Baltimore Sun : 2020-01-14

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2 SPORTS SPORTS THE BALTIMORE SUN | | TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020 LACROSSE Kelly no longer owner of Bayhawks By Bill Wagner There has been no greater proponent for Major League Lacrosse than Brendan Kelly. Since buying the Bayhawks franchise in March 2010, the lifelong Annapolis resident has been among the country’s most enthusiast­ic supporters of outdoor profession­al lacrosse. So, it is stunning news that Kelly has decided to move on from Major League Lacrosse. has learned that Kelly has ceded ownership of the Chesapeake Bayhawks to Major League Lacrosse. That decision was made during a Friday meeting and Kelly is now no longer involved with MLL. Kelly’s decision was in response to significan­t organizati­onal changes being implemente­d by Major League Lacrosse, which is moving away from having franchises with separate owners. Starting with the 2020 season, MLLwill own and operate all six teams — Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws and New York Lizards. “Major League Lacrosse voted to go with a single-entity league with no franchises and that is not something I want to be involved with,” Kelly told The Capital. “That model turns me into an investor and board member as opposed to an owner and that is just not in my competitiv­e nature.” Mark Burdett, chief revenue officer for Major League Lacrosse, confirmed the new business model. MLL had already assumed control of the Dallas Rattlers after owner Jim Davis decided to get out of pro lacrosse. It was the same scenario for the Denver Outlaws because the Bowlen family is restructur­ing its sports holdings. Owners of the Boston Cannons and New York Lizards supported the plan for Major League Lacrosse to operate all six franchises. That majority vote basically forced the hand of Kelly and Atlanta Blaze owner Andre Gudger. “Major League Lacrosse is taking responsibi­lity for the operation of the Chesapeake Bayhawks for the 2020 season,” said Burdett, adding that he will personally oversee the organizati­on. Burdett, another Anne Arundel County native, previously served as president of the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Annapolis resident said the current plan is for the Bayhawks to continue playing home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Capital 2) 2), TODAY’S TV Men’s College Basketball Nebraska at Ohio State. 6:30 p.m. FS1 Duke at Clemson. 7 p.m. ESPN Ole Miss at Florida. 7 p.m. ESPN2 Richmond at Davidson. 7 p.m. ESPNU LSU at Texas A&M. 7 p.m. SEC Iowa at Northweste­rn. 8 p.m. BIGTEN VCU at Dayton. 8 p.m. CBSSN DePaul at Villanova. 8:30 p.m. FS1 Kansas at Oklahoma. 9 p.m. ESPN Maryland at Wisconsin. 9 p.m. ESPN2 TCU at West Virginia. 9 p.m. ESPNU Missouri at Mississipp­i State. 9 p.m. SEC Wyoming at Nevada. 10 p.m. CBSSN San Diego St. at Fresno St. 11 p.m. ESPN2 NBA Houston at Memphis. 8 p.m. NBA Dallas at Golden St. 10:30 p.m. NBA If the Ravens played the Titans five times, they’d probably beat them in four. They just picked the wrong day to have a bad game, the first time in nearly three months. All season the strength of the front seven had been tackles Brandon Williams, Michael Pierce and Domata Peko Sr. But they were on roller skates Saturday, and the inside linebacker­s haven’t been physical all year. That’s not coaching. That’s a buttwhippi­ng. Going into the game, Tennessee had the reputation of being a play-action team, yet cornerback­s Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey and safety Chuck Clark got caught peeping in the backfield and gave up touchdowns as a result. That onus goes on the players’ as well. Jackson’s performanc­e, though, was interestin­g. The pressure might have gotten to him, especially after losing in the wild-card round last season. When the Chiefs fell behind 24-0 to the Houston Texans on Sunday, Kansas City quarterbac­k Patrick Mahomes was on the sideline firing up his teammates and being a cheerleade­r. Jackson had played that role so many times this season, but not Saturday. Clearly, he couldn’t get over his mistakes. He threw high and held on to the ball too long at times and really never showed explosiven­ess as a runner until the second half. And he didn’t get any help from his receivers, who dropped at least five passes, or his top target, tight end Mark Andrews, who was clearly bothered by an ankle injury. The Ravens had 15 turnovers in the regular season, tied for the third fewest in the NFL, but committed three Saturday, two of which the Titans turned into touchdowns on their ensuing drive. Over at the Castle, the Ravens will be looking over game film and wondering if the long layoff hurt them. They’ll be second-guessing each other, as they should, and Harbaugh has to wonder why his teams have been so flat in the past two playoff games. If the Ravens played the Titans five times, they’d probably beat them in four. They just picked the wrong day to have a bad game, the first time in nearly three months. It happens. They should have played on a Sunday. High School Football USA Internatio­nal Bowl. 1 p.m. ESPNU Golf PGA Exuma Classic. 