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O's reach 200-homer plateau for third straight year
Adam Jones' game-tying homer in the third inning against the Red Sox on Saturday pushed this Orioles team even deeper into the franchise's lore.

Markakis' shoulder better, but still not ready to play
Nick Markakis is feeling better after being hit by a 91-mph fastball from Aaron Loup in the right shoulder during Tuesday's win against the Blue Jays, but he's still not quite ready to play.

Pearce scratched from lineup with right wrist soreness
In a precautionary move, the Orioles removed Steve Pearce from the starting lineup with right wrist soreness more than an hour before Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

Showalter wants starters to get extra day of rest
As the Orioles prepare their playoff rotation, manager Buck Showalter is willing to share one detail: He wants his starters to all get one extra day of rest for their first game.

Orioles' Chris Davis was caught in crackdown
The Oriole slugger took amphetamines even as MLB beefed up scrutiny

Orioles slugger Chris Davis, suspended recently for using a banned stimulant, was caught amid a leaguewide crackdown that began three years ago as players' use of Adderall spiked, according to sports physicians and other experts.








Raid drives fear of driver's licenses among immigrants
Leading advocacy group warns that agents can access data

Leading advocacy group warns that agents can access data.








Firefighters battling two-alarm blaze in Federal Hill
A two-alarm fire broke out in several rowhouses Saturday evening in Federal Hill.


Baltimore Co. Republicans face Howard Co. Democrats in redrawn District 12
Veteran Senator Kasemeyer faces challenge from Republican Pippy

In Maryland's newly redrawn 12th legislative district — which slithers from southwestern Baltimore County to West Columbia in Howard County — the race for the State House is pretty neatly divided along county lines.








Ravens take back nearly 8,000 Ray Rice jerseys, acknowledge team is in 'new territory'
Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne on Saturday reiterated that an ESPN "Outside the Lines" report on the team’s handling of Ray Rice’s assault case contained inaccuracies that the team will address next week.








Coalition pushing for 'lockbox' amendment
Question 1 on Nov. ballot would protect Md. transportation funds from diversions

A diverse coalition of business groups, unions and transit advocates is urging Maryland voters to put a constitutional "lockbox" on state transportation funds, making it harder for governors and lawmakers to divert the money to other purposes.







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10/31/2011

Herman Cain: “I Was Falsely Accused of Sexual Harassment”
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The Curious Timing of the Herman Cain Accusation

J. Robert Smith

For Herman Cain, forget the treats; just bring on the tricks.

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is the subject of a bombshell accusation on Halloween day that he sexually harassed two women during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. Cain stoutly denies the charges.

The curious thing about the accusations against Cain are their timing. Why now? Why did Politico break the news now, as opposed to weeks before or later, if Cain secured the GOP presidential nomination? Did Politico only obtain the story now, or had it been sitting on the report for a while? Why now?

Early opinion among conservative leaders is that the fossil media is up to its old tricks in reporting allegations of sexual harassment against Cain. Politico is serving as the cat’s paw for its liberal allies and the Democrat Party, goes the thinking. This could be. The fossil media – Politico included – may have determined that Cain poses a potent threat to Barack Obama’s presidency and that he had to be politically offed now before he gained any more momentum. A Cain presidency could shake liberaldom, the race industry, and the Democratic Party to its foundations.

But there’s another consideration to make in the Cain attack. Who benefits immediately from bursting Cain’s fast-rising presidential balloon? Why, Cain’s Republican rivals. Sherlock Holmes wasn’t about sleuthing for the obvious suspects, nor should those following the Cain story as it unfolds. It may be worth investigating Cain’s GOP rivals, who have every reason to facilitate the allegations against the Georgia businessman.

It’s all speculation at this point, but no GOP candidate or campaign should be eliminated as a potential source for the broadside aimed at Cain. Certainly, it would be good to hear condemnation coming for all GOP presidential candidates about the attempt to “high tech lynch” their fellow Republican.

Given Cain’s dramatic rise in the polls, mudslinging in Cain’s direction is as inevitable as little ghosts and goblins showing at neighborhood doors throughout the nation on Halloween night. Tricks are more the rule in politics than treats. That’s just a fact of life.

