While the official start of spring in the United States comes in late March every year, marked by some by the start of baseball season. But most MLB teams have been in camp for a couple weeks now, and spring training games officially started this week. Here’s a look at the preseason action so far.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21.
The Canadian men’s ice hockey team blanked Sweden, 3-0, to win gold. In other Olympics results, Russia won gold in the four-man bobsled event, while Russia’s Alexander Legkov claimed gold in the men’s cross-country 50 km mass start free event.
US to face Finland in men’s bronze ice hockey final, Vic Wild of Russia wins Olympic gold in men’s snowboard parallel slalom, Julia Dujmovits of Austria wins Olympic gold in women’s slalom and more.
In the midst of a long hard winter, it’s nice to take a moment to reflect on one of the annual rites that give us hope the spring will soon be upon us. One such ritual is the beginning of Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla. Baltimore Sun photojournalist Karl Merton Ferron traveled south to capture images of the players as they stretch, run, throw and do drills as the team begins to take form.
Canada defeats US men’s hockey team to face Sweden in the gold medal game with a lone goal from Jamie Benn, the scent of scandal lingered over the Sochi Olympics on Friday after contentious judging favored an unfancied Russian over South Korea’s Kim Yuna in the women’s figure skating contest, US Speedskating and Under Armour announced an eight-year contract renewal through the 2022 Olympics on Friday morning and more.
Russia’s Egor Korotkov, Sweden’s Victor Norberg, and Finland’s Jouni Pellinen fell on the final jump of their run, spilling across the finish line behind the winner of the heat, Armin Niederer of Switzerland, Switzerland comes from behind to beat Sweden, 4-3, to win the bronze medal in women’s hockey, some members of Ukraine’s Sochi Olympics team have decided to leave the Winter Games as violence in Kiev escalates.