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The Sun Remembers: This Week In Sports, Dec. 24-30

Dec. 30, 2005: The sixth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team wins the Terrapin Classic, 92-58, over Furman before an announced 2,763 at the Comcast Center. Shay Doron (26 points) leads the 12-1 Terps, who go on to win the national championship.

Dec. 29, 1976: Steve Sheppard scores 26 points to lead the Terps past Syracuse, 96-85, and win the Maryland Invitational Basketball Tournament at Cole Field House. The victory is the ninth straight for the home team and ends a seven-game winning streak for the Orangemen.

Dec. 26, 1970: In subfreezing temperatures, the Colts blank the Cincinnati Bengals, 17-0, at Memorial Stadium to advance to the AFC championship game. Norm Bulaich rushes for 116 yards and Johnny Unitas throws touchdown passes to Roy Jefferson and Eddie Hinton.

Dec. 29, 1968: Tom Matte runs for three touchdowns as the Colts crush the Browns, 34-0, in Cleveland for the NFL title. It’s the fourth shutout of the year for Baltimore, which sacks quarterback Bill Nelsen three times and intercepts two passes.

Dec. 29, 1965: Seven Bullets score in double figures as Baltimore rolls over the San Francisco Warriors, 144-111, in an NBA game at the Civic Center. Don Ohl (28 points) and Jim “Bad News” Barnes (19 points, 20 rebounds) pace the winners.

Dec. 28, 1962: Sandy McGregor’s goal in overtime gives the Clippers a 2-1 American Hockey League win over the Pittsburgh Hornets. Marcel Paille has 29 saves for Baltimore.

Dec. 29, 1958: The Colts’ flag will fly over Baltimore City Hall for one month, Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro says on the day after the team defeats the New York Giants, 23-17, to win its first NFL championship.

Dec. 30, 1948: The Bullets match their single-game scoring record with a 100-89 victory over the Rochester Royals in a Basketball Association of America game at the Coliseum. Rookie Walt Budko gets 19 points for Baltimore and Red Holzman — later a Hall of Fame coach for the New York Knicks — scores 21 for the losers.

Birthday

Dec. 24, 1950: Mike Barnes, Pro Bowl defensive tackle and member of the Colts’ celebrated “Sack Pack” who helped Baltimore win three division titles from 1975 through 1977.

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