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Taylor Swift is a fan and suddenly, so is everyone else. Travis Kelce jersey sales jump nearly 400%

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's trip to watch the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce didn't just have the internet talking nonstop. Following the 12-time Grammy Award winner's appearance at Arrowhead Stadium, jersey sales for the All-Pro tight-end seemingly skyrocketed. According to sportswear and fan merchandise company Fanatics, Kelce saw a nearly 400% increase in sales the same day that Swift went to watch the Chiefs. Kelce did not speak […]



Gibson, Rutschman move Orioles closer to AL East title with 5-1 win over Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles stretched their lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East to 2 1/2-games with Sunday's 5-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians. Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and Adley Rutschman reached base four times. Baltimore reduced its magic number to three to clinch the division. Baltimore has six games remaining and holds the tiebreaker over the Rays. Gibson allowed one run and five hits […]

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Matt Gay kicks 4 FGs over 50 yards, including OT winner, as Colts beat Ravens 22-19

BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Gay capped a terrific day of kicking with a 53-yard field goal in overtime, giving the Indianapolis Colts a 22-19 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Gay made four kicks from beyond 50 yards, including a 53-yarder that tied it in the final minute of regulation. His chance in overtime didn't come until after both teams had been stopped on fourth down near midfield. Gardner Minshew, playing […]

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Mountaire Expands “Farm to Table” Scholarship Program

Mountaire Farms is expanding their Farm to Table Scholarship program to North Carolina to help even more high school seniors who are interested in helping feed the world.  The Farm to Table Scholarship program will reward qualified students with a passion for agriculture, the culinary arts, or related fields which support food production and feeding the world. Students must have a B+ grade point average or better and give back […]

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Maryland officials announce $120M for K-12 behavioral health services

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are highlighting the availability of $120 million in grants for mental health services to help K-12 students over the next year and a half. Senate President Bill Ferguson, a Baltimore Democrat, described the funding at a news conference on Tuesday as a historic investment that is critical to the state's 900,000 school children at a time when kids are facing the stresses of the […]

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Maryland apologizes to man wrongly convicted of murder, agrees to $340K payment for years in prison

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The State of Maryland will pay more than $340,000 to compensate a man who spent five years in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder and assault. Maryland Gov. Wes Moore apologized to Demetrius Smith Wednesday at a meeting of the state board that approved the settlement. Smith was released in 2013 after spending five years behind bars for a murder and an assault he did […]

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Maryland’s schools superintendent withdraws his request to extend his contract

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's superintendent of schools is withdrawing his request for a second term "to pursue other opportunities." Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury and the state school board made the announcement Friday in a joint statement. Choudhury's contract expires in June 2024, and he had faced mounting scrutiny over his management style. The board says it intends to present plans for transition and a national search by its upcoming Sept. […]

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Orioles beat Rays 5-4 in 11-inning thriller after both teams clinch postseason spots

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cedric Mullins hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles edged the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 after both teams clinched spots in the postseason. The winner of this game would have wrapped up a playoff spot regardless, but when Texas lost 9-2 to Cleveland, both the Rays and Orioles were in. Moments later, Adam Frazier doubled home the tying run […]

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NFL players union renews call for grass fields after Aaron Rodgers’ injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL players prefer playing on natural grass. It's why the NFL Players Association called on the league Wednesday to switch all fields to grass. The union's executive director Lloyd Howell says it's the easiest decision the NFL can make. Players consider it a matter of career preservation. The union's repeated request for all grass comes less than 48 hours after four-time NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers […]

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Maryland’s highest court ending ban on broadcasting audio recordings

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A ban on broadcasting court audio recordings in Maryland will end Jan. 1, after the state's highest court approved new rules regarding the release of court recordings. The Maryland Supreme Court approved the change during a meeting Tuesday. The Daily Record reports that starting next year, the public will be able to obtain copies of audio recordings and disseminate or broadcast them, though the recordings will […]

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