Sixers' collapse late and fall to Magic in Jimmy Butler's debut

The 76ers collapsed in the fourth quarter Wednesday night and fell to the Magic, 111-106, in Jimmy Butler’s debut. Orlando scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter, then held the 76ers without a field goal over the final 3½ minutes. Jonathon Simmons hit a 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left that helped the Magic finish …

Dominant Fernando, cohesive freshmen lead Maryland men's basketball in rout of

As a freshman last season, Maryland center Bruno Fernando was more manchild than the man, more a second or third or even fourth option on a men’s basketball team that was, sometimes for better but often for worse, too guard-oriented. In the first three games of his sophomore year, the only thing that has prevented …

At insistence of pope, US bishops meeting in Baltimore won't vote on actions

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the organization’s most closely scrutinized meeting in years Monday by announcing that the nation’s bishops will not vote this week on a series of action plans meant to address a new sex abuse scandal that has engulfed the church. As he took a microphone to …

Baltimore County police close roads in Timonium around Home Depot as they

Baltimore County Police said Friday evening that they were communicating with a “person in crisis” in the parking lot of the Home Depot in the 100 block of Industry Lane in the Timonium area, and urged people to avoid the area. County police have closed local roads. About 50 people — some 40 customers and …

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin wins re-election, prevails over Republican Tony

Ben Cardin, the Maryland Democrat who has held elected office for more than 50 years, won his third term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday in a three-way race. Cardin prevailed handily in a low-visibility contest in which the two challengers, Republican Tony Campbell and independent Neal Simon, struggled to gain statewide attention. “As I traveled …

Local college football previews: No. 15 Towson hosts No. 23 Maine, Morgan

NO. 23 MAINE (5-3 overall and 4-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) @ NO. 15 TOWSON (6-2, 4-1) When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium TV: College Sports Live/CBS Digital Radio: CBS Sports Radio 1300 AM Series: Maine leads, 7-6 What’s at stake: Not only did Saturday’s 40-36 loss at Delaware end a five-game …

Local college football previews: No. 15 Towson plays host to No. 23 Maine

NO. 23 MAINE (5-3 overall and 4-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) @ NO. 15 TOWSON (6-2, 4-1) When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium TV: College Sports Live/CBS Digital Radio: CBS Sports Radio 1300 AM Series: Maine leads, 7-6 What’s at stake: Not only did Saturday’s 40-36 loss at Delaware end a five-game …

Fire official: Partial building collapse at Amazon distribution warehouse in

One person is dead and another unaccounted for after a weather-related building collapse at the Amazon distribution warehouse in Southeast Baltimore Friday night, a fire department spokesman said. Chief Roman Clark said that a 50-foot wall collapsed at the Amazon Fulfillment Center as a storm swept through the area. He said one person was found …

Youth football teams banned from Carroll County league right before playoffs

Playoffs begin this Saturday, but Rachel Bullock hasn’t told her 8-year-old son yet that the youth football league he plays in won’t let his team compete — and that she and other parents think racism might have contributed to that decision. “I have no answers for him,” Bullock said. “ ‘Because they said so?’ He …

Maryland suspends men's basketball assistant Matt Brady for six games

Matt Brady, who was promoted this spring to a full-time assistant coaching role with the Maryland men’s basketball team, has been suspended by coach Mark Turgeon for “some violations” of NCAA rules involving working with players while in a non-coaching role. Brady, a former head coach at Marist and James Madison, joined Turgeon’s staff last …