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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- At the start of a crucial year in his basketball development, Maryland's accidental center faced some weighty issues.When Lonny Baxter showed up at Hargrave Military Academy in a remote part of southwestern Virginia in the summer of 1997, he packed a variety of post-up moves and 276 pounds. He carried too much for his 6-foot-8 frame, and not enough in the weight room."Lonny wanted to get up and down the court, but he was carrying an extra 30-40 pounds," Hargrave coach Scott Shepherd said.
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July 6, 2005
Moves Baseball DIAMONDBACKS: Purchased contract of P Armando Almanza from Triple-A Tuscon. Designated P Javier Lopez for assignment. DODGERS: Placed SS Cesar Izturis on 15-day DL with sore right hamstring. Activated P Odalis Perez. INDIANS: Recalled P Fernando Cabrera from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Jason Davis to Buffalo. NATIONALS: Activated 2B Jose Vidro from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Rick Short to Triple-A New Orleans. REDS: Purchased contract of P Jason Standridge from Triple-A Louisville.
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By PAUL McMULLEN and PAUL McMULLEN,SUN STAFF | March 11, 1998
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The educations progress.Obinna Ekezie, a foreign student from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has completed the business requirements of his double major at Maryland, and is now focusing on mechanical engineering.Ekezie, the athlete, continues to learn more about basketball, such as when to put the ball on the floor, and where to hide a forearm on Antawn Jamison's back.Opposing teams, meanwhile, keep making new discoveries about Ekezie, the 6-foot-10, 256-pound force of nature at the center of Maryland's hopes in this NCAA tournament.
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September 29, 2001
Baseball Expos: Agreed to terms with P Josh Karp, sixth overall pick in draft. Reds: Sent C Tim Spehr outright to Triple-A Louisville. Basketball Bulls: Signed G Trenton Hassell. Clippers: Signed following free agents: G Miles Simon, F Ansu Sesay, F Harold Jamison, F Obinna Ekezie (Maryland) and C Neil Edwards. Hornets: Re-signed F Lee Nailon. Knicks: Re-signed C Felton Spencer. Pistons: Signed G Reggie Geary, G Nate Green and G Ricky Price. Suns: Waived F Johnny Newman. College Emmanuel: Named Lance Tucker men's basketball coach.
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By Dan Berger | November 17, 1997
Saddam, Fidel, Kim Jong Il, Muammar. Too many demons Choose one.Jesse Helms is not a one-man army blocking the orderly processes of democratic government. Orrin Hatch is right there with him.Chairman Greenspan assures us that the crisis in Asian financial institutions is no big threat to us unless it gets bigger, which he assures us it will..Obinna Ekezie for governor!Pub Date: 11/17/97
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February 27, 2000
Baseball Brewers: Signed IF Lou Collier (.259, 2 HRs, 21 RBIs) and P Horacio Estrada (7.36 ERA in 4 games) to one-year deals. Rangers: Agreed to terms with P Joaquin Benoit, P David Elder and 3B Jason Grabowski. Reds: Signed P Pat Flury, P John Riedling and P Eddie Gaillard (2.08 ERA in 8 games with Devil Rays) to one-year contracts. Basketball Clippers: Signed G Jeff McInnis and F Pete Chilcutt to 10-day contracts. Placed F Brian Skinner (sprained left ankle) on injured list. Grizzlies: Activated F Obinna Ekezie (Maryland)
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September 29, 2001
Baseball Expos: Agreed to terms with P Josh Karp, sixth overall pick in draft. Reds: Sent C Tim Spehr outright to Triple-A Louisville. Basketball Bulls: Signed G Trenton Hassell. Clippers: Signed following free agents: G Miles Simon, F Ansu Sesay, F Harold Jamison, F Obinna Ekezie (Maryland) and C Neil Edwards. Hornets: Re-signed F Lee Nailon. Knicks: Re-signed C Felton Spencer. Pistons: Signed G Reggie Geary, G Nate Green and G Ricky Price. Suns: Waived F Johnny Newman. College Emmanuel: Named Lance Tucker men's basketball coach.
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November 22, 1995
Gary Williams (105-77), seventh season.Affiliation: Atlantic Coast Conference.1994-95 record: 26-8, 12-4 in ACC, tied for first.Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)Tickets: Most games sold out. Tickets to selected games may be available. Call (301) 314-7070 or (800) 462-8377. Tickets for Monday game against Towson State at the Baltimore Arena available at $19, $12, $8. Call (410) 481-SEAT or Arena box office.Starters lost: Joe SmithOutlook: The focus, at least initially, will be on replacing Joe Smith's 20 points and nearly 11 rebounds per game.
