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Boldin, Ingram and other NFL vets leading policing town hall today

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Anquan Boldin. Image via Boldin’s Twitter.

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin left football in 2017, but he hasn’t been far away from the game.

Along with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, the wideout co-founded the Players Coalition to promote racial justice and push back against systemic inequality. Their nonprofit has tapped a committee of more than a half dozen current and former NFL players for a variety of social justice initiatives, including the launch earlier this year of the league’s social justice platform Inspire Change.

Q&A: Bill Cole breaks down the deal to build a new Pimlico, keep Preakness in Baltimore

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A rendering of plans for a new Pimlico Race Course. Credit: Populous.

Following a tense battle in the Maryland General Assembly and a lawsuit by the city, there’s newfound hope for keeping the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. Over the weekend, The Sun reported the city and the track’s owners, The Stronach Group, had reached a deal to overhaul the state’s two primary thoroughbred racing tracks, Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park.

Rudy Gay’s basketball training center to be located off Joppa Road, plans November soft opening

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Photo via PickUpUSA Towson/Instagram

Baltimore-area ballplayers should have a new place to train by year’s end.

Ravens name Greg Davis as new public-address announcer

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Image via the Ravens.

Greg Davis, who serves as public address announcer for several teams at the U.S. Naval Academy, will take over for Bruce Cunningham when the Ravens play their first home game of the year on Sept. 15, the team announced.

Orioles extending protective netting out to near foul poles

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Image courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles

Following similar moves by the Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros and several other Major League Baseball franchises, the Orioles are extending their ballpark’s protective netting down the foul lines and raising it to the same height as the existing netting behind home plate.

You can see every Orioles home game in September for $30

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards during a July 16 game against the Washington Nationals. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Say what you will about the state of the 2019 Orioles, winners of two games in a row, but a great deal is a great deal.

The team is offering a new O’s Unlimited pass offering general admission to all 13 home games in the month of September for $30. Yep, just $30 for two weeks of baseball in one of the best ballparks on the planet.

The tickets are for designated standing room only sections.

Cunningham stepping down as Ravens public-address announcer

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Bruce Cunningham covering the Orioles for Fox 45. Image via Facebook.

After more than 20 years as the public-address announcer for the Baltimore Ravens, Fox 45’s Bruce Cunningham is stepping down effective immediately, he announced in a post on Fox’s website.

Last Thursday’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers’ was Cunningham’s final time in the booth recapping plays and making public service announcements.

Orioles go back to 1989 prices as part of Why Not? celebration

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Image via YouTube.

A year after the dreadful 1988 season that started 0-21, the Baltimore Orioles shocked the world with a squad of young players and a few cast-offs who managed to stay in playoff contention until the bitter end.

As the wins kept piling up, Baltimore collectively asked, “Why Not?” The 1989 Orioles might not be the best team in club history, but they did renew the fans’ faith in Baltimore baseball and inspired an incredible, only-in-the-’80s song and home video.

Young Moose, YG Teck performing free show at Davis-Nunez weigh-in

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The hype continues to build as we inch closer to boxer Gervonta Davis’ hometown title defense.

Davis, a homegrown boxer who studied at the Upton Boxing Center under the tutelage of Calvin Ford, is scheduled to face off against Ricardo Nunez at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday with the WBA Super Featherweight Championship on the line.

But first the fighters have to weigh in, and that will be a huge event itself with performances by local rappers Young Moose and YG Teck.

Ahead of title defense at RoFo Arena, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis given key to the city

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Photo via Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young/Twitter

For the next defense of his super featherweight world title, Baltimore-born boxing star Gervonta “Tank” Davis knew he wanted to stand his ground at home.

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