Milton Kent

Correspondent

Milton Kent hosted the weekly commentary Sports at Large from its creation in 2002 to its finale in July 2013. He has written about sports locally and nationally since 1988, covering the Baltimore Orioles, University of Maryland men's basketball, women's basketball and football, the Washington Wizards, the NBA, men's and women's college basketball and sports media for the Baltimore Sun and AOL Fanhouse.  He has covered the World Series, the American and National League Championship Series, the NFL playoffs, the NBA Finals and 17 NCAA men's and women's Final Fours. He currently teaches journalism at Morgan State University.

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In those first minutes and hours after the Ravens’ 35-31 loss to New England Saturday, there was a palpable sense of sorrow around town. And it was understandable. For three hours, fans had been taken on the proverbial roller coaster ride.

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Let’s start 2015 with a little hypothetical: Let’s imagine that you’ve been driving a clunker for years and you finally have the opportunity to upgrade. But, instead of the sports car you’ve always wanted, you get a minivan.

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The United States Olympic Committee decided earlier this month that it will make a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games and will choose the host city from a group of four, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, early in 2015. If Washington is selected as the U.S. representative, you can be certain that existing venues from around the state and the city will be used. 

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Did you happen to catch last week when President Obama in speaking about the controversy surrounding the movie “The Interview” mixed up the names of actor James Franco and quarterback Joe Flacco?

The Year in Sports

Dec 23, 2014
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  At the end of the calendar year, it’s customary on programs like this to look back at events from the year gone by. A number of fascinating things took place in 2014 around Baltimore and Maryland in a sporting context.


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Remember a few weeks ago, just after the Orioles lost to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series, when we wondered if the season the Birds had would be enough to forget the sting of coming up short in the quest for a World Series title?

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Former Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush returned to the Detroit Lions lineup Sunday after an extended injury, but his biggest contribution came before the game.

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Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL in September seemed at the time to be the last word on the subject. But a ruling last Friday from a retired federal judge sitting as an arbitrator overturning the suspension raises many more questions than it answered.


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Around the metro area, Sunday, families reconnected for the first time in months. Naps were taken, priests and pastors delivered fully developed homilies and sermons and people actually had extended conversations without one eye cocked to the television.

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Signs of intelligent life are starting to emerge from College Park. First, there was the August announcement that the school would guarantee scholarships to student-athletes until graduation, regardless of how they perform on the playing field. Then, there was the decision of the Board of Regents of the University System that coaches’ bonuses would be tied to the academic performances of their teams. Now comes word that one of the great and historic buildings in all of college athletics may get a second life.

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