’s death was caused by the combined effects of the drugs. His death has been ruled an accident. READ MORE: University of Maryland Medicine Release Findings On Death Of Pig Heart Transplant RecipientThe Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of death to WJZ on Friday. Officers found outside linebacker Ferguson at a residence in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue around 11:25 p.m. on June 21. They had been responding to a report of a questionable death and found medics tending to Ferguson who was unconscious at the time. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Hot & Sticky, Plus Alert Day SaturdayHe was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. In three seasons with the Ravens, Ferguson played 38 games, 10 of them starts, recording 67 combined tackles and 4 1/2 sacks. Following his death, the team released a series of statements from head coach John Harbaugh...
    With investigators looking into the death of Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, his family on Thursday asked for privacy, calling this “one of the darkest moments in our lives.” In a statement shared on social media by Doni Smith, Ferguson’s fiancee, the family said it was with “deep sadness that we acknowledge the unexpected passing of our beloved Jaylon Ferguson.” Baltimore Police said they found the 26-year-old unresponsive at a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue in Baltimore’s Harwood neighborhood late Tuesday. Ferguson never regained consciousness and was later pronounced dead on the scene. Police said there were no signs of trauma or foul play, but investigators have not ruled out the possibility of an overdose. They said the medical examiner will determine a cause of death. In its statement, Ferguson’s family said that despite “the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Jaylon’s death has yet to be determined. This is one of the darkest moments in our lives and we are still utterly shocked. We ask that you please respect our...
    Super Bowl champion Tony Siragusa, who went on to be a popular NFL broadcaster, is dead at 55. The Kenilworth, N.J., native died suddenly Wednesday, according to a statement from Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti posted to the team’s Twitter feed. “Goose,” as he was known around the league, spent nearly the second half of his 12 year NFL career in Baltimore after playing seven season with the Indianapolis Colts. He also served 12 years as a sideline analyst for Fox Network. “He was a special person and clearly one of the most popular players in Ravens history,” Bisciotti wrote. The 6-foot-3 defensive tackled weighed in at 340 pounds, which helped solidify a Ravens defense that topped the Giants 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV after the 2000 season. “There was no one like Goose,” Brian Billick, who coached that team, said in statement. “We would not have won the Super Bowl without him.” Former Pro Bowl defensive back Rod Woodson played behind Siragusa on that 2001 Super Bowl team. He remembered Goose as being “always the life of the party.”...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens have selected 20 Baltimore City Public Schools graduates as Ozzie Newsome Scholars, according to team staff. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and his wife, Renee, created the scholarship program in honor of Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens’ longtime personnel executive and Pro Football Hall of Famer, staff said.  READ MORE: Where's Marty? Kicking It At Baltimore Blast Soccer CampThe program funds scholarships for public school graduates who attend one of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are on the short list of those higher-education institutions, staff said. Ozzie Newsome Scholars receive an annual scholarship of $10,000 for up to five years of college—a total of $50,000 per scholar.  This year, the Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation made a $4 million gift in his name to Maryland’s HBCUs, providing $1 million in scholarship funds to each, according to team staff. Beginning with this school year, 20 new freshmen scholars will be selected every year for four years, producing a total of...
    2The day after Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman made his major league debut, right-hander Spenser Watkins took a line drive to the forearm. It gave him a unique perspective to watch Baltimore’s turnaround. Watkins spent the next 15 days on the injured list, hanging around the team and watching games as a spectator. Optioned to Triple-A Norfolk once healthy, he followed along from a distance. Officially back in the majors Saturday, he contributed to the Orioles’ tide turning, holding the Chicago White Sox to one unearned run over five innings in Baltimore’s fourth straight win. “There was always that sense of this team can really come together and be something special,” Watkins said. “Once Rutsch was added and everything, it brought us another energy aspect that really helped fuel everything. And you see it from the outside. When I was down there [in Triple-A], I was able to watch the games and see how much fun everybody has. “This thing is really coming together, and it’s a really fun thing to be a part of.” Two days before promoting Rutschman,...
