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September 23, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

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Marylander Coley wants his shot at Trinidad

Derrell "Too Sweet" Coley (34-1-2, 24 knockouts) of Capitol Heights, the World Boxing Council's No. 1-ranked welterweight contender, will hold a national teleconference today in an effort to force a mandatory opportunity against World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation champion Felix Trinidad (36-0, 30 KOs).

Trinidad is coming off his unification victory in Las Vegas over Oscar De La Hoya (31-1, 25 KOs). Coley and his promoter, Dan Goossen, are trying to block any plans by Trinidad that may not include Coley.

Soccer: The defending Major League Soccer champion Chicago Fire will be without Josh Wolff for the remainder of the season after the forward tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while training with the U.S. under-23 national team.

Baseball: A former broker who founded the defunct Ladies Professional Baseball league admitted in San Diego court that he defrauded investors of $2.8 million to help support his failed sports enterprise. Michael Ribant, 42, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count each of mail fraud and tax evasion.

Basketball: Quad City made Alabama forward Derek Hood the first pick in the Continental Basketball Association draft Tuesday night. Other picks of interest: guard-forward Laron Profit (Maryland), ninth by Connecticut; guard Louis Bullock (Laurel Baptist), 26th by Sioux Falls; guard Shawnta Rogers (Lake Clifton), 47th by Rockford; and forward-center Obinna Ekezie (Maryland), 49th by Quad City.

Curling: Sandra Schmirler, 36, a member of the Canadian team that won the gold medal at the 1998 Olympics, has been discharged from a Regina, Saskatchewan, hospital after surgery and treatment for cancer.

Running: Defending New York City Marathon champions John Kagwe and Franca Fiacconi will return for the 30th running of the race Nov. 7. The Triathlantic Kids Cross Country Invitation will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Pine Grove Middle School. For more information, call 410-882-6103.

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