Ravens S Ed Reed suspended by NFL for 1 game

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NFL suspends Ravens' Reed one game

NEW YORK -- Baltimore Ravens star safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game by the NFL for repeated violations of rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.

The 11-year veteran will miss Sunday's game against San Diego.

Reed is suspended for three violations of the player safety rules in the past three seasons. The latest came in Sunday night's 13-10 victory over Pittsburgh when he was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter for a hit to the head of receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Miami self-imposes 2nd straight bowl ban

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami is self-imposing a postseason ban for the second straight year in response to a lengthy and ongoing NCAA investigation into the school's compliance practices.

University officials announced the decision Monday morning, shortly before the Hurricanes (6-5) started practice for what now is their season-finale at Duke this weekend.

By self-imposing another ban, Miami is hoping to lessen the hit of any looming sanctions that could be handed down by the NCAA. It's surely a disappointment for the Hurricanes, since Miami still had a chance to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

Miami's decision effectively ends the ACC's Coastal Division race; Georgia Tech will play Florida State for the ACC crown and an Orange Bowl berth.

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Cleveland State holds on for victory

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Charlie Lee led four players in double figures with 15 points as Cleveland State beat Alabama-Huntsville 71-69 Monday night in an NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game.

Anton Grady scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half for Cleveland State while Tim Kamczyc and Sebastian Douglas added 11 apiece.

Cleveland State (4-1) trailed 34-32 at halftime and fell behind 57-48 with 9:49 left to play. However, Lee converted a three-point play that sparked a 19-10 run for the Vikings.

Douglas capped the run with a layup that tied the game 67-all with 3:24 remaining and his free throw with 1:52 showing gave Cleveland State a 70-67 advantage.

Conner Blasi hit two free throws to close the gap to one, 70-69, but Alabama-Huntsville (3-2) missed two layups on its final possession.

Blasi had 19 points for Alabama-Huntsville, which was held without a field goal over the final 4:44.

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