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Young's homer backs Chen's dominant night
Delmon Young's three-run homer capped a four-run third inning, and the Orioles got a career-high-tying eight scoreless innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen in a 4-0 victory over the Mariners in Seattle. The win keeps first-place Baltimore three games up in the AL East.

O's look to solve Felix in matchup with new-look Mariners
Felix Hernandez will take the mound Friday night against the Orioles at Safeco Field with a chance to record his 13th straight start of seven or more innings with two or fewer runs allowed. He'll be opposed by Orioles youngster Kevin Gausman.

Out call stands on review of plate-collision rule
A close play at home plate in the Orioles-Mariners series opener was upheld Thursday following an official review of Rule 7.13, which serves as a guideline for home-plate collisions.

Johnson could find home again with Orioles
Could Jim Johnson make a return to Baltimore? "That's completely in Oakland's hands now," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Johnson, who was designated for assignment by the A's on Thursday The O's were rumored to have interest in a reunion, engaging in talks with the A's while the right-hander was still on their roster.

Machado improving, rests for third straight game
Manny Machado was sidelined for the third consecutive Orioles game Thursday, but the third baseman said his back is getting better and he is hoping to play during the four-game series against the Mariners.

O's acquire Minor Leaguer Paredes from Royals
The Orioles acquired Jimmy Paredes from the Royals for cash considerations on Thursday, and the utility man has been optioned to Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk affiliate.

Brown, Hogan take note of secessionist running for Arundel council
A controversial Anne Arundel County Council candidate is making waves in Maryland's gubernatorial race.








Defense witnesses offer different accounts of fatal road-rage shooting
For Marie Walker, June 8, 2013 was the worst day of her life.








Ray Rice suspended for two games by NFL
Running back will miss games against Bengals, Steelers

Running back will miss games against Bengals, Steelers.








Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron
When your father, two uncles and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight.


Maryland agencies need to improve oversight of group homes, officials say
Signs of financial mismanagement can go unnoticed by regulators, they acknowledge

State officials said at a legislative briefing Thursday that their agencies must do more to flag financial mismanagement at group homes — problems similar to those that went unheeded at an Anne Arundel County facility where a 10-year-old disabled foster child died this month.








'Y'all will never catch me': Wanted man arrested after posting on police Facebook
Roger Ray Ireland served with warrant after being caught in South Baltimore

A man wanted by Anne Arundel County police bragged, "Y'all will never catch me," in a comment under his own mugshot on their Facebook page Wednesday.

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Visitor logs: Knock, knock, knockin’ on Barry’s door
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 11:05 pm

from Michelle.

Who’s there?

In another business-as-usual Friday night document dump, the White House released logs on 110 White House visitors and trumpeted “transparency like you’ve never seen before.”

The self-congratulatory announcement conveniently omits that Obama originally blocked the logs’ release and only disclosed them under threat of lawsuit.

Also, this “unprecedented” disclosure is severely limited:

Most of the visitors from Inauguration Day to September will never be released by the White House under this voluntary disclosure — unless the public can guess their names. The White House policy doesn’t allow members of the public or press to ask for “everyone who visited health czar Nancy-Ann DeParle,” or everyone who visited on May 4, or everyone from the American Medical Association. Only individual names can be checked.

The list released at 4:30 p.m. Friday includes just about 110 names with 481 visits. Those names were among those requested by members of the public so far, for visits during the period from Inauguration Day through July. (That’s why we know of visits by the wrong Bill Ayers, the wrong Angela Davis, etc., but we don’t know of visits by countless unnamed lobbyists.) Members of the public who used the White House online form to check names did not receive a personal reply indicating whether or not the request was received, or whether the name appeared on the list, so the system provides no feedback…A request for the complete records of all visitors from the first months of the administration, filed by msnbc.com, was rejected by the White House, and an appeal is pending. The news organization requested the names of all visitors to the Obama White House beginning with Inauguration Day. Msnbc.com has filed an administrative appeal with the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service.

Let’s dive into the data dump.

*ANDY STERN. If you’ve been following my reporting and Culture of Corruption work on Obama’s special friends at the SEIU, you won’t be surprised to learn that one of the most frequent visitor knocking on Barry’s door over the past several months was…SEIU president Andy Stern.

They really just need to set up a cot for him at 1600 Pennsylvania. Stern clocked in with 22 visits, including seven with the president, one with the vice president, and meetings with Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Biden chief of staff Ron Klain, OMB director Peter Orszag, health czar aide Jennifer Cannistra, and Valerie Jarrett’s high-powered aide and Chicago fund-raiser Tina Tchen.

As I’ve noted from Day One, Big Labor’s investment in Obama has paid off mightily.

*GEORGE SOROS. And let there be no doubt that other far Left kingpins have easy access to this White House. Billionaire George Soros dropped in on David Lipton, Obama’s special assistant for international economic affairs and a longtime Treasury bureaucrat in past Democrat administrations whose contact with Soros goes back to at least 1998.

Soros visited Lipton on February 25, just a few days after he made international headlines for statements at Columbia University about the global financial collapse, and again on March 25, the day he was quoted around the world gloating about “having a very good crisis.”

Soros also met with National Economic Council director Larry Summers and Valerie Jarrett’s gal Tina Tchen.

Inquiring minds want to know: Did Petrobras come up?

*JEFFREY IMMELT. GE chairman Jeffrey Immelt popped in for meetings with OMB director Peter Orszag and economic adviser Austan Goolsbee. Immelt serves on Obama’s economic advisory board. He also promoted smart grid programs at the White House — and then turned around at touted them on GE’s broadcast subsidiaries at NBC, CNBC and MSNBC. The perks of a left-wing corporate “news” empire.

