Ravens’ loss is their worst in an opener; Weaver says he’s done

Baltimore Sun - - SPORTS - By Mike Klinga­man mike.klinga­man@balt­sun.com twit­ter.com/MikeKlinga­man

SEPT. 7, 2003: “I’d be ly­ing if I didn’t say I missed some throws I’ve got to make,” rookie quar­ter­back Kyle Boller says af­ter the Ravens’ 34-15 loss to the Steel­ers in Pitts­burgh. Boller is in­ter­cepted on his third pass and fin­ishes with a rat­ing of 57.5 as the Ravens suf­fer their worst sea­son-open­ing loss.

SEPT. 8, 1986: “We’re three games un­der .500. I came back here to win it, and I didn’t do it,” Ori­oles man­ager Earl Weaver says in an­nounc­ing his re­tire­ment at sea­son’s end. Weaver, 56, led the team to a world cham­pi­onship and four Amer­i­can League pen­nants be­fore re­tir­ing in 1982. He was re­hired in June1985.

SEPT. 6, 1980: Scor­ing a touch­down with six se­conds re­main­ing, Mor­gan State de­feats Tow­son State, 14-10. A1-yard plunge by James Fields wins it for the Bears.

SEPT. 6, 1975: Mary­land routs Vil­lanova, 41-0, as sopho­more quar­ter­back Mark Mang- es passes for four touch­downs, a school record. It’s the Terps’ first open­ing-game vic­tory in 10 years.

SEPT. 9,1963: TheBul­lets, Bal­ti­more’s new NBA team, be­gin prac­tice at Fort Meade. “There was some heavy puff­ing when we ran around the foot­ball field, but that’ll dis­ap­pear in time,” coach Bob Leo­nard says of his club, which will fin­ish 31-49.

Birth­day

SEPT. 8, 1961: Mario Pino, a jockey from El­li­cott City whose 6,758 vic­to­ries are 10th most all time.

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