    June 22, 2022, has become the saddest and longest day in Ravens history. Early Wednesday morning, the team announced that fourth-year outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died at age 26 after authorities found him unresponsive late Tuesday in a North Baltimore home. Early in the evening, a team spokesman confirmed that former Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa died at age 55. The cause of death was not immediately known. The impact of the news was felt throughout the organization. “Just a tough, tough day,” said former Ravens outside linebacker Peter Boulware, a one-time teammate of Siragusa’s on the 2000 team that won the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. “We’ll get through it. My prayers are with this team and this organization. That’s who we are.” Only a few guys in the Ravens’ 26-year history exemplified toughness better than the 6-foot-4, 330-pound Siragusa. At the same time, he became a voice for a team in search of leadership. Some of the old Baltimore Colts fans compared Siragusa with late Hall of Fame defensive tackle Art Donovan, but Donovan was the happy-go-lucky type....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens are preparing to host their 2022 training camp, which will feature 16 free practices at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, according to team officials. The center can host roughly 1,000 fans per day, officials said. READ MORE: Swimmers Warned To Avoid Matapeake Beach Over High Levels Of BacteriaThe Ravens have scheduled a free practice at M&T Bank Stadium on July 30 too. After each practice, there will be a post-practice autograph session for children ages 6–14. READ MORE: Maryland May Experience The Domino Effect Of A Controversial Supreme Court Ruling On AbortionConstellation is presenting the training camp. Fans can register online for a parking pass to attend one of the Owings Mills practices. The online reservation is on a first-come, first-served basis, officials said. MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Sun And Warm Temperatures Are On The HorizonThe Ravens’ first full-team training camp practice will be held Wednesday, July 27. The final date for fans attending training camp is Wednesday, Aug. 17, according to team officials.
    Former Poly forward Justin Lewis has signed with the Chicago Bulls, the Marquette men’s basketball team announced Friday. Lewis, who averaged 16.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore while leading the Golden Eagles to the NCAA Tournament, is receiving a two-way contract, according to The Athletic. The 20-year-old Lewis joins a Bulls team that went 46-36 under coach Billy Donovan last season and returned to the playoffs for the first time in five years before losing to the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Chicago selected Arizona point guard Dalen Terry with the No. 18 overall pick on Thursday. “Gods plan !! Let’s work!” Lewis tweeted early Friday morning. According to ESPN, two-way contracts in the 2022-23 season will be equal to one-half of the rookie minimum salary, or approximately $502,000 for the year. Two-way players compete mostly in the NBA G League and can make up to 50 appearances for their team during the regular season, but are not eligible to play in the postseason. While Lewis was projected to be taken in...
    Former Poly and Marquette forward Justin Lewis has agreed to a two-way deal with the Chicago Bulls, according to The Athletic, after going unselected in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night. The 20-year-old Lewis joins a Bulls team that went 46-36 under coach Billy Donovan last season and returned to the playoffs for the first time in five years before losing to the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Chicago selected Arizona point guard Dalen Terry with the No. 18 overall pick on Thursday. “Gods plan !! Let’s work!” Lewis tweeted early Friday morning. According to ESPN, two-way contracts in the 2022-23 season will be equal to one-half of the rookie minimum salary, or approximately $502,000 for the year. Two-way players compete mostly in the NBA G League and can make up to 50 appearances for their team during the regular season, but are not eligible to play in the postseason. While Lewis was projected to be taken in the mid to late second round, it was still somewhat surprising to see him fall out of...
    The family of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, who died suddenly on Tuesday night, have released a statement in an attempt to quell speculation over the 26-year-old's cause of death. In a posting by Ferguson's fiancée, Doni Smith to social media read 'despite the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Jaylon's death has yet to be determined.' Police have said that there were no signs of trauma or foul play although they are 'not ruling out the possibility of an overdose' in Ferguson's 'questionable death'. Ferguson was found unresponsive at a home in Baltimore. Medics on the scene attempted to revive him but he could not be saved. The family of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, who died suddenly on Tuesday night, have released a statement in an attempt to quell speculation over the 26-year-old's cause of death His fiancée, Doni Smith, seen left, wrote: 'Despite the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Jaylon's death has yet to be determined' Ferguson was reportedly in the best shape of his...
    Peter Angelos’ wife Georgia on Wednesday became the latest and arguably most crucial voice to weigh in on the side of her son, John Angelos, as the head of the Orioles, pushing back against a lawsuit filed last week by her other son. With family patriarch and O’s owner Peter Angelos ailing and no longer managing his holdings, Louis Angelos, 52, sued his older brother and mother last week over what he said were John Angelos’ efforts to seize control of the team and other assets. But in a statement the Orioles released Wednesday, Georgia Kousouris Angelos asserted her role as the voice of her husband and cast support to older son John, 54. “I, alone, have the authority to manage the family’s assets and make decisions,” Georgia Angelos said. “Since I appointed John Angelos as chairman and CEO of the Orioles in 2020, he has led the organization thoughtfully and effectively, including through unprecedentedly challenging times,” the 80-year-old family matriarch said. “John has my full faith, as well as the trust and confidence of Major League Baseball.” Peter Angelos,...