*RACE HUSTLERS. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson checked in for various events ranging from poetry readings to congressional luaus to education and SCOTUS meetings, but “Malik H. Shabazz” in the visitor log is not the same Malik Zulu Shabazz who heads up the thug racketeers at the New Black Panther Party.

*HEALTH CARE LOBBYISTS. While far Left groups harass and demonize evil health insurance lobbyists, they’re more than welcome at the White House. UnitedHealth lobbyist Steve Elmendorf is listed five times and Alston & Bird “resource” (the kinder, gentler euphemism for lobbyist) Tom Daschle is listed 11 times.

*PAUL KRUGMAN. The NYT columnist spent two hours with Obama on April 27. Gen. McChrystal got 30 minutes.

*PHILIP GARA LAMARCHE. Another far Leftist philanthropist with repeat access to the White House, he’s listed nine times (two under “Gara LaMarche” and seven under “Philip G LaMarche.” LaMarche is President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies. As I reported in June, LaMarche is a George Soros acolyte whose charity pitched in $10 million to help fund the astroturf Health Care Action Now group. LaMarche met with Valerie Jarrett for hours-long meetings on two disclosed occasions. Last year, LaMarche’s group donated $18 million to a Chicago charity headed by Jarrett.

*SCOTT LEVENSON. Matthew Vadum notes the visit by ACORN spokesman Levenson with SEIU/ACORN operative-turned-White House political director Patrick Gaspard.

Membership in radical Left circles has its privileges.

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Smith plans to meet soon with Commissioner Goodell (The Associated Press)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith expects to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ''in the near future'' to discuss any potential suspension for his off-field issues. Smith was sentenced last Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges. Smith said he hasn't had time to begin the work yet, and will do so as his time permits. Of the ruling, Smith said he is ''glad how it worked out.'' He didn't want to guess whether he would face a suspension from the league, and said he is unsure whether Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game penalty Thursday for his offseason arrest for domestic violence provides any indication.

National Football League roundup (Reuters)
(The Sports Xchange) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL after his offseason arrest on an assault charge stemming from an incident with his fiancee. He is eligible to be reinstated Sept. 12, meaning Rice will miss key home games against division rivals - the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and a Week 2 tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. Bernard Pierce is expected to start in Rice's absence. The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Roddy White on a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season and could set the wide receiver up to finish his career with the franchise that drafted him in the first round in 2005.

NFL roundup: Rice suspension set at two games (The SportsXchange)
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL after his offseason arrest on an assault charge stemming from an incident with his fiancee. Rice stands to lose more than $470,000 in base salary and will also be fined $58,000, per the report. Rice can practice with the team and play in preseason games, with the suspension beginning Aug. 30. He is eligible to be reinstated Sept. 12, meaning Rice will miss key home games against division rivals -- the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and a Week 2 tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

Chargers' Rivers squarely focused on playoff run (The SportsXchange)
Year Two of Camp McCoy has arrived at Chargers Park, and quarterback Philip Rivers might just embrace a repeat of Year One. The Chargers opened training camp on Thursday, their second under coach Mike McCoy, and what does Rivers do for an encore? McCoy's up-tempo offensive approach was among the reasons Rivers had a phenomenal 2013 season. "I think's it's to try and win more than nine games and find a way to reach your ultimate goal," Rivers said.

Ravens' Rice suspended over assault incident (AFP)
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice avoided jail time in his off-season arrest on an assault charge, but was Thursday suspended two games by the NFL over the incident. Rice was arrested in February and charged with simple assault-domestic violence after an incident involving then-fiancee Janay Palmer at a casino in Atlantic City. Surveillance video posted online by TMZ.com showed Rice lifting a motionless Palmer out of an elevator and onto a hallway floor.

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos (The Associated Press)
Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he's starting over again. Manning lined up for his first snaps Thursday behind an offensive line that has been shuffled, in front of a running back who took only about 25 percent of the snaps last year and looking down the line at some pass catchers, who 12 months ago, were either bit players or playing somewhere else. The quarterback who thrived on the familiarity of playing with the same receivers - Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison - same tight end - Dallas Clark - and same running backs - either Edgerrin James or Joseph Addai - year after year in Indianapolis, is now having to adjust to a revamped offensive roster to start his third year in Denver. ''I've always felt the NFL does not owe you anything.'' But even by an NFL roster's constantly shuffling standards, the Broncos did some major reorganizing around their franchise quarterback - the 43-8 loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl exposing too many problems for the AFC champions to stand pat.

Titans sign No. 11 pick Lewan (The SportsXchange)
Rookie offensive tackle Taylor Lewan signed a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, closing the book on contract negotiations for the 2014 NFL Draft class. Lewan was the last player selected in May to sign his rookie deal. Despite not really having a guaranteed starting spot for Lewan to make an immediate impact as a rookie, the Titans pulled the trigger with the future in mind when he was surprisingly on the board with the 11th overall pick. Tennessee already has veteran left tackle Michael Roos, a starter since his rookie year of 2005, and the team recently signed right tackle Michael Oher to a four-year, $20 million contract.

Ravens' Rice suspended by league for two games (Reuters)
(Reuters) - Baltimore Ravens' Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice was suspended by the National Football League on Thursday without pay for the first two games of the 2014 regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Rice has also been fined an additional game check for "conduct detrimental to the NFL" for his arrest in February following a fight he had with his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. An anti-bullying advocate and three-time Pro Bowl pick, Rice was accepted into a pre-trial intervention program in May, thus avoiding jail time. "The league is an entity that depends on integrity and in the confidence of the public and we simply cannot tolerate conduct that endangers others or reflects negatively on our game," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

Panthers' Newton, Hardy ready to practice (The SportsXchange)
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Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL (The Associated Press)
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Ravens' Rice suspended two games (The SportsXchange)
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