OWINGS MILLS – Torrey Smith called Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict a dirty played Wednesday, but Smith also paid Burfict a compliment.
What did the Cincinnati Bengals do best in Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the Ravens? It had to be their pass defense in the secondary.
Three Orioles have been named finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove awards. J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, previous winners all, will try to add to their award collections.
No Orioles were named to The Sporting News’ annual American League All-Star team.
Dan Duquette’s work in 2014 has been outstanding. He’ll be getting lots of kudos for his part in setting up the American League East champs.