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    Sports log: Ravens will talk to Ray Rice about arrest


    The Ravens intend to talk to running back Ray Rice before deciding how to deal with the former Pro Bowler’s arrest in a New Jersey casino. Atlantic City police say Rice was arrested early Saturday morning after an argument with his fiancee turned physical. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Monday that he’s waiting to get all the details before deciding what action to take, if any. Atlantic City police said Rice and Janay Palmer were both arrested on simple assault charges and were released on a summons after an incident at the Revel Casino. Newsome and Ravens coach John Harbaugh met briefly Monday morning . . . Linebacker Terrell Suggs signed a four-year extension that saves the Ravens salary-cap room and puts Suggs in position to finish his career in Baltimore. Suggs, 31, is signed through 2018. He was expected to count $12.4 million against the salary cap. With his new deal, that figure becomes a far more manageable $7.8 million.


    ‘Bored’ Williams asked for a wild card

    Top-ranked Serena Williams said she asked for a wild card at the Dubai Championships in United Arab Emirates to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend. ‘‘My back finally started to feel better but it wasn’t better in time for me to play Doha at the level I’d like to play,’’ Williams said. ‘‘So then it became more about what can I play next and this was next on the calendar. It gets boring to have to practice every day. I was like, ‘I don’t want to practice anymore. I want to play a match.’ ’’ Williams, who will play Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the second round Tuesday, has been sidelined since losing a fourth-round match to Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open last month. Her sister, Venus, won her first-round match at Dubai, 6-3, 6-2, over Elena Vesnina, while Lucie Safarova ousted 18th-ranked American Sloane Stephens, 6-3, 7-5.


    Local trio finalists for Cousy Award

    UMass senior Chaz Williams, UConn senior Shabazz Napier (Roxbury), and Harvard sophomore Siyani Chambers are among 23 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate point guard. The finalists were announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . . . Syracuse is still No. 1 in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll, but it is no longer a unanimous choice. The Orange (25-0), who won two games in the final seconds last week, are on top for a third straight week, receiving 64 first-place votes from the 65-member media panel. Florida (23-2) moved from third to second and received the other first-place vote. Wichita State (27-0), the only other unbeaten Division 1 team, stayed third while Arizona dropped to fourth. Saint Louis is ranked 10th, its first top-10 placement since 1964. UConn is No. 21 . . . The UConn women’s basketball team (26-0) remained No. 1 in the AP poll . . . Alexis Jones had 22 points as No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 Maryland, 84-63, in Durham, N.C. . . . Jewell Loyd scored 27 points as No. 2 Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech, 87-72, in South Bend, Ind.

    BC hockey close to unanimous No. 1


    Boston College remained the top-ranked hockey team in the nation in the Division 1 poll, receiving 49 of 50 first-place votes. Minnesota, ranked second, received the other first-place vote. Rounding out the top five are Union, St. Cloud State, and Quinnipiac. UMass-Lowell is seventh, Northeastern ninth, Providence 12th, Yale 14th, Vermont 16th, and Maine 17th . . . UConn said assistant football coach Ernest Jones has resigned. Jones, a running backs coach and director of player engagement, told the Hartford Courant last month that he and others were going to make sure UConn’s players understand that ‘‘Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle.’’


    Curry signs two-way deal with Wild

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    Former Boston University goaltender John Curry signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild. Curry, 29, has a 1.95 goals-against average with the Wild’s AHL affiliate this season. Curry last played in the NHL in 2010 with the Penguins . . . Tapiture, with Ricardo Santana Jr. aboard, won the $300,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Prerace favorite Strong Mandate finished second . . . The Revolution’s MLS game against the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium, originally scheduled for June 7, was rescheduled for June 8 . . . The Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes won first place in both the Game Story and Feature categories of the Professional Basketball Writers’ Association’s 2013 Best Writing Contest.