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Estimated 7,000 fans trade in Ray Rice jerseys (The Associated Press)
More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event at Baltimore's home team officials said Saturday. The Ravens handed out 5,595 new jerseys before running out before midday Saturday, then issued more than 2,400 vouchers for fans to pick up their jerseys once new shipments arrive in October. Team spokesman Kevin Byrne said the Ravens spent ''six figures'' on the trade-in. ''The NFL licensed jerseys are not recyclable because of certain materials in parts of the jersey, so what we're going to do is offer them to companies who deal in scrap,'' Byrne said.

Browns' Gordon has suspension reduced to 10 games (The Associated Press)
Josh Gordon's tangled ordeal, full of legal twists and turns, has finally been straightened out. He can run a route back to the Browns this season. Cleveland's star wide receiver was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games Friday after the league announced changes to its drug policy. Gordon will be eligible to play in Cleveland's final six games after the league and NFL Players Association agreed on revisions to the substance abuse program two days after announcing changes on performance enhancing drugs.

Off-field violence injects unwanted reality into fantasy football (Reuters)
(Repeats story with no changes to headline or text) By Ben Klayman DETROIT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Joe Gallo is not just a fan of National Football League running back Adrian Peterson, he "owns" him, as do thousands of other participants in the world of fantasy football. That explains why Gallo, a 31-year-old New Yorker who works in public relations, is so chagrined now that it appears Peterson could be out for the rest of the season after being benched by the Minnesota Vikings while he faces allegations of child abuse. "I still have Peterson on my bench," Gallo said. ...

NFL in crisis: Chief vows to put 'house in order' (AFP)
New York (AFP) - Embattled National Football League boss Roger Goodell vowed to put the sport's "house in order" amid a firestorm over the NFL's handling of off-field violence involving players.

Weather: Week 3 Forecasts (Rotoworld)
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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated' (The Associated Press)
More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning. Goodell was short on specifics Friday as he discussed how he would address the rash of domestic violence incidents in the league. He said the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform (Reuters)
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Goodell has been under fire since the NFL's slow and fumbled response to the domestic violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, whose knock-out punch to his then-fiancee was captured in a video that went viral last week. ...

NFL's Ravens knew about Rice video within hours: ESPN (Reuters)
(Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens knew about the video of star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-girlfriend in an elevator within hours of the assault and the NFL team later sought leniency for him, ESPN reported on Friday. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" said it spoke to more than 20 sources for the report, including team officials, current and former league officials, NFL Players Association representatives and associates, and advisers and friends of Rice. ...

Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get it (The Associated Press)
Oh, Roger, you still don't get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that essentially hit on these four key points: - We got it wrong before. - Now, enjoy the games! After 45 minutes of sidestepping, all we learned is that the NFL will get back to us in 135 days on how it plans to deal with this scourge on the game. Suspend himself for letting Ray Rice off far too easy after the former Ravens running back knocked his fiancee unconscious in a casino elevator.

As NFL tries to reassure women, sponsor Crest is first to retreat (Reuters)
By Eric Kelsey and Jennifer Saba LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When NFL players strap on their pink shoes and gloves in October for the league's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, it will be doing so with one less sponsor, a notable retreat blamed on the league's handling of domestic violence. Crest, Procter & Gamble Co's dental brand, will no longer be offering pink mouth guards to NFL players, the company said on Friday, the first sponsor to publicly withdraw from the NFL's signature overture to women. ...

ESPN report details what Baltimore Ravens knew in Ray Rice case (Shutdown Corner)
Commissioner Roger Goodell answered many questions during a news conference Friday on what he got wrong on the Ray Rice case, in which the since-released Baltimore Ravens running back was initially suspended just two games for a domestic violence incident in which he knocked out his wife. And while Goodell's answers and his role in the matter are important, one other key entity hasn't answered too many questions about its role. The Ravens. The team's brass sat down with the Baltimore Sun to discuss the incident, in which Rice punched his then-fiancee in an elevator, and not much else has come from them (outside of coach John Harbaugh, who has his normal media availability). And the main takeaway from that interview was general manager Ozzie Newsome saying that Rice told the team the truth about what happened in the elevator. Not much was made of that Newsome comment in most circles, but it opened up a new set of questions: If the team knew exactly what happened on that video, why didn't it take any action before releasing Rice on Sept. 8, the day TMZ released it? And Rice told the Ravens the truth, why did the team change course when the video was released?
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