Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many sporting events from the surrounding counties last week, including state playoff basketball, regional wrestling tournaments and state semifinal ice hockey action. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.
The Oakland Mills High School boys basketball coach and team gave the Howard County Times an exclusive look into one of the top teams in Howard County sports – from the locker room, to the court, we follow the Scorpions in their last regular-season game at home on Friday, Feb. 21 against Centennial High School. Head coach Jon Browne was also wired for sound during the game.
Washington’s John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center … even though he didn’t get a chance to compete against fellow champions Paul George and Terrence Ross.
May 17 Photo Brief: International Day Against Homophobia, books burned in Nepal, walking art in Hong Kong
Anti-discrimination parades and demonstrations take place marking the International Day Against Homophobia, caravans of camels walk through the sulphur and mineral salt formations near Dallol in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia, a kitchen fire spreads to neighboring buildings, including a major book store, in Kathmandu, Nepal, people wearing a white cloth take part in “Divisor”, a performance art piece by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
The Louisville Cardinals beat out the Michigan Wolverines 82-87 for the top basketball title in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Monday.
Look back at our March Madness in review at the dunks, dribbles and “do you believe it?” wins of the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
March Madness is in full swing, with basketball fans everywhere keeping one eye on the tube and another on their already busted brackets. We’ve already had some impressive upsets (thanks, Harvard) and solid play from higher education’s best hoopsters. But if sports aren’t your thing, keep watching, if only for the mascots.
We’ve rounded up some photos of the NCAA tournament’s costume-clad cheerleaders just to give you a better idea of what you can expect to see courtside this week. (And if anyone has a solid picture of Zippy, Akron’s kangaroo mascot, let us know.)
The sport of wheelchair basketball is said to have been created in the 1940’s by U.S. disabled veterans returning from World War II. As many came home paralyzed from their war wounds, they needed an outlet and several sports became popular with the veterans.
If the Olympics reinforced anything, it’s our addiction to the animated gif — everyone from journalists to pop culture enthusiasts created them to add a little drama and pizazz in reporting the Games this year. Elspeth Reeve from The Atlantic provided a gif guide to “how the U.S. Team crushed the Russians,” meanwhile Buzzfeed highlighted the “most absurd moments of the Olympic Opening Ceremony” and Mashable presented “the most painful moments of the Olympics” via gifs.
We claim to be no pros, but here we add our own to the Olympics animated gif mix from the hurdles to weightlifting and even a First Lady Michelle Obama reaction, using photos and the power of layers and animation in Photoshop.