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Jockeys riding at Pimlico on Preakness weekend face testing

Sep. 25, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jockeys riding in the Preakness and other races at Pimlico next weekend must undergo a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their first mount. The Maryland Jockey Club announced protocols Friday for jockeys competing Oct. 1-3 at the Baltimore track. Riders from out of town will have to leave...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier wears a mask while playing in left field against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Latest: Families of Ravens players may go to Chiefs game

Sep. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Baltimore Ravens will allow 250 immediate family members of players, coaches and front office staff to Monday night’s game against Kansas City Chiefs. They will be the only people in attendance. Because of the...

Maryland man sentenced for shooting deemed a hate crime

Sep. 24, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a hate crime and others charges in the shooting of a Black man, authorities said. Brandon Troy Higgs, 25, of Reisterstown, was arrested in December 2018 after shooting Elvis Smith in the leg while...

Baltimore must pay alleged police victim full settlement

Sep. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore must stop withholding tens of thousands of dollars from an alleged victim of police misconduct, despite the city’s accusation that the Black woman violated a non-disparagement clause that was part of a 2014 settlement, a federal judge ruled Monday. The judge...

Geraldine Swann, director of community outreach at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, poses for a photograph Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Baltimore. The pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly, as she gets up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering groceries so a woman can feed her school-aged grandchildren while their parents recover from COVID-19.  This is what a community schools coordinator does _ and as a new academic year begins in the throes of coronavirus infections, Swann has only been busier in support of the struggling families at her diverse Baltimore charter school.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

Sep. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, and then buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Means strikes out 12; Orioles halt Rays' surge with 2-1 win

Sep. 20, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Denied a five-game sweep and a chance to lengthen their lead in the AL East, the Tampa Bay Rays took consolation in receiving another fine performance from a member of their impressive rotation. John Means struck out a career-high 12 in a pitching duel with Tampa Bay lefty Ryan Yarbrough,...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena celebrates his two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Streaking Rays beat Orioles 3-1 to maintain lead in AL East

Sep. 19, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It's the time of year when teams in contention start scoreboard watching, a trait that rings true even during a shortened 60-game season played in empty ballparks. The AL East-leading Tampa Bay are doing it. And for the moment, they're looking down at the competition in the standings....

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Glasnow fans 10 in 5 innings to help Rays beat Orioles 2-1

Sep. 18, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 over five innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Friday night. Glasnow (4-1) allowed one run, four hits and a pair of walks. The right-hander has won four straight decisions, a streak that began with a 13-strikeout...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rays earn AL playoff spot with doubleheader sweep of Orioles

Sep. 17, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Having clinched a return trip to the postseason, the Tampa Bay Rays marked the occasion with a subdued celebration on the field before heading to the clubhouse, where they slipped on hats and shirts that will serve as souvenirs of the accomplishment. Make no mistake, the Rays are proud of...

FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Cummings wrote he felt “pure pain” from President Donald Trump's tweets about Baltimore in a memoir that is being published posthumously.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Cummings wrote of 'pure pain' from Trump tweets on Baltimore

Sep. 17, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings felt “pure pain” from President Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore, and the Maryland Democrat wrote “I could feel the attack to my core,” in a memoir that is being published posthumously. Cummings describes...