Cal Ripken discusses his mom's kidnapping

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Cal Ripken discusses his mom's kidnapping

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Cal Ripken says his 74-year-old mother is doing "pretty well" and has been comforted by family members since her kidnapping last week. The Hall of Fame infielder told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday that his mother Vi is a tough woman, but her sense of security has been violated. He says she has not yet returned to her home in Aberdeen, Md. Vi told police she was kidnapped at gunpoint last week, blindfolded and driven around. She was found unharmed in her car the following day. Cal Ripken has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning in Baltimore, when he's expected to provide an update on the investigation. Aberdeen, Md., police have released a sketch and video of the suspect, but have provided few details.

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Ravens linebacker Zach Orr to retire due to shoulder injury

Ravens linebacker Zach Orr to retire due to shoulder injury

Ravens starting inside linebacker Zach Orr has decided to retire due to a serious shoulder injury, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Only 24 years old, Orr led the Ravens in tackles last season after winning a starting job for the first time, and his career was trending upward. Losing Orr, an undrafted free agent from North Texas, leaves the Ravens with another void to fill after a disappointing 8-8 season.

The Ravens scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference Friday in which further details on Orr’s retirement were expected.

Orr played in all but one game last season, but sat out the season finale with what was termed a neck injury. He is one of the team’s most popular players in the locker room, working his way from undrafted free agent, to special teams standout, to starter.

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Prediction recap: Offense stays red-hot in win over Blues

Prediction recap: Offense stays red-hot in win over Blues

The Capitals offense showed no signs of cooling down in Thursday’s 7-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Here’s a recap of the three bold predictions.

1. Alex Ovechkin will get more points than Vladimir Tarasenko - Correct

Ovechkin was not among the Caps’ seven goal scorers on the night, but he did record two assists. Tarasenko, meanwhile, was held off the scoresheet.

RELATED: Caps getting goals from everyone on epic hot streak

2. St. Louis’ goaltending will have a save percentage under .900 for the game - Very, very right

The fact that Jake Allen was pulled twice in this game should tell you all you need to know about how good St. Louis’ goaltending was on Thursday. With seven goals, Washington would have needed 70 shots on goal or more to prove me wrong. Obviously that didn’t happen. No, the Caps recorded only 18 shots on goal leaving Allen and Carter Hutton with a combined save percentage of .611. No bueno.

3. Washington will get at least two fewer power plays than the Blues - Wrong

The whistles weren’t very active on Thursday with only three minors called in the game. The Caps actually had the advantage with two power plays compared to the Blues’ one.

2017 Results: I’m slowly climbing my way back to respectability with my predictions.

Correct: 9
Wrong: 21
Push: 0

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