PHOENIX (AP) - Condolences poured in for retired NFL player Todd Heap and his family on Saturday, a day after police say the former Pro Bowl tight end accidentally ran over his 3-year-old daughter with a truck, killing her.
Heap was moving the truck at his home in Mesa, a Phoenix suburb, on Friday when he struck the girl, police said. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Baltimore Ravens, Heap's longtime former team, called the accident "knee-buckling news and an overwhelming tragedy."

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Funeral services will be held tomorrow for heavy weight boxing champion Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Kentucky. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with East Coast sports writer and commentator Mike Lurie about his legacy.


MIAMI (AP) - Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker is in critical condition after police say he was involved in a dirt bike crash in Miami.

Miami-Dade Police say Walker was riding a Honda dirt bike with no lights and wearing dark clothing when he collided with a Ford Escape at about 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Ravens say Walker is at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police are investigating.

Walker was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. He played in eight games last season, mostly on special teams.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore has closed down after failing to reach a new lease agreement with the Maryland Stadium Authority.

The Baltimore Sun reports the museum, which is located adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, will close immediately.

Mike Gibbons, who is the executive director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, says the museum will look for a new location. The foundation runs the Sports Legends and Babe Ruth birthplace museums.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.

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The former Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck has pleaded to 4th degree rape after being charged with having sex involving a 15 year old boy.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the judge told her she would face up to 15 years in prison.

The 48-year old Shattuck was indicted on a number of charges including third-degree rape and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

The paper reports that she began the affair last summer through Instagram. 


The Daytona 500 did not feature Kurt Busch this year. The NASCAR driver is the first to be suspended by the organization for domestic violence. The incident follows on the heels of the suspension of Ravens football player Ray Rice. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with East Coast sports writer Mike Lurie about why there appeared to be less outcry over Busch than Rice.

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NEW YORK (AP) - A hearing for former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension has concluded after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.

Rice and his wife Janay Rice left the hearing separately on Thursday about three hours apart, after each testified at the New York office of a neutral arbiter. The arbitration hearing will determine whether the NFL overstepped its authority in modifying a two-game suspension of Rice, making it indefinite after video of the running back hitting his wife was released by TMZ.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual relationship involving a 15-year-old boy.

Delaware State Police said Wednesday that 47-year-old Molly Shattuck was indicted Monday on two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors. She was released on $84,000 bond after a Wednesday arraignment.

Shattuck's attorney didn't return a call for comment.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

Bisciotti spoke Monday after ESPN reported last week that the owner, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushed Commissioner Roger Goodell for leniency for their star running back.

Bisciotti says, "Their accusations didn't jibe with what we know is fact."

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This month Ravens running back Ray Rice found himself apologizing after being given a two game suspension for an altercation with his fiance.  The incident has raised questions about whether the National Football League is doing enough to combat domestic violence and has led to criticism from several U.S. Senators. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with East Coast Sports writer Mike Lurie about the issue as well as the growing chorus calling for changing the name of the Washington Redskins.

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From the use of performance enhancing drugs to assault, the Ravens and Orioles have been facing some moral dilemma. Baltimore sports writer and commentate Mike Lurie sorts through how the two teams have dealt with these issues.

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend at a casino in Atlantic City after an argument with his fiancé turned physical.

Atlantic City police say that Rice and Janay Palmer were both arrested on simple assault charges and released on a a summons after the incident at the Revel Casino early Saturday.

Rice’s attorney says he hopes that the matter will turn out to be more of a misunderstanding after an investigation.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith visited state lawmakers in Annapolis, and he brought the Lombardi Trophy along.

Smith appeared Thursday with team president Dick Cass in the state Senate and the House of Delegates.

The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in last month's Super Bowl to win the Lombardi Trophy.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Fans wearing purple and black crowded the parade route as the city prepares to welcome the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Parade vehicles, including flatbed trucks, a trolley and a float designed to look like a miniature football field, were lined up outside City Hall on Tuesday. One street vendor was selling purple pennants that said "Champions."  And at M&T Bank Stadium, Coach John Harbaugh appeared on stage to briefly fire up the crowd before heading over to City Hall.

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Jan 11, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Chesapeake Bay crab cakes and Colorado lamb chops are on the line between Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The two governors made the wager Friday over this weekend's playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos.

Maryland will get a dozen lamb chops if the Ravens win, and O'Malley will send his Colorado counterpart 12 crab cakes in the event of a Broncos victory.

The AFC Divisional playoff game is being played Saturday in Colorado.