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January 12, 1997
Maryland (13-1, 3-0) at N.C. State (8-3, 0-2)Site: Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, N.C.Time: 1 p.m.TV/Radio: Chs. 54, 9/WBAL (1090 AM)Outlook: The Terrapins have won two straight and three of the past four on the Wolfpack's home court, including an 86-84 victory last season. In that game, Rodney Elliott had 13 points in 15 minutes and drew a key charge in the final minute. Junior guard Sarunas Jasikevicius has scored 46 points in three ACC games and could figure prominently if the Wolfpack tries to shut down Keith Booth (20.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg)
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By Paul McMullen | February 5, 1999
The week in review Results Lost at Wake Forest, 85-72, Sunday. Lost at No. 2 Duke, 95-77, Wednesday. Who's hot Freshman forward Lonny Baxter made all five of his field-goal attempts against Duke. He has made 65.2 percent of his shots. Who's not Terence Morris has not attempted a free throw this week and has shot 9-for-25. Obinna Ekezie wasn't a factor in either game. Quotable "I think we played better [against Duke] than we did against Wake Forest, to tell you the truth.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2000
WASHINGTON - Obinna Ekezie and Cherokee Parks were excused from last night's Washington Wizards game with the Atlanta Hawks at the MCI Center. They were the lucky ones. In an utterly desultory performance, the Wizards sleepwalked their way to a 102-75 loss to the Hawks, one of the candidates for mantle of worst team in the league, who ended a 22-game road losing streak with the victory. "This is something that we know is unacceptable in any walk of life, and especially performing at the level that we need to perform at night in and night out to be successful," said Washington coach Leonard Hamilton.
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February 27, 2000
Baseball Brewers: Signed IF Lou Collier (.259, 2 HRs, 21 RBIs) and P Horacio Estrada (7.36 ERA in 4 games) to one-year deals. Rangers: Agreed to terms with P Joaquin Benoit, P David Elder and 3B Jason Grabowski. Reds: Signed P Pat Flury, P John Riedling and P Eddie Gaillard (2.08 ERA in 8 games with Devil Rays) to one-year contracts. Basketball Clippers: Signed G Jeff McInnis and F Pete Chilcutt to 10-day contracts. Placed F Brian Skinner (sprained left ankle) on injured list. Grizzlies: Activated F Obinna Ekezie (Maryland)
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January 13, 2000
Baseball Braves: Agreed to $1.65 million, one-year contract with P Rudy Seanez (6-1, 3.35 ERA, 3 saves). Sold contract of IF Howard Battle (.353 in 15 games) to Japan Central League's Hanshin. Brewers: Re-signed SS Mark Loretta (.290, 5 HRs, 67 RBIs) to $11 million, three-year extension. Dodgers: Agreed to $1.45 million, one-year contract with OF Todd Hollandsworth (.284, 9 HRs, 32 RBIs), avoiding arbitration. Rangers: Designated OF Scarborough Green for reassignment. Royals: Signed free-agent C Jorge Fabregas (.206 in 82 games with Marlins)
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 23, 1999
Et ceteraMarylander Coley wants his shot at TrinidadDerrell "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.
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July 6, 2005
Moves Baseball DIAMONDBACKS: Purchased contract of P Armando Almanza from Triple-A Tuscon. Designated P Javier Lopez for assignment. DODGERS: Placed SS Cesar Izturis on 15-day DL with sore right hamstring. Activated P Odalis Perez. INDIANS: Recalled P Fernando Cabrera from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Jason Davis to Buffalo. NATIONALS: Activated 2B Jose Vidro from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Rick Short to Triple-A New Orleans. REDS: Purchased contract of P Jason Standridge from Triple-A Louisville.
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By Ken Murray | December 9, 1995
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Obinna Ekezie, Maryland's 6-foot-9 freshman center, is expected to start today against UCLA in place of injured Mario Lucas. And, after the NCAA reviewed his spring trip to Chicago for an NBA playoff game, junior forward Keith Booth will start again, as usual.After Lucas missed his second straight practice yesterday because of a sprained ankle, coach Gary Williams said that Ekezie likely would start in the Wooden Classic against UCLA freshman Jelani McCoy."Sometimes necessity is a great thing," Williams said.
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