THE NFL

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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COLLEGE HOCKEY

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COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Bob Rosato TERP IN TIME Thanks to tough defense, like that played by Will Bowers (31) on Shavlik Randolph, Maryland beat Duke 99--92 in overtime last Saturday to become the first team in 10 seasons to sweep a regular-season series against the Blue Devils.