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As we’ve said here before, the lure of sports for many is its simplicity. Sports are compelling to many because, in a world filled with nuance and shades of gray, where the good guy and the bad guy are often indecipherable, athletics are nice and neat. In that story line, our guys can do no wrong and whatever they do in pursuit of success is acceptable.

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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.