Georgetown yesterday confirmed the signing of three recruits for its men's basketball team, including power forward Mike Sweetney of Oxon Hill. The 6-foot-8, 260-pound Sweetney has been in the top 50 of most recruiting services.

The other signees: 6-6, 205-pound swingman Gerald Riley of Baldwin High in Midgeville, Ga., also considered a top prospect in the country at his position, and 6-6, 215-pound Omari Faulkner of Hamilton High in Memphis, who can play either small or power forward. . . .

Kentucky State suspended 13 women's basketball players after an accusation that $12,000 in merchandise was taken from a sporting goods store. No charges have been filed against the 13, but Scott Myers, director of loss prevention for Hibbett Sports, said charges probably will be filed.

Lisa Leslie had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Dawn Staley returned to University Hall as a player as the U.S. women's national team bolted to an early lead and beat up on Virginia, 96-44. . . .

Senior guard Tiffany Brown scored 22 points, including six three-pointers, to lead Maryland past Estonian club TPU Elk, 69-53, in an exhibition at Cole Field House.

* ALOHA: Navy C Terrence Anderson was selected to play in the Hula Bowl all-star game in Hawaii. Anderson will join teammate Travis Williams in the game, which is Jan. 22.

* SOCCER SO LONGS: Loyola College men's soccer coach Bill Sento announced that he will not return to the Baltimore school next season. He did not give a reason. During his 20-year career with the Greyhounds, he tallied a 260-112-40 record and finished with a winning season 18 times. . . .

Michele Rodriguez-Smith resigned as head coach of the George Washington women's soccer team, which had a 14-25-1 record in her two seasons at the helm. Her 1998 team set a school record with eight consecutive wins after an 0-6 start.