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Now at the plate ... former Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones? Nope, wrong one.

Here are the three facts about baseball players and football players:

A former NFL player is giving professional baseball a go this spring, and his name is Tim Tebow.  A Detroit Tigers prospect is also playing in spring training, and his name is JaCoby Jones.

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Peyton Manning on why Ray Lewis' retirement was the 'greatest day of my life'

After Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning met for the final time in an NFL game, they hugged it out in a locker room. 

Reports out of the Ravens and Denver Broncos' memorable 2013 AFC divisional-round game were scant on details. Their conversation sounded "muffled" to reporters. They talked "quietly" for four minutes. 

Now we have an idea of what they might have been discussing.

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Harlem Globetrotters turn Camden Yards into trick-shot playground

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their World Tour to Royal Farms Arena on Saturday, but their fun in Baltimore already has begun.

Buckets Blakes (real name: Anthony Blakes) partnered with Chick-fil-A’s "Eat Mor Chikin" cow for some fancy dribbling, choreographed handshakes and trick shots at Camden Yards.

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Puerto Rico captain demands apology from Adam Jones for WBC celebration comments

Before Wednesday's World Baseball Classic championship game, the U.S. team apparently got wind of premature Puerto Rican postgame plans.

Adam Jones said he heard that the Puerto Ricans already had championship T-shirts made. There was also a parade back home planned, he noted. 

"That didn't sit well with us," the Orioles center fielder said after the Americans' 8-0 win.

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Even Michael Phelps' Starbucks barista recognizes his greatness

One of my favorite modern conspiracy theories involves Starbucks. You know those photos, ubiquitous on social media, of someone’s name egregiously misspelled on a cup of coffee? Like, “My name’s Paul, not Pole!

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HBO's 'Real Sports' to retell story of Juan Dixon's reunion with biological father Tuesday

Over his four-year Maryland career, Juan Dixon went from a Baltimore legend to a national figure, his likeness splashed on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Now the heartwarming story of his reunion with his biological father is taking a similar trajectory. 

Nearly four months after The Baltimore Sun's Don Markus reported on Dixon's unlikely relationship with the man he didn't know existed, a retired

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