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  • Benimon and Usher follow similar paths seeking NBA dreams

    WASHINGTON -- When Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman broke the huddle, concluding a pre-draft workout for NBA prospects at the Verizon Center Thursday, Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon proceeded to the sideline with his head down. Benimon...
  • Wizards beat the Magic 98-80 despite Arron Afflalo's solid night

    Wizards beat the Magic 98-80 despite Arron Afflalo's solid night
    WASHINGTON — The Orlando Magic didn't want to start their road trip like this. Carved up by John Wall. Lit up by Trevor Ariza. And Nik Vucevic banged up. On a night rookie Victor Oladipo played his first NBA game in his home area, the Magic...
  • UFC coming to Baltimore with Jon Jones in main event

    Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Baltimore debut in April with a card headlined by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The show, scheduled for April 26 at the Baltimore Arena, is expected to be one of the mixed-martial-arts promotion’...
  • Monday's local interest college roundup: Norfolk State men overcome Coppin State; Suffolk's Gardner leads Marquette past Hoyas in OT

    Men's basketball: Malcolm Hawkins scored 22 points and was one of five Spartans to reach double figures as Norfolk State beat Coppin State 83-71 Monday night at Echols Hall. Two days after watching their 23-game Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-...
  • Victor Oladipo relishes his chance to return home as NBA player

    Victor Oladipo relishes his chance to return home as NBA player
    When Victor Oladipo started high school, no one expected him to become an All-Met player in the hoops hotbed of Washington, D.C. When Oladipo enrolled at Indiana University, few people envisioned he would become an All-Big Ten player. When his...
  • Former Magic center Marcin Gortat is thriving with the Wizards

    WASHINGTON — Former Orlando Magic center Marcin Gortat can’t wait for Wednesday night. Gortat will visit Capitol Hill to attend a special screening of a movie based on the life of Lech Walesa, the former Nobel Peace Prize winner and former...
  • Terps unable to overcome slow start in 76-60 loss to No. 5 Ohio State

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Maryland found itself in a bit of time capsule Wednesday night. The past and future merged for the Terps against Ohio State here at Value City Arena. The present found a much bigger place in a 76-60 loss to the No. 5 Buckeyes in...
  • After blowout, Terps' Turgeon could make big change to lineup with smallest player

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has seemed to take a different approach to his starting lineup this season than he did during his first two years at Maryland. He has tinkered less, and during the Terps' recent four-game winning streak...
  • Terps men rally from 14-point deficit, but fall to George Washington, 77-75

    Terps men rally from 14-point deficit, but fall to George Washington, 77-75
    Mark Turgeon has never been a big fan of Maryland playing every year in the BB&T Classic. Despite victories over Notre Dame and George Mason his first two seasons, Turgeon was looking forward to the Terps’ contract with the event running out after...
  • Terps' Jonathan Graham, forced into action vs. George Washington, impresses

    Jonathan Graham arrived at Maryland from Penn State in late summer amid uncertainty about his playing status with regard to the NCAA and his potential playing time among a crowded frontcourt. After getting an unspecified hardship waiver that cleared him...
  • MMA star Jon 'Bones' Jones says UFC 172 to be held in Baltimore

    MMA star Jon 'Bones' Jones says UFC 172 to be held in Baltimore
    Mixed martial arts star Jon "Bones" Jones said Friday that he has been told he will headline UFC 172 in Baltimore, raising the possibility of the city's first hosting of a pay-per-view Ultimate Fighting Championship event. In an interview with Fox...