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The five ways Will Barton can honor Baltimore in the Slam Dunk Contest

Will Barton was 14 when he first dunked. The Baltimore native was playing a pickup game in the summer before ninth grade and, on a fast break, rose to the basket. With one hand, he slammed the ball through the rim. It was "simple," he told NBA.com.

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How Ray Rice's domestic-violence case might have delayed the Rams' move to L.A.

So ESPN on Thursday published a nearly 6,000-word investigation into the Rams' contentious move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. It's a worthwhile read if you like backroom politics and speculative real-estate ventures and Jerry Jones calling owners out.

Also of note: Ray Rice's Dumpster fire of a 2014, and the NFL's even worse handling of it.

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Justin Forsett on trip to Flint, Mich.: 'We just don't know how good we got it'

Ravens running back Justin Forsett and former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith went to Flint, Mich., on Wednesday with help for the city's water crisis. They came back with a lot of sad stories.

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Lefty Driesell: 'I bet Mike Krzyzewski is kicking himself' over Rasheed Sulaimon

Argue all you want about whether former Maryland men's basketball coach Lefty Driesell deserves to be a Hall of Famer. I'll say this much: He's a no-doubt, first-ballot Hall of Fame interview.

Making the rounds after coming to College Park for the Terps' win Saturday over Purdue, Driesell called in to The Mark Turgeon Radio Show on Monday. He got to talking about a recent practice he visited.

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Disappointing Ravens aren't considered a top team in early NFL power rankings

Remember last offseason? When the birds were chirping, and Joe Flacco was healthy, and the Ravens were a sexy Super Bowl pick? It was a pleasant, simpler time.

Because to be a Ravens fan in February 2016 — a Ravens fan who consumes every last morsel of coverage of the coming 2016 season — you have to be fully prepared to feel insulted.

Take, for instance, one of the following way-too-early power rankings.

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Justin Forsett, Torrey Smith headed to Flint, Mich., to help with water crisis

Ravens running back Justin Forsett and former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith are headed to Flint, Mich., on Tuesday to lend support to the city as it grapples with a growing water crisis.

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