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Modell Recovering From Mild Stroke

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell (pictured, right) remained hospitalized Tuesday for a mild stroke, but plans to attend the opening Friday of his 42nd training camp as an owner.

Modell, 76, was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Sunday, marking the second time in three months that the Ravens' owner has been hospitalized for an illness. In April, he suffered a mild heart attack at his California vacation home.

Modell, the former owner of the Cleveland Browns who moved the franchise to Baltimore, was expected to remain at Johns Hopkins Hospital for the next couple of days for treatment and rest, the team said.

Modell said he is feeling better and ready for head coach Brian Billick to open camp on Friday.

"Tell Brian I'll be ready for gassers by the weekend," Modell told The (Baltimore) Sun.

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