• Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter watches from the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore.  Tampa Bay won 11-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Orioles’ untimely skid severely damages their playing hopes

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles were right in the middle of the AL playoff race until plummeting into an inexplicable nosedive that negated everything they accomplished over the first 4 1/2 months of the season.

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    With defiant Kentucky clerk in jail, her deputies promise judge they’ll license gay marriages

  • Police handcuff a protester in Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, near the city's Inner Harbor. Dozens of protesters marched in the street after rallying at a nearby courthouse, where motion hearings for officers charged in Freddie Gray's death were scheduled. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

    Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Arencibia, Smyly carry Rays past struggling Orioles 11-2

    BALTIMORE (AP) — It’s all hands on deck for the Tampa Bay Rays as they make a playoff push this September, and a few pairs of fresh legs more than carried their weight Tuesday night.

  • Former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr., acknowledges fans before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to mark the twentieth anniversary of his streak of 2,131 straight games before a baseball game between the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Ripken honored by Orioles in celebration of 2131 game

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

  • In this Aug. 19, 2015, photo, children play with Play-Doh at Kids Safe Zone community center in Baltimore. The clubhouse, which occupies an abandoned laundromat, opened in June in response to unrest that ripped through the neighborhood’s streets and marked the beginning of the most violent summer the city has seen in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence

    BALTIMORE (AP) — There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore.

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer follows through on a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Rays back Archer with 3 HRs in 6-3 victory over Orioles

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

  • Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh watches from the sideline in the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Harbaugh can’t accept losing, even preseason games

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens coach John Harbaugh has never found it easy to accept losing, even when it comes to a preseason game that probably won’t be remembered beyond the first week of September.

  • Machado gets 1st major league start at SS for struggling O’s

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado will start at shortstop for the first time in his major league career when the Orioles host Tampa Bay on Monday night.

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws to a receiver in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    With RG3 out, Redskins use 2 QBs to beat Ravens 31-13

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Kirk Cousins filled in capably for injured quarterback Robert Griffin III, throwing for 190 yards and a fluke touchdown as the Washington Redskins beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-13 Saturday night.