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Mike Burke - Sports

Mike Burke - Sports
  • Harper just needs to stop scoring the wall

    • Happy birthday, Brooks Robinson. No. 5 will be 76 tomorrow.
    Remember, in the words of Gordon Beard, “Brooks Robinson never asked anybody to name a candy bar after him. In Baltimore people name their children after him.”

    May 16, 2013

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg Rowley proof of experience breeding opportunity

    When Bob Rowley learned of the fund-raising efforts to help provide Fort Hill football player Zac Elbin the opportunity to play in the Down Under Bowl this summer in Australia, it became a mere reflex for him to make a significant contribution on Elbin’s behalf. For while very few area high school football players have followed in his footsteps, Rowley, the former Fort Hill great from the late 1950s, had certainly walked in Elbin’s, having faced similar circumstances following his senior year in high school. And thanks to the support of the community, Rowley says he was able to realize an opportunity of a lifetime.

    May 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown

    Defending champion Burke’s Mom filled out her March Madness bracket the other day, which, I assure you, took longer for her to do than it did to give birth, toiling with pencil in hand to beat Thursday’s noon deadline.

    March 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg They come as guests, and leave as family

    They’ve come from as far west as Utah, as far north as Canada and as far south as Texas. Yet for every third week of March and forevermore, the players, coaches and teams that experience the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament are from here.

    March 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg Young and making you restless

    You’ll forgive Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon if he’s feeling like Pop Fisher these days — New York Knights manager Pop Fisher before Roy Hobbs showed up, that is.
    Let’s forget for just a sliver of a moment that there is no serviceable point guard on the Terrapin roster — there is no leader on this team of any kind. To wit, the Terps are 2-6 on the road this season; 1-6 in the ACC, which means they lose road games ... in EMPTY GYMS! They’re losing games to teams that aren’t good enough to warrant their own fans getting out to see them play.

    March 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg Racecar is still racecar spelled backwardzzzz

    I am so excited about today’s Daytona 500. Not.
    Can’t wait to see Dale Jr., Danica and the rest of the gang back on the track. Not.

    February 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg Mike should stop being like Mike

    The month of February, proof that God enjoys a little sarcasm as much as anybody (that’s why it’s only 28 days), is more than half over. Hockey is again in full swing, March Madness approaches, the NBA playoff picture is beginning to take shape, and baseball is back, as images of spring training splash beautifully across the sports pages of America.

    February 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg Preachers in glass pulpits ...

    The Big Ten has agreed to no longer schedule Football Championship Subdivision opponents (prior to 2006, known as NCAA Division I-AA opponents) during non-conference play.

    February 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • Quincy Redmon Redmon eager for shot at WVU

    Bishop Walsh tight end Quincy Redmon signed a commitment to play football as a preferred non-scholarship student-athlete at West Virginia University Wednesday at Bishop Walsh School. A 6-4, 220-pound senior, Redmon is a two-time first-team Times-News All-Area selection, as a tight end his junior year and a linebacker his senior year. West Virginia is interested in him as a tight end.

    February 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE-BURKE.jpg The charm has returned to the city

    Baltimore had its party yesterday and, from the looks of things, it was a good one, with approximately 80,000 fans filed into M&T Bank Stadium and an estimated 120,000 more lining the streets for the Super Bowl champion Ravens.

    February 5, 2013 1 Photo