Position-by-position breakdown for Tigers-O's
Two of baseball's top offenses will collide when the Orioles take on the Tigers in the American League Division Series. It all starts at Camden Yards with Game 1 scheduled for Thursday on TBS.
Constructing a winner: Orioles
Here's a look at how the Baltimore Orioles used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.
O's starting preparations for showdown with Tigers
The Orioles returned home from Toronto on Sunday night ready for Monday's well-deserved rest day and a pair of light workouts to get them ready for Thursday's long-awaited American League Division Series Game 1 against the Tigers.
A red-eyed and slurring Michael Phelps said he had three to four drinks at the new Horseshoe Casino when he was stopped for speeding early Tuesday morning, and his blood alcohol level tested at .14, well above the .08 limit, according to documents obtained Wednesday by The Baltimore Sun.
The University of Baltimore said Wednesday that it will continue admitting underclassmen, opting against a recent proposal to scrap the freshmen and sophomore classes altogether and to instead strengthen its first-year program.
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For the moment, Republicans have successfully beaten back the Democrat financial regulation overhaul, defeating a cloture motion to begin debate on the partisan bill with 42 votes.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), who has been most active in working with Democrats on the bill, voted no on cloture. So did other Republican question marks, including the Maine Ladies Collins and Snowe, Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who voted for Democratic derivatives language in committee, and Scott Brown (R., Mass.).
In somewhat of a surprise move, Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) joined the Republican filibuster, which means the Democrats will now need two defectors to move ahead.
Nelson joined the Republicans because of language sought by Warren Buffet:
Buffett wanted a provision that would exempt existing derivative contracts from new rules.
And once removed he will go scurrying back to his friends on the left, hell….the man proved he has the spine of a jellyfish on the abortion issue so there is no counting on that man.
What do the Republicans want changed? A few things but most importantly on how the fed handles failing businesses. The way the current bill is written the fed will put 50 billion away for failing banks but the Republicans want that eliminated completely so no bail outs occur.
Basically saying that no business is too big to fail, and that is right on the money.
Jeff at Protein Wisdom thinks the Democrats will move onto immigration for a number of reasons:
The move to push immigration reform center stage at a time of high unemployment and unsustainable debt â€” made worse by enormous increases in federal entitlement spending â€” will be a cynical gamble on the part of Democrats, who realize that come November, they are likely to lose significant numbers in Congress anyway, and so will make a last ditch effort to swing public perception back in their favor by casting their opponents as anti-immigrant. Even should they fail, the thinking goes, theyâ€™ll help perpetuate a branding of Tea Partiers as fringe actors and angry white Christian rednecks â€” marketing being, in a country filled with low-information voters (who, thanks to the self-esteem movement and the dumbing down of civic education, believe themselves to be â€œpolitically activeâ€ and â€œawareâ€), the most important aspect of politics.
And the GOP establishment and its pragmatist mouthpieces â€” always on the lookout to find a defensive posture from which to dignify such cynical attacks â€” might just play right into the hands of Democrats by their inevitable ritual scapegoating of at least one or two vocal conservatives, who theyâ€™ll deem unclean.
Will the GOP play right into their hands tho? Or have they learned?
NFL TV ratings on the rise despite domestic violence fumble (Reuters)
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Americans are tuning into NFL football in greater numbers than last year, according to early season viewership figures, signaling the league's fumbled handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its overall popularity. Through the first three weeks of the season, audiences watching nationally televised primetime broadcasts have risen and nearly all networks have seen an uptick in viewership so far this season. ...
Cardinals Dwyer facing assault charges (AFP)
Phoenix (AFP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been officially charged in connection with a domestic dispute inside an Phoenix apartment in which his girlfriend suffered a broken nose.
Shutdown Corner NFL Power Rankings: Dallas Cowboys, please rise (Shutdown Corner)
Let's be serious for a moment here. And I have to kick the really over-the-top crazy Dallas Cowboys fans out of the room now so we can have a real conversation. OK, good. Now ... what in the heck is going on in Dallas? Look, you didn't see this coming, I didn't see this coming, nobody did. But now there's no getting around it: The Dallas Cowboys look good. They look great. Had Tony Romo not made some big Week 1 mistakes against the 49ers, they might be 4-0 with some quality wins. I just don't know how we got here. The Cowboys didn't add much in the offseason, and the defense lost Jason Hatcher, DeMarcus Ware and Sean Lee. Romo was coming off back surgery. They've been the epitome of mediocre for years. All of a sudden, they're good. Logically, it makes little sense. Sunday night's dominant win over the Saints was their statement that they're for real. Now, "for real" comes and goes in the NFL in 2014 as quickly as Jon Gruden compliments a mundane play on "Monday Night Football." Teams look great one week and incompetent seven days later. Nothing is permanent. But right now, the Cowboys deserve a huge bump up the rankings. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli would get my coach of the year vote at this point. He has been that good. The Cowboys' offense has reinvented itself by building around DeMarco Murray and a great run-blocking offensive line. They deserve all the credit you can give them. I guess that's the beauty of the NFL. Things that are completely unforeseen can actually happen. We're seeing it in Dallas. Here are the post-Week 4 power rankings: 32. Oakland Raiders (0-4, LW: 31) Head coach Dennis Allen got fired, and general manager Reggie McKenzie can't be far behind. Remember, they have the oldest roster in the NFL. Bad, bad, bad. 31. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4, LW: 30) No one player is going to totally turn this team around, not even a huge upgrade at quarterback. They're just not good at all. But they're also very young and you'd assume they'll improve as this season goes on. 30. Washington Redskins (1-3, LW: 28) Or maybe I was right to be skeptical of Kirk Cousins. 29. Tennessee Titans (1-3, LW: 23) How in the world did they look so good at Kansas City in Week 1? That's the weirdest result of the NFL season so far, right?
Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Belcher had CTE damage (The Associated Press)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries.
NFL player Belcher likely had brain damage, post-mortem exam shows (Reuters)
By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - A Kansas City Chiefs football player who fatally shot his girlfriend in 2012 before committing suicide showed signs of a degenerative brain condition found in other deceased NFL players, an attorney for the family said on Monday. A post-mortem analysis of Jovan Belcher's brain revealed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), said Dirk Vandever, who is representing Belcher's young daughter. Belcher, 25, shot and killed girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his then-3-month-old daughter Zoey. ...