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Orioles avoid dubious mark with 8-3 win over Rays

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Dylan Bundy helped Baltimore avoid a dubious pitching record, throwing seven solid innings as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Saturday. The Orioles had given up at least five runs in 20 straight games, matching the major league mark set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. Bundy (8-6) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. Relievers Donnie Hart and Mychal Givens combined to keep the Rays scoreless over the final two innings. Jose Alvarado (0-3) walked the…

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Wilber Marshall deserved better than what he got

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Thirty years ago, one of the greatest teams in history rolled through the 1985 regular season, the playoffs, and then the Super Bowl. The Chicago Bears reached Super Bowl XX by winning their two playoff games by a combined score of 45-0 before crunching the New England Patriots 46-10. Next Sunday in Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers will try to match Chicago’s 18-1 record of that year and become only the fourth team to win 18 games in a…

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Some well-known NFL players face inevitable decline in 2015

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Whether it’s switching teams, losing teammates, injuries or just getting old, every year some well-known NFL players take a step back. That’s not even counting players who were one-year wonders. It’s tough to follow up record-setting seasons. It’s also difficult to keep performing at a high level year after year. Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a different offense or a new coaching staff. Whatever the reason, decline is inevitable. Some players whose stats might trend downward in…

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Emmitt Smith withdraws as judge due to Donald Trump controversy

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Former University of Florida and Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith seems to be as elusive as ever. This time, he’s running away from the controversy of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Smith announced he is withdrawing as a judge for the upcoming Miss USA Pageant as a way of distancing himself from Trump’s assertions that Mexican immigrants add to the number of rapists and drug-dealers in this country. Trump is partial owner of the Miss USA Pageant. The comments have…

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