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Yani Tseng Leads Taiwan to Sweep Over USA at Caves Valley

A winless day left the top-seeded United States with the feeling there’s nothing left to lose in their quest to capture the International Crown

Yani Tseng made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to give Taiwan a sweep of the Americans in the opening round of the 32-player, eight-team tournament Thursday.

Inspired by playing for her country, Yani Tseng showed flashes of her old brilliance with a clutch putt on the final hole to beat the USA. Story

Tseng and Phoebe Yao never trailed in a 1-up win over Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson after Candie Kung and Teresa Lu beat Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr 4 and 3.

“There’s probably more pressure with being No. 1, but we all knew coming into match play that anything can happen,” Lewis said. “It always comes down to one putt here and there.”

Tseng made the winning putt after Lewis failed from a bit farther out on her own birdie try.   from the AP

Towson’s Rob Ambrose Takes a Shot at Maryland

from the Sun

In speaking about the strides the Tigers have made as a program, Ambrose mentioned that he sees recruits wanting to play at his Football Championship Subdivision program over Maryland.
Here’s the full quote from Edward Lee’s CAA media day story:

“When we took the job, you had to travel farther to find people that didn’t have preconceived, negative connotations of what Towson football was. We did that, but we also found local kids that believed in our dreams. Heck, now everybody wants to be a part of this. Kids don’t want to go out of state. Kids don’t want to go to Maryland. They want to come to Towson, and now it’s been turning guys away and being much more selective. It’s a great thing for the school, and it’s a great thing for the city. I don’t want to sound trite, but it’s a hell of a time to be a Tiger.”
Let’s not forget that Ambrose was a longtime member of Maryland coach Randy Edsall’s staff at UConn.
Towson went to the FCS championship game last season but has lost most of the core of its team and was picked Wednesday to finish fifth in the CAA.
Maryland went to a bowl last season for the first time under Edsall and is preparing for its first season in the Big Ten.
The teams last played in 2011 — a game Maryland won, 28-3.

My take—No biggie. Just win in the Big Ten

VIDEO—Great Highlight Film of Terps 16-8 Victory over Cuse

Hunter, Matusz Fail to Hold Lead as Angels Avoid Sweep with 3-2 Victor...

Can’t blame Hunter or Buck for this one as Jonathan Schoop misplayed a pop fly that started the disasterin the 8th. However Schoop made at least 2 plays that kept the O’s in the game.

Weaver was in total control of the O’s yet the Birds squeaked out 2 runs to maintain a lead heading into the bottom of the 8th

Adam Jones had a key 2 out hit that gave the O’s the lead. Jones is batting .341 with runners in scoring position and 2 out.

So after 6 games out West the O’s are 3-3 with a 4 game series in Seattle starting tomorrow.

Baltimore Orioles Baseball
July 23, 1976–What Oriole homered in his 6th consecutive game?

Reggie Jackson

2017 Lax Recruit Logan Posner (Attack) Commits to Air Force

Logan is a rising sophomore at St Paul’s. Yes he is related to me. I am extremely proud of Logan being offered a Scholarship at one of the finest Universities in the Nation. The Air Force has added an attackman who has a tremendous feel for the game as well as a wicked left handed shot.

McGwire Rejects Conseco’s Attempts at Reconciliation
VIDEO—Wayne Interviews Bino Ransom

Suggs Wants #5 To Be a More Vocal Leader from espn.com

“Joe’s just Cool Joe. He’s not the most vocal,” Suggs said Wednesday, a day before the official start of training camp. “But sometimes we may need that. He may need to cuss somebody out. He may have to cuss me out. It’s good to hear your quarterback get after somebody sometimes. I think it would be a good thing. At the end of the day, we still love Cool Joe.”

Last year, Flacco and Suggs playfully exchanged verbal jabs throughout training camp practices. Suggs even acknowledged that Flacco had cussed him out before.

“But Joe knows how to do his subliminal slick shots,” Suggs said. “We’re looking for more direct.”

