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25 notable Cal Ripken Jr. front pages

25 notable Cal Ripken Jr. front pages

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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,131st consecutive game, we selected 25 of the most memorable Baltimore Sun covers highlighting the record-breaking Orioles shortstop’s career.

Coming soon: Order “Iron Man: Moments in Cal Ripken Jr’s Storied Career,” the new special edition book showing key moments from Ripken’s career in the pages of The Sun.

ALSO SEE: Twenty Years Later: 2,131 [Special section] | How The Sun covered 2,131

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Egypt’s Banned Ultras Soccer Fans Take to Streets

Egypt’s Banned Ultras Soccer Fans Take to Streets

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CAIRO — Chanting slogans, carrying signs and waving flares, these eager young men who gather in Egypt could be mistaken for Arab Spring demonstrators.

And in this country, the recently-banned hardcore soccer fans known as ultras have played a political role.

Ultras, whose name comes from the Latin word for “beyond,” started in Latin America and Europe in the 1950s before coming to Arab countries. The first to form in Egypt, Ultras White Knights, emerged in 2007 to support the Zamalek team. Groups backing archrival al-Ahly and others followed.

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