Local Sports

Sports betting debate heats up in Annapolis

Maryland legislators have begun to discuss regulation of the state’s newly approved legalized sports betting market, which includes mobile wagering. Early debates in both chambers have …

Bill would grant Maryland high school seniors extra year of play

Legislation in Maryland could allow senior athletes at public high schools to play sports the year after they graduate, to make up for the challenges and unusual circumstances of the coronavirus …
Volleyball

Varsity, JV players named, join winning tradition at NDHS

SHILOH — Coaches at North Dorchester High School have named their varsity and junior varsity squads for the upcoming season.“We had two great days of try-outs,” a statement from the …
Sports briefs

Rec & Parks schedules pickleball, youth soccer

The Dorchester County Recreation and Parks Board will offer the following activities. For more information, call 410-228-5578 or visit on-line @dorchesterrecreation.org• Indoor Soccer ClinicThe …
Minor League Baseball

Shorebirds announce 2021 schedule, 60 at home

SALISBURY — The Delmarva Shorebirds announced on Feb. 18 their 2021 schedule featuring 60 home games at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium with Opening Night slated for Tuesday, May 4. Recently, the …
Pro Sports
The Los Angeles Lakers don’t resume their season until Friday, a day or two later than most clubs, and that was a very smart move by the NBA schedule-makers. For the Lakers, and for the NBA, …
The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have finally agreed on the richest contract in club history two years after negotiations first started with the star quarterback. The team said the agreement …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rheal Cormier, the durable left-hander who spent 16 seasons in the majors and remarkably pitched in the Olympics before and after his time in the big leagues, died Monday. He …
College Sports
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton announced Monday it has lifted Greg McDermott's suspension for making racially insensitive remarks to his players after a game last week. McDermott created a …
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and the Players' Association have agreed to an opt-in process for this season's draft, the league confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday night. Every eligible …
Gonzaga remains entrenched at No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll in its bid to go wire-to-wire. The Zags received 61 of 63 first-place votes from a media panel in the poll …
Outdoors
For 21 years, I have led an overnight backpacking excursion to a different wild spot in Pennsylvania on a cold, preferably snowy, winter weekend.We don’t do it to prove our mettle but to …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported last week that deer hunters harvested 81,729 deer during the combined archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. …

'Fantastico': Spithill, Bruni steer Italy into Cup match

Minutes after Italy's Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team sailed across the finish line to earn a spot in the America’s Cup match, Francesco “Checco” Bruni popped up from the port cockpit, crossed …

Rays OF Arozarena, Pirates 3B Hayes among MLB's top rookies

CHICAGO (AP) — A couple of postseason stars. The son of a former big leaguer. A versatile infielder from South Korea. Here is a closer look at a handful of rookies who could play a starring role …

All-Stars, Iowa cornfield, Arenado return spice MLB schedule

CHICAGO (AP) — After one of its strangest seasons ever, baseball returns to a full schedule this year. The All-Star Game is back. Fans are back, too, at least small crowds in some places. And an …

Column: Larson can't outrun past, only change conversation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He'd had a nice first month at his new job, had rhythm. A win was coming, Kyle Larson could feel it, and he was right. And yet a past mistake remained the dominant narrative of …

Exciting 2nd half awaits NBA, but virus may still have a say

While LeBron James was largely resting through the All-Star Game, the Brooklyn Nets were adding another piece for a run at his title. With James still near the top of his game and the Nets on top …
Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday. Djokovic is in his 311th week in the top spot, one more than Federer has spent there. “Big …
Buoyed by an impressive run to the Pac-12 Conference championship, Stanford jumped two spots to No. 2 in on Monday. The Cardinal won three games in the conference tournament by an average of 31 …