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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Alvin L. Jordan, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and sports fan, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. He was 76. Alvin Leroy Jordan was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated in 1955 from Sollers Point High School. He attended what are now Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he excelled in football, baseball and track, family members said. While in college, he was drafted into the Army and served two years in Korea.
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SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1997
Referring to Maryland's 1-3 record against Northern Virginia in the annual Chesapeake Football Classic, Quince Orchard High coach Ernie Ceccato told those gathered before him: "This year, we're going to return to glory."Ceccato, head coach of Team Maryland for the June 28 game, spoke at a news conference yesterday at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium, site of this year's game.Ceccato, who won a state title at Quince Orchard in 1990, will head what amounts to an "A Team" of state coaches, a staff listing experience that includes 16 state titles.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
Baltimore police said they shattered one of the city's most ruthless drug gangs yesterday in a series of raids targeting a ring that city police and federal agents link to at least 30 shootings and several slayings.The alleged leader, Ronald Mitchell, 24, was arrested at his $1,000-a-month Baltimore County apartment and charged with distributing cocaine and heroin and conspiracy to commit murder. He was being held last night on a preset $500,000 bond.Thirty-five gang members were indicted on drug charges.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2000
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland quarterback Shaun Hill said last night there is a chance he will miss Saturday's game against West Virginia with a right shoulder injury that occurred in the closing minutes of the first half of the season-opening 17-10 victory over Temple last Saturday night at Byrd Stadium. "It's a mild strain or a mild separation," said Hill. "They're both about the same thing. I'm still sore, especially in the morning. But I'm going to try and play Saturday. I want to play in every game this season.
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By Ken Murray | January 15, 2005
Jets (11-6) at Steelers (15-1) Line: Steelers by 9 Last time: Steelers 17, Jets 6 in Week 14. Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions and Chad Pennington three in a defensive scrum. Jerome Bettis threw the only TD pass on a halfback option, and ran for another. X-factor: Steelers WR Plaxico Burress missed the last game with a hamstring strain. His return opens up Pittsburgh's offense, and even if he doesn't make big plays, it should free up WR Hines Ward. Intriguing matchup: Pennington vs. elements.
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By GLENN GRAHAM | October 12, 2007
PLAY OF THE WEEK T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincin nati at Kansas City -- Housh mandzadeh (39 catches, 360 yards, five touchdowns) has quietly become Carson Palmer's favorite target. In the past two games, he has 22 catches for 241 yards and two touchdowns. QUARTERBACK STARTING NOD -- Kurt Warner, Ari zona vs. Carolina: Fantasy owners were wrestling for his free-agent rights this week. OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Brian Griese, Chicago; Tom Brady, New England; Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle. NOT THIS WEEK -- Matt Schaub, Houston; Daunte Culpepper, Oak land; David Carr, Carolina.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- Divine intervention.That's what Maryland coach Ron Vanderlinden called the heavy thunderstorm that hit here yesterday and wiped out the last half of afternoon practice and halted the growing injury list at six after just three days of two-a-day workouts.Sophomore No. 1 quarterback Randall Jones has a sore arm and will not throw for a third straight day today. Two other injured starters: senior right guard Jamie Wu (three bulging discs in his back) and sophomore cornerback Tony Okanlawon (pulled hamstring)
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | November 15, 2009
COLLEGE PARK -- With Maryland losing its fifth game in a row, at least Terps fans could focus Saturday on the achievements of Torrey Smith, the star of this season's team. Smith had already broken his own Atlantic Coast Conference mark earlier this year for single-season kickoff return yardage. On Saturday, the wide receiver needed just 35 yards to break LaMont Jordan's single-season school record of 1,840 all-purpose yards. He broke the record with a 21-yard reception from Jamarr Robinson in the second quarter.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2000
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - It was a bittersweet afternoon for Maryland quarterback Calvin McCall yesterday. McCall bounced back from a disappointing season opener against Temple to complete 19 of 29 passes for 215 yards and score on a 1-yard run against West Virginia. But it was in a 30-17 losing effort, so he didn't take much satisfaction in his stats, especially after his potential go-ahead touchdown was ruled short on a quarterback sneak with 6:38 left in the fourth quarter. "It was nice personally for me to come back like this," McCall said.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2000
On a day Maryland coach Ron Vanderlinden closed most practices to shield his team from the growing number of college football spies and the increasing availability of information on the Internet, he also praised LaMont Jordan for his first scrimmage. "LaMont ran with tremendous determination," said Vanderlinden of the running back some are touting as a Heisman Trophy candidate. "He had about nine carries for some good yardage. I was impressed with how hard he ran." The 2-hour, 15-minute scrimmage behind closed doors also featured the continuing duel between Calvin McCall and Shaun Hill for the No. 1 quarterback job. "Calvin and Shaun continued to split time, and they both looked good," said Vanderlinden.
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