For about three decades, a ballpark in Abell was the center of baseball in Baltimore. Then, on July 4, 1944, the stands, offices, turf and the roof burned down.
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Sochi Olympics Day 12: Meryl Davis and Charlie White win ice dancing gold; U.S. advances to women’s hockey gold-medal game
The United States women’s ice hockey team will advance to the gold-medal game after defeating Sweden, 6-1 in a semifinal match.
Meanwhile, a heavy fog has forced the postponement of the Olympic men’s snowboard cross race and a second delay in the men’s 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race. Both events are now slated for Tuesday.
The U.S. men’s hockey team remains undefeated after a 5-1 win over Slovenia in its last preliminary-round game.
On the slopes, U.S. skiers Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller won silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the men’s Super-G race.
Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch defended her Olympic gold in the women’s super-combined event, edging out American skier Julia Mancuso in the slalom portion of the competition.
On the ice, Canadian speedskater Charles Hamelin took gold in the short-track 1,500 meters race.
Jamie Anderson completed a gold-medal sweep for American snowboarders in the slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Anderson had been one of the event’s favorites heading into Sunday’s event, and she sealed the deal with a 95.25 score.
Meanwhile, at the rink, Russia won the gold medal in the team figure skating event, with the U.S. finishing in third. Also, Ireen Wust of the Netherlands won the gold in the 3,000-meter speedskating event. U.S. speedskater Jilleanne Rookard finished 10th.
One day before the first events of the Sochi Winter Olympics begin, LGBT rights activists and allies worldwide have been staging demonstrations against the Russian government’s controversial “gay propaganda” law. The protests focused on showing solidarity with Russia’s LGBT community, calling for Olympic sponsors to speak out against Russia’s laws and calling for the International Olympic Committee to better uphold its nondiscrimination principle.
Preliminary events in figure skating, snowboarding and skiing will be held Thursday, with the 2014 Olympics’ opening ceremonies on Friday.
Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics continues, the opposition movement in Ukraine holds a rally and more in today’s daily brief.
Anti-government protests in Kiev lead to clashes with riot police, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army recaptures Bor, a volcano in Indonesia spews ash and more in today’s daily brief.
One day after former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died at age 85, his body lay in state outside the parliament in Jerusalem. Thousands of Israelis reportedly showed up to pay their last respects to the statesmen, who will be buried Monday.
Arenacross returned to Baltimore Arena on Friday and Saturday, bringing truckloads of dirt, thrilling jumps and accomplished motocross riders with it.