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Guard Shay Doron eludes Furman's Courtney Opie during Maryland's 92-58 win in the final of the Terrapin Classic at Comcast Center.
Guard Shay Doron eludes Furman's Courtney Opie during Maryland's 92-58 win in the final of the Terrapin Classic at Comcast Center. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)

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.

Maryland basketball player Steve Sheppard is pictured in December 1975.
Maryland basketball player Steve Sheppard is pictured in December 1975. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

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Colts running back Norm Bulaich is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Ken Avery on Dec. 27, 1970.
Colts running back Norm Bulaich is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Ken Avery on Dec. 27, 1970. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Running back Tom Matte, who scored three touchdowns in the Colts' 34-0 rout of the host Browns in the NFL title game Dec. 29, 1968, goes airborne on a third-quarter play that set up a touchdown. Also pictured: Browns defensive back Erich Barnes (40) and safety Mike Howell (34).
Running back Tom Matte, who scored three touchdowns in the Colts' 34-0 rout of the host Browns in the NFL title game Dec. 29, 1968, goes airborne on a third-quarter play that set up a touchdown. Also pictured: Browns defensive back Erich Barnes (40) and safety Mike Howell (34). (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Don Ohl in November 1967.
Don Ohl in November 1967. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Sandy McGregor with the Clippers in April 1967.
Sandy McGregor with the Clippers in April 1967. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

A crowd estimated at 30,000 greets the Colts on May 29, 1958, as they arrive at Friendship International Airport after beating the host Giants, 23-17, in overtime in the 1958 NFL championship game.
A crowd estimated at 30,000 greets the Colts on May 29, 1958, as they arrive at Friendship International Airport after beating the host Giants, 23-17, in overtime in the 1958 NFL championship game. (Associated Press)

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.

Coach Red Holzman watches his New York Knicks in the closing minutes of Game 6 of the 1968-69 Eastern Division finals, a 106-105 loss to the host Celtics on April 18 that advanced Boston to the NBA Finals. Holzman played at University of Baltimore.
Coach Red Holzman watches his New York Knicks in the closing minutes of Game 6 of the 1968-69 Eastern Division finals, a 106-105 loss to the host Celtics on April 18 that advanced Boston to the NBA Finals. Holzman played at University of Baltimore. (AP)

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.

Colts defensive tackle Mike Barnes chases Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson in December 1975.
Colts defensive tackle Mike Barnes chases Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson in December 1975. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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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