Vernon Davis Ends Holdout and Reports to 49ers Training Camp
VIDEO——L’il Darlin By The Diamonds

Thanks to Irv Beightler for sending me the video.

Big Ten Network Adds A Plethora of Maryland Experts—July 31st is...

BTN is welcoming the University of Maryland to the conference in a B1G way, adding Maryland experts to its on-air roster and planning a full day of programming dedicated to Maryland Athletics.

Joining BTN’s on-air roster are Scott McBrien, former Maryland quarterback and Shawne Merriman, a former Maryland linebacker, 2005 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and three-time NFL Pro Bowl selection. McBrien will serve as a game analyst and Merriman will be a studio analyst.

Returning to BTN as a studio analyst is Gary Williams, coach of the 2002 NCAA champion basketball team and 2014 College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. New to the team are Dan Bonner, longtime ACC announcer, and Drew Nicholas, a member of the 2002 National Champion Terrapin basketball team. Nicholas will be studio analysts while Bonner will be a game analyst. Additionally, former Maryland basketball player Christy Winters-Scott will serve as both a studio and game analyst for women’s basketball.

New play-by-play announcers will include Joe Beninati, the voice of the Washington Capitals (football, lacrosse); Dave Johnson, voice of the Washington Wizards and DC United (soccer); and Frank Hanrahan, voice of the Washington Mystics and morning anchor on WNEW Radio (football sideline, women’s basketball ).

BTN will televise at least 40 football games this fall, including Maryland versus 2013 Big Ten Champion and Rose Bowl victor Michigan State at Byrd Stadium on Nov. 15, as well as James Madison at Maryland on Aug. 30 and West Virginia at Maryland on Sept. 13. Television arrangements for Maryland’s remaining games will be announced six to 12 days in advance.

“Maryland Day” on BTN will be Thursday, July 31, and will feature some of the most memorable games in Terrapin history.

At 10 AM ET, the network will air The Big Ten Welcomes Maryland, a 60-minute show hosted by BTN’s Dave Revsine. Revsine will be joined in studio by Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, while BTN football analyst Gerry DiNardo discusses the history and future of Maryland football and BTN basketball analyst Jim Jackson shares his perspective on Terrapin hoops. Also featured on the show will be interviews with Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson, football coach Randy Edsall, men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon and former basketball standouts Juan Dixon and John Lucas. The show also will air at 3 PM ET and 10 PM ET.

Below is a partial schedule for July 31. Complete listings available at BTN.com/Shows.


8 AM
Maryland Basketball Classic
Maryland 69, Florida 68 (12/10/2003)
Gary Williams gets his 300th career victory at Maryland in an upset win over top-ranked Florida

10 AM
The Big Ten Welcomes Maryland
11 AM
Maryland Football Classic
Maryland 42, Miami 40 (11/10/1984)
After trailing 31-0 at half, Frank Reich leads Maryland to victory over Bernie Kosar and the Miami Hurricanes.

1 PM
Maryland Basketball Classic
Maryland 77, North Carolina 72 (2/20/1986)
Len Bias dominates with 35 points in Maryland’s victory over North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

4 PM
Maryland Football Classic
Maryland 38, North Carolina State 31 (11/27/2010)
Danny O’Brien throws for 417 yards and all 4 touchdown passes to Torrey Smith in Maryland’s big win.
6 PM
Maryland Basketball Classic
1984 ACC Championship Game: Maryland 74, Duke 62 (3/11/1984)
Len Bias is named ACC Tournament MVP after scoring 26 points in a victory over Duke in the ACC Tournament Championships.
8 PM

Maryland Basketball Classic
2002 NCAA Championship Game: Maryland 64, Indiana 52 (4/1/2002)
Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter lead Maryland to victory over Indiana in the 2002 NCAA Championship Game.
10 PM
The Big Ten Welcomes Maryland
1 AM
Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Classic
2014 NCAA Championship Game: Maryland 15, Syracuse 12 (5/25/2014)
Five goals from Beth Glaros helps Maryland capture its 11th national championship