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Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York. This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.

Machado day to day with back tightness
Manny Machado was originally in Tuesday's starting lineup but was removed just before the game with back tightness.

Rebounding Bundy records best outing of season
Top prospect Dylan Bundy, on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery, turned in his best outing of the season in a Class A start, throwing six innings in under 75 pitches.

Guilmet sent down to make room for Gonzalez
The Orioles made room for Miguel Gonzalez on the roster to start Tuesday's game by optioning reliever Preston Guilmet to Triple-A

Jimenez's ankle injury slow to mend
Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has been progressing slowly from a right ankle injury, so much so that he may leave the team to better heal. They'll know more after a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Jones honored for his 'Heart & Hustle'
All-Star center fielder Adam Jones was named the winner of the Orioles' Heart & Hustle Award. From each team's representative, an overall MLB winner be honored.

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Mayor says decision spotlights city's civil rights history, tourism appeal

The NAACP, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States, has announced it will hold its annual national convention in Baltimore in 2016.








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Baltimore commuters take heart: Some of the frustration felt in recent weeks on major arteries to downtown will soon come to an end.


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New superintendent says Naval Academy will meet evolving challenges
Vice Adm. Walter E. 'Ted' Carter is 62 n d superintendent; Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller retires after 40 years in Navy

As the United States confronts "perilous challenges," the new head of the Naval Academy said Wednesday, the training, facilities and curriculum at the elite school for future Navy and Marine Corps officers must evolve rapidly.







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3/12/2013

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CITED FOR NOT SPEEDING?
Brujo Blanco

Check out the link in this rant. This involves a woman who was doing 63 in a 65 on I95 in Maryland. She was cited for failure to go to the right. This is interesting because according to the Maryland State Police she should have been going faster than the posted limit apparently because she was holding up traffic. The wind at the time was going at 40 mph. She said she had actually slowed down because of the wind.

I really have a problem with this. If this woman loses this case will it establish a precedent for traffic enforcement. As far as I am concerned the speed limit applies to all lanes of traffic. Not only that speedometers are not really specifically on the mark. That is why most departments allow a variance regarding speeding citations.

If this goes in the favor of the state will it result in citations out the butt for this type of offense. After all it will be an easy pop for the police. When you are driving you could be going too slow or too fast at any point in time at all. It would also be a good source of money for the state so I suppose the liberals will like it.

In reading some of the blogs there are a lot of people that believe the police did a good thing. It is a good thing I suppose if you either like to drive fast or you don’t like people that keep you from driving fast.

I also believe that it is a good thing to obey the traffic laws to keep everyone safe and not speed because you believe you will not get caught.

Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Laurel-Maryland-Ticket-Driving-Too-Slow-197285901.html

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Ravens bracing for Rice absence (The SportsXchange)
The Baltimore Ravens are still waiting to hear from the NFL regarding a potential suspension for running back Ray Rice following a felony aggravated assault case this offseason. Rice was involved in a domestic violence incident with his wife at an Atlantic City casino. The NFL has yet to rule on his status for the season, but a potential multigame suspension is expected. "It's not my decision to make, or any of us here," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

Ravens look forward, not backward at training camp (The Associated Press)
Not much has gone right for the Baltimore Ravens in the 17 months since they won the Super Bowl. After defeating the San Francisco 49ers to claim their second championship, the Ravens sputtered to an 8-8 finish in 2013 and missed the playoffs for the first time since coach John Harbaugh took over in 2008. During the past offseason five players were arrested - most notably running back Ray Rice, who is awaiting word on a possible suspension for allegedly assaulting his fiancee in Atlantic City. Harbaugh and the Ravens will attempt to put all that behind them this summer at training camp.

Team Report - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (The SportsXchange)
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National Football League roundup (Reuters)
(The Sports Xchange) - A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context. "I was not asked whether or not Michael Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL. "I was not asked whether his sexual orientation should play a part in the evaluation process. I was not asked whether I would have a problem having Michael Sam on my team.

NFL roundup: Dungy addresses comments on Sam (The SportsXchange)
A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context. Dungy issued a statement Tuesday in an attempt to explain what he called an "honest answer" to a question for a story that appeared Sunday in the Tampa Tribune. "I was not asked whether or not Michael Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL. "I was not asked whether his sexual orientation should play a part in the evaluation process.

Ravens LB Mosley eager to carry on tradition (The Associated Press)
C.J. Mosley completely understands the significance of becoming part of a defense that has a long-standing reputation of greatness. Mosley, the 17th overall pick in the 2014 draft, will seek this summer to become a starting linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens. Athletes who have starred at the position for Baltimore include Ray Lewis, Peter Boulware, Terrell Suggs and Bart Scott - who once wore the No. 57 now utilized by Mosley. The Ravens won two Super Bowls by playing rugged defense, and now Mosley is being asked to adhere to that custom.

Bills QB, coach differ on offense's performance (The Associated Press)
Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and coach Doug Marrone had widely conflicting assessments on how the offense performed on the third day of training camp. On one play, Woods made a quick cut only to have Manuel sail the ball well over his head.

Bills' sloppy offense concerns Marrone (The SportsXchange)
Progress is in the eye of the beholder for the Buffalo Bills, who held their first practice in pads on Tuesday before veterans for any of the other 31 NFL teams have even reported to training camp. Head coach Doug Marrone kept a sharp eye on the offense, which appeared sloppy as second-year quarterback EJ Manuel worked on his chemistry with an equally young receiving corps. "They finished strong, but it was not what we wanted," Marrone acknowledged of the offense. While Marrone wasn't pleased with the overall execution of the offense, Manuel thought it was a productive practice.

AFC North Preview: Bengals best of rugged bunch (The SportsXchange)
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Team Report - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (The SportsXchange)
Colts say they're ready for next big step

Rex, Jets hoping new pieces solve playoff puzzle (The Associated Press)
New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought - the longest since owner Woody Johnson bought the team in 2000. Despite having inconsistent rookie quarterback Geno Smith start every game last season and an offense that lacked big-time playmakers, the Jets finished 8-8. New York added running back Chris Johnson, wide receiver Eric Decker, quarterback Michael Vick, and a dozen draft picks - many of whom, including safety Calvin Pryor, tight end Jace Amaro and cornerback Dexter McDougle, could see significant playing time.

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NFL Camp Preview: Panthers hope bigger is better (The SportsXchange)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While a lot of noise was made in the offseason about the loss of mighty-mite receiver Steve Smith and surgery on quarterback Cam Newton's ankle, the Carolina Panthers could be better than expected when they begin training camp practices July 25 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

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