Maryland native Frances Tiafoe returns to D.C. as top American tennis star

In what Frances Tiafoe has described as a Cinderella story, the 25-year-old from Hyattsville by way of first-generation African immigrants from Sierra Leone — one of whom was the maintenance head of a junior tennis facility in College Park, where Tiafoe first started playing the sport — is an elite player himself. He is ranked 10th in the world and is the United States’ top men’s tennis star.

Loyola women’s lacrosse team is thriving because of its plan to play without a plan

Loyola women’s lacrosse coach Jen Adams, one of the top players of all time in her days at Maryland roughly 20 years ago, gives her players latitude on the field, and it has a practical application in addition to keeping everyone happy. “When we on the sideline have no idea what they’re about to do,” Adams said after coaching practice the other day, “it’s very difficult for the opposition to figure it out.”

Finally, There’s Reason to Believe in the Orioles Again

After the Orioles postponed their home opener by 24 hours to Friday in expectation of severe storms that never quite came (what’s the deal with weatherpeople?), O’s manager Brandon Hyde had some unexpected time to enjoy around Camden Yards on Thursday night. So he casually played catch on the field and took a walk outside the stadium. When he was recognized on his stroll, he felt and heard the optimism. “There’s a lot more people that come up to you in a positive way about your club,” Hyde said.

Members of the last Orioles World Series team see excitement, chemistry returning to Baltimore

For the first time since the end of the Buck Showalter era half a decade ago, optimism — even if it is measured by a fanbase with plenty of reason to be skeptical — has returned to pretty much every discussion about the Orioles, at least on the field and locally. Count that to be true if you talk to Tippy Martinez, who is 72 now and has seven grandchildren, or two other local legends from the O’s 1983 championship team: outfielders Al Bumbry and Ken Singleton, who both live in Baltimore County.

Fresh blades of grass: Orioles groundskeeper Nicole Sherry shares what’s new with the field at Camden Yards

As the Orioles’ home opener against the New York Yankees approached, Baltimore’s most famous lawn was literally still putting down new roots. The blades of grass above ground had some growing to do too. “We need more sun, a little bit more warmth,” O's groundskeeper Nicole Sherry said, though overall she was happy with how the field looked, given the circumstances.
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