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Sports at Large is a weekly exploration of the issues and people who play and watch sports. SaL goes behind the headlines and stats to find the how and why, and the ways in which sports intersect with and influence our daily lives. SaL features interviews and commentaries from professionals and fans a like to tell a more complete story. One person described it as "a thinking fan’s guide to sports."

Milton Kent is a veteran of Baltimore sports media, having covered the World Series, the Final Four, NFL conference championship games and high schools over a career that spans over four decades. He currently teaches journalism at Morgan State University, where he is an advisor to the school newspaper, The MSU Spokesman. He and his wife live in Baltimore County. 

Contact Milton at sportsatlarge@gmail.com and on Twitter: @SportsAtLarge

Archive prior to December 2016.

 

 

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John Harbaugh deserves one more chance as the Ravens’ head coach.

Admittedly, that was not the first thought that rolled through my mind in the immediate wake of Sunday’s 27-10 season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, a performance that was the dictionary definition of the word desultory.

Maybe it’s the spirit of the holiday, all that “peace on Earth, goodwill toward men” stuff that has gotten to me.

Maybe it’s too much Southern Comfort vanilla spice egg nog, though it’s the kind without the whiskey.

Whatever it is, I find myself actually feeling a little compassion for a Duke University men’s basketball player.

Wakey-leaks

Dec 19, 2016
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If you’re looking for some over-the-top moments that violate the collective sense of propriety for how athletics should be conducted, college football really is the gift that keeps on giving.

No Way, Jose

Dec 12, 2016

In the job description line of any general manager of any sports franchise is this task: Compile the best players possible for your roster.

That description gives most GMs wide latitude to pursue whomever they deem necessary to make their team better.

There are exceptions, however. Most Orioles fans, for instance, know that Dan Duquette does not have the kind of open checkbook that his counterparts in the American League East have, to bring in anybody.

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