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Johns Hopkins lacrosse's Shack Stanwick reigns for last time on 'All-Name Team'

He's just following in the footsteps of his brother, Wellington Stanwick.

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Ray Rice at Liberty convocation: Domestic violence 'uncovered the brutal truth' of my life

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice said Wednesday that the 2014 domestic-violence incident that cost him his NFL career “uncovered the brutal truth” of his life: that he had sacrificed his duties as a partner, father and Christian to become a better football player.

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Testudo, Johns Hopkins' Jay bobbleheads unveiled by National Bobblehead Hall of Fame

Two of Maryland’s top mascots are bouncing their way to fame.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum this week unveiled two bobbleheads commemorating collegiate sports champions in Maryland — the Terps’ men’s basketball team and Johns Hopkins’ men’s lacrosse.

The bobblehead featuring Testudo — the Maryland mascot — recognizes the school’s 2002 NCAA men’s basketball championship.

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Steelers solid favorites over Ravens in 'Sunday Night Football' showdown

The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by six points ahead of their “Sunday Night Football” game against the visiting Ravens, down slightly from an initial seven-point spread, according to most Las Vegas betting lines.

In the AFC, only the New England Patriots (eight games) have a longer winning streak than the Steelers (seven). The Ravens (7-5) have won three straight and are 5-3 since their Oct.

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Free-agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie lets the Ravens know that he's available

Former star cornerback and current reality-TV star Antonio Cromartie knows what the Ravens front office also does: that the team can no longer rely on the injured and suspended Jimmy Smith.

So on Monday afternoon, he figured, “Why not?” and fired off a short tweet.

Ravens safety Eric Weddle, who played with Cromartie on the San Diego Chargers in the late 2000s, offered something of an endorsement.

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Only one local hoops team received an AP Top 25 vote. It wasn't Maryland.

The Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll came out Monday, as it does every week. The one voter who ranked Maryland No. 25 in last week’s poll was not impressed by losses to Syracuse and Purdue and an overtime win at Illinois, and so the Terps received no votes.

Towson does not have a pair of wins as impressive as Maryland’s over Butler and Bucknell.

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