October 23, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards center Jahidi White had just wheeled in the lane and backed his 290-pound body against Michael Smith, who was sent sprawling onto the practice court at MCI Center."
January 31, 1997
COLLEGE PARK -- He is a work in progress. He is difficult to figure, head-scratching one moment, jaw-dropping the next. There are stretches when he disappears from games, then seemingly out of nowhere, dominates them.It is often frustrating to watch Maryland guard Laron Profit, not only for Terrapins fans who see his burgeoning stardom, but for his teammates and coaches as well. Even his mother gets a little anxious waiting for him to get into the flow of a game."I get on him all the time," said sophomore point guard Terrell Stokes, who has roomed with Profit since they arrived together last season.
October 16, 2001
Auto racing CART: Fined Paul Tracy $50,000, stripped him of three championship points and placed him on probation for final two events of the year for unsafe driving and other violations during Sunday's race. Baseball Brewers: Purchased contract of IF Marcos Scutaro from Triple-A Indianapolis. Mets: Announced P C.J. Nitkowski and P Donne Wall filed for free agency. Bowie Baysox: Named Andy Frankel director of communications and Brad Sims director of ticket operations. Promoted assistant director of marketing Phil Wrye to director of marketing.
December 28, 1999
BasketballWizards: Placed G Laron Profit (Maryland) on the injured reserve. Activated G Richard Hamilton from injured reserve.CBA: Suspended Grand Rapids coach Mark Hughes one game for player dress code violations.CollegesSouthern Conference: Suspended College of Charleston F Derrick Miller for one game because he received a flagrant technical foul during Dec. 21 game.North Carolina: Named Rick Steinbacher assistant to the athletic director.Radford: Suspended basketball players Jamar Betz, Byron Hall, Lamar King, Camara Mitz and Jason Williams for three games for failing to return to the team on time after a holiday break.
February 19, 1997
Maryland (19-6, 8-4) at Georgia Tech (9-13, 3-9)Site: Alexander Memorial Coliseum, AtlantaTime: 7TV: ESPN/WBAL (1090 AM), WTOP (1500 AM)Outlook: For different reasons, this is an important game for both teams. The 14th-ranked Terrapins are trying to keep alive their somewhat slim chances of winning the ACC regular-season championship, and the Yellow Jackets are trying to avoid going from first to worst in the standings (they are eighth among the nine teams). Sophomore G Gary Saunders, who was academically ineligible when the teams met in December, is coming off a 21-point performance against North Carolina and his 12.4 points per game is second to junior F Matt Harpring (19.0 ppg)
November 2, 1994
COLLEGE PARK -- The University of Maryland men's basketball team has received its first oral commitment in what is expected to be a busy fall signing period for the Terrapins.Laron Profit, a 6-foot-6 guard, committed to the Terps after making his official visit last weekend.Jeff Savage, Profit's coach at Caesar Rodney High in Camden, Del., yesterday confirmed the player's decision, according to published reports. The signing period begins Nov. 9."He's playing point guard for us, but he'll be a 2-3 [shooting guard-small forward]