2 p.m. GOLF Hockey Mountfield vs Djurgarden. Noon NHL NHL Minnesota at Pittsburgh. 7 p.m. NBCSN Tennis Auckland-ATP. 6 a.m. TENNIS Auckland-ATP. 3 a.m. TENNIS LOCAL SCOREBOARD Flacco in a wild-card loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Harbaugh also decided to take a gamble on a fourth-and-1 at the Ravens’ 45 to open the second quarter, and that was terrible. The Ravens got stuffed and the Titans scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass on the next play. I understand the Ravens’ willingnes­s to go for it, but this was a playoff game. The dynamics change. These were the Titans, not the Browns. The Ravens were inside their own territory and only trailed 7-0. The logic made sense. The Ravens were looking for a spark and had converted on 17 of 24 fourth-down situations during the regular season, the best rate in the NFL. Saturday, though, just wasn’t their day. Roman should have kept running the ball because that gave the Ravens their best chance of winning, but I’m not sure that would have worked, either. The Ravens offensive line played well all season long, but they got bullied Saturday. The Ravens got stuffed on two fourthand-1 situations. The Titans just go lower and at times knocked the Ravens back off the line of scrimmage. That’s not a coaching issue. That’s a pride and integrity issue from within each offensive linemen. Also, give the Titans credit. Rashaan Evans and David Long Jr. were the fastest inside linebacker­s I had seen all season, and safeties Kenny Vaccaro and Kevin Byard forced Jackson to throw outside the numbers, which isn’t his strength. The Ravens defense got bullied, too. VARSITY Monday Boys basketball Girls basketball C.M. Wright at Bel Air, 3:30 ACCE at Dunbar, 3:45 City at Carver, 3:45 Douglass at Mervo, 3:45 Forest Park at Edmondson, 3:45 Lewis at Patterson, 3:45 Southweste­rn at NAF, 3:45 Chesa.-AA at Severna Park, 5 Glen Burnie at S. River, 5 Meade at Southern, 5 N. County at Arundel, 5 Northeast at Annapolis, 5 Old Mill at Broadneck, 5 Digital Harbor at Ben Franklin, 5:15 New Era at Western, 5:15 Bryn Mawr at Catholic, 5:30 Indian Creek at Chapelgate, 3:30 St. Frances at St. John’s-CP, 5:30 St. Paul’s at St. Mary’s, 5:30 St. Tim’s at Oldfields, 5:30 Thomas Johnson at Reservoir, 5:30 Woodlawn at Randallsto­wn, 5:30 McDonogh at John Carroll, 6 Liberty at Manchester Valley, 6:30 Westminste­r at S. Carroll, 6:30 Aberdeen at Patterson Mill, 6:45 Harford Tech at N. Harford, 6:45 North East at HDG, 6:45 Edgewood at Perryville, 7 Parkville 100, Aberdeen 60 Long Reach 65, South Carroll 62 Gilman 66, McDonogh 56 Oakland Mills 93, Catonsvill­e 41 Hammond 61, Concordia Prep 30 Harford Tech 63, St. Paul’s 46 Girls basketball Forest Park 86, NAF 16 Kenwood 48, Dundalk 15 Hammond 49, Patapsco 46 River Hill 50, Arundel 30 Century 46, Glenelg 44 F.S. Key 59, Clear Spring 42 Fallston 44, Joppatowne 33 Hereford 71, Owings Mills 24 Glenelg Country 53, St. Timothy’s 61 Notre Dame Prep 42, Concordia Prep 34 Broadneck 39, Severn 31 Tuesday Boys basketball Park at Sts. Peter & Paul, 4 Annapolis at Northeast, 5 Arundel at N. County, 5 Broadneck at Old Mill, 5 Perryville at Fallston, 5 Severna Park at Chesa.-AA, 5 S. River at Glen Burnie, 5 Southern at Meade, 5 Ben Franklin at Digital Harbor, 5:15 Carver at City, 5:15 Dunbar at ACCE, 5:15 Edmondson at Forest Park, 5:15 Mervo at Douglass, 5:15 NAF at Southweste­rn, 5:15 New Era at Lake Clifton, 5:15 Patterson at Lewis, 5:15 Silver Oak Academy at Century, 5:30 Jemicy at Concordia Prep, 6 Beth Tfiloh at C.R. Jesuit, 6:30 Manchester Valley at Liberty, 6:30 S. Carroll at Westminste­r, 6:30 C.M. Wright at Harford Tech, 6:45 Edgewood at Joppatowne, 6:45 Patterson Mill at Aberdeen 6:45 Bel Air at North East, 7 HDG at Elkton, 7 N. Harford at Bo Manor, 7 Patterson Mill at North East, 7 Reservoir at Thomas Johnson, 7 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Monday STATE MEN Boston U. at Loyola Md., 7 Bowie St. at Fayettevil­le St., 7:30 Coppin St. at Florida A&M, 7:30 Morgan St. at Bethune-Cookman, 7:30 N.C. Central at UMES, 7:30 STATE WOMEN Bowie St. at Fayettevil­le St., 5:30 Coppin St. at Florida A&M, 5:30 Morgan St. at Bethune-Cookman, 5:30 N.C. Central at UMES, 5:30 Mt. St. Mary’s at Merrimack, 7 Tuesday STATE MEN Maryland at Wisconsin, 9 PRO SOCCER MASL Monday Sonora at Blast, 2:05 SPA NEW STAFF Oriental Massage Open 7 Days a Week 9am-Midnight 410-633-1880 6218 Eastern Ave. 95 Exit 59 W. 1/4 mile 10am-Midnight

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