    On Opening Day in 1902, Orioles fans were an eager lot. Much was expected of their team, a favorite to win it all in the second year of American League play. How good was Baltimore? The lineup boasted five future baseball Hall of Famers, three of whom — infielder John “Muggsy” McGraw, outfielder Joe Kelley and catcher Wilbert Robinson — starred for the Orioles’ onetime National League champions, who won three straight pennants in the 1890s. But Baltimore found itself in the new circuit, with a stellar pitcher (26-game winner Joe “Iron Man” McGinnity) and a promising young catcher, Roger Bresnahan, who also were bound one day for Cooperstown. The city welcomed them with great fanfare: a parade over cobbled streets from the Eutaw House hotel to Oriole Park on York Road. Twelve mounted police officers and a 30-piece band led the way as folks lined the route, straining to see their heroes pass in horse-drawn carriages. Nearly 13,000 people jammed the ballpark, whooping and hollering but to no avail. The Orioles lost, 8-1, to the Philadelphia A’s — the...
    The lawsuit that has split the family of ailing Orioles owner Peter Angelos won’t halt discussions about a new lease to keep the team in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Stadium Authority, which says it continues to recognize the authority of CEO John Angelos to negotiate on the club’s behalf. The stadium authority — the Major League Baseball team’s landlord at Camden Yards — said Monday that lease talks are continuing with John Angelos, whose brother Louis accuses him of trying to wrest control and ownership of the family fortune, including the Orioles. “The Orioles have represented to us that he [John Angelos] is CEO of the Orioles and Controlling Person under the MLB Agreement, and MSA will continue to work with him and team leadership until we are told differently,” Thomas Kelso, the stadium authority’s chairman, said in reply to questions from The Baltimore Sun. “We have an excellent working relationship with John and the team’s senior leadership.” A new lease is critical to binding the team to Baltimore. The current lease contains a clause barring “the relocation of...
    (CNN)Tony Siragusa, a key part of the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl winning team in 2001, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, according to a statement from the team. The team announcement didn't list a cause or place of his death. "The Siragusa family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this difficult time," the organization said.Siragusa had a 12-year playing career as a defensive tackle with Indianapolis Colts and Ravens before working for Fox Sports from 2003 to 2015, including nearly a decade as a sideline analyst on the network's NFL broadcasts."This is a tough one. I love Goose like a brother," former Ravens superstar Ray Lewis said. "From the first day we met, I knew that life was different. I knew he was someone who would change my life forever. He was a one-of-a-kind person who made you feel important and special. You can never replace a man like that.Read More "On the field, he was the ultimate competitor who brought out the best in all of us."Former running back Jamal Lewis said Siragusa was one of the most humble and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Trinidad-style street Carnival is coming to Baltimore this summer, the city announced Wednesday. The Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival is a two-day festival coming to Clifton Park in Northeast Baltimore next month. The event promises “spectacular costumes, joyous revelry, and a generous dash of international flavor.” READ MORE: Baltimore Ravens OLB Jaylon Ferguson Has Died, Team SaysThe festival will be held July 9 and 10, and tickets are $20. Admission for children 12 and under is free. READ MORE: There Are Three Presumed Monkeypox Cases In Maryland, Officials SayAn announcement Wednesday morning at City Hall included a performance. MORE NEWS: Former Ravens DT Tony Siragusa, Member Of Super Bowl XXXV Team, Dead At 55Learn more about the event and find tickets at the festival’s Eventbrite page.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa has died at 55, according to sources and TMZ. Siragusa, known as “Goose,” was a member of the winning Super Bowl XXXV game in 2001. He was part of a legendary defensive unit that allowed the fewest point (165) in NFL history. READ MORE: Baltimore Museum of Art Name Search Firm To Replace Outgoing Director BedfordHe played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and the Ravens. TMZ Sports said Siragusa’s former Ravens teammate, Jamal Lewis, confirmed the news to the outlet. #BREAKING: More crushing news – Ravens legend Tony Siragusa has passed away at the age of 55, per sources. This comes just hours after Ravens OLB Jaylon Ferguson was pronounced dead. [email protected] pic.twitter.com/L0IfeA85Ih — Rick Ritter (@RickRitterWJZ) June 22, 2022 Siragusa was in Baltimore last month for a ceremony to honor the Super Bowl champions at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. NFL Films was rolling at the event for a 30 for 30 documentary on the team. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Weather Threat Triggers...