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A lot of championship golf, including Ryder Cup and PGA Championship, is coming to Bethesda’s Congressional C.C.

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The clubhouse at Congressional Country Club. Photo by Carl Lindberg via Wikimedia Commons.

In what the PGA of America is calling a “landmark agreement,” the organization is bringing eight championship golf tournaments to Bethesda’s Congressional Country Club in a 16-year stretch, including the PGA Championship in 2031 and the Ryder Cup in 2036.

Baltimore is going to throw a parade for Hall of Famer Ray Lewis

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Image via Ray Lewis’ official Facebook page.

Linebacker Ray Lewis began his half-hour Hall of Fame induction-cum-motivational hype speech in Canton, Ohio by shouting: “Baltimore! Baltimore! We in the building, baby!”

It was indicative of the former Raven’s relationship with the city: Lewis played the entirety of his 17-year career here, bringing home two Super Bowls. And while that love affair was tarnished with murder charges in 2000, after which the city and organization stood by him, and his more recent hypocrisy on the anthem protests, after which many did not, the bond between Lewis and Baltimore has remained unbroken.

In pro sports first, the Orioles will wear a jersey with Braille lettering

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Image courtesy of the Orioles

In what the team says is a first in American professional sports, the Baltimore Orioles will wear jerseys with Braille lettering during their Sept. 18 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, honoring the 40th anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind moving its national headquarters to the city.

Braille will be used for both the “Orioles” script on the front of the jersey and the player’s last name on the back.

Blast lose Healey father-son duo, but the moves are praised for helping league parity

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Credit: Brandon Weigel

In a truly strange scene for the world of professional sports, the Baltimore Blast held a press conference today to announce they were letting the team president and general manager, Kevin Healey, leave to become a part-owner and president of its nearest competitor, the Harrisburg Heat.

Last week, the team announced one of its best defenders, Kevin’s son Pat, would be retiring as a player to coach the very same Heat.

And at today’s event, Kevin Healey, Blast owner Ed Hale and Heat owner Carl Delmont sat in the middle of a restaurant in Timonium, Maryland, at a table covered in a tablecloth with the Heat logo.

The O’s will hop on the brunch bandwagon on Sept. 16

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Image courtesy of the Orioles.

Brunch has been the it Sunday morning activity for a bit now, but never before could you have it at beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

That’ll change Sept. 16, when the Orioles will host a brunch at the Center Field Roof Deck ahead of the team’s 1:05 p.m. game with the Chicago White Sox.

Riding the success of Preakness’ InfieldFest, Maryland Million will now have a concert featuring Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and others

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Illustration via ClubhouseFest.com

After banning coolers filled with outside booze in the Preakness infield, the Maryland Jockey Club drew fans back by transforming the middle of the track into a music festival with top rock, hip-hop and electronic music acts.

Organizers are now hoping to hit the exacta by attempting to put on a similar show at another one of the local racing industry’s marquis events, Maryland Million day, held every fall at Laurel Park.

Event Pick: The Orioles host ‘Game of Thrones’ night

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Image courtesy of the Orioles.

For the Baltimore Orioles, the Red Wedding came on July 31, when second baseman Jonathan Schoop, reliever Darren O’Day and starting pitcher Kevin Gausman were traded away. Those deals, following the earlier trades that shipped shortstop Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton out of Baltimore, cemented the Orioles’ status as a rebuilding team.

As prudent as those moves were, it sapped the club of many of its familiar names. Case in point: Gausman, the player featured on tonight’s “Game of Thrones” bobblehead, seated atop a flying dragon, isn’t even here anymore.

Event Pick: The final four teams in The Basketball Tournament face off at Morgan State

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Photo via The Basketball Tournament

For the second consecutive year, Baltimore is hosting the last two rounds of the cash-prize hoops competition The Basketball Tournament. No, the hometown heroes The Hilltop Dawgs sadly aren’t in the running after suffering an early defeat down in Richmond, but there’s still plenty of excitement to be had watching current and former pros take the court at Morgan State University’s Hill Fieldhouse.

Orioles complete overhaul with trades of Gausman and O’Day, Schoop

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Jonathan Schoop. Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons.

With the trades of starting pitcher Kevin Gausman and reliever Darren O’Day, and second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette today pushed down on the last detonator in his effort to blow up and reshape the franchise.

Ravens will release more training camp parking passes this afternoon

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Photo via the Baltimore Ravens.

The Baltimore Ravens are inviting more fans to attend training camp, releasing additional parking passes to the public at 3 p.m. today.

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